Welcome to Horror Dads, a Podcast delivered to you from 2 dads who love horror, and work to balance our love of horror with our family life. Join us and listen in as we discuss franchise favorites, movies we’ve never seen, movies we’ve seen 1,000 times, and desert island horror movies. We will also focus on discussing our favorite horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and our discovery of new artists and work.
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Episode 6: Horror Film Scores & Interview With Composer Darren Callahan
It's John's birthday - there are gifts exchanged, and gory amounts of horror films discussed. John and Jamie tackle their 10 favorite Horror Houses of horror cinema and discuss their favorite room in each house. These are done in no particular order, but a full spread of slasher / comedic / supernatural films are covered in this deep dive into some exciting horror homes.
Join John and Jamie for their first watch-through commentary on one of the more underrated 80's gems...Scott Spiegel's 'Intruder' from 1989 (Not The Intruder, don't Google that as you'll be sadly disappointed). This crisp blu-ray highlights the incredible practical effects led by Greg Nicotero's group. Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, and Buce Campbell are all in the same space - and what's better than the setting of an old grocery store? Tune in, and check it out now!
John and Jamie interview the talented Illustrator and Graphic Designer Matt Peppler and focus on the idea of Horror Film Setting and Location. The gang covers Horror Inspiration, Horror Design / Merchandise, and Matt's most favorite Horror Settings. We know that Characters, Setting, Plot and Conflict are important...but what rattles the cage of nostalgia more than Setting? The answer is nothing - listen and find out why.
John and Jamie are stuck in quarantine with the rest of the planet through the Coronavirus, and are fortunate to connect and discuss the shape of sound and tackle the subject of Horror Film Scores. They discuss their favorite sounds in horror and the most influential scores and soundtracks of the decades. They are thrilled to be joined by Darren Callahan who is an accomplished Composer, Writer and Director in the Horror Field.
Happy Friday the 13th! John and Jamie discuss Friday the 13th Part I and Part II ON Friday the 13th. This special episode covers all things Friday the 13th from merchandise to exciting trivia about the first two installments of one of horror's most iconic franchises. Join us, and ki ki ki, ma ma ma!
John and Jamie interview Writer, Actor, Producer and Director Emily Bennett and discuss her new film LVRS, AVAILABLE HERE. They do a deep dive into the genre of Psychological Horror and discuss horror-inspiration, abuse, and some of the best horror films in this sub-genre. Find out how films get made, and how the roots of psychology translate into cinema.
Love is in the air - join John and Jamie on Valentine's Day as they discuss Zombie Horror and interview New York Times Best Selling Author, Jay Bonansinga - Author of The Walking Dead novels. John, Jamie and Jay discuss introducing horror to their children, and dive in on all-things Zombie. Jay discusses his history in working with legend George Romero, his affiliation with the books and The Walking Dead TV show, and covers his 3 favorite zombie films. Interested in accessing Jay's work? Find it here: https://crossroadpress.com
Welcome to Horror Dads - Join us as we discuss balancing our love of horror with family life. We will cover franchise favorites, horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and horror movies of all kinds.