By Horror Dads
Horror Dads Jan 29, 2021
Episode 101: Best Horror Towns with Body Count Clothing
The Horror Dads are joined by their new friend Tim Walsh, owner and operator of the respected horror apparel brand, Body Count Clothing. A key element of the Body Count brand is developing apparel concepts centered around the towns that we have all come to know and love in prominent horror franchises. Tune in for an interview where Tim discusses his brand, his inspiration, his family, and weighs in on a group discussion about the best towns in the horror genre.
Not interested in the banter and want to get right to the interview? Please find time stamps below where key segments are marked.
What We’re Watching: 2:14
What We’ve Been Buying: 7:27
Horror News: 10:37
Family Antic: 12:15
What We’re Wearing:15:38
Interview with Body Count Clothing: 19:19
Episode 100: Hidden Horror Gems Part II with Matty Ryan Tobin
The Horror Dads are honored to be rejoined by artist, musician, friend, and fellow Horror Dad, Matty Ryan Tobin for the honorary 100th Episode. Matty joins John and Jamie in the midst of the spooky season to discuss another set of Hidden Horror Gems. The group digs deep and collects 9-films that live outside of the limelight, but that are still worth a watch. This is the second edition of Hidden Horror Gems - listening to Part I is not necessary (but recommended, because it’s a great episode).
Matty is a highly accomplished artist, and has worked with some of the most influential IP’s in Horror. Check out his work HERE.
Interested in skipping the introduction and getting right to our discussion of the films? Check out the time stamps below on what is covered:
What We’re Watching: 3:00
What We’re Buying: 15:35
Family Antic: 23:30
Hidden Horror Gems: 29:55
Episode 99: Love Letter to Fall Part IV
Looking to skip the banter in the introduction and get right to the films? You can find some time stamps on what we cover:
What We’re Watching: 4:27
What We’re Wearing: 11:29
Family Antic: 14:43
What We’re Drinking: 20:05
What We’re Listening To: 22:40
Best Horror Costumes in Horror Films: 25:31
Episode 98: Best Horror Long Shots
The Horror Dads are joined by Casey Polomaine, Co-Founder of the Creative License Theater in New York. Casey and the Horror Dads focus on the best Long Takes in Horror History.
Curious as to what a Long Take or Long Shot is? Here’s a quick explanation: Long Takes are shots that exceed the conventional duration (i.e. super long, uninterrupted takes.)
Looking to skip the Introduction and get directly to the interview? Here are some time stamps in case you’d like to jump around:
What We’re Watching: 3:27
What We’re Buying: 7:55
What We’re Wearing: 9:51
Family Antic: 11:14
Interview with Casey Polomaine: 14:33
Episode 97: The Scream TV Show With Mike Vaughn
The Horror Dads are thrilled to be joined by actor, Mike Vaughn, who plays the voice of the Brandon James killer in the Scream Television show. Mike talks through the Scream TV Show production and shares interesting insight into the industry through the lens of an accomplished voice actor. In addition to the Scream TV Show, Mike has been involved in countless other productions - tune in to learn more!
Looking to skip the intro and get right to the interview? Please find some time stamps below if you'd like to skip around:
What We're Watching: 2:45
What We're Wearing: 10:30
What We're Buying: 11:50
Family Antic: 13:50
Interview with Mike Vaughn: 17:50
Episode 96: Summer Camp Horror with Author Cameron Roubique
The Horror Dads are joined by author and artist, Cameron Roubique to talk through Summer Camp Horror. Cameron has written seven novels, his first series, Kill River, takes place at a Summer Camp in the 1980's. Tune in as John and Jamie talk to Cameron about his process, 80's nostalgia, and some of the important films that inspire his work.
