Rank #1: THR Episode #199 - The Hunt / Surviving the Game
In the middle of absolute madness, we bring you possibly our darkest show yet - Outbreak, Apocalypse, and Rape. Can we find a way to lighten the mood, joined this week by The Nez? We sure hope so! Join us as we discuss the new movie in theaters AND available for home streaming - The Hunt, as well as the Ice-T classic Surviving the Game. Cool of the week includes The Rape of Two Coreys, WWE Smackdown, and Star Trek: Discovery. Trailers this week are 50 States of Fright and Koko-di, Koko-da. We get feedback from Patrick Lear, Lars from Denmark, Mike Batchelor, Samantha Bean, Tim Davis, Bede Jermyn, and Beatrix Harper. Thanks for listening!
Mar 21 2020
Rank #2: THR Episode #189 - Underwater / Leviathan
This week, we check out the new movie Underwater as well as 1989's Leviathan. Cool of the week includes Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Servant, Uncut Gems, and Dracula. Trailers this week are Birds of Prey, Hunters, The Boy 2, and The New Mutants. We get feedback from Rachel Trotter, Tim Davis, Darien Brock, Mystique Kueblbates, Matt Wood, Warren Minnix, Steven Lowblad, Chad C, Patrick Lear, Marcus Wilturner, Samantha Bean, Jason Gorton, Cort Psyops, Beatrix Harper, Monika Mandoki, Danny Bennett, and Sara Grantham. Thanks fir listening!
Jan 12 2020
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Rank #3: THR Episode # 177 - Zombieland Double Tap / Zombieland
This week, we take a look at the new movie Zombieland Double Tap, as well as 2009's Zombieland. Cool of the week includes Watchmen, Little Monsters, and El Camino. Trailers are Extracurricular and The Rise of Skywalker. We get feedback from Devin, Lars from Denmark, Samantha Bean, Jason Gorton, and of course Marcus Wilturner as he continues to review his 31 Days of Horror films. Thanks for listening!
Oct 23 2019
Rank #4: THR Episode #187 - The Best and Worst of 2019
It's time for our annual wrap up of the films we loved and the films we hated in 2019. And this year, we are joined by special guest and friend of the show Pedro Nunez of the Kayfabulous Lucha Bros. podcast. Cool of the week includes The Mandalorian, The Rise of Skywalker, and A Christmas Carol 2019. We get feedback from Tim Davis, Steven Lowblad, Daeron Wilson, Ricky Morgan, Patrick Lear, and Samantha Bean. Now that Christmas is over, it's time to REALLY see who made the naughty and nice list! Thanks for listening!
Dec 29 2019
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Rank #5: THR Episode #153 - Texas Frightmare 2019
Thanks for joining us for our annual Texas Frightmare Weekend roundup! This year, Brian flew all the way down from Anchorage to join Phil and Lance. We also got special guests for ya, including Music City Mel from The Stream Queen and Two Dead Chicks to talk some Walking Dead Season 9, Cactus Jay and Pistol Pat show up from Saddle Up!, and of course our old friend The Nez from E Society and The Mac Nez Podcast! We had a blast talking with David Gregory of Severin Films, Shawn Gaborrin at Action Lab Comics, and The Man himself, Bruce Campbell! So enjoy the show, and we all hope to see you guys there in 2020 - we are already making plans!
May 08 2019
Rank #6: THR Episode #157 - Godzilla King of Monsters / Godzilla (Gojira 1954)
Oh No! There goes Tokyo. Go, go Godzilla! We've got the dynamic duo here tonight! It's Brian and Phillip.... wait, who has to be Robin? We take on the brand new Godzilla: King of Monsters and pair it with with, arguably, THE classic monster movie, the original gangsta himself, Godzilla (Gojira) from 1954. These movies are all called 100 different things based on where they were released, so it gets complicated. Phillip updates the Brightburn score after the beating it took last week. Brian gives us some history on Wu-Tang Clan, and as it turns out, they ain't nothing to fuck with. Steven Lowblad is an awesome mother fucker, and also our newest patreon subscriber. Man I wish I could be as awesome as that guy. If only there were a way to be more like him...... Enough talking, it's time to destroy some tiny cities wearing super uncomfortable rubber suits... I knew I bought that Robin outfit for a reason.
Jun 06 2019
Rank #7: THR Episode #137 - O Canada!
