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 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 […]

Episode 41

Altered States “You are a Faust freak”

Ken Russell directs 1980’s Altered States, based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky (who also wrote the screenplay – and then took his name off of it). This movie features […]

Episode 40

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein “Raw Materials”

1994 saw Kenneth Branagh giving 110% to starring/directing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – a thinking man’s version of the classic tale, somewhat faithfully adapted from the famous novel. Everything’s ramped up […]

Episode 39

Suspiria “Do you know anything about witches?”

Dario Argento’s 1977 cinematic sensory assault Suspiria is a giallo classic for a reason – the iconic score, the instantly recognizable color scheme, the bright red gore – this film […]

Episode 38

Nightmares “I am the Bishop of Battle”

Rounding out our horror anthology series, Nightmares is definitely the least seen of the bunch. It features 4 stories, and features not only a juuust pre Repo Man Emilio Estevez […]

Episode 37

Tales from the Darkside “I loathe Zuni aesthetics”

1990’s Tales from the Darkside is a star studded, gory, ghastly and great anthology horror film, with Stephen King being represented again, as well as Arthur Conan Doyle. Julianne Moore […]

Episode 36

Cat’s Eye “Play it faster!”

A triple dose of Stephen King 1985’s Cat’s Eye continues our look into the sub-genre of anthology horror, with three grisly tales for the price of one, united by a […]

Episode 35

Creepshow “Call me Billie, everyone does.”

When George Romero, Tom Savini and Stephen King team up for a horror anthology film, you know you’re in for a gory good time! 5 mini movies in one, each […]

Episode 34

The People Under the Stairs “Run, fool!”

Written and directed by Wes Craven, this film is an exercise in surface normality hiding a wealth of perversion and violence, brought to you by Everett McGill and Wendy Robie! […]