That Horror Witch Podcast
By Kristi Buffington
Find me on Slasher app: @That_Horror_Witch
That Horror Witch PodcastAug 13, 2023
Monster Mania Con 55: Meeting Corey Taylor
" Liberate " by Slipknot
Caught in a Bad Romance: Renfield (2023)
Hey fiends! I'm baaaaaack, to talk about a vampire horror comedy. We follow our ghoulish underdog Renfield as he gains the confidence to try to leave a toxic relationship. One of the big problems being, his " boss " is none other than Dracula, Nic Cage's Dracula. I discuss Renfield's trials and tribulations as he tries to escape and take back his life while making friends and enemies along the way.
Black Mirror S6 Ep3: Beyond the Sea
Hey fiends! So, Black Mirror has finally returned which I am so excited about. Tonight's episode covers Season 6, Episode 3 titled Beyond the Sea. We have two 1960's astronauts who are able to come back to earth to visit their families through body replicas. This is Black Mirror, we can't have nice things for too long. Tragedy strikes one of them and soon this turns into The Hand That Rocks the Cradle meets 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tune in to hear my thoughts on this interstellar episode!
Intro song used: Bobby Darin " Beyond the Sea "
Soundbite used: YouTube clip of Jesse Pinkman " Yeah Science! " Breaking Bad
The Biconic Masterpiece: Jennifer's Body
Hey fiends! I am so excited to be covering the iconic bisexual horror comedy, Jennifer's Body. For those of you somehow not familiar, popular girl Jennifer; is attacked. She is used as a sacrifice so a terrible emo band can become famous. Things so awry when she survives and starts eating boys as revenge and fun. It's up to her best friend Anita " Needy " to stop her and prevent more carnage. Tune in, it'll be extra salty. Happy Pride Month!
Warning: Sensitive Content.
Included Soundbites from Jennifer's Body.
The Howling (1981): My First Watch
Hey fiends! The time has finally come, the very first time I've gotten to watch the often regarded as one of the best werewolf movies. That would be, The Howling. This story follows a reporter, Karen, who is attacked by a stalker. She goes away with her husband to heal at a retreat but things are not what they seem. I talk about my appreciation for the makeup effects and my disdain for her husband, Bill. Tune in, it's sure to be a howling good time! You're welcome.
By Request: Pet Sematary Two (1992)
Hey fiends! Tonight, we have another not-so-sequel of a Stephen King story, Pet Sematary Two. This one is a ridiculous cult classic, that not even the author of the original wanted anything to do with. We have young Jeff who loses his movie star mom tragically. He's forced to move to her hometown in Maine with his estranged veterinarian father, Chase. Jeff befriends Drew and goes so far as to help him bring his dead dog back from the dead. Nothing bonds you more than trauma. Sure, nothing could go wrong when he's buried in the Native burial ground and not the Pet Sematary, right? Oh wait... Tune in as I break down this wild ride of a movie!
Thoughts on Yellowjackets
Hey fiends! Here's something to hold you over until I have the mental energy to do a full movie review. Ramblings on the hit tv series Yellowjackets about a girls' soccer team whose plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. There's time jumps, cannibalism, cults, trauma, the usual high school woes. Lots of theories, I want to hear yours, so find me on the Slasher app! That_Horror_Witch
Out of the Woods: Evil Dead Rise (2023)
Hey fiends! Tonight is a short and spooky mini review for Evil Dead Rise. We're out of the woods and into a concrete jungle when a family is terrorized by the Necronomicon. Trapped in their apartment building, there's still that sense of claustrophobia and plenty of blood for everyone. Come get some... of these spoiler-free thoughts of mine!
What Keeps You Alive (2018): Your Wife is Killer
Hey fiends! Have you ever been in a relationship where you end up feeling like you have no idea who this person really is? Well, Jules and Jackie embark on a weekend getaway to a cabin in the woods. What could possibly go wrong? Seems like a lot when this goes from a romantic vacation to a deadly cat and mouse game between the two. Join me as I break down this slow-burn that turns into a high adrenaline fight for survival.
Soundbites: From the movie and trailer for What Keeps You Alive
Holidays: Easter Segment (2016)
Hey fiends! I have an Easter treat for you, I'm covering one of the best horror anthologies called HOLIDAYS. For this occasion, I am covering the segment titled Easter. This short is about a young girl gearing up for the holiday and is terrified of what she does not know, her mother tries to reassure her as best she can. Though, this night will be like no others she's experienced or will ever again. Tune in as I break it down!
B-Movie Request: Ticks (1993)
Hey fiends! As requested,I'm covering the 1993 movie Ticks. It's sunny out, sometimes. Makes you want to spend time outside, maybe go camping. Well, a group of troubled teens and their counselors head for a campground to have a nice vacation. That is, until they're met with roided out giant ticks. They're the poor-man's facehugger and nature's vampires. Will this group survive? Tune in to find out!