Welcome back, loyal listeners! Have we got a show for you this week. We are joined by our friend, YouTube sensation, Desmond Peel, of Desmond's Flicks. We discuss Ginger Snaps, Pontypool, and Backcountry as our travels take us the the frozen lands of Canada. Cool of the week includes Gotham, Maniac, and Assassination Nation. Trailers this week are Piercing, The Punisher Season 2, and Velvet Buzzsaw. And in what may be our greatest feedback section ever, Samantha Bean gives us her top and bottom films of the year and reminds us of why we do this every week. Jay Black brings us more news from The Sacramento Bee. And we also hear from Patrick, the Nez, Paul Stevenson, Time Davis, Art Murillo, Billy Stuart, Thomas Mariani, and Adam Thomas. So take off, eh? Ya hosers!
Jan 17 2019
Rank #8: THR Bonus Episode - Interview with Stephen Cognetti of Hell House LLC
In this bonus episode, Samantha joins us and goes totally fangirl as we get a chance to interview Stephen Cognetti, Writer and Director of the Hell House LLC franchise. The newest film in the series, Lake of Fire, is now streaming on Shudder, and Hell House LLC and The Abaddon Hotel can be found on DVD and on demand everywhere. We really appreciate Stephen taking the time to talk with us this Halloween season and we want to thank all of you for listening!
Oct 17 2019
Rank #9: THR Episode #135 - The Best and Worst of 2018
At The Horror Returns, we always promise to bring you the best...and the worst...in horror (it's right there in our intro every week!) This week, we take a look back at the year that was 2018 with our end of year lists. Categories include: best horror films of the year, worst horror films of the year, best TV show, The best and worst old school films covered by The Horror Returns, and best and worst non-genre film. And this year, we have a very special category for best 5 horror hall pass! Cool of the week is all Netflix, with Bird Box, Bandersnatch, and Roma. Thank you to Cactus Jay from Saddle Up for joining Brian, Melissa, Phil, and Lance. Of course, the BEST part of 2018 was YOU, so keep it up, loyal listeners! Let's get 2019 started with a bang!
Dec 30 2018
Rank #10: The Stream Queen Episode #2 - Bird Box
On this episode of Stream Queen Mel is joined by her friends Jen, Josh, and Brian as well as special guest Ace Von Johnson (horror buff/guitarist for LA Guns and Faster Pussycat) to discuss the Netflix powerhouse flick Birdbox. But did it live up to the hype? Listen in as the gang discusses an overage of Sarah Paulson, why Machine Gun Kelly should never act again, is Sandra Bullock really a good actress, what Netflix could have done differently with this film, and the differences between the film and the book written by Josh Malerman. Spoilers for both the film and book abound in this episode! And make sure to stick around for the end of the episode where we chat a little with Ace about what's going on in the world of rock n roll, animal advocacy and basically why we think he is the hottest thing ever. Find him on twitter at @acevonjohnson!
Feb 05 2019
Rank #11: Saddle Up Episode #5: The Magnificent Sevens
Hey y'all, this episode we have The Magnificent Seven times 2, or is it The Magnificent Seven² or maybe The Magnificent 14? However you math it we take a look at the classic original remake (is that a thing?) and the recent 2016 remake by Antoine Foo-Quaaaaa!, trust me that it's a thing. We got the whole gang here sans Philly the Kid, who decided to sit this one out and watch the Cowboys game (good call). With the old timers of Gene and Lance and the young and handsome pups of Brian and myself defending each other’s generation version we got ourselves a good shoot out. Will the smooth headed Yule Brynner be victorious or will the side burn wearin' Denzel ride off into the sunset? Sit back and listen, it will be MAGNIF.....I'm not saying it, just go listen.
Jan 14 2019
Rank #12: THR Episode #173 - A Firefly Family Album
This week on The Horror Returns, joined by very special guest, Vanessa McEnery of The VD Clinic podcast, we become much more family friendly as we delve into Rob Zombie's Firefly family with House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, and the brand new 3 From Hell. Cool of the week includes The Big Bird Cage, Tigers Are not Afraid, AHS:1984, and Pulp Fiction. Trailer this week is In the Tall Grass. We get feedback from Marcus Wilturner, Patrick Lear, Lars From Denmark, Bede Jermyn, Samantha Bean, Desmond Peel, David Gorton, Lisa Cole, Justin Xavier and actress Sammi Haney. A VERY SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO ADAM THOMAS, THOMAS MARIANI, AND SAMANTHA BEAN FOR JOINING US IN RECENT SHOWS. Thank you for listening!
