The Evolution of Horror

The Evolution of Horror

By Mike Muncer

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.

Episodes

EOH Pub Quiz, 100 Scariest Movie Moments, Buffy, Twin Peaks and more...

A little preview of what's to come... We'll be hosting the first live EOH PUB QUIZ on Thursday 9th April at 8pm UK time. Follow us on Facebook and don't miss it! www.facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
07/04/204m 30s

OCCULT Pt 22: Conclusion & Mailbag

We bid farewell to the occult series by reading some listener feedback and counting down the listeners TOP 10 OCCULT MOVIES. Mike also chats to the head of the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
30/03/201h 45m

OCCULT Pt 21: A Dark Song (2016)

For the final in-depth review of the series, Mike and Mike Lee Graham discuss A DARK SONG in spoilerific detail. Mike is also joined by the film's writer & director Liam Gavin to talk about making the film and how it's grown to be a modern cult classic... Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
20/03/201h 27m

ISOLATION SPECIAL: Streaming Recommendations

As we're all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future...Mike brings you recommendations for the best horror films across multiple streaming platforms (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Shudder, Now TV).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
19/03/2056m 3s

OCCULT Pt 20: Also Rans

Mike is joined by Brad Hanson to discuss some of the other Occult horror movies that didn’t get covered in depth this series. All recommendations this week are SPOILER-FREE. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
13/03/201h 44m

PREVIEW: Berlin Film Festival 2020

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07/03/204m 32s

OCCULT Pt 19: Starry Eyes (2014) & Lords of Chaos (2019)

Would you sell your soul for your art? This week Mike is joined by Anna Bogutskaya to discuss satanic Hollywood satire STARRY EYES, then he’s joined by Zobo With A Shotgun and Dan Martin to discuss satanic black metal band biopic LORDS OF CHAOS. Warning…these films are not for the faint of heart. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
06/03/201h 39m

OCCULT Pt 18: The Love Witch (2016) & The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

It’s our final witch episode! This week Mike is joined by presenter / broadcaster / DJ Rowena Alice to discuss The Love Witch and Rhianna Dhillon to discuss The Autopsy of Jane Doe… Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
01/03/201h 25m

The Invisible Man (2020) with Jason Blum & Leigh Whannell

This week Mike is joined by journalist Rosie Fletcher to discuss the latest Blumhouse / Leigh Whannell horror movie, THE INVISIBLE MAN. The conversation is split into a spoiler free section and a spoilerific discussion. Mike also chats to director Leigh Whannell, actor Oliver Jackson Cohen, and horror legend Jason Blum. Timecodes: 03:00 - 22:00 Jason Blum Interview 22:00 - 41:00 Invisible Man (Spoiler Free) 41:00 - 01:04:00 Leigh Whannell Interview 01:04:00 - 01:15:00 Oliver Jackson Cohen 01:15:00 - END Invisible Man (Spoiler discussion)
27/02/201h 49m

OCCULT Pt 17: Drag Me To Hell (2009) & The House of the Devil (2009)

Scary occult movies are BACK! This week Mike is joined by two different guests to discuss two classics from 2009. In the first half of the episode, Mike is joined by Rob Watts to discuss DRAG ME TO HELL and in the second half Cat Davis joins Mike to discuss THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
21/02/201h 44m

OCCULT Pt 16: The Craft (1996) & Idle Hands (1999)

This week we drink of our sisters and party with our bros like it’s 1999…it's 90s teen horror week! In the first half of the episode Mike is joined by Louise Blain and Becky Darke to discuss THE CRAFT (1996) and then Mike is joined by Stevie Webb to discuss IDLE HANDS (1999). This week we received an email from Arietta Bryant, a practicing Wiccan Priestess! Arietta has written a book on Pagan Rituals called Circle of Sacred Laughter. Buy her book on AMAZON Facebook @AriettaAuthor Twitter @Ariettamoon Instagram @thecraftywitchuk Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
14/02/201h 44m

OCCULT Pt 15: Angel Heart (1987) & The Exorcist III (1990)

This week we discuss two procedural thrills that take left turns into satanism and the occult…Mike is joined by Lou Thomas to discuss ANGEL HEART and then Elena Lazic returns to discuss THE EXORCIST III / LEGION. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
07/02/201h 48m

OCCULT Pt 14: The Witches of Eastwick (1987) & The Witches (1990)

“You may remove your vvigs!” This week things get more family (?) friendly (?) as Mike is joined by Louise Blain to discuss Nic Roeg’s THE WITCHES and by Josh Tonks to discuss George Miller’s THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Check out Josh Tonks' new film, The Latent Image available on Amazon Prime: https://t.co/WCYpF7rqZk?amp=1  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
31/01/202h 2m

OCCULT Pt 13: Prince Of Darkness (1987) & In The Mouth Of Madness (1994)

This week Mike is joined by Michael Blyth to discuss evil green anti-matter, Lovecraftian nihilism and Alice Cooper's grey face in a double bill of John Carpenter classics…Prince of Darkness and In The Mouth of Madness… Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
24/01/201h 42m

OCCULT Pt 12: Suspiria (1977) & Inferno (1980)

This week things get gory, psychedelic and bonkers...it's Argento week! Mike is joined by Jamie Graham to discuss SUSPIRIA & INFERNO in spoilerific detail.  Exclusive discount offer for EOH listeners: Come and see the new play by THE BOOK OF DARKNESS AND LIGHT: UPON THE STAIR!  Upon The Stair will be performing at the Harrogate Theatre from 25th to the 29th February 2020. Visit https://thebookofdarknessandlight.com/dates for tickets and use code EVOLUTION of discounts.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER    
17/01/201h 35m

OCCULT Pt 11: The Omen (1976)

"LOOK AT ME DAMIEN! IT'S ALL FOR YOU!"  This week I'm joined by friend of the pod (and co-host of Don't Point That Horror At Me) Becky Darke to discuss her favourite horror movie of all time, The Omen.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
10/01/201h 41m

OCCULT Pt 10: The Exorcist (1973) With Mark Kermode

What an excellent day for an Exorcist podcast! In the first half of this week’s episode, Mike is joined by the one and only Mark Kermode to discuss his favourite movie of all time…and in the second half of the episode, Mike discusses The Exorcist with Jen Handorf and Jamie Graham in front of a live audience at the Courtyard Theatre in London. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
03/01/202h 13m

Best Horror of the 2010s

Blumhouse! A24! Slendermen! Babadooks! Conjuring cinematic universes! POST HORROR! For our final episode of the year (and the decade) we take a look back at the best horror movies of the 2010s. Mike is joined by journalists and horror experts Rosie Fletcher and Jamie Graham to look back at the decade in horror cinema, discuss some of the highs and lows, and countdown their top 10 horror movies of the last 10 years. We’ll also be hearing from several other regular EOH contribs, with their personal picks… Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
27/12/192h 12m

Remembering Charlie Allbright: IT (1990)

This week we lost a member of the EOH family, the wonderful Dr Charlie Allbright passed away on Friday 20th December. To celebrate his memory, here's an episode previously only available on Patreon: our discussion of IT Chapter 1 and the 1990 mini series. This is a hard time of year for a lot of people. Contact a Samaritan. If you need someone to talk to. They listen, won't judge or tell you what to do. Call any time, day or night. Whatever you're going through, you can call any time, from any phone for FREE on 116 123. RT
24/12/191h 26m

OCCULT Pt 9: The Devils (1971) & An interview with the BBFC

This week it's an orgy of torture, blasphemy, horny nuns and hot priests...it's THE DEVILS week! Mike is joined by Anna Bogutskaya to discuss the film in depth, then has a chat with Craig Lapper from the BBFC about The Devils and it's long, complicated history with censorship.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
20/12/191h 46m

OCCULT Pt 8: The Devil Rides Out (1968) & To The Devil A Daughter (1976)

This week we return to good old blighty to see what occult antics Hammer Studios were getting up to in the 60s and 70s. Mike is joined by Graham Saunders to discuss two Dennis Wheatley adaptations starring Christopher Lee: The Devil Rides Out (1968) and To The Devil A Daughter (1976). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
13/12/191h 18m

OCCULT Pt 7: Lucifer Rising (1972) & Kenneth Anger

This week...things get WEIRD. Mike and Charlie Allbright discuss the bizarre work of occultist and experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger. They discuss Lucifer Rising as well as other films included in the Magic Lantern Cycle such as Scorpio Rising, Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome and Fireworks.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
06/12/191h 16m

OCCULT Pt 6: Rosemary's Baby (1968)

"THIS IS NO DREAM, THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!" This week Mike is joined by filmmaker and producer Jen Handorf to discuss Roman Polanski's 1968 classic, in spoilerific detail... Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
29/11/191h 35m

OCCULT Pt 5: Black Sunday (1960), City of the Dead (1960) & Night of the Eagle (1962)

“Burn with Burn!” This week we’re all about witches…in the first half of the episode, Mike is joined by Paul Ridd to discuss two 1960 witchy classics, Black Sunday & City of the Dead. Then in the latter half of the episode, Michael Blyth discusses Night of the Eagle and takes us through the evolution of the ‘domestic witch’ in cinema. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
22/11/191h 51m

