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The Best Little Horror House in Philly
Every week we discuss the best horror movie ever made... according to our guest, at least.
3 days ago
Dawn of the Dead (2004) With Chad Quandt
The dead rise again at the Best Little Horror House in Philly - because Chad Quandt (Goosebuds, Trollhunters, Tales of Arcadia: Wizards) is here to pitch the Dawn of the Dead remake from 2004 as the best horror movie ever made! We're talking about how it smartly diverges from the original, chasing after dogs in the apocalypse, Zack Snyder and James Gunn combining two great tastes that taste great together, and so much more. Don't miss this one! Thanks to the Morbidly Beautiful podcast network for their support of the show.
1 hr 37 min
Jul 6, 2020
Paranormal Activity with Matthew Schmid
There's plenty of things that go bump in the night at The Best Little Horror House in Philly, and comedian Matthew Schmid (The Incredible Shrinking Matt and Jacquie, The Flat Earth) is here to warn us that we should take them seriously! He's pitching Paranormal Activity as the best horror movie ever made, and we get into toxic masculinity, Spielberg himself getting freaked out, the fantastic nano-budget filmmaking and so much more! DON'T MISS IT!
1 hr 19 min
Jun 29, 2020
Saw with Laura Haase
We're getting jiggy with it in the Best Little Horror House in Philly this week! No, not the fresh prince - Laura Haase is here to talk Saw! We dig into the ethics of jigsaw, Leigh Whannell and James Wan making this movie happen through sheer grit, and the greatest crime of all, taking away Billy the Puppet's little bowler hat! DON'T MISS OUT! Thanks to the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast network for their support - check out their other great shows and horror coverage at morbidlybeautiful.com.
1 hr 13 min
Jun 21, 2020
Killer Klowns from Outer Space with Kaelyn Newton
The Best Little Horror House in Philly is a real circus this week - Kaelyn Newton is here to talk Killer Klowns from Outer Space! We're talking about the corrupt cops of Crescent Cove, making shakespeare jokes, determining the proper usage of a crazy straw, and eyeballing those sweet sweet fudgey-wudgey bars! What are ya gonna do with those podcasts, boys? Don't miss out! Also there is the slightest of audio issues where sometimes Kaelyn would get cut off a bit, because we were still figuring out the long distance stuff! No big deal, but just for anyone who was wondering!
Jun 15, 2020
Lord of Illusions with Ryan Joseph Murphy
This week in the Horror House Ryan Murphy is here to talk dangerous magic - because his pick for the best horror movie ever made is the overlooked Clive Barker classic Lord of Illusions! We're talking about this neo-noir that actually investigates, giving props to Teddy the Mandrill, discussing edgy back tattoos and pitching The Continuing Adventures of Harry D'Amour! Plus, if you're wondering why I say I haven't watched The Invitation yet in this episode, it's because they're released out of order! Secret's out! Enjoy the ep!
1 hr 11 min
Jun 12, 2020
You Are A Shark (Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus) With A.T. Pratt
It’s another Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus episode, and the cartoon tycoon himself is here – A.T. Pratt! We’re taking a trip through You Are A Shark – find out if, in fact, we are! Also, I tried to sound mysterious as the monk, and just sounded like I was dying, so there's that, a timely reference to Tiger King, and Call of the Wild is in fact now on VOD! Enjoy!
1 hr 7 min
Jun 7, 2020
The Legend of Hell House with Mike Stone
This week the Horror House is a Hell House?! Mike Stone from Rotted Reviews is here to talk about the spooky haunted house movie that treats you like an adult, 1973's The Legend of Hell House! We're also talking about the Youtube boom and the pain of revisting your first episodes, Zak Bagans faking it till he makes it, and one skincare trick doctors hate! Spoiler: it's locking yourself in a hermetically sealed chamber!
1 hr 22 min
Jun 1, 2020
Poltergeist with DC Pierson
This podcast is now clean! DC Pierson (Stay for Dinner with DC, Crap Kingdom, Derrick Comedy) is in the Best Little Horror House in Philly to talk about why Poltergeist is the best horror movie ever made! We're digging into the childhood fears, discussing Stephen Spielberg's influence, and David Christian Pierson becomes our sworn enemy! DON'T MISS OUT!
1 hr 57 min
May 25, 2020
Let the Right One In (2008) with Jim & Bryce from Film Rage
I'm letting the right ones in, and they're Jim and Bryce from Film Rage! We're talking about the incredible Swedish vampire movie Låt Den Rätte Komma In, raging about Renfield incompetence, and wondering just how much money it takes to buy a nuclear power plant! Plus: listen to how many different ways I can mispronounce the name Hakan! All this and more, on the Best Little Horror House in Philly!
