Monday, December 9, 2019

SHV - S04E12 - Us (2019)



On the "Decade Of Death" season finale, we tackle Jordan Peele's sophmore directorial effort US in a film unanimously loved by the SHV crew. We dive deep into the many psychological themes of the film, the various layers, influences and details he included, the amazing performance of Lupita Nyongo. We'll look at the background and rise of Jordan Peele himself and his transition to horror from comedy, and how he has excelled at both. You don't want to miss this episode as we wrap this season up with a bang (or maybe a stab?). This episode is truly one of our finest hours.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019

SHV - Bonus Episode 4 - Krampus (2015)




MERRY KRAMPUSNACHT!! Hope you haven't been naughty this year. Our Christmas gift to you, a free sample of some of the great archived episodes you can find over on our Patreon -  Patreon.com/OGScare  Enjoy this replay of last year's Seeking Human Victims episode on the modern Christmas Horror Classic - Krampus.

The Seeking Human Victims podcast returns with our 4th Holiday Bonus Episode and final episode of 2018.
This one was voted on by YOU the listeners so we hope you didn't make the naughty list this year because KRAMPUS is coming to town!

We discuss how director Mike Dougherty came up with the idea for the film, the casting, the box office, the reception and we theorize where it will stand in the long term Christmas horror rankings. There is an all new "Burial Plot" segment, and each member of the podcast makes an entertaining argument for what Christmas classic this film is actually a horror version of. That and more, check it out!

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Monday, December 2, 2019

SHV - S04E11 - Revenge (2017)

This week's guest curator is Anni and she chose the powerful 2017 "feminist exploitation film", REVENGE coming out of France, directed by Coralie Fargeat. This film takes the tropes of movies like "I Spit On Your Grave" & "Last House On The Left" , but shows them from a female point of view and it's subject matter was incredibly timely. All that is well and good, but what about the filmmaking? Anni, Dan & Muji explain why they all thought this was one of the best of the decade. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

SHV -S04E10 - Terrifier (2016)

Everybody loves a clown...but maybe not this one. This week we dive deep into Damian Leon's dark and disturbing practical effects cavalcade, TERRIFIER (2016) and meet the delightfully disgusting Art The Clown. We discover the origin of Art and detail the background and story of this modern grindhouse film.

Monday, November 18, 2019

SHV - S04E09 - Mayhem (2017)

Our "decade of death" continues with the 2017 workplace horror/action/comedy MAYHEM from director Joe Lynch, starring Steven Yeun and Samara Weaving. On this episode host Rev Dan Wilson explains why this was his favorite film of the decade and how the message resonated with him on such a level that it was a catalyst for a major life change. 

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Monday, November 11, 2019

SHV - S04E08 - Train To Busan (2016)














 Season 4 continues with TRAIN TO BUSAN a 2016 film that showed the world that despite pop culture zombie fatigue, there is plenty of life left in the undead if you tell the right story. We learn about how director Yeon Sang-ho's background in animation prepared him for his first feature, what social commentary he was trying to include, his ultimate goal for the film and much more. While there was some stiff competition, we explain we think this is the finest zombie film of the last decade.


Monday, November 4, 2019

SHV - S04E07 - Bone Tomahawk (2015)




We continue our look at the "best of the decade" here in Season 4, A decade of death. This season continues to bring a wide variety of films as we now look at a "horror-western" in 2015's Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins and many, many more great stars. On this episode we learn about the background of writer/director S. Craig Zahler and how producer Dallas Sonnier put it all on the line in betting on the success of this film. We also use this film as a prime example of how reported box office numbers online are often misleading, especially as the distribution models in Hollywood evolve with technology.  

Monday, October 28, 2019

SHV - S04E06 - The Witch (2015)




Spooky season is upon us and we're celebrating an old fashion Colonial America Halloween with the 2015 film "The Witch". We discuss the obsessive detail that director/writer Robert Eggers went into for each scene, character, setpiece, dialect and setting to bring this New England Folktale to life and much more. All part of season 4 - "A Decade Of Death" highlighting our staff's favorite films of the last decade. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

SHV - S04E05 - The Conjuring (2013)




The "Decade Of Death" continues with a big budget haunted house movie that spawned multiple horror franchises. This week we're investigating "The Conjuring" from 2013 by director James Wan, starring Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga & more. We look at the real life paranormal investigators that inspired the film, Ed & Lorraine Warren, Director James Wan's background, the films that inspired Wan's vision for the film, the real history behind the film it's self and try to separate fact from fiction and much more.  

Monday, October 14, 2019

SHV - S04E04 - No One Lives (2012)




Season 4 - "A Decade Of Death" continues with an unlikely candidate for a lot of "best of the decade" lists, but we make our own rules here. This week's guest curator is pro wrestling legend Tank, and he has chosen 2012's NO ONE LIVES from WWE films and director Ryuhei Kitamura starring Luke Evans. 