OCCULT Pt 4: Night of the Demon (1957) & The Seventh Victim (1943)

This week Mike is joined by Adam Robinson to discuss two occult movies by horror legends Val Lewton and Jacques Tourneur: The Seventh Victim (1943) and Night of the Demon (1957). Want to come and see one of Adam's upcoming shows?  A Christmas Carol is touring from December. It's going to Halifax, Harrogate, Lancaster, Bournemouth and several other places. Upon The Stair is touring from Jan 2020, including a week-long run at Harrogate Theatre which is on sale now. Visit thebookofdarknessandlight.com/dates to book.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
15/11/191h 34m

OCCULT Pt 3: Häxan (1922) & The Black Cat (1934)

This week Mike is joined by actor and master of the macabre, James Swanton, to discuss the first two feature films of the occult series, Haxan, and THe Black Cat, in spoilerific detail.  Check out both films for free, here:  Haxan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkXlXc0lA9c The Black Cat: https://archive.org/details/UniversalStudiosMonsters1934TheBlackCat Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/11/191h 46m

OCCULT Pt 2: Georges Méliès and Early Cinema

Lights, camera, action! This week we go all the way back to the birth of cinema as Mike is joined by Jon Spira to discuss the work of filmmaker and pioneer Georges Méliès and his influence on occult and horror cinema. In the second half of the podcast, Mike is joined by Projections Podcast co-hosts Mary Wild and Sarah Cleaver to hear their thoughts on Occult cinema.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
01/11/191h 45m

Doctor Sleep (2019) with Mike Flanagan

What do you get when you throw Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King, Mike Flanagan and nearly 40 years of anticipation into a massive, 2.5 hour movie starring Ewan McGregor? Let’s find out! This week Mike is joined by Michael Leader to discuss all things Doctor Sleep. Mike also chats to filmmaker Mike Flanagan about what it was like to make a film as gigantic as this. This review is spoiler free, to hear the spoiler section, join our Patreon! Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
31/10/1951m 25s

OCCULT Pt 1: An Introduction

HAIL, SATAN! This week we begin our new series with an introduction to the occult in horror cinema. Kevin Lyons explains the origins of the term Occult and it’s representation in cinema over the last hundred years. Mike also chats to author of ‘Movie Magick: The Occult in Film’ writer David Huckvale. 1. EVOLUTION OF HORROR: LIVE! On 30th October we'll be screening a movie and then recording our first ever LIVE EPISODE for an audience. Buy your tickets now... https://dice.fm/partner/only-on-dice/event/679k2-evolution-of-horror-live-30th-oct-the-courtyard-theatre-london-tickets 2. THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR HALLOWEEN PARTY!  Our first annual Halloween party is on 26th October in central London. Tickets are now SOLD OUT. If you've RSVP'd but can no longer attend, please cancel your tickets or let us know: evolutionofhorror@gmail.com Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
24/10/191h 37m

Horror Highlights at London Film Festival 2019

This week Mike and Brad discuss and recommend some of the best horror and genre films of LFF 2019, including THE LIGHTHOUSE, THE LODGE, KOKO-DI KOKO DA, COLOUR OUT OF SPACE, WOUNDS and SYNCHRONIC. Mike also chats to several directors including Richard Stanley, Babak Anvari and Abe Forsyth.  1. EVOLUTION OF HORROR: LIVE! On 30th October we'll be screening a movie and then recording our first ever LIVE EPISODE for an audience. Buy your tickets now... https://dice.fm/partner/only-on-dice/event/679k2-evolution-of-horror-live-30th-oct-the-courtyard-theatre-london-tickets 2. THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR HALLOWEEN PARTY!  Our first annual Halloween party is on 26th October in central London. Tickets are now SOLD OUT. If you've RSVP'd but can no longer attend, please cancel your tickets or let us know: evolutionofhorror@gmail.com Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
17/10/191h 49m

SOME EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Happy OCTOBER! We've got some exciting news and updates... 1. EVOLUTION OF HORROR: LIVE! On 30th October we'll be screening a movie and then recording our first ever LIVE EPISODE for an audience. Buy your tickets now... https://dice.fm/partner/only-on-dice/event/679k2-evolution-of-horror-live-30th-oct-the-courtyard-theatre-london-tickets 2. THE EVOLUTION OF HORROR HALLOWEEN PARTY!  Our first annual Halloween party is on 26th October in central London. Tickets are now SOLD OUT. If you've RSVP'd but can no longer attend, please cancel your tickets or let us know: evolutionofhorror@gmail.com 3. SHOCKTOBER FEST!  I'll be introducing and Q&A-ing at a screening of DEMONS on opening night of a brand new horror festival in October. Follow @CineUnderStairs on Twitter for deets and tickets 4. PATREON!  We've been releasing bonus episodes every week over on PAtreon. For reviews of Robert Eggers' The Lighthouse, Benson & Moorhead's Synchronic and Babak Anvari's Wounds, sign up now!  www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror 5. OCCULT!  Our new series starts later this month. Follow us on LETTERBOXD to find out what films we'll be covering... www.letterboxd.com/evolutionpod
06/10/1910m 50s

It Chapter Two (2019)

"HIYA GEORGIE!" This week Mike and IT expert Charlie Allbright discuss the follow-up to the 2017 smash horror hit, to see if Chapter 2 has pulled off the unimaginable: a DECENT adaptation of the latter half of Stephen King's classic novel! There will be a spoiler-free review followed by a SPOILERIFIC deep dive. Plus an interview with director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/191h 34m

BEST OF FRIGHTFEST 2019

This week Mike is joined by Adam Robinson and a whooooole bunch of other members of the horror community to discuss FRIGHTFEST 2019. They countdown their top 5 movies from the festival and we hear snippets of interviews from filmmakers (including Alexandre Aja and The Soska Sisters) and other guests of the fest. All COMPLETELY spoiler-free. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Check out Adam's website https://thebookofdarknessandlight.com Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
02/09/191h 59m

Don't Look Now (1973) with Brett Goldstein

Look out! It’s only host of the Films To Be Buried With podcast, Brett Goldstein! This week Mike and Brett sit down and discuss one of the ultimate horror masterpieces, DON’T LOOK NOW (1973), in celebration of its 4K restoration and re-release. COMPETITION ALERT! Want to win a Don’t Look Now Blu-Ray? Write in and tell us what movie scene Brett lists as his scariest movie moment? Email evolutionofhorror@gmail.com with your answers! Competition closes at midnight on Monday 29th July 2019. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
22/07/191h 13m

Midsommar (2019)

Mike is joined by BFI Podcast co-host and one half of The Final Girls, Anna Bogutskaya, to discuss Ari Aster's follow-up to Hereditary...They begin with a SPOILER FREE review before getting into an in-depth, spoilerific discussion.  Mike also has a chat with Will Poulter, one of the stars of the film, about his experience working on the film and his relationship with the horror genre.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/07/191h 51m

Frightfest 2019: Preview

Today’s the day! The line-up for films for this year’s Frightfest has been released, so Mike sat down with festival director and co-founder Paul McEvoy to get the lowdown on what to expect from this year’s fest. Some of the biggies he recommended include: Come To Daddy, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find, Crawl, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Nekrotronic, Ready Or Not, Freaks, Here Comes Hell, Rabid, Knives & Skin, The Deeper You Dig, Porno, Tales From The Lodge and Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (with Dario there to introduce!!) To check out the full programme, go to http://www.frightfest.co.uk. Tickets go on sale Saturday 6th July at midday! GET INVOLVED!
04/07/1946m 57s

ZOMBIES Pt 23: Conclusion & Quiz

Zombies are DEAD, BURIED, never to return! This week Mike has a look back at the last 22 episodes of zombie chat, reads some listener emails and is quizzed on his zombie knowledge by Big Film Quiz host Bryan Ryan... Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
25/06/191h 45m

ZOMBIES Pt 22: Train To Busan (2016) & One Cut Of The Dead (2017)

"POM!" This week illustrator and artist Mike Lee Graham joins Mike to conclude the zombie series with two recent gems from Asia: Train To Busan and One Cut Of The Dead. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Mike Lee Graham can be found on TWITTER and on INSTAGRAM.   Support Mike's new Kickstarter campaign here!  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegarley/our-final-halloween-1-and-2 Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
21/06/191h 28m

ZOMBIES Pt 21: Deep Cuts & The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (1974)

This week Mike is joined by Arrow Podcast co-host Dan Martin to discuss cult zombie favourite The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (AKA Let Sleeping Corpses Lie). Dan then also recommends twenty (!) lesser known zombie DEEP CUTS.  The Blair Witch Project turns 20 this year! Come see it ok the big screen (introduced by Mike) at the BFI South Bank on the 23rd July!  https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/blairwitchprojectintro Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
14/06/191h 29m

ZOMBIES Pt 20: Also Rans (AKA 'Also Shuffles')