Sep 22 2019
Rank #13: THR Episode #179 - Terminator Dark Fate / The Terminator / T2
This week, we are back! Better late than never! Cool of the week includes The Dallas Cowboys Black cat, See, and Lance's meetup in Salem with our man Pedro! Trailer this week is Animal Among Us. And we get feedback from Marcus Wilturner, Daeron Wilson, Beatrix Harper, Lars From Denmark, and Justin Xavier. Thanks for listening!
Nov 08 2019
Rank #14: THR Episode #175 - Joker with Melissa Stephens
What do you get when you cross Joaquin Phoenix with the director of The Hangover? It ain't the Riddler! Melissa Stephens from the BFF podcast joins us to see if Joker lives up to the hype, and we pick our top 5 onscreen Jokers. The reviews are definitely not unanimous, so let's find out the good, the bad, and the crazy that is Joker!
Oct 08 2019
Rank #15: THR Episode #163 - Crawl / Alligator
This week, we are joined by very special guest Pedro Nunez from The Kayfabulous Lucha Bros. podcast to discuss the new creature feature from Alexandre Aja, Crawl, as well as the cult favorite Alligator. Cool of the week includes Yesterday, Stranger Things, and Jessica Jones. The trailer this week is the Soska Sister's remake of Rabid. Pedro also discusses his best and worst of 2019 so far, and Lance goes on a rant that might endanger our press passes for Texas Frightmare next year. But fuck it, the truth is the truth. You'll really want to sink your teeth in this week! As always, thanks for listening!
Jul 14 2019
Rank #16: THR Episode #147 - Us / Possession
Thanks for joining for Doppelganger Week at The Horror Returns. We cover the new movie Us as well as 1983's Possession. Cool of the Week includes American Gods, The Walking Dead, Naked and Afraid, Love Death + Robots and The Good The Bad and the Ugly. Trailers this week are John Wick 3, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Avengers Endgame and Stranger Things 3. And we get awesome feedback from Jeff Larrimore, Ryan Stevens, Gene Turner, Clarissa Jarvis and Nate Peterson. We also get a new ITunes review from PooeyPeel (interesting name!) and Bede Jermyn shares his 10 favorite horror films of 2018. It's another jam-packed episode!
Mar 25 2019
Rank #17: Saddle Up Episode # 20 Western Comedies
Hey y'all we are hopefully to bring the funny. This week Pat and I sit down with Lance and Brian from the Horror Returns to discuss well known western comedies, Cat Ballou and City Slickers.
One is a first time watch for most of us and anyone who is anyone has seen the other. How well do these still hold up today? Listen and find out.
Nov 28 2019
Rank #18: THR Episode #185 - Black Christmas
This week we take a look at the brand new re-remake, Black Christmas, as well as the 2006 remake. Cool of the week includes The Mandalorian, Parasite, and 6 Underground. Trailers this week are Ghostbusters Afterlife, Antlers, The Grudge, and Wonder Woman 1984. We get feedback from Russell A Calhoun, Jason Bradford, Patrick Lear, Lars from Denmark, Bede Jermyn, Justin Xavier, Beatrix Harper, Adam Thomas and Jeff Larrimore. And we have a brand new 5-star Apple Podcast review - and a new contest! Thanks for listening!
Dec 15 2019
Rank #19: THR Episode #144 - Best Horror Video Games
...Look, I know what you're thinking. "What do these shmucks know about video games?" Enough to know when we need some bad ass co-hosts. We brought back the lovely and talented Jocelyn Mendez from our Slenderman show. And all the way from Binge Media, the hosts of a little show called "Wake and Bake with Bob Ross," the, also lovely and talented, Jim Kupka and Jack Falvey IV. We talk about some of the best that horror gaming has to offer with Dark Souls, Dead Space, Resident Evil, Alien Isolation, and more. Let us Know your favorites!
Mar 08 2019
Rank #20: THR Episode #161 - Annabelle Comes Home / Dolls
This week, join us as we look at the new Conjuring Universe film, Annabelle Comes Home and also 1987's Dolls. We are joined by the Terrible Aussie himself, Bede Jermyn. Cool of the week includes Streets of Fire, Drive (the one from 1997, not the Ryan Gosling one!), The Mighty Ducks, Phantasm, and Swamp Thing, apparently the best already-cancelled show on TV! Trailers are Nekrotronic, Tone Deaf, and Stranger Things 3. Feedback this week comes from Marcus Wilturner, Art from Cali, Lars from Denmark, Tyler Owens, Beatrix Harper, Marcey Papandrea, and Sara Grantham. Thanks for listening!
Jul 04 2019