Soundbite used: Ticks trailer
Pearl (Dreaming Like Dorothy)
Hey fiends! Tonight I'm covering an origin story of a farm girl named Pearl, she's got big dreams. She wants to be a star in the Hollywood pictures and leave her boring life behind. Will she fly somewhere over the rainbow? Join me as I break down this incredibly deep Ti West and Mia Goth film.
Leprechaun 4: In Space (Because I Guess I Enjoy Pain)
Hey fiends! Happy St Patrick's! Everyone's Irish today! I soldiered through the worst Leprechaun movie. I sat through Leprechaun 4: In Space. There's space marines who are on a mission, who knows what that mission is. They have no choice but to rescue a knock-off space Princess from Leprechaun. There's a mad scientist who's half robot which is neat and probably one of the few redeeming qualities. Tune in as I suffer and laugh in pain.
Soundbites Used: " There Was a Fire Fight! " Boondock Saints clip.
Leprechaun 4: In Space, Leprechaun.
Silent Final Girl: Hush (2016)
Used soundbites from: When a Stranger Calls (1979) and Hush (2016)
Say No to Bl0w: Cocaine Bear
Hey fiends! Tonight I'm talking about a movie loosely based on true events, Cocaine Bear. It's pretty self-explanatory, we have a bear in a state park in Georgia who eats loads of cocaine and a murderous adventure ensues. Tune in as I give a brief review!
Intro soundbite: The soundtrack for GTA: Vice City. Flock of Seagulls " I Ran (So Far Away) "
Soundbite clip: This is Your Brain on Drugs 80's Partnership for a Drug Free America
For the Heartbreak Club: My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Hey fiends! This episode is for the ones who maybe aren't fans of Valentine's Day for one reason or another. Maybe you enjoy a nice slasher. Tonight I'm talking about the original My Bloody Valentine. This movie is like Friday the 13th but instead of a campground being terrorized by a zombie in a hockey mask, we have a miner who exacts revenge on a small town during their annual Valentine's dance after tragedy strikes. After 20 years, this slasher comes back, leaving the town on edge. This was my first viewing and I loved it, so tune in!
What are your favorite Valentine's Day horror movies?
Eat Your Heart Out: Bride of Chucky (1998)
Hey fiends! This episode is about our Good Guy, Chucky. He gets resurrected by his loyal on-again-off-again, girlfriend, Tiffany. Chucky doesn't quite appreciate his lady, she wants more of a commitment. What better way than to turn her into a possessed doll too? They go on a road trip from hell with two star-crossed lovers, Jesse and Jade. The demonic doll duo are looking to settle down for good and the teens are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tune in as I break down Bride of Chucky!
Infinity Pool: Paradise to Nightmare
Hey fiends! Have you gone on vacation and felt like a completely new person? Well, a couple goes away to reset their batteries, seek some writing inspiration when they make some friends. Things go great until they don't. This is a wild ride of debauchery that none of them will forget, nor will they want to leave after the messes they've made. Pay your way out of your demise or face the consequences, make your choice. Tune in as I talk about this trippy Brandon Cronenberg flick.
M3GAN: Silicon Valley of the Doll
Hey fiends! We have all seen that viral dance scene in the hallway of this blonde child-sized doll. Her name is M3GAN and it is her duty to look after newly orphaned Cady because her girlboss aunt, Gemma sure doesn't want that task. She's got AI to sell. M3GAN takes her new job very seriously and not only will she slay her dance moves and outfits, she'll slay you in the heart. This is a horror comedy that I was pleasantly surprised by. Tune in to find out what hijinks ensue!
Consumerism: The Stuff(1985)
Hey fiends! Enough is never enough, or is it? Tonight I will be discussing the big slice of 80's cheese, The Stuff! What is The Stuff you might ask? Dessert? Health supplement? Yes, all that and more! When this fad new product hits shelves, towns all over can't get enough,except it takes over your body which is a bummer. You don't know who to trust. Can our unlikely heroes save everyone before it's too late? Tune in to find out!
Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan
Happy Friday the 13th Fiends! Not only is it Jason Voorhees' favorite day, it's the one year anniversary of That Horror Witch Podcast! Tonight I will be discussing Jason's day in the big apple; Friday the 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan. Boy does he! He takes a little cruise, free of charge, makes some friends and then decides to take a night trip to New York Cit-tay. This is a favorite of mine in the franchise thanks to the iconic Kane Hodder. Tune in and tell which Friday the 13th is your favorite!
Evil Dead Rise: A Quick Trailer Reaction
Hey fiends! Quick little blurb about how excited I am to check out Evil Dead Rise!
The Whale: The Brenaissance!