Mike is joined by Brad Hanson to list the other notable zombie movies we didn’t get a chance to cover in depth this series…WARNING: There’s a fucking lot of them. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Follow BRAD ON LETTERBOXD because he needs it.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
07/06/191h 43m

ZOMBIES Pt 19: The Cabin In The Woods (2012)

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED! This week Mike is joined by Rob Watts and Becky Darke to discuss one of the all time great zombie movies…all time great horror movies…just all time great movies…the sensational The Cabin In The Woods. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
31/05/191h 39m

ZOMBIES Pt 18: Pontypool (2008) & The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)

It’s not the end of the world. It’s just the end of the day. This week Mike is joined by writer and actor Adam Robinson to discuss two smart, modern takes on the zombie format…Pontypool and The Girl With All The Gifts. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
24/05/191h 45m

ZOMBIES Pt 17: The Walking Dead & Zombie TV Shows

This week zombie head for the small screen. TV journalist and LOST BOYS podcaster Jacob Stolworthy joins Mike to discuss one of the most successful horror TV shows of all time, THE WALKING DEAD. Mike is then joined by Rob Watts to discuss the slew of other zombie shows that followed in it’s wake. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
17/05/192h 5m

ZOMBIES Pt 16: Shaun Of The Dead (2004) & Zombieland (2009)

"WE'RE COMING TO GET YOU BARBARA!"  This week Mike is joined by Rhianna Dhillon to discuss two 21st century zom-coms...Shaun Of The Dead (2004) & Zombieland (2009). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
10/05/191h 25m

ZOMBIES Pt 15: 28 Days Later (2002) & [REC] (2007)

This week, zombies get SCARY...and FAST. Mike is joined by Lou Thomas to discuss Danny Boyle's iconic 28 Days Later and then Anna Bogutskaya to discuss found-footage zombie movies REC.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
03/05/191h 47m

ZOMBIES Pt 14: Resident Evil & Horror Video Games

This week Mike and Louise Blain venture away from the movies and into the world of gaming. Louise recommends some of the best and scariest horror video games ever made, including Silent Hill, Until Dawn, Outlast, Alien Isolation, Fatal Frame and of course, Resident Evil. They then discuss the problematic issue of video game to film adaptations, and finish the episode with an in-depth review of Paul W.S. Anderson’s RESIDENT EVIL (2002). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  You can now buy Evolution of Horror T-SHIRTS!  www.evolutionofhorror.com/shop Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
26/04/191h 30m

ZOMBIES BONUS: Night Of The Living Dead LIVE (2019)

This week Mike is joined by Benji Sperring, director of the brand new Night Of The Living Dead Live to talk all things zombies... You can grab your tickets for the show right here:  https://www.pleasance.co.uk/event/night-living-dead-live#overview Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
24/04/1933m 58s

ZOMBIES Pt 13: Braindead (1992) & Nekromantik (1987)

THAT’S MY MOTHER YOU’RE PISSING ON! This week Mike is joined by Digital Wizard Alex Ayling to discuss one of the splatteriest, squelchiest and squishiest zombie movies ever made…Peter Jackson’s BRAINDEAD. If that doesn’t make you nauseous enough, Mike is then joined by extreme cinema expert Zobo With A Shotgun to discuss one of her personal favourite horror movies, NEKROMANTIK (1992). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Alex Ayling is a Magical Digital Wizard Master and can be found on TWITTER Zobo With A Shotgun is a film journalist and podcaster and can be found on TWITTER. Check out Zobo's new podcast ZOBO WITH A SHOTGUN  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
19/04/192h 4m

ZOMBIES Pt 12: Re-Animator (1985) & Death Becomes Her (1992)

CAT'S DEAD, DETAILS LATER.  This week Mike chats to Barbara Crampton (!!!) to discuss her career and new movie Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich. Mike is also joined by actor Stevie Webb to discuss one of Crampton's earliest movies, RE-ANIMATOR, as well as Robert Zimeckis' brilliantly weird and wonderful DEATH BECOMES HER. They also discuss the work of H.P. Lovecraft and what we mean by the term "Lovecraftian" horror.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
12/04/191h 27m

ZOMBIES Pt 11: The Serpent & The Rainbow (1988) & Pet Sematary (1989)

"Sometimes, Dead Is Better." This week Mike is joined by Becky Darke to discuss Bill Pullman's great hair and the return of the old-school voodoo zombie in Wes Craven's THE SERPENT & THE RAINBOW. He is then joined by Anna Wilczek to discuss Mary Lambert's terrifying PET SEMATARY (1989).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
05/04/191h 54m

ZOMBIES Pt 10: Day Of The Dead (1985) & The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

This week Mike is joined by filmmakers Cat Davies and James Moran to discuss Romero’s divisive conclusion to his ‘Dead’ trilogy, Day Of The Dead (1985). He is then joined by filmmaker, journalist and podcaster Sam Ashurst to discuss punk masterpiece Return Of The Living Dead (1985). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD James Moran is a filmmaker and writer and can be found on TWITTER Cat Davies is a filmmaker and producer and can be found on TWITTER Sam Ashurst is a filmmaker and journalist and can be found on TWITTER Check out Sam's new YOUTUBE Channel, DEEP CUT VIDEOS Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
29/03/192h 2m

ZOMBIES Pt 9: The Evil Dead (1981) & Evil Dead II (1987)

DEAD BY DAWN! DEAD BY DAWN! This week Mike is joined by Empire Podcast’s Chris Hewitt to discuss Sam Raimi’s deranged masterpieces Evil Dead 1 & 2. We also briefly touch upon Army of Darkness, the remake, Drag Me To Hell and of course, Ash Vs The Evil Dead. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
22/03/191h 18m

ZOMBIES Pt 8: Fulci's 'Gates Of Hell' Trilogy

Warning: This episode contains maggots, tarantulas, bats, sheep guts, exploding heads, bleeding eyes, crucifixions, head drillings and of course, the most annoying character in horror…BOB. This week Mike is joined by the BFI’s Michael Blyth to discuss the three most bonkers and grotesque zombie movies of all…City of the Living Dead (1980), The Beyond (1981) and The House By The Cemetery (1981). Check out Michael’s new book, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, available on Amazon Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Michael Blyth runs the BFI Cult strand and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
15/03/191h 44m

ZOMBIES Pt 7: Zombie Flesh Eaters AKA Zombi 2 (1979)

This week Mike is joined by film scholar Charlie Oughton to talk eye gouging, throat ripping, blood, guts, sharks and maggots, in their discussion of Lucio Fulci’s notorious video nasty, Zombie Flesh Eaters. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/03/191h 18m

ZOMBIES pt 6: Dawn Of The Dead (1978)

This week Mike is joined by film producer Jen Handorf to discuss the most iconic zombie movie of them all, George Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
28/02/191h 18m

ZOMBIES Pt 5: Shivers (1975) & Rabid (1977)

This week, things get “creepy and icky and sexy and weird.” Mike is joined by Rosie Fletcher to discuss David Cronenberg’s first two features and the link between body horror and the zombie sub genre. Mike also chats to horror actress and star of Shivers Lynn Lowry. Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
22/02/191h 18m

ZOMBIES Pt 4: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

This week Mike is joined by Total Film’s Jamie Graham to discuss one of the most important movies in the history of zombie movies / horror movies / movies in general…George Romero's NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
15/02/191h 18m

ZOMBIES Pt 3: Plague of the Zombies (1966)

This week Mike is joined by professor & academic Graham Saunders to do a whistle stop tour of Hammer Horror and discuss Plague of The Zombies (1966) in depth.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/02/191h 5m

ZOMBIES Pt 2: White Zombie (1932) & I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

This week Mike is joined by filmmaker and screenwriter Axelle Carolyn to discuss the two original zombie movies: White Zombie (1932) and I Walked With A Zombie (1943) in spoilerific detail. They also have a look back at the Universal Horror movies of the 1930s and the Val Lewton movies of the 1940s.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Axelle Carolynn is a filmmaker and writer and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
01/02/191h 20m

ZOMBIES pt 1: An Introduction

We're BACK! This week Mike begins his journey through the evolution of the zombie movie by discussing the tropes of the sub-genre with Kevin Lyons, then looking at the zombie movie through a psychoanalytic and sociological lens with Mary Wild & Tim Coleman.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Visit our website www.evolutionofhorror.com  Subscribe and donate on PATREON for bonus monthly content and extra treats... www.patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on INSTAGRAM Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Kevin Lyons runs EOFFTV and can be found on TWITTER. Mary Wild co-hosts the PROJECTIONS PODCAST and can be found on TWITTER. Tim Coleman is a jfilm critic for Total Film and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
21/01/192h 23m

GLASS (2019) Patreon Preview

Happy New Year! We're now on PATREON.  To listen to our full hour long spoiler-free (with additional spoiler section) discussion of M. Night Shyaman's Glass, visit  https://patreon.com/evolutionofhorror  to sign up for monthly bonus episodes! 
18/01/194m 10s

The Big Horror 2018 Review (& 2019 Preview)

