Spoiler-Free review/reaction followed by an amply demarcated Full-Spoiler Discussion!
Spoiler-Free review/reaction to Michael Kennedy and Tyler MacIntyre’s charming Holiday Slasher!
Chris and Shawn welcome artist Jonathan Grimm to the show to discuss his new Hand of Doom Tarot deck, and our shared love of Joe Hill’s The Cape!!!
Exhausted by too many Zombie flicks? Let us tell you about four you HAVE to see: 2009’s La Horde, 2018’s The Night Eats the World, and 2019’s What We Become. Plus, 2017’s The Returned!
Frequent Elements of Horror contributor Professor John Trafton and Photographer Extraordinaire Miles Fortune have a podcast everyone should check out called This Movie Saved My Life. This week, John and Miles welcome The Horror Vision’s own Shawn C. Baker on as a guest to discuss all things Horror, with a particular focus on 1998’s Fallen with Denzel Washington and John Goodman!
Dan and Nick from the wonderful Projexploitation Podcast join us to talk about Agnieszka Smoczynska’s 2015 Musical Body Horror Masterpiece The Lure!!!
We start this episode with a spoiler-free review of Stewart Thorndike’s new film Bad Things! This episode’s Classic Corner is Daniel Haller’s 1970 adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror. Also, Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Jennifer Lynch’s Chained, Ulli Lommel’s The Boogey Man. Plus – A lot more!!!
The new episode of A Most Horrible Library is up! That’s right, Chris & Shawn are back to talk all things Horror literature/comics. This week, we talk about Stephen King’s Fairy Tale , Jeff Lemire & Gabriel H. Walta’s Phantom Road, and James Tynion IV’s Bluebook. Also, a re-read of Cullen Bunn & Vanesa R. Del Rey’s The Empty Man and a lot more!
Spoiler-free reviews for Rob Savage’s The Boogeyman, as well as The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster, Unwelcome, The Black Demon, Consecration & Huesersa: The Bone Woman. Ray continues his deep-dive into previously unseen Horror, and Shawn relates his first finished play-through on the new Switch version of No One Lives Under the Lighthouse, as well as why he loved Ivy Tholen’s Slasher novel Tastes Like Candy.
We welcome back Professor John Trafton to discuss Ari Aster’s long-awaited “Nightmare Comedy!” Full Spoilers!
Anthony and Shawn do a FULL SPOILER Deep Dive on James Tynion IV’s two most iconic books. Are they connected?
Ray did something different for his “Best of 2022” list this year, so we gave him his own episode!
Just in time for Christmas, here’s a special Holiday bonus episode of our new spin-off Elements of Horror. In it, Missi, Ray and Shawn talk about Eric Pennycoff’s new Holiday film The Leech, available from Arrow Video!
The beginning of a new spin-off series here at The Horror Vision: Elements of Horror will be a place for us to talk about films that contain Horrorific or genre elements but don’t necessarily qualify as out-and-out entries into the Horror genre. With this series, we also now welcome long-time friend of the show Missi as a regular contributor!!!
Professor John Trafton joins Shawn and Missi to talk about Luca Guadalgnino’s new film Bones and All!
As a recent convert to the Terrifier camp, Shawn sells Antony, Ray and Tori hard in Terrifier 2 with a spoiler-free reaction. Also, our spoiler-free reviews of V/H/S/99, Deadstream, Smile, Day Shift and a whole lot MORE!!!
WARNING!!! The first 10 minutes or so of this episode is our Spoiler-Free review/reaction to David Gordon Green’s Halloween Ends. HOWEVER, after that – and we give you ample warning – for those of you who have seen the film, we go into a full-spoiler discussion on the film.
Fresh from our review/discussion of David Bruckner’s Hellraiser, special guests Madison and Kenta return to help Shawn give a SPOILER-FREE review/reaction to Scream-screenwriter Kevin Williamson’s awesome new Slasher flick SICK!
We start with a spoiler-free reaction to David Bruckner’s long-awaited Hellraiser, then give ample warning when we deep-dive into this one. Polarizing for sure, so is it worth watching? We’ll tell you!