Monday, October 7, 2019

SHV - S04E03 - Sinister (2012)





The look at our favorite films of the decade continues with another staff pick. This time it was Muji's turn and he chose a film that chills to the bone in 2012's Sinister. We take a deep dive into the creation of an all new horror icon in Mr Boogey/Bughuul, hopefully sans being duct taped to pool furniture. Learn how a film critic turned writer's nightmare evolved into this glorious celebration of found footage meets haunted house meets pure, unyielding dread. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

SHV - S04E02 - Black Swan (2010)




Season 4 - A Decade Of Death continues and this time our guest curator is Todd Johnston of Who's Comics (@whoscomics on twitter, ig) who chose a somewhat controversial pick in 2010's "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, directed by Darren Arnofsky. This viewing changed some opinions about this film and we explain why we think Black Swan without a doubt, belongs in the horror genre. 

Monday, September 23, 2019

SHV - S04E01 - Let Me In (2010)





Welcome to Season 4 - "A Decade Of Death". In this 12 episode series, the Seeking Human Victims crew will dissect some of our staff's favorite films of the decade (01/01/2010 through 01/01/2020). Each host picked 2 of their favorite films and they will be covered in chronological order. 

Up first is Anni, who picked 2010's "Let Me In", an English language remake of the popular 2008 Swedish film "Let The Right One In." 
Join us as we...
-  Learn about the resurrection of the legendary Hammer Studios and how this movie was part of that. 
-  Look at the similarities and differences between Let Me In and both the novel it was based on and the original Swedish film. 
-  Cover the career path of director Matt Reeves up to this point & beyond as well as discuss how this film was a launching pad for many up and coming on screen and behind the scenes players. 

Monday, September 9, 2019

SHV - Bonus Episode - VHS Death Match Live from SCI



Join the Seeking Human Victims crew for another mid season bonus episode! This one was recorded at the Scenic City Invitational pro wrestling event with special guests Righteous Jesse (Haunted Home Video podcast, Independent Wrestling TV host - @RighteousJesse) and Al Getz (retired pro wrestling manager, now historian at the Charting The Territories Blog - @AlGetzWrestling) joining Dan, Anni & Muji for a knock down, drag out, tournament style battle between 8 horror movie classics

Monday, September 2, 2019

SHV - Bonus Episode - Freddy vs Jason (2003)







On this giant sized bonus episode of the Seeking Human Victims podcast, we give you the tale of the tape on FREDDY VS JASON (2003). 
 
We discuss the 16 years and millions of dollars spent on development, the 17 writers, the numerous script ideas that never saw the light of day, the controversy around the casting of Jason and SO much more. Join us for a 2 hour plus episode that serves as an epilogue to both SHV Season 2 - "Wes Craven Terror Timeline" and SHV Season 3 - "A Long Summer At Camp Blood."  

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Monday, August 26, 2019

SHV - S03E10 - Jason X (2002)



The Long Summer At Camp Blood comes to an end on this week's episode with a trip into space! The Seeking Human Victims crew has 2002's Jason X on the autopsy table this week as we wrap up our 10 part series on the original "Friday The 13th" franchise. We talk about Kane Hodder's final performance in the role of Jason and examine the lasting impact he had on the character, all the backstory and production history of the film, plus we give our final top 10 rankings of the franchise and much more.  

Monday, August 19, 2019

SHV - S03E09 - Jason Goes To Hell - The Final Friday(1993)


Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood continues with episode 9 - "Jason Goes To Hell - The Final Friday". Dan & the gang tackle one of the most polarizing entries into the franchise to date in a Friday film that has very little Jason and very little hell but does in fact have a bizarre body jumping storyline, the final appearance of Kane Hodder, and some fantastic gore effects from KNB studios. We also had a 23 year old director, who was a huge fan of the franchise directing his first film and had all of the energy and creativity of youth, but also the inexperience and carelessness that comes with it. All of these ingredients made for a lively discussion to say the least and whether you love or hate this movie, this episode will have something for you.

Monday, August 12, 2019

SHV - S03E08 - Friday The 13th Pt 8 - Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)




The "Long Summer At Camp Blood" takes a field trip! A luxury cruise, a visit to Times Square, and a slimy undead mass murderer meet and hijinx ensue. The Friday The 13th Franchise closes out the 80s with a film that is a lot of things, but no matter how you feel about it is ultimately unforgettable. Join us as we explore toxic waste, trash can water, and uppercut decapitations with Friday The 13th Part 8 - Jason Takes Manhattan.  

Monday, August 5, 2019

SHV - S03E07 - Friday The 13th Part VII - The New Blood (1988)




Season 3 - The Long Summer At Camp Blood is back with a look at the film where Jason was finally given an opponent who could hold her own with him in Friday The 13th Part 7 - The New Blood, starring Kane Hodder, Lar Park Lincoln, and more. Learn how this film was sadly butchered by the MPAA, moreso than maybe ANY other Friday film and it STILL is a crowning achievement in special effects for the franchise thanks to the masterful direction of the late, great John Carl Buechler. We also briefly discuss Friday The 13th - The Series, which debuted between parts 6 and 7, and we're joined in the studio by indie pro wrestling legend "The Strong Style Psycho" Tank. 