Happy New Year!  This week Mike and The Final Girls' Anna Bogutskaya discuss their horror highlights of 2018 and most anticipated horrors of 2019.    Review Categories include:  - BEST TRAILER / MOST ANTICIPATED - BEST POSTER - BEST OPENING SEQUENCE. - MOST FUN SCREENING / CINEMA EXPERIENCE? - BEST CREEPY KID  - BEST WITCH - BEST NEW MONSTER - BEST RETURNING MONSTER  - CREEPIEST HUMAN CHARACTER / REGULAR DUDE - BEST KILL  - BEST GORE  - CREEPIEST SCARE - BEST JUMP SCARE  - BEST WORST DATE MOVIE  - WORST MOVIE TO WATCH WHEN HUNGOVER - BEST HORROR TO WATCH DRUNK OR ON DRUGS - YOUR 'GUILTY PLEASURE' OF 2018?   - FILM "THEY DIDN'T GET" (ie most underrated movie) - FILM "I DIDN'T GET" (ie a popular film that you didn't love)  - BEST DANCE HORROR! - BEST PERFORMANCE - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY  - BEST SCRIPT / WRITING - BEST DIRECTOR  - BEST TV SHOW - BEST FILM  - WORST FILM OF 2018   Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Anna is a co-host of the BFI PODCAST, one half of THE FINAL GIRLS and can be found on TWITTER. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
29/12/181h 52m

Gremlins (1984)

Mike is joined by digital guru Alex Ayling to discuss Joe Dante's Gremlins (1984), it's batshit crazy sequel and some other classic Christmas horror movies.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
20/12/181h 18m

Inside No. 9 & League of Gentlemen (with Reece Shearsmith & Steve Pemberton)

WE DIDN'T BURN HIM! Mike is joined by Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton to discuss the new League of Gentlemen live show and the Inside No 9 Halloween special. He is then joined by writer / actor Adam Robinson to discuss the Halloween special in spoilerific detail... Music by Jack Whitney.  Adam Robinson is an actor and writer and his theatre company, The Book of Darkness And Light is currently touring its (brilliant) new show SHIVERS. Check their website for tour dates and details... https://thebookofdarknessandlight.com/dates Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
07/12/181h 23m

Suspiria (2018)

Mike is joined by the BFI's Anna Bogutskaya to discuss what might be the most divisive horror movie of 2018...Luca Guiadagnino's SUSPIRIA (2018).  This episode will begin with a SPOILER-FREE section, followed by a SPOILER section in the second half. *Both sections will contain minor spoilers of Dario Argento's original SUSPIRIA (1977). * Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Anna Bogutskaya co-hosts the BFI PODCAST, makes up one half of THE FINAL GIRLS and can be found on TWITTER. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
15/11/181h 23m

The Haunting of Hill House (2018) Spoiler Special

After several requests we return to Hill House for a follow-up discussion in which we discuss the series in it's entirety. Mike is joined by Empire's geek queen Helen O'Hara to dissect this incredible show from start to finish.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Helen O'Hara is a film critic, journalist and podcaster and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
11/11/1848m 16s

SHOCKTOBER: Halloween III: Season Of The Witch

HAPPY HAPPY HALLOWEEN, SILVER SHAMROCK! Mike and Bryan Ryan discuss the black sheep of the Halloween family...Season of the Witch, in spoilerific detail.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Bryan Ryan runs the London Pub Quiz. Find their details on TWITTER and FACEBOOK.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
31/10/1852m 18s

SHOCKTOBER: Apostle (2018)

Mike is joined by Louise Blain to discuss Gareth Evans' new folk horror which popped up on Netflix this month, APOSTLE. There is a spoiler free section of the review, followed by a spoiler section at the end.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Louise Blain is a producer, presenter and journalist and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
28/10/1843m 27s

SHOCKTOBER: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)

This week Mike is joined by Becky Darke to review THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. The first half of the discussion is spoiler free, followed by a spoiler section for episodes 1 & 2... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
26/10/181h 1m

SHOCKTOBER: LFF 2018 & Mandy (2018)

Mike and Brad bring you an epic SPOILER FREE round-up of the best cult & horror films of LFF 2018 and end with an in-depth review of Mandy. Mike also chats to Dragged Across Concrete director S. Craig Zahler and In Fabric director Peter Strickland.  CONTENTS:  00:00 - Intro / LFF Overview 12:00 - INTERVIEW: S. Craig Zahler 34:10 - Dragged Across Concrete  39:30 - Assassination Nation 43:18 - Knife + Heart 48:00 - Lords of Chaos 58:00 - All The Gods In The Sky 01:02:40 - Suspiria (2018) 01:07:50 - Duplicate (AKA Jonathan) 01:11:10 - Cam 01:15:15 - School's Out 01:20:40 - Cannibal Club 01:23:25 - The Nightshifter 01:27:17 - May The Devil Take You 01:32:30 - Tumbbad 01:35:50 - INTERIVEW: Peter Strickland 01:57:25 - In Fabric 02:06:00 - Mandy (Spoiler review) Full list of films can be found on BRAD'S LETTERBOXD Music by Jack Whitney Follow us on TWITTER Follow us on FACEBOOK Follow us on INSTAGRAM Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD  
24/10/182h 27m

SHOCKTOBER: Halloween (2018)

Michael Myers is BACK! This week Empire's Chris Hewitt returns to discuss part 10 (or is it part 2? Or is it part 12?) of the Halloween Franchise. Spoiler free section followed by SPOILERIFIC section.  [00:00 - 28:15] NON-SPOILERS [28:15 - END] SPOILERS  This week's episode is sponsored by FILMSTRUCK UK. FilmStruck is your destination for streaming quality films. Expertly curated for film lovers by film lovers, it’s home to a hand-picked selection of cinema’s finest. This month they're launching a featured collection called THE DARK NIGHTS OF HORROR. Sign up to a 14 day free trial now!  https://www.filmstruck.com/evolutionofhorror Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Chris Hewitt is host of the EMPIRE PODCAST and can be found on TWITTER. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
19/10/181h 11m

SHOCKTOBER: Mandy (2018) interview with director Panos Cosmatos

Mike sits down with Mandy director Panos Cosmatos to discuss the movie, the horror genre and working with a performer as...unique...as Nic Cage... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER    
15/10/1820m 57s

SHOCKTOBER: The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel drops on Netflix TODAY! Mike is joined by journalist and podcaster extraordinaire, Boyd Hilton, to discuss the series. The chat begins with a spoiler free section, followed by a more in-depth analysis of the first half of the series (episodes 1 to 5).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Boyd Hilton is a podcaster and journalist. He's entertainment editor of HEAT and editor of PILOT TV magazine. You can find him on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
12/10/181h 2m

FOLK Pt 17: Conclusion, Quiz & Listener Emails

It's time to bid farewell to maypoles and Morris dancing...the sun sets on our summer of Folk Horror madness as we conclude this series and reveal what's coming up next. Mike is also joined by Bryan Ryan for the ultimate folk horror quiz.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Bryan Ryan runs the BIG FILM QUIZ. Check them out on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
10/10/181h 12m

FOLK Pt 16: Green Room (2015) & Get Out (2017)

From belts and braces to sunken places...this week Mike is joined by Rhianna Dhillon to discuss the (folk) horrors of modern day Trump America for the final 2 reviews of the series...Green Room and Get Out.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD If you're interested in coming to see Adam Robinson's new live theatre ghost-story experience, listeners of the podcast can get a £4 discount at the upcoming London show in Greenwich theatre. Book through the link below and use the promo code: sh12vers https://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk/events/shivers Promo code: sh12vers Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER Rhianna Dhillon is a critic and presenter and can be found on TWITTER        
10/10/181h 17m

The Borderlands (2013) & Fright Night Club

For this bonus episode, Mike is joined by film producer Jen Handorf and practical / make-up FX artist Dan Martin to discuss The Borderlands (2015) and their upcoming live immersive horror event, FRIGHT NIGHT CLUB.  Follow FRIGHT NIGHT CLUB on Social Media:  https://www.frightnightclub.com/ https://www.facebook.com/FrightNightClubUK/ https://twitter.com/frightnightclub Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
10/10/181h 5m

FOLK Pt 15: 21st Century Folk Horror

This week Mike is joined by actor Stevie Webb for part 2 of the folk horror 'Also Rans' extravaganza. This week they run through 10 of the best not-yet-discussed folk horror movies of the 21st century, spoiler-free.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Stevie Webb can be found on TWTITER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
10/10/181h 15m

FOLK Pt 14: 20th Century 'Also-Rans'

This week Mike is joined by genre movie guru Giles Edward to discuss (spoiler free) some of the other folk horror movies not yet covered this series...from big hitters like Night of the Demon and Children of the Corn, to deep cuts like Dark Waters and Poison For the Fairies.  Check out the full list of Also Rans on LETTERBOXD. Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Giles Edwards can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
21/09/181h 56m