Beyondfest 2022 and Cinematic Void hosted the West Coast Premiere of Iconic Horror Auteur Dario Argento’s new film Dark Glasses at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica last night and Shawn gives his spoiler-free review/reaction.
We start the episode with our spoiler-free reaction to Pearl – Ti West’s follow-up to X, then give you clear warnings before launching into our full-spoiler discussion. Ti West is back and he’s making some pretty amazing films! Let’s talk about it!
We start the episode with our spoiler-free reaction to Zach Cregger’s amazing new film Barbarian, then give you ample warning when we do our full-spoiler discussion. We loved this one SO very much. If you need convincing, listen to the first half and then turn this episode off, come back when you’ve basked in the glory that is BARBARIAN!!!
Just consider this episode the Consumer Reports of Gloryhole Horror! We watched both 2020’s The Special and 2022’s Glorious and only one movie gets out alive with our recommendation – which one? Ya gotta listen!
Also, to celebrate the winner, we give you our “worst bathroom ever” stories, plus pocket reviews of The Cursed and Titane.
Tori’s Back!!! We talk Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, more Predator, Popcorn, Silver Coin #13, Rocktober Blood, the f*&ked up films of Andrey Iskanov, plus a lot more!
We give you our spoiler-free review/reaction to Dan Trachtenberg’s PREY, the newest film in the Predator franchise that rocked HULU like no other release before. Is it worth the hype? It is, and we also give fair warning when we deepen our discussion with full spoilers. From there, we thought it’d be nice to review the new Marvel Comics’ Predator #1 that dropped recently, kicking off the Comics Giant’s first foray into the Predator-verse.
Now that the first two volumes of Michael Walsh and friends’ Amazing Horror Anthology Comic The Silver Coin are on Comic Shop Shelves, Anthony and Shawn do a full re-read on the series and go in-depth on the Silver Coin mythos. Full Spoilers! We talk about every issue, how they tie together, what characters overlap, and all our theories about the bigger picture of this wonderful Horror Opus!!!
SPOILERS: Seattle University Professor of Film Studies John Trafton returns to go all-in with Ray and Shawn as they attempt to unpack two of the most conversation-worthy films of the year so far: Alex Garland’s Men and David Cronenberg’s return to Body Horror Crimes of the Future.
Anthony, Ray and Shawn just watched Hanna Bergholm & Ilja Rautsi’s new film Hatching in an AMC theatre at the local mall. THAT’S F’ING CRAZY!!! Let us tell you why. We start with a spoiler-free reaction/review, and clearly delineate when we’re going to go full-spoiler, so join us up top to see if this new Body Horror film is for you, then after you see it, come back for our thoughts. There’s a lot to ‘chew’ on here.
Seattle Film Professor John Trafton returns to go in-depth on Robert Egger’s The Northman. Please DO NOT listen to this until you have seen the film.
I do quick, spoiler-free reviews for The Cellar, You Won’t Be Alone, and the new Brubaker/Phillips’ Reckless graphic novel, The Ghost in You.
Fresh from a Saturday afternoon theatrical viewing of Ti West’s first film in 5 years, Ray and Shawn give you a quick, spoiler-free review/reaction to X. It’s awesome and we’ll tell you why you want to see it on the big screen if you can!
“Isolation Breeds Horror.” Indeed it does, and a recent example of this in cinema is Mickey Keating’s new film, Offseason. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Joe Swanberg, Jeremy Gardner, Richard Brake and Melora Walters, the film is an exploration of tropical southern gothic isolation Horror. Offseason hit VOD last Friday – a $6.99 rental on Prime and is playing in arthouse theatres around the country. Here’s what we thought.
Also this episode, Anthony watches monster movies with his son and finishes the Horror Space Opera game Valfaris on his Switch, and Shawn and Ray talk suggest where newcomers to New Wave French Horror begin with Shudder’s recent addition of a large part of the movements most notable films.
