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Welcome horror lovers! The Evolution of Horror is a movie discussion podcast that covers scary movies old and new, from Universal Monsters to Exploitation, from Hitchcock to Ti West. Mike the host will be joined by different guest hosts each week, and will be covering anything and everything horror related, be looking at the way horror films have changed and evolved over the last hundred years.
 
Everything Stephen King, from Carrie to The Institute, from the novels to the short stories, from the small screen to the big screen. Each month we take a deep dive into one book from the bibliography of the King of horror fiction, while also charting the byways of King's forays into other genres (The Dark Tower series, On Writing etc) and also casting an eye on the many TV and film adaptations of King's work. Recorded live from the UEA media suite, Richard Sheppard interviews writers, acade ...
 
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Good day, CHUDs! We're back and doing things a little differently this week with EPISODE 148! After a few weeks of suggestions and feedback, we finally picked a winner for our listeners choice episode, and it's a big congratulations to our pals FiBunny and Chris Skelp, because this week we're taking a deep dive into their pick, TERRORVISION! Joinin…
 
This week James and Matt are once agin joined by horror expert Mike Muncer from The Evolution Of Horror. Together they discuss the potential horrors of virtual reality and delve into the filmic worlds of Lawnmower Man (1992) and The Cell (2000). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our we…
 
GOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING CHUDS! It's another Monday, and a lot of things about Mondays are rubbish. HOWEVER, we are back with MINISODE 151 for your ears, so that's something...right? This week Andy checks out Arrow's release of DONNIE DARKO and catches up with the conclusion of the second series of CREEPSHOW, while also taking a foray into gaming with …
 
Well, CHUDs, we're almost there. A week away from the big 150. However, we've got more pressing matters at hand: EPISODE 149! This week, we're joined by the host of the Brain Rot Podcast, a great new horror podcast that we felt an instant kinship with as soon as it emerged. That's right, it's our absolute pleasure to welcome STEVIE WEBB to the show…
 
James and Matt are questioning reality this week as they dive into the worlds of cult favourite Dark City (1998) and Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem (2013). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INST…
 
Hi, welcome back to the Constant Reader Podcast, with me your host, Richard Sheppard. Last month’s guest, the mighty Paul Tremblay has recently re-released two of his earlier novels, The Little Sleep and No Sleep Til Wonderland through Titan publishing. They’re wonderful stuff, very offbeat, and will that great Titan design that I love. The Firesta…
 
Here we go again, CHUDs! Monday is upon us and like clockwork, we're racing back to your ears with MINISODE 150! Andy has himself a NowTV trial and checked out UNHINGED and UNCLE PECKERHEAD while Mitch takes a look at the final episode of Season 2 of CREEPSHOW. Elsewhere, Mitch checks out 2014 Jane Levy vehicle BANG BANG BABY! Nature goes wild with…
 
Matt and James head on back into the world of The Matrix to complete the trilogy and discuss The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). They examine the ultimate VR sci-fi story and how the sequels expanded on the Wachowski's Matrix universe and what all this might mean for The Matrix 4. Join them as they continue their journey t…
 
Here we go again, CHUDs! Monday is upon us and like clockwork, we're racing back to your ears with MINISODE 149! Andy and Mitch both check out Paddy Murphy's IN MEMORIAM off the back of its Twitch premiere on Saturday night, and examine the penultimate episode of series 2 of CREEPSHOW. Elsewhere, Mitch gets around to TRAIN TO BUSAN: PENINSULA and i…
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! What a doozy we have in store this week for EPISODE 147! Our guest this week is a multi-hyphenate best known for THE LATENT IMAGE and Michael Varrati's SO FAR, SO CLOSE... He is also a frequent contributor to The Evolution of Horror AND co-hosts the podcast RETURN TO EERIE, INDIANA (with past guest Becky Darke)... it's JOSHUA T…
 
Hellooooooooooooooo CHUDs! Another Monday is upon us and for some reason, we are feelin' GOOD. Maybe it's because we watched some interesting movies this week, maybe it's because Andy is full of his first vaccine and the microchip has kicked in. Who can say? Whatever it is, we're back and buzzing for MINISODE 148! Andy and Mitch both talk A LITTLE …
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! And happy birthday to us! That's right, we've somehow made it to three years of pestering you with our horror chat, and we'd like to thank all our listeners, old and new, for getting there with us! To mark the occasion, we're back with EPISODE 146! Our guest this week is a long time friend of the show that originally appeared a…
 
This week on Journey Through Sci-Fi Matt and James explore the world of cyberpunk and discuss Johnny Mnemonic (1995) and Strange Days (1995). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on…
 