Monday, July 29, 2019

SHV - S03E06 - Friday The 13th Part VI - Jason Lives (1986)





The Long Summer At Camp Blood takes us to Crystal L...uhh I mean Forest Green. Yeah, that's it. Join us for a deep dive straight to the bottom of the aforementioned lake. Paramount's reaction film to the horrible critical and fan reception to part 5 is Friday The 13th Part VI - Jason Lives. Director Tom McGloughlin brings us a much more sleek and self referential look at the lore and we meet the fan favorite "Zombie Jason" for the first time.

Monday, July 22, 2019

SHV - S03E05 - Friday The 13th part V - A New Beginning (1985)






The Long Summer At Camp Blood continues with the one of the most controversial entries in the Friday The 13th, Franchise - Part V - "A New Beginning." We join an older Tommy Jarvis at Pinehurst home for wayward youth for one of the wildest times you can have with an imposter Jason. From an ax murder over a candy bar to those damned enchiladas, this is an episode you won't want to miss. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

SHV - S03E04 - Friday The 13th pt IV - The Final Chapter (1984)



Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood rolls on with episode 4 - Friday The 13th part IV, The Final Chapter.

On this episode we meet one of the most important characters in the franchise, Jason's arch nemesis Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman), see the reuniting of Tom Savini and director Joseph Zito (Check out our episode on The Prowler back in Season 1), and a very menacing Jason played by famed stuntman Ted White. We look at all the gory details of the on and off screen drama, and how this was anything but the "final chapter" and the complicated history of the many deaths of Jason Voorhees. 

Monday, July 8, 2019

SHV - S03E03 - Friday The 13th Part 3 - In 3D (1982)



Season 3 - "A Long Summer At Camp Blood"

This week, bust out your 3D glasses campers, because we're watching Friday The 13th Part 3... in 3D as it was meant to be. Look out for flying eyeballs and passing joints. 

Join us for a deep dive into the film that created Jason Voorhees as we know him as we learn about the origin of the iconic hockey mask, the versatility of Jason actor/stuntman Richard Brooker, and whether or not the gamble on the revived sales gimmick paid off for Paramount pictures. 

Plus - music from Christophe Murdock with the song "Pray To The Saw" (Purchase at christopheonline.com) from the TCM short fanfilm, "Son Of The Saw", which he also directed (Correction, this was directed by his close friend and collaborator Eric Xton) and a big announcement about Seeking Human Victims live!

Monday, July 1, 2019

SHV - S03E02 - Friday The 13th Part 2 (1981)




Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood - 

"Then he's still there." He most certainly is. Jason Voorhees scores his first kills of the franchise with Friday The 13th part 2.

- Join the SHV crew as we examine a fan favorite film in the franchise. 
- Why this film dispels the myth that hedonism leads to instant death in the Friday Franchise. 
- Look at the short lived return of part 1 heroine Alice Hardy. 
- Learn about the career of Amy Steel who played Ginny Fields, arguably the best final girl in F13 history. 
- The controversy over who was credited as Jason.
- And much more!!


Monday, June 24, 2019

SHV - S03E01 - Friday The 13th (1980)



It is officially time for Summer Camp as the Seeking Human Victims podcast presents, Season 3 - A Long Summer At Camp Blood. 

On this season we're covering the entire Friday The 13th Franchise in chronological order and of course we're kicking things off where it all began at Camp Crystal Lake in the original 1980 slasher classic, FRIDAY THE 13TH - starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Kevin Bacon and more. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

SHV - S02E10 - Scream (1996)



The season finale in our Wes Craven Terror Timeline is here, focusing on SCREAM (1996) starring Nev Campbell, Drew Barrymore, Skeet Ulrich, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Courtney Cox, David Arquette and more. 
- On this super sized episode we look at the fascinating story behind one of the most successful horror films of all time as Craven completely re-invents the genre for the 3rd time in his career. 

- What was the original title? 
- What horror legends turned down the project?
- What real life incident sparked the inspiration for the film? 
- Which actor's change of heart also changed the course of horror history. 
- Plus the Wes Craven 1996-2015 epilogue and a heartfelt farewell. 
- And much more!!

Monday, May 27, 2019

SHV - S02E09 - Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)




In our 9th installment of "Wes Craven's Terror Timeline" we discuss the years 1992-1994 as we track Wes's return to network TV, an acting cameo in a John Carpenter project, and a producer only project. Then we put the episode's spotlight on one of his most "ahead of it's time" films, WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994) starring Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes and Robert Englund in one of the first ever "meta" horror films. 

Sunday, May 19, 2019

SHV - S02E08 - The People Under The Stairs (1991)




This week we present part 8 of 10 in our "Wes Craven Terror Timeline" with PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991) starring Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, AJ Langer & Ving Rhames. 

Craven's hot streak continues with what was at the time, his biggest hit since the original Nightmare On Elm Street and the themes of the film are more relevant now than ever. 

SHV - S04E12 - Us (2019)

On the "Decade Of Death" season finale, we tackle Jordan Peele's sophmore direct...