We discuss the ups and downs of Fede Alvarez and David Blue Garcia’s new Texas Chainsaw Massacre from Netflix. Also, Classic Corner returns as a regular feature and we kick it off with 1960’s Eyes Without a Face. From there, it’s Image Comics’ Infidel, Vinegar Syndrome’s release of Beyond Dream’s Door, and Adam Ellis’ Dear David.
Ray and Shawn continue this new regular adjunct series – Sticks & Stones, with a look at 1984’s Children of the Corn and 2013’s Jug Face, two movies that have more in common than you’d probably realize at first glance.
Ray and Shawn begin a new, regular adjunct series – Sticks & Stones will look at the wealth of film and literature that fall into the realm of Folk Horror, starting this week with a discussion that begins with Kier-La Janisse’s new documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched (Severin Films), and continuing onto Avery Crounse’s 1983 forgotten epic Eyes of Fire and Robert Eggers’ 2016 masterpiece The Witch.
WARNING: DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED YELLOWJACKETS EPISODES 1-9
That’s right, we gather the week before the season one finale of Showtimes’ Yellowjackets to talk about everything we’ve seen on the show so far, our theories, observations, what we like, what we LOVE, what we wish was better. EVERYTHING.
We bring you our favorite Horror of the past year. Movies, TV, Novels, Comics and more – this is the best of the best.
Spoiler-free reviews of all the big Autumn Horror flicks, as well as the awesome new Yellowjackets series on Showtime!
SPOILER WARNING! Ray and Shawn welcome back Seattle University Film Studies Professor John Trafton to the show to do deep-dives on Valdimar Jóhannsson’s new film Lamb and Julia Ducournau’s Titane! If you have not watched these films yet do not listen to this episode. Instead, run – don’t walk – to your local cinema, view, and return to us as we pick apart two of our favorite films of 2021!
Closing night at Beyondfest 2021, Shawn gives his quick, spoiler-free review of the long-awaited Antlers!
Fresh from Beyondfest 2021, Ray and Shawn bring you their spoiler-free review of Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill’s new film The Black Phone!
Ray ventures out on his own and give us two SPOILER-FREE reviews for Julia Ducournau’s Titane and Sion Sono’s new Nic Cage vehicle Prisoners of the Ghostland!
It’s time to get ready for a fight, horror fiends! In 1976, director John Carpenter released Assualt on Precinct 13 and almost single-handedly created the modern siege film. The story of a policeman with a couple of other officers, secretaries, three felons, and a hysterical man trying to keep at bay gang members who are trying to break into a closing police station in an abandoned section of Los Angeles to kill them all was groundbreaking. The gang members were a nameless, faceless threat, while the people keeping them out were charismatic and likable. The film also highlighted a characteristic that would be synonymous with the siege drama: urban blight. These films and stories would literally not be possible if the locations under siege – once functional structures occupying the heart of booming, populated areas – had not been left behind, abandoned by urban growth. Since the film was released, the genre has become a favorite subgenre within Horror (even Carpenter himself returned to it several times) so today, we are going to dive into a siege double feature with John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars and Joe Begos’ VFW.Continue reading “Cineray Under Siege!”
We do both an initial, spoiler-free review, and then a spoiler-laden deep-dive. If you haven’t watched Malignant yet, we’ll cue you in on when you should stop listening. If you have, let’s have some fun!
We talk Brand New Cherry Flavor, The Night House, Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done? Also, Never Hike in the Snow, Jakob’s Wife, American Horror Story: Red Tide, Sator and a lot more!
Feeling inspired horror fiends? Anyone who has tried to create something from nothing knows your talent isn’t always enough. Sometimes, inspiration is a real bitch to come by. Whether it’s not knowing where to start, where to keep going, or even what to create. This block can happen in writing, painting, sculpting, drawing or pretty much any creative endeavor. And, if like in today’s movies, your talent as an artist also happens to be your primary source of income, then lack of inspiration is not just annoying but dangerous. In cases like this, how do you afford to eat, feed your family, or pay rent?
But what if all these pressures could be relieved by heavy metal music and the dark and mysterious forces it purports to conjure? Well, let’s find out in today’s films, The Devil’s Candy and Bliss.Continue reading “Cineray Goes Metal!”