FOLK Pt 13: Slender Man (2018) & Viral Folk Horror

This week Mike is joined by digital guru Alex Ayling to discuss Marble Hornets, Creepy Pastas and all things viral folk horror, ending with a (spoiler-free...ish) review of SLENDER MAN (2018).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Alex Ayling is Head of Digital Studios at BBC Studios and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
14/09/181h 35m

FOLK Pt 12: The Witch (2015)

Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?  This week Mike is joined by Louise Blain to discuss Robert Eggers 2015 masterpiece, the VVITCH.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Louise Blain is a producer and journalist and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 24m

The Best of Frightfest 2018

This week Mike is joined by Adam Robinson, writer of The Book of Darkness and Light and the upcoming Shivers, to discuss (spoiler free) the best movies of Frightfest 2018.  For booking information for Adam's upcoming shows, visit www.thebookofdarknessandlight.com Visit the FB page facebook.com/thebookofdarknessandlight Follow The Book of Darkness and light on TWITTER Follow Adam on TWITTER Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/182h 5m

FOLK Pt 11: Kill List (2011) Sightseers (2012) & A Field in England (2013)

This week Mike is joined by practical FX artist and Arrow Video Podcast host Dan Martin to discuss the brilliant Ben Wheatley and three of his movies which make a nice little trilogy of folk horror...Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Dan Martin can be found on TWITTER. For information on Dan and Jen Handorf's upcoming event, the FRIGHT NIGHT CLUB, check out the website now.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 25m

FOLK Pt 10: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

This week Mike and Rosie Fletcher delve deep into the woods and exploring the terrifying found footage classic, The Blair Witch Project.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Rosie Fletcher is UK Editor of Den of Geek and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 21m

FOLK Pt 9: Hicksploitation (1977-2010)

Grab your banjo, don your M.A.G.A. hat and head on down to West Virginia. This week we Mike is joined by Brad Hanson to discuss hillbillies, bogans and hoodies for ten (ish) spoiler-free (ish) reviews of some of the most notable hicksploitation movies from the last 40 years.  Follow Brad on LETTERBOXD (mainly because he's upset about having less followers than EOH) for the full list of films covered this week.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Brad Hanson can be found on TWITTER  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 41m

FOLK Pt 8: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

This week Mike is joined by Total Film's Jamie Graham to discuss the GREATEST HORROR MOVIE EVER MADE.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Jamie Graham is a film journalist and is Editor-At-Large of Total Film magazine. He can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 34m

FOLK Pt 7: Straw Dogs (1971) & Deliverance (1972)

This week Mike is joined by critic and journalist Elena Lazic to discuss two controversial 70s classics, Straw Dogs and Deliverance, in spoilerific detail.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Elena Lazic is a film writer and associate editor of Seventh Row. She can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 19m

FOLK Pt 6: The Seventh Seal (1957) & The Virgin Spring (1960)

This week things get dark, arty and existential...Mike is joined by Sam Ashurst to discuss Ingmar Bergman and how two of his movies fit the folk horror mould. Sam also discusses the upcoming world premiere of his movie, Frankenstein's Creature, at Frightfest 2018.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Sam Ashurst is a filmmaker and co-host of the Arrow Video Podcast. He can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 24m

FOLK Pt 5: The Night of the Hunter (1955) & Onibaba (1964)

"Leaning...leaning..." This week Mike ventures out of Britain to explore some early international examples of folk horror. Firstly he is joined by Paul Ridd to discuss THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) and then by Kevin Lyons to discuss ONIBABA (1964).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Paul Ridd is a distribution executive for Picturehouse UK and can be found on TWITTER. Kevin Lyons is the editor of EOFFTV and can be found on TWITTER. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/182h 10m

FOLK Pt 4: TV Folk Horror & The psychology of cults

This week Mike is joined by Mary Wild to discuss folk horror from a psychoanalytic perspective, then Thom Burgess to take a spoiler free look at folk horror on the small screen, from 70s TV shows like Robin Redbreast and Children of the Stones, through to modern day U.S. shows like True Detective and American Horror Story.  To find the full list of 70s shows that we cover on the episode, follow us on @LetterBoxd Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mary Wild is a psychoanalytic scholar and freudian cinephile. For any upcoming information on courses or events, follow Mary on TWITTER Thom is a writer of graphic novels. Follow him on TWITTER. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 58m

FOLK Pt 3: The Wicker Man (1973)

"OH GOD! OH JESUS CHRIST!" This week Mike is joined by film critic Larushka Ivan-Zadeh to discuss her favourite film and the most iconic folk horror of all time, The Wicker Man. Warning: this discussion may contain some bad singing and dodgy Scottish accents. Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Larushka is a film critic for the Metro and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 11m

THE ENDLESS (2018) Interview with Benson & Moorhead

In this special bonus episode, Mike talks to acclaimed writers / actors / directors Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson about their new movie The Endless, which is currently the most critically celebrated horror movie of 2018. They also discuss their thoughts on the horror genre, folk horror and Mike has some questions regarding the mythology and timeline of The Endless... 00:00 - 47:00: spoiler free (ish) 47:00 - end:    SPOILERS The Endless is distributed by ARROW VIDEO  Directors: Aaron Moorhead & Justin Benson Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 1m

FOLK Pt 2: Witchfinder General (1968) & The Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)

This week Mike is joined by film producer Jen Handorf to discuss the original two folk horrors in spoilerific detail... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Jen Handorf is a film producer and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 29m

FRIGHTFEST 2018 interview with Paul McEvoy

In this bonus episode, Mike chats to Frightfest co-founder / director Paul McEvoy about this year's festival, what fans can expect and the recently revealed line-up which includes Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX, Leigh Whannell's UPGRADE and Pascal Laugier's GHOSTLAND among it's 70 premieres.  Tickets for Frightfest go on sale Saturday 30th June. Visit http://frightfest.co.uk for information on tickets.  Follow Frightfest on TWITTER Follow Paul McEvoy on TWITTER Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/1844m 2s

FOLK Pt 1 with Alice Lowe

Happy Summer Solstice!  Mike kicks off the new series with a chat with actor / writer / director Alice Lowe about her recent directorial debut PREVENGE, her comedy horror SIGHTSEERS and her love for all things Folk Horror. Mike is then joined by graphic artist for film & TV Richard Wells to try and get to grips with what Folk Horror really is, how to define it, and what movies fit the mould... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Alice Lowe is a writer, director and actor. She can be found on TWITTER.  Richard Wells is a graphic artist for TV and film. Follow him on TWITTER and check out his WEBSITE.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 59m

Hereditary (2018)

Mike is joined by Final Girl Anna Bogutskaya to discuss one of the most talked about horror movies of the year, Hereditary, in spoiler-free AND spoilerific detail.  00:00 - 27:00 - SPOILER FREE 27:00 - END - SPOILER SECTION Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Anna is a programmer at the BFI and also makes up one half of THE FINAL GIRLS. Anna can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 2m

BORLEY RECTORY interview with Ashley Thorpe

Mike is joined by filmmaker Ashley Thorpe to discuss his new feature, ghostly animated documentary drama starring Reece Shearsmith and Jonathan Rigby... For information on Borley Rectory screenings visit the WEBSITE Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER This week’s episode is sponsored by SUDIO. Visit https://sudio.com to get 15% off headphones with discount code HORROR.    
08/09/181h 1m

GHOSTS Pt 20: Conclusion

We've reached the end of our journey through the evolution of the ghost story! Mike takes a look back at the last 20 weeks and is joined by London quiz king Bryan Ryan for an end of term exam... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 26m

GHOSTS Pt 19: The Babadook (2014) & Under The Shadow (2016)

This week Mike is joined by film critic Rhianna Dhillon to review two supernatural masterpieces from the recent "post-horror" era, Jennifer Kent's The Babadook and Babak Anvari's Under The Shadow.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Rhianna is a film critic, journalist and podcast presenter and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 26m

GHOSTS Pt 18: 'Also-Rans' with Brad Hanson

This week Mike is joined by Brad Hanson to discuss a whole bunch of ghost movies from the last 25 years which we didn't get time to discuss in depth. We've narrowed it down to a list of 10 notable mentions, all accompanied by spoiler free reviews. Strap yourself in... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 43m

BONUS EP: Revenge (2018) Interview w/ Coralie Fargeat & Matilda Lutz

In this bonus episode, Mike takes a break from ghosts to discuss the brand new horror / exploitation / rape revenge movie REVENGE and sits down with it's director Coralie Fargeat and Matilda Lutz to talk about the problematic nature of rape revenge movies, the exploitation genre and their favourite horror flicks.  Revenge is out in cinemas on Friday 11th May.  Distributed by Vertigo Releasing  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/1829m 17s

GHOSTS Pt 17: The Conjuring (2013)

Wanna play hide & clap? This week Louise Blain returns to the podcast to discuss James Wan's The Conjuring, the Conjuring 2, and the Conjuring cinematic universe. Be prepared for jump scares, bad English accents and (for some reason) a 90s Metz Advert... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Louise Blain is a journalist, writer and producer and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 2m

GHOSTS Pt 16: Paranormal Activity (2007)

