Horror Movie Survival Guide is a weekly podcast where two unlikely gorehounds delve into their Horror Movie Notebook from college, in which they meticulously kept track of every film they watched in the horror movie section of their old local video store, in their quest to learn how to survive, and to ensure they end up as “the final girl”.

Join Julia and Marion as they revisit the classic and obscure horror VHS they viewed and logged in their notebook, breaking each movie down one by one, geeking out over all the ghastly minutia, and ultimately illuminating the path to survival.

Episodes

Episode 53

Hell Night “These quaaludes are murder on my skin”

It starts out as just a good old fashioned sorority & fraternity hazing ritual of spending the night inside the infamous Garth Manor where hideous murders occurred and where some […]

Episode 52

Dead Calm “Try to stay calm”

When your film has only three characters, you know that those three actors are going to be giving some intense performances, and Dead Calm doesn’t disappoint. Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman […]

Episode 51

Hellraiser “Jesus wept”

Clive Barker’s feature film debut has “Clive Barker” written all over it, and that’s why Hellraiser works so well – it’s one man’s vision to marry gore and sex, repulsion […]

Episode 50

Arachnophobia “Not the chateau!”

Frank Marshall’s directorial debut is a big budget ode to low budget monster movies and is a thrill ride for spider haters everywhere. Terrific performances by Jeff Daniels and John […]

Episode 49

Ghoulies “Toadboy needs sweet meat for his tum”

Little monsters indeed. This film is a confusing mess, but hey! At least there’s a ghoulie on the VHS cover coming out of a toilet wearing suspenders!* (*no actual ghoulie […]

Episode 48

The Gate “Demons aren’t going to ring the doorbell”

This flick boasts the film debut of Stephen Dorff, special effects that are outta site, and a bitchin’ best friend, Terry, who just loves him some satanic Canadian thrash metal. […]

Episode 47

Critters “We’re here for the crites”

Stephen Herek’s 1986 creature feature is full of silliness, gore, intergalactic bounty hunters and Billy Zane with an earring/ponytail. When the crites hijack a spaceship and hightail it to Earth, […]

Episode 46

Exorcist 2: The Heretic “Perverted and Perverting”

Linda Blair stars again as Regan, now a teenage girl more interested in tap dancing than demons, gets sucked back into Pazuzu’s world of pain through a hypnotic synchronizer, apoplectic […]

Episode 45

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge “You are all my children now”

Hot on the heels of 1984’s Nightmare on Elm Street, and hot to cash in on this Freddy fellow, Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge follows Jessie, the weirdo […]

Episode 44

Pet Sematary 2 “Why did you dig up my wife?”

Pet Sematary 2 “Why did you dig up my wife?” Mary Lambert, director of the original Pet Sematary, comes back for more Micmac Burial Ground madness in this 1992 sequel, […]

Episode 43

Halloween 2 “I shot him six times!”

Halloween 2 “I Shot Him Six Times!” Starting our round of sequels is 1981’s Halloween 2, notable for starting the EXACT second the first one ends and finishing up Michael’s […]

Episode 42

The Lost Boys “We trashed the one that looks like Twisted Sister”

Joel Schumacher’s quintessential 80’s vampire movie flipped the script on the undead, turning the villains into heroes, and heroes into…well, weird comic book obsessed vampire hunters. Glamour, glitter, the first […]