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Horror Podcast Spotlight: The Best Horror Podcasts and some of my Favorite Episodes

October 3, 2015

Listening to Horror Podcasts can be a great joy. Whether I’m on a plane, driving or listening in the background while I’m at work, listening to people talk about horror movies is only second to actually watching horror movies…sometimes, it’s even better. With Halloween creeping up on us we all have Horror Movies on our minds even more than normal.  so today I’d like to share my five favorite horror podcasts and five episodes for each of them. I have included each podcast’s website, Twitter handles, and live stream links for each episode so you can listen along.

#1 Movies, Films and Flix  @MoviesFilmsFlix @SharkDropper and @MFFHorrorCorner are…US! Yes. That’s right. I do enjoy listening to our own podcast. So here are some of my favorite entirely horror-themed episodes which get a little zany and may remind you of a horror-themed radio morning show. Even when we have an organized agenda, meta-geeky bonkers conversational tangents abound. Silly listener questions are answered (sort of) and we’ll typically relate to numerous films not featured in the episode’s title or topic.


Episode 26 (A Creep In Italy) “The New Wave of Horror.” This week the MFF crew discusses the recent horror releases Creep and Spring, the best punchers of film, and our feelings about the upcoming Christmas horror Krampus.

Episode 22 (The Horror List) “What is the Best Horror Film of the 21st Century?” MFF founder Mark combined data from Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDB for 160 films to answer this question.

Episode 20 (Crossbows and Tentacles) “Developing the Perfect Horror Film”…We combined ten categories (Villain, Method of Killing, Harbinger, Hero, Setting, Skeptic, Victim, Twist, Ending, Sidekicks) and broke them down in order to create something glorious.

Episode 15 (Podcast of the Dead) “The George A. Romero Zombie Special”… This week the MFF crew discusses George A. Romero’s zombie filmography, cultural impacts of progressive casting and social commentary, undead eating habits and a zombie origin involving blueberry pie and space yeast.  Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead are discussed in depth, followed by brief assessments of Romero’s subsequent zombie films.

Episode 11 (Sexually Transmitted Demon) “Exploitation or Art?” This week the MFF crew discuss their favorite in-theater movie experiences, dissect the “rules of the ghost” from It Follows and assess the “art vs. exploitation” of The Human Centipede franchise.


#2 Crash Palace Productions  @crashpalace is a horror academic who tackles horror in traditional, often themed discussions. The podcast is very tame (in my opinion), but very interesting.


THE LAST KNOCK presents: Horror Getaways

THE LAST KNOCK presents: IT FOLLOWS (2015)

THE LAST KNOCK presents: Hodgepodge Horror VI

THE LAST KNOCK presents: Aqua Horror

THE LAST KNOCK presents: Horror Home Invasion


#3 Faculty of Horror  @FacultyofHorror @necromandrea and @ScareAlex are two well-educated women who smartly offer the female perspective to the boys’ club of horror/film podcasting, whether discussing tropes, characters, stories or eating disorders. 😉 Their style comprises discussions of 2-3 films per episode. So listen and enjoy. You’ll probably learn something.


Episode 25. I Thought There’d Be Stars: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Episode 29. Jesus Wept: Hellraiser (1987) and Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

Episode 28. Horrorwood: The Haunting (1999) and World War Z (2013)

Episode 20. “It’s Very Hard To Get Lost In America These Days”: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Episode 19. Devoured: Eating Disorders in Black Swan (2010) and Drag Me To Hell (2009)


#4 Dead as Hell  @DeadAsHellHP offers a horror podcast show of varied content and a host with an engaging personality who isn’t afraid to share his opinion even when he knows everyone will disagree. Almost every episode features discussions of at least one movie and with a slew of guest speakers (some recurring in many episodes, others in just a few, some being authors themselves), but we also enjoy snippets of current movie news/rumors, horror comic and anime reviews, and book reviews (called “Paper Cuts”) which are often linked to some of the films discussed.


ABCs of Death I & II, Paper Cuts: Pet Sematary

Dead as Hell Scarlet Gospels Hellraiser Special Part I

A Serbian Film (2010) & Martyrs (2008)

Nurse 3D (2014)

Berberian Sound Studio (2012)


#5 How Did That Get Made  @HDTGM @Earwolf @PaulScheer and @MsJuneDiane probably require no introduction. These comedians have a well-established platform in which they discuss one movie per episode to ridiculous detail. Few of their episodes deal with horror, but all of their rather explicit episodes deal with hilarity.


#48 Sleepaway Camp

#19 The Wicker Man

#22 Leprechaun in the Hood

#74 Halloween III: Season of the Witch

#110 The Island of Dr. Moreau



3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 16, 2015 5:05 pm

    Whoa! THE LAST KNOCK is definitely honored to be on this list, especially with other cool people we’ve followed for quite some time. John Leavengood, thank you so very much!

    • John Leavengood permalink
      October 16, 2015 5:56 pm

      You keep recording, I’ll keep listening. I just got into podcasts in the last 6 months. Yours was actually the first horror podcast I tried because I liked your Twitter presence.

  2. November 4, 2015 5:12 pm

    @crashpalace is an exceptional & supportive podcast – Bleeding Critic @BleedingCritic

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