Happy Monday, CHUDs! Another weekend has come and gone, Easter is in the rearview, but fear not, we're back with MINISODE 147! This week, Andy and Mitch both check out Shudder exclusive THE POWER and David Prior's expansive THE EMPTY MAN. Elsewhere, Mitch dips into CREEPSHOW's new episode and heads to Disney Plus for 2007's under-the-radar "creepy …
 
This episode was recorded "LIVE" over Zoom as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival's SHOCKDOWN SATURDAY line-up celebrating the work of DEMENTIA PART II director Matt Mercer. Matt has joined us several times in the past to talk both Halloween 6 and Ravenous but now, he has opted for something completely different... This time? It's HOWLING III: TH…
 
This week James and Matt get trapped in virtual reality as they discuss Tron Legacy (2010) and Jumanji" Welcome To The Jungle (2017). Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOO…
 
HAPPY EASTER, CHUDs! We hope your holiday weekend is going well! However, talking shite about horror doesn't take a vacation, so we're back with Minisode 146! Andy, inevitably, takes a long hard look at GODZILLA VS KONG, while Mitch checks out SHE DIES TOMORROW, ANNABELLE COMES HOME, THE STRANGER and HOOKED UP. Newer releases get a look too, with s…
 
Stand by. This may be the 1st April but this is no April Fool! This is happening. It's Andy's turn to pick a film, and after the disastrous reception to Body Melt, can Andy sway Mitch back to his side? If it's going to happen, it'll be with this one... It's one that's cropped up in conversation a lot over the years on the show, both from Andy and f…
 
Very excited to speaking to one of the most exciting writers of fiction in this episode. Paul Tremblay is the author of A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, Survivor Song and many others. His new book, an omnibus edition of The Little Sleep and No Sleep til Wonderland is out on the 6th April, and available here from Titan Books. He…
 
This week James and Matt look at two films centred around virtually constructed people and the real world dangers they pose. To explore this weeks theme they discuss Virtuosity (1995) starring Denzel Washington and Simone (or S1m0ne) (2002) from director Andrew Niccol, starring another Hollywood A-lister Al Pacino. Join them as they continue their …
 
Happy new week, CHUDs! We're back, recharged and ready to roll with MINISODE 145! Andy takes a look at two Shudder Exclusives in STAY OUT OF THE FUCKING ATTIC and the brutal and punishing VIOLATION, while Mitch has a look at JENNIFER'S BODY, HOSTEL 3, YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT and GRETA and Andy's Nature Gone Wild side quest continues apace with SQUIRM!…
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! We made it! We're only a day away from our return to the live arena with our Sohome Horror Festival live show tomorrow, but for now, we're back with EPISODE 143! Joining us this week is the twisted genius behind such shorts as CROW HAND, GWILLIAM, GWILLIAM'S TIPS FOR TURNING TRICKS INTO TREATS, BFF GIRLS, THE DEVIL'S ASSHOLE an…
 
This week James & Matt look at how how VR can be used to escape your own identity. They discuss Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi classic Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger from 1990 and Open Your Eyes (Abre los ojos) from 1997, the film that was later remade as Vanilla Sky. Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science…
 
Happy new week, CHUDs! We're back, recharged and ready to roll with MINISODE 144! Andy takes a quick peek at killer jeans movie SLAXX, while Mitch takes the time to sit down with Robert Zemeckis's reimagining of THE WITCHES. He also stops by WE SUMMON THE DARKNESS and IT CUTS DEEP! Elsewhere, we stop off at Soho Horror Festival for MURDER BURY WIN …
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! The weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate that than with EPISODE 142! And joining us this week? He is the co-director of YellowBrickRoad, We Go On and the director of The Witch In The Window and the upcoming THE HARBINGER... It's ANDY MITTON! The film? MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE! Coming from the fertile mind of horror icon…
 
This week James & Matt discuss Brainstorm (1983) and Empathy, Inc. (2018). Two films which feature a lot of shady business and show VR technology being used for nefarious purposes. Join them as they continue their journey through virtual reality in science fiction cinema. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on…
 
We did it! We covered over 100 years of Mind & Body movies across 35 episodes...now it's time to take a look back at what we've learned and respond to some listener questions and feedback. We'll also be counting down the listeners' TOP 10 MIND & BODY MOVIES. Music by Jack Whitney. Big thank you to Mary Wild for this week's 'Wild About Horror' segme…
 
Happy new week, CHUDs! After a packed week of Patreon and Pinker podcasting, we're back, recharged and ready to roll with MINISODE 143! Andy and Mitch check out Lovecraft-inspired new release SACRIFICE, while Mitch finally takes the time to sit down with the directors cut of DOCTOR SLEEP. Elsewhere, we stop off at Soho Horror Festival for MURDER BU…
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! The weekend is upon us and what better way to celebrate that than with EPISODE 141! And joining us this week? She is one of the hosts on the excellent Point Horror podcast DON'T POINT THAT HORROR AT ME, as well as contributing regularly to The Evolution of Horror Podcast and Ghouls Magazine... It's Becky Darke! The film? SHOCKE…
 