Interested in skipping the introduction and getting right to the interview? Find some time stamps below in case you'd like to skip around:
What we've been buying: 2:00
What we've been watching: 5:25
What we're wearing: 12:27
Family Antic: 14:05
Interview with Cameron Roubique: 18:28
Episode 95: 10 Social Media Horror Films
The Horror Dads tackle a truly frightening prompt and deep dive into an unsettling subgenre - Social Media Horror. Tune in as the Horror Dads discuss 10 Social Media Horror Films that will make you question every friend request, every like, and every share!
Episode 94: 10 Iconic Horror Directors
Tune in as the Horror Dads discuss 10 Iconic Horror Directors. John and Jamie review the standards that these iconic filmmakers have worked to establish, or redefine, as well as some of the prolific films that were produced under their leadership.
Interested in skipping the introduction and getting right to the content? Find some time stamps below if you'd like to skip around:
What we've been watching: 2:48
What we've been buying: 7:10
Family Antic: 9:30
What we're wearing: 12:47
Shoutouts / Plugs: 14:22
Top-10 Iconic Directors: 18:10
Episode 93: Murdercise with A&P Productions
Grab your sweatbands and exercise socks as the Horror Dads are joined by filmmaking duo, Angie and Paul, of A&P Productions to discuss their new film, Murdercise. Angie and Paul are an Indie filmmaking team and have created Indie Horror features such as Slashlorette Party, Streets of Vengeance, and Cinco De Mayo. The Horror Dads and the A&P team talk through the filmmaking process, the challenges and opportunities with distribution for Indie filmmakers, and the inspiration for the fun-filled exercise-themed slasher that is their newest film, Murdercise.
Interested in skipping the intro and getting right to the interview? Here are some time stamps of what we cover!
What we've been watching: 01:57
What we've been buying: 08:21
Family Antic: 11:30
What we're wearing: 14:05
Interview with Angie and Paul: 17:31
Episode 92: Road Trip Horror
The Horror Dads discuss 10 Road Trip Horror films just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Load up the car, and listen in as we cover Road Trip Horror Films from all over the globe. Hitting the open road with friends, family, or even on your own, lends a sense of freedom, and a sense of adventure. What happens when that adventure turns sinister? See what the Horror Dads have to say about these fun and exciting films.
Interested in skipping the intro and getting right to the Top-10 list? Here are some time stamps of what we cover!
1:43 - What we’ve been watching
5:23 - What we’ve been buying
9:53 - What we’re wearing
11:50 - Family Antic
13:35 - Shout Outs
14:55 - Top-10 Road Trip Horror Films
Episode 91: Jason Goes To Hell With Director Adam Marcus
The Horror Dads have the distinct pleasure of interviewing Adam Marcus - Writer, Producer, and Director, who directed the ninth installment of the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason Goes To Hell: The Final Friday. Adam is an award-winning NYU Graduate with decades of experience, and a passion that cannot be described in words. Tune in for some incredible insight on Adam’s experience working with the iconic Friday the 13th franchise, and for some amazing stories about collaborating with Sean Cunningham, Bob Shaye, and with some of horror’s most prolific production companies.
Interested in skipping the intro and getting right to the interview? Here are some time stamps of what we cover!
What we've been buying: 03:00
What we've been watching: 04:39
What we're wearing: 06:57
Family Antic: 08:40
Interview with Adam Marcus: 11:06
Episode 90: Last Shift & Malum with Director Anthony DiBlasi
The Horror Dads are joined by Writer / Producer / Director, Anthony DiBlasi, who has directed some Horror-Dads-favorites such as Last Shift and Malum. Tune in as Anthony discusses his experience in making these films, as well as others such as Dread, Cassadaga, and Extremity. Anthony also reflects on his time working with Clive Barker, and talks through his love of the genre. John and Jamie gain insight on Anthony's experience in working both small and large-budget projects. Anthony's newest film, Malum, can be found streaming HERE today.