1 hr 12 min
May 22, 2020
You Are A Monster (Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus) With Doug Preston
Today in the Horror House - we're not just talking about monsters, we are one! Doug Preston from the Geekery comic book shop in Matawan, NJ and the Geekery Radio Hour is here as we take you into the theatre of the mind. This book is replete with action, adventure, and wondering what a transom is! Don't miss out!
May 17, 2020
Mandy with Garrett Smith
Garrett Smith from I Like 2 Movie Movie is in the horror house 2 Mandy Mandy! We're waxing poetic about Spectrevision, the perils of leaving yourself open to box-cuttering, chainsaw battles in the firelight and the unexpected melancholy of Panos Cosmatos' heavy metal cagefest!
1 hr 20 min
May 16, 2020
Blood on the Handle (Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus) with Darcy Armstrong
It’s another Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus ep, and fan favorite Darcy Armstrong from The Movie Likers Guild is back to choose her own adventure! We’re navigating the perils of Blood on the Handle by R. A. Montgomery, using several modes of transportation. Come for the silly voices, stay to see if we ever find out the deal with the bobcat on the cover! (Spoiler alert we do not.)
May 11, 2020
[REC] with Mookie Blaiklock
Mookie B is in the Horror House, and we're talking about one of the pillars of the found footage subgenre, 2007's [REC]! Don't miss out as we talk about why this subgenre works, the benefit of having a sherpa like Paul Rust and Neil Campbell to foster your taste, and so much more!
May 4, 2020
Cheap Thrills with Min-Taec Kim
The Best Little Horror House in Philly is headed down under to talk with Min-Taec Kim about the micro-budget gross-out horror-comedy that's also a stark look at the dehumanizing effects of capitalism, Cheap Thrills! Not the only mouthful in the episode, as we discuss the ethics of the movie and also if it's better to eat your own finger or someone else's! What are you waiting for?
Apr 27, 2020
Shin Godzilla with Haley & George (Godzilla vs Podcast Zero)
This week in the Horror House - our first duo?! That's right, Haley and George from Godzilla vs Podcast Zero are so convinced that Shin Godzilla is the best horror movie ever made that all three of us are talking about it! We're talking about kaiju history, the movie's incredible timeliness, and the true terror of staring down the king of the monsters! All this and more, so don't miss out!
1 hr 8 min
Apr 25, 2020
Space Patrol (Choose Your Own Adventure Bonus) with Joe Crowell
It's the inaugural episode of a bonus series honoring many kid's gateway to horror, Choose Your Own Adventure books! We're gonna be taking a run through some of the classics that have a horror or sci-fi theme, with guests from the past and even some new ones. Today's episode features Joe Crowell as we join the Space Patrol - and possibly even put the star in hollywood superstar?!
Apr 20, 2020
Paranorman with Alex Marcus
This week in the Horror House! Alex Marcus is here from the Cinema Joes podcast to talk about the kid's movie that's more than a kid's movie, Paranorman! We're talking about the passion for horror, incredible animation and deep themes found in this Laika production, so check it out!
1 hr 18 min
Apr 13, 2020
28 Days Later with Jon Mackey
No need for rage - this week Jon Mackey is moving from the Teacher's Lounge to the Horror House! He's here to tell us why 28 Days Later is the best horror movie ever made, and maybe this should have been episode 28, but I don't think that far ahead! Also, quick content warning - there's a really intense attempted rape scene in the movie, and we talk about it from 49:30 - 50:02 if you'd rather not hear that part. ENJOY THE EP!
1 hr 8 min
Apr 6, 2020
Prince of Darkness with Leslie Lee III
ǝƨυoH ɿoɿɿoH ǝʜɈ ni ʞǝǝw ƨiʜT! Leslie Lee III and I are talking reflections, the embodiment of evil, and all that HP Lovecraft goodness with John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness! Only a mild knowledge of quantum physics required to help us stop the terrible future of 1999 from coming to fruition.
Mar 29, 2020
Lost Highway with Paul Ritchey
Take a ride to the Horror House with this week's pick, Lost Highway! Paul Ritchey from Goosebuds, Pretend Friends and Continue? is here to talk about the surreal nightmare only David Lynch could bring us, and all the childhood trauma that comes with it. Time is meaningless - might as well start listening now!