With the advent of the delightful The Suicide Squad, we decided to host a discussion about James Gunn’s Horror DNA. From writing the remake of Dawn of the Dead and The Belko Experiment to the super gory crowd-pleaser Slither – we even touch on Gunn’s industry beginnings with Lloyd Kaufman’s Troma! PLUS – we talk about Shawn’s new obsession with Nick Antosca’s Brand New Cherry Flavor, Scott Snyder and Scott Tuft’s Severed, Werewolves Within, The Silver Coin, and Ken Russell’s Lair of the White Worm. Plus, a lot more!
Hey horror fiends! Today’s double feature is a jump into the fractured dark psyches of seemingly normal people. As we have all seen on the news, it’s always the quiet ones. Ordinary people can sometimes harbor dark and horrible secrets not visible on the surface. From feelings of weakness to an inability to heal the damage of tragic events, some people are incredibly tortured. Eventually, the damn of sanity cracks and madness seeps through, ushering in pain and violence once thought unbelievable. With this in mind, I give you today’s Cineray double feature: Prano Bailey-Bond’s new film Censor and David Lynch’s classic Lost Highway.Continue reading “Cineray Psychosis!”
Seattle University Professor of Film Studies John Trafton joins us as we deep dive into 1973’s overlooked and underrated classic Messiah of Evil!
Ray and Shawn go over their recent viewings, and there are A LOT of recommendations therein. From Netflix’s new Fear Street: 1994 to Ray’s impressions on this year’s Etheria Film Festival, to a succession of films Shawn is already betting will end up in his top of the year six months from now, we have a lot for you this week. Oh yeah, and there’s a totally impromptu discussion about Terminator to begin the episode. Just ‘cuz.
Let’s take a deep dive today, fiends! Today’s double feature is all about monsters from deep down in the ocean. In my opinion, today’s double feature entries broke the ground for a film like last year’s Underwater to be made. That’s right, deep-sea diabolists, today’s double feature is Deep Star Six and Leviathan.Continue reading “Deep Sea Cineray”
Let’s get physical, fiends! And I’m not talking about aerobics. Nope, what I am talking about is sex! And not just sex, but freaky sex at that!
You may ask what this has to do with horror movies. Well, when the intercourse involves a human and a non-human creature, it becomes incredibly horrific. So let’s get it started with today’s double feature of The Special and The Untamed.Continue reading “Cineray’s Freaky Sex Party!”
We talk about the third installment in James Wan’s Conjuring series! We stay spoiler-free while we discuss what we liked, didn’t like, and how this new entry in the “Conjuring Universe” stacks up compared to the others. Also discussed: Fried Barry, Black Roses, Army of the Dead, Eve’s Bayou and The Untamed. TV-wise, we cover Little Marvin’s Them, and in comics we talk about Boom! Studio’s cinematic adaptation of Cullen Bunn’s The Empty Man, Horror Anthology The Silver Coin, and Ed Piskor’s Red Room!
Good evening horror fiends! If you did not imagine that said in the voice of the one and only iconic Vincent Price, then get ready because this Cineray is perfect for you. But this is not a double feature recommendation; no, today I have decided this is a triple feature of my three favorite Price films. The reason for this is I could not settle on just two of his movies, and I feel like three is the limit for suggestion all in one sitting. Also, it’s been a bit since I suggested an excellent triple feature, and what better excuse than to watch the films of one of the great actors of horror. So today’s recommendation is The House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, and The Comedy of Terrors.Continue reading “Cineray Vincent Price Triple-Feature!!!”
Get ready for beauty with bite fiends! Strip clubs are very lascivious places where men throw their money down for sexy ladies to dance and reveal more of their bodies while alcohol is usually drunk. But what if the ladies who dance in these clubs were after more than the patrons’ wallets? What if they wanted a little more? Like, say the blood pumping through their veins, for instance. Today’s double feature is two tales of strip clubs filled with the most deadly dancers, vampires and riff-raff. The double-feature recommendation is Vamp and From Dusk Till Dawn.Continue reading “Cineray Hits the Strip Club”