Episode 89: Interview with Josh Ruben
The Horror Dads are honored to interview award-winning Producer / Writer / Actor / Director, Josh Ruben. Josh's first feature film, Scare Me, debuted at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and his sophomore directorial contribution, Werewolves Within, is a favorite of John and Jamie's. Josh has interacted with many other titles in both the Horror and Comedy genre - see his full catalogue HERE. Excitingly, Josh is scheduled to release his first Graphic Novel, Darla, (via Invader Comics) on May 31st, 2023. Pick up a copy of Darla, or stay in the know with his work HERE.
Episode 88: Interview with Joshua Hull of Glorious
The Horror Dads are thrilled to be joined by Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and fellow Horror Dad, Joshua Hull. Most recently, Josh wrote the screenplay for the Shudder film, Glorious, directed by Rebekah McKendry. Whether you are an industry-affiliate, or the everyday film-viewer, Josh is a wealth of knowledge for anyone that follows the horror genre.
Episode 87: Rainy Day Horror
Rainy days inspire us to seek comfort - so grab your favorite blanket, and tune in as the Horror Dads dedicate an episode to Rainy Day Horror Films. Whether these are films saturated with rainfall, or are simply movies that we feel compelled to watch during a downpour, the Horror Dads cover 10-films that are must-watches for you during Mother Nature's next squall.
Episode 86: 10 Films With The Most Horror Hype
We are all suckers for great marketing - join the Horror Dads as they examine 10 films that did it best. John and Jamie dive into 10 different movies that used different marketing tactics to intrigue audiences all across the world. The Horror Dads discuss the different tactics used to gain interest, as well as the movies themselves.
Episode 85: 10 Horror Films From The 90's
The Horror Dads do a deep dive into a formative decade for the Horror genre - the 1990's. The mid and late 90's saw a resurgence of popularity in the Horror genre, largely due to Scream, but the Horror Dads take this episode to review the decade as a whole. This episode focuses on one film from each year of the 90's. Most fan-favorites and obvious picks are not represented on the list of selections. However, everything from hidden gems, blockbusters, and cult classics are found throughout the course of discussions as John and Jamie review this critical decade.
Episode 84: Meta Horror Films with Whiskey Morgue
The Horror Dads are joined by their friend and fellow Horror Dad, Mike D’apice, creator of the Whiskey Morgue brand. In addition to being a Horror Dad, Mike’s Whiskey Morgue project has a segment on Rue Morgue TV and produces thoughtful and engaging content on all things horror. The group uses this episode to discuss the inspiration behind Whiskey Morgue, but also spends time discussing the idea of Meta Horror, and the formative films associated with this subgenre. Check out Whiskey Morgue HERE.
Episode 83: Pool Party Massacre with Drew Marvick
The Horror Dads are joined by Director, Actor and Producer Drew Marvick to discuss Drew's catalog of Horror Films. John and Jamie get a chance to pick Drew's brain on titles he has directed such as Pool Party Massacre and 13 Slays Till X-Mas, as well as other titles he has been involved with like The Barn 2, Slashlorette Party and Murdercise. Drew is a true fan of the genre and a fellow Horror Dad. Check out Drew's work HERE.
Episode 82: Horror Dolls with Dan Kern
The Horror Dads are joined by their new friend Dan Kern of Dirty Gnome Studios. Dan is a sculptor and toy maker with an artistic knack focused on dolls, specifically in the Horror Genre. After an interview and discussion with Dan about his process related to sculpting and toy making, the group discusses some of the most prominent and terrifying Dolls in Horror films, and the films in which these dolls wreak havoc. Check out Dan's work HERE.
Episode 81: 10 Cursed Horror Objects
Tune in as the Horror Dads cover 10 Cursed Horror Objects, and the horror films in which these objects were represented. The horror genre does an exceptional job of giving life to inanimate objects to drive storylines, emanate fear, and create conflict. Join John and Jamie for an episode that will cause you to think twice about the mundane and common items you see every day.
Episode 80: Top-10 Horror Films of 2022
Tune in as the Horror Dads cover their favorite horror films in a year that will probably be talked about for decades. 2022 revealed some of the genres most exciting new films, and narrowing down to just 10 proved to be difficult. Join John and Jamie as they count down a collective Top-10 to wrap up the year.