1 hr 5 min
Mar 26, 2020
It's Alive with Chris from Channel 83
BONUS EP II, PANDEMIC BOOGALOO ----more---- In case you hadn't noticed, we switched to a new audio setup that sounds much better. However, we have several episodes already in the can that were a blast to record, and I wasn't willing to just cast them aside! TO THAT END: I am gonna try and get as many of them out as possible as bonus episodes! So keep an eye out. Today's best little bonus features Chris from the Channel 83 podcast here talking about Larry Cohen's "It's Alive", a movie about a killer baby that (luckily for us) doesn't feature a scrap of irony, but does feature plenty of disdain for authority! Check it out!
Mar 22, 2020
Ju-On 2: The Grudge with James Crowell
Hi everybody, George here. This week James and I are talking about Ju-On 2: the Grudge, but more importantly, the X-Men came up TWICE and both times I forgot to shout out to my X-Men fans. So here you go. You get the whole description. Shout out to my X-Men fans, and thanks for listening!
1 hr 40 min
Mar 15, 2020
The Exorcist with Andy Kneis
Bless me Father, for I have podcasted - it has been one week since my last discussion of the best horror movie ever made and Andy Kneis from The Flagrant Ones is here to pitch The Exorcist as his pick! We're talking about Ouija boards, William "the Rogue Slapper" Friedkin, how horror is treated at the Academy Awards and more, so don't miss out!
1 hr 18 min
Mar 8, 2020
Maniac Cop with Len Kabasinski
Filmmaker and Redlettermedia fan favorite Len Kabasinski knows a thing or two about horror movies, having written and directed several of his own. So it was a delight when he stopped by the Horror House to pitch William Lustig's grindhouse classic Maniac Cop as the best horror movie ever made! We're talking about the end of the sub-genre, the piano proficiency of silver screen icon Robert Z'dar, and Len's own career! Don't miss out!
1 hr 1 min
Mar 2, 2020
Day of the Dead with Jack Allison
When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth... listening to today's episode of the Best Little Horror House in Philly, where Jack Allison of Struggle Session & JackAM and I are talking are Day of the Dead! We expound on the philosophical ramifications of coming back from the dead, why practical effects will always be the king, and my favorite death in a horror movie, so enjoy and say hello to your Aunt Alicia for me!
Feb 26, 2020
M with Caroline Williams
BONUS EP, BABY! Caroline Williams is no stranger to horror houses as the star of Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and she's visiting this one to talk about a true classic - the 1931 Fritz Lang movie M! We talk about the appeal of black & white cinematography, how to make a movie that holds up, and how fleeing the rise of the Nazi party led to the the creation of a whole new genre!
Feb 23, 2020
The Shining with Chase Williamson
Chase Williamson from John Dies at the End and Greenlight is in the Horror House to talk about another horror house - The Overlook Hotel! We're talking about all the elevators filled with blood, Kubrick's perfectionism, and if adaptations have any obligations to the source material. The good stuff!
Feb 16, 2020
The Witch with Kurstyn Storms
Get your butter and pretty dresses ready, because this week in the Horror House Kurstyn Storms and I are living deliciously with The Witch!
Feb 9, 2020
Annihilation with Sloane Kazim
This week in the Horror House, Sloane Kazim and I aren't even the same people any more after watching Annihilation! Fun fact: the bear in this movie genuinely haunts my nightmares! Spooky stuff, listen in!
1 hr 41 min
Feb 2, 2020
Shaun of the Dead with Nick Murphy
This week in the Horror House, Philly's own Nick Murphy is here to talk Shaun of the Dead and all the guts, jokes and heartbreak that come with it. Continue to this episode now!
1 hr 2 min
Jan 26, 2020
Gremlins 2: The New Batch with Greggy Hockstetler
Today, the Horror House is in... New York?! Greggy from Podcasts are Wonderful and the Official Prodigal Son Podcast is here to talk Gremlins 2, and all the smart tech, Canadian cuisine, and growing attraction to one gremlin in particular that comes with it!
1 hr 43 min
Jan 19, 2020
Alien (1979) With Michael Durante
In space, no one can hear you podcast! We face off with Cage/Fight Podcast host Michael Durante this week in the horror house to talk about 1979's Alien. Get ready for lots of talking about how great the effects are!
1 hr 5 min
Jan 12, 2020
Jennifer's Body with Darcy Armstrong
This week in the Horror House, comedian and movie fan Darcy Armstrong is here to discuss why Jennifer's Body is the best horror movie of all time! We dive into pop-punk, the critical reconsideration of this movie, if a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show is a good first date, and so much more! Don't miss out!