Hey fiends! There were a lot of memorable movies that came out of the dumpster fire that was this year. I thought I would end it on a high note with an impressive and equally depressing movie, The Whale. Starring the G.O.A.T, Brendan Fraser; Charlie who is a man trapped in a prison that is his own body. He does not have much time left and seeks to reconnect with his estranged daughter, Ellie, played by Stranger Things' Sadie Sink. The story has horror elements and will make you cry as well as think. I would highly recommend checking it out and tuning in! Happy New Year!
Christmas Bloody Christmas: More Holiday Fear
Hey fiends! Happy holidays! Whether you celebrate or don't, have I got a slasher for you. Hijinks ensue for a small town when a robotic Santa is on the loose, he's not here to spread cheer, but mayhem and fear. From the writer/director of VFW and Bliss, we get another fast paced modern classic. Who will survive this brual night? If you liked Chopping Mall, check this one out and tune in!
Violent Night: Santa is Here to Kick Ass and Chew Cookies
Hey fiends! The holidays are stressful enough, but don't worry, Santa has it covered. David Harbour plays an ass kicking, beer guzzling santa who still has a heart of gold. He still cares about doing the right thing when he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, doing his job. He pulls a Holly Jolly John Wick and helps save a young girl who still believes and her dirty rich relatives. Get cozy by the fire with some ass whooping!
Into the Dark: Pilgrim (2019)
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire Series: Episode 2 Review
Hey fiends! Welcome to another review of Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire series. Louis is starting to have second thoughts about the whole undead thing until he realizes he's no longer friends with the sun. Lestat playing his games of withholding information, so he's dependent on him. Join me as I sink my teeth into episode 2!
Horror Comedy Brilliance: The Velocipastor
Hey fiends! Welcome back to yet another episode, this one is pure horror comedy gold. We follow a pastor who is afflicted with the power to turn into a Velociraptor when receiving a cut from a claw. Thus, becoming a crime fighting VelociPastor. He joins forces with a local lady of the night to get to the bottom of the murder of his parents. There's ninjas and you're not quite sure where this takes place. Need I say more? Stap in for night of laughs with some gore thrown in!
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire Series: Episode 1 Review
Happy Halloweekend fiends! The time has come, FINALLY, Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles are being adapted for tv! I have loved the 1994 movie and book and she started my obsession with vampires. Tonight I'll be breaking down the first episode, comparing and contrasting. Jacob Anderson as Louis, a vampire, deciding to tell his life story to Daniel, Eric Bogosian a journalist. Sparing no detail of his turbulent relationship with his lover and maker, Lestat, played by Sam Reid. Already I am as hooked on this show as they are to blood. This series thus far is something you can really sink your teeth into!
Halloween Ends: Season of the Corey
Welcome back fiends! This episode is about the divisive Halloween Ends. Laurie and Michael have their final showdown, for real this time. Only after a few killer cameos while bonding with his new bestie, Corey. Who just so happens to be Allyson's new love interest. They have a lot in common, they like the same music, Halloween is a big deal to them, they have mutual friends. Gotta love trauma bonding. Laurie thinks there's something not quite right with him. Call it, grandmother's intuition. Join me as I break down the final installment!
The Munsters (2022), Oh Boy
I'm back fiends! Took a little break and now I'm reviewing Rob Zombie's The Munsters. Take what you know about the campy tv show and buckle in. This is a prequel if you will, where Lily and Herman meet and spoiler, get married. The awkwardness becomes overpowering and at times, downright painful. The biggest surprise, Sheri Moon giving a great performance of Lily. No, I'm not being sarcastic. Tune in on my thoughts of The Superbeasts' rendition of the iconic spooky family.
DAHMER: Thoughts on the Limited Series
The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Hey fiends! Welcome back, tonight I'll be discussing the original Living Dead Girl, The Bride of Frankenstein. She's got style, she's independent and yet, she doesn't show up until the end of the film. What gives? Yes, Frankenstein's Monster played by the master himself, Boris Karloff brings more humanity and heart to the stitched up stud. But I wanted more Bride, like Tiffany Valentine. Tune in as I share my thoughts on this classic!
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Hulu's The Patient, My Thoughts Thus Far
Hey fiends! Tonight I'll be talking about my thoughts so far on a new TV show called The Patient. This stars Steve Carell and Domhnall Gleeson as psychotherapist and patient. Sam (Domhnall Gleeson) has this habit that seems to be taking over his life, so he seeks the help of Alan (Steve Carell). They have a couple of sessions that go well, until Sam thinks kidnapping and keeping Alan in his basement would really give him better results. Alan tries to be the best therapist he can be to his patient with a need to kill. Tune in for more!