Quiet...quiet...quiet...BANG!  This week Mike is joined by Jacob Stolworthy to discuss the biggest horror franchise of the 21st century...the Paranormal Activity series.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Jacob is a critic / journalist and can be found on TWITTER. He also has a podcast called THE LOST BOYS.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 15m

GHOSTS Pt 15: The Devil's Backbone (2001) & The Orphanage (2007)

This week Mike is joined by film critic Clarisse Loughrey to discuss two beautiful ghostly modern masterpieces, Guillermo Del Toro's The Devil's Backbone and J.A. Bayona's The Orphanage.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Clarisse Loughrey is a film critic for The Independent and Wittertainment and also has her own YouTube channel called That Darn Movie Show.  Clarisse can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 10m

GHOSTS Pt 14: The Sixth Sense (1999) & The Others (2001)

This week Mike is joined by the BFI's Henry Barnes to discuss two twisty tales, The Sixth Sense and The Others. Big fat spoiler alert.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Henry is a journalist and head of video content at the BFI. He can be found on TWITTER.  Check out the BFI PODCAST on iTUNES Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER    
08/09/181h 10m

GHOSTS Ep 13: Ringu (1998) & Ju-On (2002)

This week Mike is joined by Digital Spy film editor Rosie Fletcher to discuss all things J-Horror! They review Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge in spoilerific detail, and also recommend other J & K Horror favourites including Pulse, Dark Water, One Missed Call, The Eye and A Tale of Two Sisters.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Music is a film journalist and can be found on TWITTER.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 16m

GHOSTS Pt 12: Candyman (1992)

This week Mike ie joined by Sam Ashurst to discuss the one and only CANDYMAN in spoilerific detail.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Sam Ashurst is a journalist, writer and director and he can be found on TWITTER.  Sam also co-hosts the Arrow Video Podcast which can be found on iTUNES Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 23m

GHOSTS Pt 11: Ghostwatch (1992)

This week Mike is joined by Ghostwatch director Lesley Manning and film & TV critic Boyd Hilton to discuss that iconic 1992 BBC special which terrified the nation... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Lesley Manning is a film & TV director. Check out her WEBSITE and find her on TWITTER.  Boyd Hilton is film & TV director for HEAT and also hosts the HEAT UNMISSABLES podcast.  He can be found on Twitter.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 24m

GHOSTS Pt 10: The Woman In Black & The BBFC

This week Mike is joined by actor Stevie Webb to discuss multiple incarnations of The Woman In Black...including the novel from 1983, the TV adaptation from 1989, the long running stage play and the 2012 Hammer movie. Mike is then joined by Craig Lapper from the BBFC to discuss censorship and certification in the horror genre.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Stevie Webb is an actor and can be found on TWITTER The BBFC are on TWITTER and have a PODCAST Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 52m

GHOSTS Pt 9: Ghostbusters (1984) & Beetlejuice (1988)

It's SHOWTIME! This week Mike is joined by podcast regular Rob Watts to discuss two 80s family friendly ghost classics, Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Rob Watts is a film blogger and works in TV production. Check out his blog OUTSIDE OF A DREAM. Follow Rob on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 21m

GHOSTS Pt 8: The Entity (1982)

This week Mike is joined by The Final Girls and freudian cinephile Mary Wild to discuss the controversial and divisive haunted house movie THE ENTITY, starring Barbara Hershey... Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Mary Wild is a psychoanalytic scholar and freudian cinephile. Details of her upcoming courses can be found on her TWITTER PAGE. The Final Girls are a film collective and can be found on TWITTER or on their WEBSITE.  Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER  
08/09/181h 24m

GHOSTS Pt 7: The Fog (1980) & Poltergeist (1982)

"They're heeeere!" This week Mike is joined by filmmaker Prano Bailey Bond to discuss Spielberg & Hooper's Poltergeist (1982) and movie trivia king Bryan Ryan to discuss John Carpenter's The Fog (1980).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Prano Bailey Bond is a filmmaker and can be found on Twitter. Check out Prano's WEBSITE Bryan Ryan runs a film quiz called the BIG FILM QUIZ in London. Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 35m

GHOSTS Pt 6: The Shining (1980)

"Hello Danny..." This week Mike is joined by co-host of the BBC Film programme Danny Leigh and game & film journalist Louise Blain to discuss one of the most iconic and divisive horror movies of all time...THE SHINING.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Danny Leigh is a film critic and can be found on TWITTER Louise Blain is a films / games journalist and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 48m

GHOSTS Pt 5: The Amityville Horror (1979) & The Changeling (1980)

"GET OUT!" This week Mike is joined by Arrow Video Podcast host Dan Martin to discuss two classic American haunted house movies, The Amityville Horror (1979) & The Changeling (1980).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Email us!  Follow us on TWITTER Like us on FACEBOOK Join the DISCUSSION GROUP Follow us on LETTERBOXD Dan Martin is a co-host of the ARROW VIDEO PODCAST  and can be found on TWITTER Mike Muncer is a producer, podcaster and film journalist and can be found on TWITTER
08/09/181h 2m

GHOSTS Pt 4: Whistle & I'll Come To You (1968) & The Stone Tape (1972)

This week Mike is joined by Michael Blyth and M.R. James expert Ren Zelen to discuss the BBC Ghost Stories of the 60s and 70s, including beloved M.R. James adaptation Whistle and I'll Come To You, and Nigel Kneale's iconic The Stone Tape. We also delve into other Ghost Stories for Christmas and briefly discuss such favourites as The Ash Tree, The Signalman, Lost Hearts and A Warning To The Curious... Music by Jack Whitney Follow us on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/evolutionpod Like us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Join the discussion group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456/ Follow us on LETTERBOXD to keep up to date with the films we're covering this series.  Ren Zelen is a journalist and film critic and can be found on Twitter @RenZelen Michael Blyth is Cult & Flare programmer for the BFI. You can follow him on Twitter (@MichaelJBlyth) and check out what's on at the BFI by visiting https://bfi.org.uk  Mike Muncer is a film journalist, podcaster and producer. He can be found on Twitter @TheMovieMike
08/09/181h 46m

GHOSTS Pt 3: The Innocents (1961) & The Haunting (1963)

Turn the lights down and the volume up. This week Mike is joined by horror film producer Jen Handorf to discuss two of the most classic and influential ghost movies of all time, The Innocents and The Haunting.  Music by Jack Whitney Email us!  Follow us on Twitter!  https://twitter.com/evolutionpod Like us on Facebook! https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Join the discussion group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456/ Jen Handorf is a film producer and can be found on Twitter @JHandorf Mike is a podcast producer and film journalist and can be found on Twitter @TheMovieMike
08/09/181h 27m

GHOSTS Pt 2: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The BFI's Michael Blyth returns to the podcast this week to discuss a subject very dear to his heart...the brilliant William Castle. In our first in-depth spoilerific reviews of the series, we discuss Castle's beloved ghostly classic House on Haunted Hill (1959) and his slightly less beloved 13 Ghosts (1960). We also discuss the life and career of horror legend Vincent Price Music by Jack Whitney Follow us on Twitter!  Like us on Facebook! Join the discussion group!  Michael Blyth is a programmer for the BFI and can be found on Twitter (@MichaelJBlyth). Find out what's on at the BFI South Bank by going to https://bfi.org.uk Mike Muncer is a podcaster, producer and editor. He can be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike).   
08/09/181h 17m

GHOSTS Pt 1 feat. Andy Nyman

We're BACK! This week Mike is joined by Ghost Stories writer, actor and director Andy Nyman to discuss ghosts in the horror genre. He's then joined by BFI Journalist and editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Films & TV (EOFFT), Kev Lyons to discuss the cinematic origins of the ghost story.  Music by Jack Whitney Follow us on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/evolutionpod Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Join the discussion group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456 Email us! evolutionofhorror@gmail.com Andy Nyman is a writer, magician, producer, director and Andy. His website is https://www.andynyman.com He can be found on Twitter @AndyNyman  Kev Lyons is a journalist and editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Films & TV: https://http://www.eofftv.com/  
08/09/181h 58m

SLASHERS Pt 14: Conclusion & Final Exam

We complete the Evolution of the Slasher with an end-of-term quiz! For the Final Exam Mike is joined by London Film Quiz host Bryan Ryan. We also do a final round-up of the sub-genre and Mike countdowns down his Top 10 slashers and the listeners top 5 slashers.  Thanks for listening and we'll be back in January 2018!  Music by Jack Whitney Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/evolutionpod Follow us on FB: https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Join the discussion group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456 Bryan runs the Big Film Quiz in London and you can find him on Twitter (@BigFilmQuiz).  Mike is a podcaster and producer and can be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike). 
08/09/181h 33m

SLASHERS Pt 13: It Follows (2014) Feat. Tim Robey

This week Mike is joined by Telegraph film critic Tim Robey to review David Robert Mitchell's superb 2014 modern horror masterpiece It Follows... Music by Jack Whitney  Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/evolutionpod Find us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Join the FB Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456/ Tim Robey is film critic for the Telegraph. He can be found on Twitter (@Trim_obey).  Mike Muncer is a podcaster and producer and can also be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike).  It Follows (2014) Dir: David Robert Mitchell Courtesy of Icon Distribution
08/09/181h 4m