Episode 79: Holiday Horror with Toxic Coffin
The Horror Dads are rejoined by their friends Lance and Stephen of the horror apparel brand, Toxic Coffin. John and Jamie chat with Toxic Coffin about Holiday Horror films and about our collective must-watches as we dive deeper into the month of December. Check out Toxic Coffin's apparel HERE.
Episode 78: Friday the 13th Part II and Girls Nite Out with Lauren Marie-Taylor
The Horror Dads are thrilled to be joined by Lauren Marie-Taylor, who starred in Friday the 13th Part II (1981) and Girls Nite Out (1982). John and Jamie chat with Lauren about her experience in the industry, and about the perception of horror in the 1980's. Lauren shares some exciting stories about working with other Hollywood greats, and the group has a comprehensive discussion about 80's slashers. Lauren hosts a podcast of her own called The Not The Final Girl Podcast - check it out HERE.
Episode 77: Goosebumps with Original Artist Tim Jacobus
The Horror Dads are thrilled to be joined by Tim Jacobus, the artist best known for illustrating the covers for nearly 100 books in R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series. John and Jamie talk through Tim's career and how he got started with the Goosebumps franchise. Tim's imagery has enamored, excited and scared children for decades. The Horror Dads get a chance to ask Tim about his experience, inspiration and all aspects of his amazing work. Tim's work can be found on his website HERE.
9 Hidden Horror Gems with Matt Ryan Tobin
As is annual tradition, the Horror Dads are re-joined by their friend Matt Ryan Tobin. Matty is an award winning artist with countless published works within the horror genre for some of horror's most respected organizations. The group takes this episode to discuss 9 Different Hidden Horror Gems, and digs deep to uncover a few films that many may not have heard of. Check out Matty's work HERE.
Episode 75: Haunted Connecticut with Tony Cadwell
The Horror Dads are re-joined by their friend Tony Cadwell (Director, Producer and Filmmaker). Tony's new film, Haunted Connecticut, starring both he and Eric Vitale, is due for release on October 11th, 2022 via Video On-Demand and DVD. Connecticut was home to Ed and Lorraine Warren, and is notorious for being the destination of some of the most haunted places in the United States. The Horror Dads and Tony discuss Tony's unique filming style and the world of paranormal investigation.
Episode 74: The 'Burbs with Cory Danziger
The Horror Dads, John and Jamie, are joined by their new friend Cory Danziger (actor, musician and conceptual artist) who starred in Joe Dante's 1989 classic film, The 'Burbs. Cory played the character of Dave Peterson and went on to star in other productions such as Eerie Indiana and Beethoven as a childhood actor. Cory is a wealth of knowledge about the industry and has some amazing stories about growing up in Los Angeles, as well as about working with a director like Joe Dante, and with actors such as: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, and Danielle Harris - you can check out Cory's personal work HERE, as well as his company Scenefour's website HERE.
Episode 73: Our Love Letter to Fall Part 3
The Horror Dads continue their annual tradition in bringing you another Love Letter To Fall - this year's love letter, John and Jamie are again joined by their good friend Justin Carolyne to discuss impactful Halloween-themed television and film from childhood. The group recorded this episode outside in the cool fall air, surrounded by ciders, pumpkins and hay bales. Enjoy the sound of crickets, friendship and nostalgia as we enter the best season. Disclaimer: you do not need to listen to Love Letter's 1 and 2 in advance of this episode, it is a stand-alone.
Episode 72: Top-10 Horror Comedies
The Horror Dads are back, and they are bringing some levity and fun with them. Tune in for a discussion on John and Jamie's favorite Horror Comedies. This episode is filled with laughter as the Horror Dads reflect on childhood nostalgia as well as some newer films that effectively display elements of horror and comedy in a seamless way.