1 hr 42 min
Dec 29, 2019
Train to Busan with Kyra Levy
This week in the horror house... it's all aboard for this express train to terror in the season finale! Kyra Levy and I are talking about Train to Busan, the 2016 South Korean movie that blends something bad (zombies) with something terrible (dealing with travel). Don't miss this out!
1 hr 2 min
Dec 22, 2019
Gremlins with Marisa Carpico
Up on the Horror House, mogwai pause, Out jumps good old Georgie Claus! Down through the chimney, with lots of fun, It's the holiday episode, you better run! We're joined by Marisa Carpico today to talk 1985's Gremlins, the mogwai version of children's toy Furby, and inept cops in today's holiday episode! Enjoy and have a great new year, everyone!
Dec 15, 2019
The Thing (1982) with James Harvey
Nothing says heading into the new year like a whole new you, and that's exactly what this week's movie promises! James Harvey and I are talking about 1982's The Thing, featuring paranoia & isolation in the antarctic tundra, some of the most shocking body horror in cinema history, and one supremely cool hat. Don't miss out!
1 hr 17 min
Dec 8, 2019
Evil Dead 2 with Craig Hacker
This week, the Horror House is a Horror... Cabin?! That's right, Craig Hacker and I are taking a trip to the woods to talk about Evil Dead 2 as well as FDR's New Deal, Ed's struggle with pica, and proper etiquette after stabbing someone. Listen to this groovy episode or I'll swallow your soul!
1 hr 32 min
Dec 1, 2019
It Follows with Jerry Martin
This week Jerry Martin enters the Horror House to discuss the unsexy sex, 70s decor, and effectiveness of brooms as weapons that comes along with 2015's It Follows. One of us sustained a dumb injury while watching this movie! Listen to find out who and how!
1 hr 8 min
Nov 24, 2019
Cabin in the Woods with Sarah Burton
This week the Horror House is part of a crazy elaborate ritual sacrifice as Sarah Burton of Mostly Harmless Designs and I talk about Cabin in the Woods! We also talk about the iconography of horror, how much blood shoots out a merman's blowhole, and more! What are you waiting for?!
1 hr 9 min
Nov 17, 2019
Hereditary with Dan Zeplowitz
Today the Horror House invites Dan Zeplowitz to talk about 2018's Hereditary, the movie that made clicking your tongue a crime. A crime against not being scared, at least! Creepy kids, decapitations and nut allergies abound in this one. Check it out!
Nov 10, 2019
The Strangers with Nick Butts
In this episode, George and Nick Butts enter the horror house to talk about 2008's The Strangers, a slasher flick where the protagonists do everything right. But is it enough? You'll just have to listen and find out!
1 hr 3 min
Nov 3, 2019
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) with Mason Koval
This week the Horror House is a slaughterhouse! We're exploring rural Texas, picking up hitchhikers, and discussing all the crazy dances in Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 1974. Were we a little drunk for this recording? You decide! (Yes.)
Oct 27, 2019
Trick r Treat with Ryan Lonergan
We're celebrating the horror high holy day today (would that be unholy?) - it's Halloween! And what better movie than 2007's Trick r Treat to get you in that Halloween mood? Our guest Ryan Lonergan and I discuss little pumpkin boys, the best candy to get, and most importantly, the correct way to say "Reese's Pieces". It's a spooky good time to get into the spirit of the season!
Oct 21, 2019
Scream with Ann Hale
Today the Horror House is gonna make you want to scream! With joy though, hopefully. We're joined by Ann Hale to discuss 1996's Scream, the movie that knows all the rules just to break 'em.
Oct 14, 2019
Green Room with Joe Crowell
This week Joe Crowell joins the Horror House to chat about 2015's Green Room and history's greatest villains, Nazis! But like, the modern ones. Spooky! We'll also discuss punk rock, automotive recalls, and the history of the pacific northwest - spooky some more!
Oct 7, 2019
The Faculty with Matt Taylor
This week the Horror House faces the scariest thing of all... high school. We're talking about 1998's The Faculty with Matt Taylor, and all the twists, turns, and homework assignments that come with it. Plus Jon Stewart acting!
Sep 9, 2019
Phantasm with Chris Hewatt
Welcome to the Horror House! In this episode, George talks to Chris Hewatt about the best horror movie ever made (1979's Phantasm), watching VHS tapes with no supervision, and more. Check it out!