Also, I have entered a contest called Face of Horror where I will be competing for a photoshoot with Kane Hodder (My Favorite Jason Voorhees), a couple of nights stay at Buffalo Bill's House and more! Voting is free or if you'd like more votes to come my way, you can donate or share like crazy!
Found Footage: Hell House LLC(2015)
Satan's School for Girls (1973)
Hey fiends! I decided to watch this solely based off the title. I wanted B-movie cheese and all I got was a sense of underwhelm.Satan himself was not enough. This is another mini episode because quite frankly, there's not much to talk about. If you like Suspiria, just watch Suspiria. Give it a watch if you dare, the good thing about it was the premise and even the over-acting couldn't redeem this bland fest. Tune in!
Happy Death Day (2017): Groundhog Day But Make it Horror
Hey fiends! The apocalypse has made us all feel like we're stuck in some time loop. Doing the same thing, over and over again until it kills you. Well, Tree keeps getting killed and coming back to relive the same day. She has to figure out who's out to get her and why on her birthday. Tune in as I delve into yet another horror comedy. Cupcake not included.
Rent-A-Pal(2020): Killing Loneliness Comes at a Cost
Hey fiends! During these dark days, we've had to stay away from friends and loved ones, which has made a lot of us very lonely. So lonely, that you would be desperate for any kind of connection, even if it's not real. Well, David, has dealt with the same thing, cares for his mother with Dementia. He has no friends, or romantic life outside of his home. He tries to deal with this by sending out dating videos and stumbles upon a VHS called Rent-A-Pal, at first, it helps him feel less alone, and even more confident until things take a dark turn. His new pal isn't quite what he seems which leads David to spiral into madness.
First Thoughts: Interview with the Vampire Series
Hey fiends! Here's a spur of the moment mini clip of my initial thoughts on the upcoming AMC series version of Interview with the Vampire! There's changes to the time periods, we're going to see more characters. The cast seems promising, here my take thus far!
Ginger Snaps: Puberty is Body Horror
Hey fiends! I'm delving into a coming of age tale about two outcast sisters with a love for horror and obsession with death. They keep to themselves until a wolf-like monster attacks one of them, leaving her to deal with bodily changes she did not sign up for. The symbolism of syncing with the moon and dealing with puberty. What's a teen girl to do? Eat boys and dogs of course. Can Brigett help her sister Ginger before she's gone for good? Will they both make it past this hellish time in their lives? Tune in and find out!
Second Chance: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Hey fiends! By request, I decided to give A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night a second chance. First viewing, I wasn't sold on what I thought was a hipster vampire movie. But, it won me over this time around. We follow an Iranian vampire who actually doesn't have a name, she's credited as " The Girl " . I refer to her as a vampire vigilante, kind of like Dexter but messier. The soundtrack is solid and it's beautifully shot. Join me as I discuss yet another modern take on a classic movie monster, it'll be a bloody good time!
Early 2000s Remake:Maniac (2012)
Cult Classic Thursday: Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Independent Horror Film Thursday: Lilith (2022)
Hey fiends! The world is on fire and I needed a pick me up. This one is an indy horror film called Lilith, written and directed by a Slasher app friend, Taylor S. Doose (IG: doose), tells of a man who finds an abandoned baby. He initially sees it as a fated miracle, until strange things start to happen. Can his priest help save him and his new bundle of joy? Kids are a handful but this is a doozy. You can find this impressive short film on Youtube: https://youtu.be/N0met8HoQL0
Special mention to: Molly O'Blivion (IG: mollyobilivion) Host of Final Girl Friday podcast. Find her also: https://linktr.ee/finalgirlfriday
Norman Bates: Character Study
Hey fiends! Welcome back, tonight I'll be discussing Norman Bates as a character, his relationship with his mother, and whether or not one can have sympathy for him. Hear as I have a short dive on his psyche and what can create such a realistic monster.
Saint Maud and Mental Illness
Teen Love is Intense:Jack and Diane (2012)
Hey fiends, welcome back and Happy Pride Month! I chose this awkward teen body horror to show how swept up we can get when there's a new crush. So much so that you might even become one being, the feelings can be so overwhelming or even frightening. Tune in as I give my opinion on this kinda cute, kinda cringe film.
Don't Trust the Shy Girls:The Loved Ones (2009)
Hey fiends! Have you ever gone to a school dance and got rejected? How did you deal with it? If you're anything like Lola, you make your own fun and fond memories. She decides to get her dad to help her have the night of her life, surely, a night her new date, Brent will never forget. Tons of glitter and carnage in this one, so sit back and enjoy, or else Lola won't be happy.
Modern Giallo, Done Right: The Last Matinee (2020)
Hey fiends! On a stormy night, a maniac picks off movie goers one by one. Who will survive The Last Mantinee? Listen in as I talk about this fantastic modern Giallo classic that is possibly the only good thing to come out of the apocalypse.