Episode 71: Zombie Horror with Death Comes Lifting
The Horror Dads are joined by their new friend Zak Bellante of the horror brand, Death Comes Lifting (learn more about DCL HERE). John and Jamie interview Zak and discuss his brand, talk through managing an up-and-coming horror business, health and wellness, and what it felt like to grow up a horror-fan in Pittsburgh, PA (where the likes of George Romero and Tom Savini made some of their most prominent films). Tune in for great discussion and a deep dive into the zombie sub-genre with the Horror Dads and Death Comes Lifting.
Episode 70: Rob Zombie Films Ranked
The Horror Dads are back to tackle a polarizing figure in the horror genre and discuss all seven of Rob Zombie's films. John and Jamie rank the films and talk through each entry in detail. Tune in for some thoughtful discourse as the Horror Dads watched through each film.
Episode 69: Battle of the Slashers with the We Love Horror Podcast
The Horror Dads are joined by fellow podcaster and friend, Michael Seery, of the We Love Horror Podcast. Michael and the Horror Dads talk through their favorite slasher films. The group discusses some one-off gems that are lesser known, as well as some major multi-film installment franchises. Tune in for some great discussion that spans across multiple decades and covers many different aspects and perspectives of horror. Check out the We Love Horror Podcast HERE.
Episode 68: Horror Scores with Gabe Reasoner
The Horror Dads are rejoined by friend and musician, Gabe Reasoner, who sings in the post-hardcore band Careful Gaze. Not only is Gabe a professional musician, but he is also a fan of the horror genre, and joins the Horror Dads to talk through 15 different horror films, and the scores or soundtracks that accompany those films. The group covers a handful of films from 5 different decades. Gabe's band, Careful Gaze, can be found anywhere you stream music such as Spotify or Apple Music - check out the Careful Gaze web store HERE.
Episode 67: Interview with Russell Todd of Friday the 13th Part II
John and Jamie are joined by 80’s Horror Icon, Russell Todd, who starred in He Knows You’re Alone, Friday the 13th Part 2, and Chopping Mall. The Horror Dads discuss Russell’s roles that we’ve all come to know and love as horror fans, and also hear some great stories about working as an actor in the early 80’s. Russ is a wealth of knowledge and talks through the audition process, as well as some life-long friendships that he's made along the way.
Episode 66: Horror Babysitters
Join the Horror Dads as they discuss one of horror's most important subset of characters: The Babysitter. As parents, we entrust our children with caretakers we feel will protect our children. The horror genre has had some amazing characters react to some complicated and horrific situations. Tune in as the Horror Dads discuss the best babysitters in the horror genre.
Episode 65: Favorite Horror T.V. Shows
Join the Horror Dads as they discuss their favorite Horror Television shows of all time. Anthologized television presents an interesting perspective to the process of storytelling. The Horror Dads do a deep dive on some of their favorites, and discuss the importance of setting, friend-groups, and character development in television. Whether it’s modern-day streaming T.V., or older black and white shows, there is something on this list for everyone to enjoy.
Episode 64: Top-10 Vacation-Based Horror Films
As we head into summer, the Horror Dads prepare for the warmer season the most appropriate way possible - by discussing the best Vacation-Based Horror Films. Tune in for conversation of summer camps, island resorts, and beachfront vacation homes, all of which have some form of sinister presence. Whether you're vacationing with the entire family, eloping with friends for the weekend, or seeking a romantic getaway with your loved one, this episode has something for everyone.
Episode 63: Friday the 13th Part III with Larry Zerner
The Horror Dads have the distinct pleasure of sitting down and talking with Larry Zerner, the actor who brought us the character of Shelly in 1982 in Friday the 13th Part III. Larry's iconic character brought the hockey mask into the Friday the 13th franchise. Larry and the Horror Dads discuss the film in detail, and talk about the environment surrounding the release of a 3D film in 1982. The film released the same time as E.T., Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Thing and other cinematic greats - tune in for the exciting discussion.
