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Best 80’s Horror Films & Tomorrowland


“Tomorrowland” came out this week and while successful wasn’t quite the box office juggernaut I was hoping for. The movie itself has a lot of promise but just falls short. Older kids to teenagers may enjoy the movie more so than adults, but it’s an incomplete movie that’s easy to pull a part. From a Madding Crowd nearly puts the podcast to sleep.

The remake of “The Poltergeist” came out this week as well and is one of the worst remakes thus far. They more or less just took the name and put it on a low rank modern PG-13 horror film. They tried to hard to be different from the original while not being original if that makes sense. It was more or less a money grab all around.


We asked our audience their top five 80’s Horror films of all time. “The Thing,” “The Shining,” “The Poltergiest,” “Evil Dead 1 & 2,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” led the way while “They Live,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “The Gate,” “Cujo” and “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” were mentioned as well.

Our Undisputed Classic was “The Poltergeist.” All three of us really enjoyed the movie. It’s definitely a classic. We debate the PG rating and whether Tobe Hooper gets enough credit for this classic.

1985 – Brewster’s Millions, A View to Kill


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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


Thanks for listening to the I Hate Critics Bonus Horror Podcast. We didn’t know for sure if we were going to do another Halloween podcast but when a listener from New Mexico went to and clicked on the Amazon link to support the podcast and bought us a horror movies four pack that included the film “Sssssss.” None of us had seen this movie and the listener Jason thought we’d get a kick out of it. It took us several months, but we did finally watch it and it gave us a reason to do another bonus horror pod.

Sean and I watched “Sssssss” together and Jason was right, we got a kick out of it. In fact that night Sean and I watched “Sssssss” followed by the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and it made for one of my most fun nights doing the podcast, if only Josh were there. “Sssssss” is so much fun and so bad…so so perfectly bad that it really should be seen by all.


For whatever reason Sean said we should all watch “Hellraiser.” In hindsight I think he wishes he kept his mouth shut. Josh for whatever reason watched the first four “Hellraiser” films, that parts not on the podcast.

Then I decided to lay down the gauntlet for Josh. Sean and I are on polar opposite positions on the film “The Devil’s Rejects.” I think it’s a masterpiece and Sean not only doesn’t get the point but thinks Rob Zombie should be arrested for having made it. Additionally there is the argument over Eli Roth. I don’t necessarily love his movies, but i like him and I think he’s perfectly sane. Josh knows who both Eli Roth and Rob Zombie are, but hasn’t seen each of their “best” movies. So we made Josh watch “Hostel” and “The Devil’s Rejects” in the same week (and four “Hellraiser” movies, but that’s on him).

Josh sort of sided with me while still trying to play devil’s advocate. I completely disagree with Sean but at the same time can’t answer his questions. Why is this entertaining? I don’t know, but it’s an experience, it pulls emotions out of me and I like when a movie can do that. Sure you have to take a shower when you finish watching these movies, but that’s neither here nor there.


Then there is “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” After revisiting that movie I can hands down say it’s my favorite horror film. All of the shitty horror movies that came after this movie has really ruined it’s reputation. I’d seen it before and I remember liking it, but I’m just used to all the characters being idiots and the bad guy being super human. This movie is real, it’s stylish, it’s a perfect horror movie. The most terrifying scene in all of the movies that we talked about on this podcast came from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” when virtually nothing was happening.

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