SLASHERS Pt 12: 21st Century Slashers

"Let the games begin..." This week Mike is joined by Jonathan Hatfull and Katherine McLaughlin to discuss where the slashers went in the 21st century! They cover (in spoilerific detail) James Wan's 2004 movie Saw and the dawn of torture porn, plus the Final Destination Franchise.  They also discuss what became of Freddy, Jason and Michael in the 21st century, as well as comment on the recent wave of nostalgic comedy slashers such as Detention, The Final Girls, and Tragedy Girls.  Music by Jack Whitney  Don't forget to find us on social media:  https://twitter.com/evolutionpod https://facebook.com/evolutionofhorror Come join the Evolution of Horror discussion group!  Kat and Jonathan both have their own horror podcast called Casting The Runes which is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/casting-the-runes-podcast/id1090957646?mt=2) Kat McLaughlin is a film and music journalist and writes for Horrorville, Sci-Fi Now, The List and other outlets. She can be found on Twitter (@Ms_K_McLaughlin)  Jonathan Hatfull is editor of Sci-Fi Now magazine and can also be found on twitter (@JonathanHatfull)  Mike is a film journalist, video producer and podcaster and can be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike)  Join us next week for our final slasher review...IT FOLLOWS! 
08/09/181h 15m

SLASHERS Pt 11: Scream (1996) Feat. Helen O'Hara

"What's your favourite scary movie?" The slashers are BACK! This week Mike is joined by Empire's Helen O'Hara to discuss Wes Craven's phenomenal 1996 slasher, Scream. Things then start getting super meta, as Mike and Rob Watts discuss the wave of 90s slasher movies that followed it.  Music by Jack Whitney.    Join the Evolution of Horror discussion group and meet / discuss horror with other listeners! https://www.facebook.com/groups/146043106034456   Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvolutionOfHorror   Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/EvolutionPod   Helen O'Hara is Editor-At-Large for Empire magazine and is also co-host of the Empire podcast. She can be found on Twitter (@HelenLOHara) and Empire podcast can be found on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-empire-film-podcast/id507987292?mt=2)   Rob Watts is a TV assistant producer, cinephile and blogger. You can find his writing on Outside of a Dream (https://t.co/zsSj1y4nOH) and can be found on Twitter (@RobWatts88).    Mike is a TV, video and podcast producer. He can be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike). 
08/09/181h 29m

SLASHERS Pt 10: The Slasher Slump (1987-1995)

What goes up...must come down.  This week Mike is joined by cinephile Brad Hanson to describe the period that followed the 80s slasher boom...the slasher slump. Brad and Mike discuss why this era is generally thought of as one of the worst for horrors and particularly for slasher movies. They discuss such turkeys as Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Jason Takes Manhattan, Leprechaun and Rumplestiltskin. They also discuss a couple of the gems that stick out from this era, such as Child's Play and Wes Craven's New Nightmare.  Music by Jack Whitney.  Brad Hanson is a cinephile and film writer and can be found on Twitter (@HadBranson).  Mike is a podcaster and producer and can also be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike).
08/09/181h 12m

SLASHERS Pt9: A Nightmare On Elm St (1984)

One, two, Freddy's coming for you! This week, Mike is joined by critic James King to discuss that most 80s of teen slasher movies, A Nightmare On Elm Street. As well as taking a look at the movie in depth, James and Mike explore the 80s obsession with teen movies, the horror cinema of Wes Craven and the phenomenon of Freddy Krueger.  Theme music by Jack Whitney. Jack can be found on twitter (jack_whitney).  Get in touch! You can find us on twitter (@EvolutionPod), Facebook (@Evolutionofhoror) and you can email us on evolutionofhorror@gmail.com  James King is a film critic, author, broadcast and journalist. He can be found on twitter (@JamesKingMovies).  Mike is a TV & digital producer and podcaster. He can be found on Twitter (@TheMovieMike).  A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)  Wes Craven  New Line Cinema 
08/09/181h 6m

SLASHERS Pt. 8: Slasher Mania (1980-1985)

This week Mike is joined by Michael Blyth to give a rundown of the very best of the early 80s slasher boom! From Sleepaway Camp to Slumber Party Massacre, we leave no stone unturned... Theme music by Jack Whitney Michael Blythe is a programmer for the British Film Institute, and is the man behind the BFI Cult strand and BFI Flare. For all information on upcoming events at BFI, visit https://bfi.org.uk Michael can be found on Twitter (@MichaelBlyth)  Mike Muncer is a podcast, producer and film journalist. He can be found on twitter (@TheMovieMike) and does another podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row (@BackRowFilms).  List of 80s Slasher films mentioned (in chronological order)  Prom Night (1980)  Terror Train (1980)  New Years Evil (1981)  The Burning (1981)  My Bloody Valentine (1981)  The Prowler (1981)  Final Exam (1981)  Just Before Dawn (1981)  Pieces (1982)  Slumber Party Massacre (1982)  Sleepaway Camp (1983)  Curtains (1983)  The House on Sorority Row (1983)  Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)  The Initiation (1984)  The Mutilator (1985)  April Fools Day (1986)  Stage Fright (1987)  Blood Rage (1987) 
08/09/181h 9m

SLASHERS Pt 7: Friday the 13th (1980)

Chi chi chi ma ma ma... This week Mike is joined by Rob Watts to discuss the most beloved horror franchise of all time. As well as taking an in-depth, spoilerific review, the pair run through the ten sequels that follow and discuss some of the best and worst aspects of the Friday the 13th series.  Theme music by Jack Whitney  Don't forget you can find all our episodes on iTunes and most other Podcast Platforms (Libsyn, Stitcher, Sound Cloud).  Find us on twitter: @EvolutionPod Rob Watts is a film blogger and writes for Outside Of A Dream outsideofadream.wordpress.com You can find him on twitter (@RobWatts88) Mike Muncer is a podcast, producer and film journalist. You can find him on twitter (@TheMovieMike) and he does another podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row (https://backrowpodcast.net) which is on Twitter (@BackRowFilms) 
08/09/181h 8m

SLASHERS Pt 6: Dressed To Kill (1980) feat. Boyd HIlton

This week Mike is joined by Boyd Hilton, and the pair get down and dirty to discuss Brian De Palma's controversial erotic slasher, Dressed To Kill. We take a look at the influences De Palma's movie had on 80s/90s erotic thrillers such as Cruising, Blue Velvet and Basic Instinct.  Boyd Hilton a critic, broadcaster, journalist and is entertainment director for Heat Magazine. He also hosts the Heat Unmissables podcast (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-unmissables/id1227703572?mt=2) Boyd can be found on Twitter (@Boydhilton)  Mike Muncer is a podcaster, producer and film journalist. He can be found on twitter (@TheMovieMike) and also has another movie podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row (https://backrowpodcast.net)  Dressed To Kill (1980)  Dir: Brian De Palma Filmways Pictures / Cinema 77 Films Body Double (1984)  Dir: Brian De Palma Columbia Pictures Corporation / Delphi II Productions 
08/09/181h 4m

SLASHERS Pt 5: Halloween (1978) Feat. Chris Hewitt

This week Mike is joined by Chris Hewitt and Jacob Stolworthy to discuss all things HALLOWEEN! We take an in-depth, spoilerific look at John Carpenter's classic 1978 masterpiece and look at the legacy it left behind (i.e. 7 awful sequels and 2 awful remakes). Chris also discusses why John Carpenter is one of the most beloved auteurs in cinema history.  Chris Hewitt is host of the world's biggest movie podcast the Empire Podcast (and associate editor of Empire, the world's biggest selling movie magazine). Find Chris on twitter (@ChrisHewitt).  Jacob Stolworthy is a culture critic and journalist for The Independent. Find Jacob on twitter (@Jacob_Stol).  Mike is a producer, podcaster and film journalist. Find him on twitter (@TheMovieMike).  He also co-hosts another movie podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row (https://backrowpodcast.net). Find Back Row on Twitter (@BackRowFilms).  Halloween (1978)  Dir: John Carpenter Courtesy of Compass International Pictures / Falcon International Productions.  Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)  Dir: John Carpenter Courtesy of the CKK Corporation  The Thing (1982)  Dir: John Carpenter Courtesy of Universal Pictures / Turman-Foster Company  Christine (1983)  Dir: John Carpenter Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Corporation, Delphi Premier Productions, Polar Film  
08/09/181h 48m