Episode 62: Horror Remake Hits and Misses
Film remakes in general are contentious. However, in the Horror genre, remakes are under even more intense scrutiny as cult-followings of classic films have complicated and complex fan bases. Some remakes are loved, and some are hated - join the Horror Dads as they explore ten horror remakes, some hits and some misses.
Episode 61: Fright Rags' Ben Scrivens and Formative Horror
The Horror Dads are joined by one of the absolute best out there, Ben Scrivens, the creator and pioneer of one of our favorite brands Fright Rags. Ben and the Horror Dads discuss the inception and growth of the brand that we know and love, and talk through stories about some of horror's most revered icons such as Joe Bob Briggs, PJ Soles, and much more. Tune in for a deep dive of all things horror, and also a deep discussion around the films that have made us who we are today.
Episode 60: Top-10 Werewolf Horror Films
As the full moon approaches, John and Jamie of the Horror Dads Podcast rank the Top-10 Best Werewolf Horror Films. Lycanthropic transformation only covers part of the conversation as the Horror Dads discuss ideas of change, growth and character evolution in cinema. This is a fun one, so check it out before the full moon hits!
Episode 59: Top-10 Horror Couples
The Horror Dads are back again - join John and Jamie as they discuss the best couples in horror films. As we say goodbye to February, and hello to Spring, discussions of romance, love and companionship in horror encapsulate the newest episode of the Horror Dads podcast.
Episode 58: Universal Monsters and Interview with Ghoulish Gary Pullin
John and Jamie are joined by The Godfather of modern-day horror illustration, the amazing Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Gary joins the Horror Dads podcast for an interview and to explore the Universal Monster universe from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Gary’s portfolio includes contributions to Rue Morgue Magazine, Fangoria, Mondo, and Waxwork Records to name a few. As a highly accomplished designer, he has done posters for films such as: Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Big Lebowski, Vertigo, and The Babadook, and soundtracks including Creepshow, Christine, and Tales from the Crypt, and concert merch for the likes of Jack White, Alice Cooper, and Misfits.
Check out Gary’s work here: www.ghoulishgary.com
Episode 57: 2022's Alone With You
John and Jamie are thrilled to welcome Film Maker and Actor, Emily Bennett back to the Horror Dads Podcast. Emily starred in a brand new film (also starring Barbara Crampton), entitled Alone with You. The film was co-directed by Emily and her film making partner, director Justin Brooks. Justin and Emily join the Horror Dads to discuss the film, and to talk through the challenges of creating a film during the pandemic. This is a special Horror Dads episode, so don't miss out!
Episode 56: Top-10 Horror Films From 2021
Now that we’ve put a fork in 2021, and the dust has settled, it’s time for a post-mortem. The Horror Dads, John and Jamie bring in the new year by recapping the ten best horror films from 2021.
Episode 55: 10 Horror Phone Calls You Wouldn't Want To Receive
John and Jamie ring in a new episode by covering the Top-10 Horror phone calls you would never want to receive. Tune in as the Horror Dads explore the terror we all felt when we heard the phone ring in our parent’s kitchen as kids after watching the most terrifying scenes involving the phone.
Episode 54: Supernatural Horror and Interview with Sledgehammer Horror
John and Jamie tackle the sub-genre of Supernatural horror with their new friends Ken and Ashley Sledge of Sledgehammer Horror. John and Jamie interview some fellow horror-creatives and talk about a collective favorite sub-genre that many of us love. Check out Sledgehammer Horror here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SledgehammerHorror
Special Episode: Balsam - A Paranormal Investigation
John and Jamie interview Tony Cadwell, Director of the brand new Kane Hodder (yes, the Jason Voorhees Kane Hodder) film, Balsam - A Paranormal Investigation. Tune in to hear what working with Kane was like and for details on the filming location and process of this paranormal documentary.
Episode 53: Big Names, Little Movies
Everyone has to start somewhere, and there are some academy award-winning actors that got their big break by taking a chance on small-budget horror films. John and Jamie cover some big Hollywood names that got their start in the horror genre.