This week our Mind & Body series arrives in the year 2020, as Dan Martin and Rosie Fletcher join me to discuss our final 2 movies in the series: POSSESSOR and SAINT MAUD, in spoilerific detail. Mike also chats to Possessor director BRANDON CRONENBERG about making the film. This week's sponsor is $20 donor George Leak, host of the CULTURE BUCKET pod…
 
This week Matt & James look at the theme of worlds within worlds in virtual reality. They discuss World On A Wire (1973) directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and The Thirteenth Floor (1999). Two films both based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouye. Visit our website https://www.journeythroughscifi.com/ Email Us! Follow us on TWITTER Add …
 
Happy Monday, kids! After a hectic weekend of online festivals, shed painting and more, we're back with Minisode 142! Topics this week include the films of FrightFest Glasgow 2021, including RUN HIDE FIGHT, THE WOMAN WITH LEOPARD SHOES and VICIOUS FUN, and nature goes wild once again, this time with SHARKANSAS WOMEN'S PRISON MASSACRE! Also, there's…
 
Happy Friday, CHUDs! The weekend is upon us and what better way to kickstart the festivities (as far as lockdown will allow) that with EPISODE 140! And joining us this week? He is the director of 2013's JUG FACE and the just freshly released DEMENTER... It's CHAD CRAWFORD KINKLE! The film? The Unnamable! Torn right from the fertile mind of HP Lovec…
 
Madness! Asylums! Multiple personalities! This week, Mike is joined by Dream Warrior Stevie Webb to discuss a bunch of twisty mysterious psychological horror movies from the last 20 years, including CREEP, IDENTITY, SPLIT, SECRET WINDOW, A CURE FOR WELLNESS and many more... Music by Jack Whitney. Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com You can …
 
Journey Through Sci-Fi is back and James and Matt are here to once again guide you through the fantastic world of science fiction cinema. In the introduction to series 4 the duo examine the history of VR technology and discuss what themes and concepts they think will encounter as they begin their journey through Virtual Reality in sci-fi cinema. Vi…
 
Very excited to talk to author, producer, editor and all round good-egg Richard Chizmar for this episode. We got to ask him not only about working with Stephen King on Gwendy's Button Box, but also his own formidable body of work, which includes the sequel Gwendy's Magic Feather and the forthcoming Chasing the Boogeyman. We also talk about the next…
 
Gooooood morning CHUDs! It's Monday, it's our 300th RELEASE and you know what means, we're back in your feeds for Minisode 141! Topics this week include Adam Egypt Mortimer's follow up to the excellent DANIEL ISN'T REAL, superhero actioner ARCHENEMY, Andy & Mitch check out THE TOLL at Glasgow Film Festival and take a look at Bryan Bertino's immense…
 
Just when you thought it was safe to return to the cornfields of the Carpathian mountains, there's more slippery shenanigans afoot as we dive, again, and for the final time, into the Anaconda franchise! And who better to join us for this? She did the first THREE films with us, after all! She is the director of the shorts Call Girl, 42 Counts, One L…
 
"SILENCIO!" This week Mike and his guests take a peak behind the red velvet curtain at the dark underbelly of Hollywood...Mike is joined by Rob Watts to discuss one of Lynch's most beloved films, Mulholland Drive (2001) and is then by Ollie Charles to discuss one of Lynch's most divisive films...Inland Empire (2006). Music by Jack Whitney. Big than…
 
Gooooood morning CHUDs! It's Monday, and you know what means, we're back in your feeds for Minisode 140! Topics this week include Shudder original SHOOK, FrightFest Presents title The Night Sitter and nature going wild once again, this time with BLACK WATER! Also, there's another installment of MITCH'S PITCHES! Due to his well documented ignorance …
 
Happy Friday, everyone! After a fearsome week of content, we're back in the main feeds and back on the regular schedule with EPISODE 138! Following a cancellation, we're back in Andy vs Mitch territory a little earlier than scheduled, but fear not, we've got a good one lined up for you! It's Mitch's selection, and his film choice? SNAKES ON A PLANE…
 
This week Mike is joined by cinephile Giles Edwards to recommend a bunch of Body Horror movies not yet covered this series, completely spoiler free, including SECONDS, BODY PARTS, SPLICE, PIERCING, BASKET CASE, CURSE 2: THE BITE and many more... Full Letterboxd list HERE Music by Jack Whitney. Be sure to check out Zoe Rose Smith's new horror websit…
 
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