SLASHERS Pt 4: Black Christmas (1974) Feat. Mary Wild

This week Mike is joined by Rhianna Dhillon to explore two criminally underrated early 70s slasher movies...Black Christmas (1974) and Alice, Sweet Alice (1976). Both movies deal with teenage problems and adolescence discuss the awkwardness of puberty, sex education and bodily fluids. Mike also sits down with Freudian Cinephile Mary Wild who discusses horror cinema from a psycho-analytic perspective.  Music by Jack Whitney  Jack is a musician and sound engineer. He is on Twitter (@Jack_Whitney)  Rhianna Dhillon is a film critic, journalist, presenter and broadcaster. She hosts the Radio 4 Seriously podcast:(https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/seriously/id134091051?mt=2) She can be found on Twitter (@RhiannaDhillon) and also presents Back Row Podcast with Mike (https://backrowpodcast.net) Mary Wild is a psycho-analytic scholar and freudian cinephile. Mary runs a series of lectures and courses called Projections and has an upcoming 6 week course on Women in Horror Films at the Freud Museum. All details of the course can be found here: https://www.freud.org.uk/events/76988/projections-psychoanalytic-investigation-of-women-in-horror-films/ Mary is also on Twitter (@psycstar) and has a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5zqftkwnUEyNnRnSZHShEA)  Thanks for listening, tune in next week for our Halloween special!  Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)  Dir: Alred Sole Courtesy of Harristown Funding  Black Christmas (1974)  Dir: Bob Clark  Courtesy of Film Funding Ltd of Canada / Vision IV / Canadian Film Development Corporation / Famous Players / August Films 
08/09/181h 47m

SLASHERS Pt 3: A Bay of Blood (1971) Feat. Alan Jones

We continue the Evolution of the Slasher by looking at the boom in Italian horror in the late 60s / early 70s, particularly the films known as 'Giallo' (or Gialli?) Mike chats to Giallo guru Alan Jones about the history of the sub-genre, its influence on the slasher and gets the lowdown on Giallo pioneer Dario Argento. He is then joined by Dan Martin from the Arrow Video Podcast to review Argento's Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) and Mario Bava's Bay Of Blood (1971).  Music by Jack Whitney.  Jack can be found on Twitter (@Jack_Whitney)  Alan Jones is a broadcaster, critic, author, co-director / founder of FrightFest and a journalist. He has written books on Giallo and on director Dario Argento such as Profondo Argento (2004). Find more information about Alan here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Jones_(film_critic)#Books_.28as_author.29 Find Alan on Twitter (@AlanFrightFest)  Dan Martin is a film SFX artist and a co-host of the Arrow Video Podcast. Find their podcast on iTunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/arrow-video-podcast/id1257705874?mt=2  Find Dan on Twitter (@13FingerFX)  Mike Muncer is a podcaster, video producer and film journalist. Find him on Twitter (@TheMovieMike).  Mike also produces and co-presents a movie podcast with critic Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row (http://backrowpodcast.net) --- The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) Dir: Dario Argento  Courtesy of Arrow Video / Central Cinema Company Film / Glazier / Seda Spettecoli  A Bay Of Blood (1971)  Dir: Mario Bava Courtesy of Arrow Video / Nuova Linea Cinematografica
08/09/181h 28m

BONUS EP: A Brief History of Horror Music with Neil Brand

Happy bonus horror treat! Here's the full, uninterrupted chat with film musician / composer / historian Neil Brand about a history of horror scores. From Nosferatu through to Under The Skin, we cover the trends, the traits and the evolution of the horror score over the last one hundred years. ENJOY! Neil Brand is a film historian, musician and composer. You can find details of his upcoming events at http://www.neilbrand.com/ or follow him on twitter: @NeilKBrand  Mike Muncer is a TV & Podcast Producer and Film Journalist. You can find him on twitter: @TheMovieMike  He also produces and co-presents another film podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row: https://backrowpodcast.net  Thanks for listening, tune in next week for our GIALLO special. Mike will be joined by Dan Martin from the Arrow Video Podcast, as well as special guest ALAN JONES. Until next time... Dracula (1958) Dir: Terence Fisher Music by James Bernard  Courtesy of Hammer Films Psycho (1960) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Score by Bernard Herrmann Courtesy of Shamley Productions The Birds (1963)  Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Score by Bernard Herrmann Courtesy of Alfred J. HItchcock Productions The Innocents (1961)  Dir: Jack Clayton Courtesy of Achilles / Twentieth Century Fox  Halloween (1978)  Dir: John Carpenter Music by John Carpenter Courtesy of Falcon International Productions & Compass International Pictures The Shining (1980)  Dir: Stanley Kubrick Music and the Stars and You performed by Al Bowlly  Courtesy of Warner Bros. Hawk Films, Peregrine, Producers Circle  Deep Red (1975)  Dir: Dario Argento Score by Goblin Courtesy of Rizzoli Films & Seda Spettacoli Suspiria (1977)  Dir: Dario Argento Score by Goblin Courtesy of Seda Spettacoli  Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)  Dir: John Carpenter Score by John Carpenter Courtesy of The CKK Corporation Under The Skin (2014)  Dir: Jonathan Glazier Score by Mica Levi Courtesy of Film4, BFI, Silver Reel, Creative Scotland, Sigma Films, FilmNation Entertainment, Nick Wechsler Productions, JW Films, Canal+, Scottish Screen & UK Film Council Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)  Dir: JJ Abrams  Score by John Williams  Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios / LucasFilm / Bad Robot Jurassic Park (1993) Dir: Steven Spielberg Score by John Williams Courtesy of Universal Pictures / Amblin Entertainment  
08/09/1855m 21s

SLASHERS Pt 2: Psycho & Peeping Tom (1960) Feat. Neil Brand

  This week Mike is joined by Ollie Charles as we begin our in depth look at the evolution of the slasher, and review the two movies that are often considered the forerunners to the format, Psycho and Peeping Tom. Mike is also joined by a chat with film composer, musician and historian, Neil Brand for a chat about that Bernard Herman score.  Podcast music by Jack Whitney (@Jack_Whitney)  For all other episodes of The Evolution of Horror please subscribe:  iTunes: https://t.co/ztPjckq0YS Stitcher: https://goo.gl/2aSB8g  Libsyn: https://evolutionofhorror.libsyn.com Ollie Charles works as a film PR for trafalgar releasing and also writes for Front Row Reviews. You can find him on twitter: @OllieCharles  Neil Brand is a film historian, musician and composer. You can find details of his upcoming events at http://www.neilbrand.com/ or follow him on twitter: @NeilKBrand  Mike Muncer is a TV & Podcast Producer and Film Journalist. You can find him on twitter: @TheMovieMike  He also produces and co-presents another film podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row: https://backrowpodcast.net  Thanks for listening, tune in next week for our GIALLO special. Mike will be joined by Dan Martin from the Arrow Video Podcast, as well as special guest ALAN JONES. Until next time... Dracula (1958) Dir: Terence Fisher Courtesy of Hammer Films Psycho (1960) Dir: Alfred Hitchcock Courtesy of Shamley Productions Peeping Tom (1960)  Dir: Michael Powell Courtesy of Michael Powell (Theatre)  Halloween (1978)  Dir: John Carpenter Courtesy of Falcon International Productions & Compass International Pictures
08/09/181h 32m

SLASHERS Pt 1: An Introduction

This week Mike is joined by BFI Programmer Michael Blyth and film collective 'The Final Girls' to discuss the tropes, the peaks and the troughs of the slasher sub genre. What makes the slasher one of the most successful horror sub-genres? Why do we love watching endless Jason or Freddy sequels, when they all pretty much follow the same formula? And is there anything feminist about a sub-genre which celebrates and fetishises the dismemberment of pretty teenage girls? Join us for the Evolution of the Slasher... Podcast theme music by Jack Whitney Michael Blyth is a programmer for the BFI (British Film Institute) and is the man behind the current BFI STEPHEN KING season and the BFI Cult Strand. For all information, including showtimes and tickets, visit www.bfi.org.uk. Michael can also be found on Twitter: @michaeljblyth The Final Girls are a film collective that explore female representation (both behind and in front of the camera) in the horror genre. Information about their upcoming events can be found at www.thefinalgirls.co.uk and you can find them on twitter @TheFinalGirlsUK.  Mike is a TV, video and Podcast producer and also has another movie podcast called Back Row with Rhianna Dhillon. This is available on iTunes and on their website http://backrowpodcast.net Mike can also be found on Twitter: @TheMovieMike  We're taking a 2 week break but will be back next time to continue exploring the Evolution of the Slasher with reviews of Psycho and Peeping Tom!  Got a spare minute? Leave us a rating or review on iTunes!     
08/09/181h 12m

What is Horror? (Feat. Kim Newman)

Welcome to the Evolution of Horror, a brand new horror movie review and discussion podcast! Host Mike Muncer and co-host Rob Watts discuss why they love horror, how they got into horror, some of their favourite horror movies, and Mike interviews horror maestro Kim Newman for a brief history and introduction to the genre.  Email us: evolutionofhorror@gmail.com Tweet us: @EvolutionPod  Rob Watts is author of Outside of A Dream blog: http://outsideofadream.wordpress.com  Tweet Rob! @RobWatts88 Mike has another podcast with Rhianna Dhillon called Back Row.  http://backrowpodcast.net  Tweet Mike! @TheMovieMike   
08/09/181h 23m
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