Hallow-Holics Anonymous Podcast
Hosted by Maddy and Corey, we discuss weekly/bi-weekly all the many fascinating aspects of Horror and Halloween. Film, books, art, you name it!
info_outline Episode 61 - Rotten Justice 05/10/2019
Episode 61 - Rotten Justice Corruption and violence stalk the streets of New York, and only one undead but sometimes living man can deliver justice equally to the good and the bad, indiscriminately killing each and every one of them who stand in his way. In this episode, we discuss just how far that Maniac Cop will go in our Maniac Cop trilogy retrospective.
info_outline Episode 60 - For the Love of Pet (...Semataries) 04/30/2019
Episode 60 - For the Love of Pet (...Semataries) I don't want to be buried--ever, I want to live forever, but this isn't about my issues. It's about our issues with the new Pet Sematary. It's also about the original. In this episode Corey and Maddy compare the two. The good. The bad. The dead and ugly.
info_outline Episode 59 - Vacations 04/26/2019
Episode 59 - Vacations Summer is coming. I think we all know what that means--vacations. Whether it's to a mundane motel on a stretch of beach far from civilization, a run-down mental hospital in Romania, or a charming Irish castle packed to the brim with cranky ghosts, everybody needs to unwind. This week, that's just what Corey and Maddy do as they discuss the latest horror pack, 'High Spirits' and 'Transylvania 6-5000'.
info_outline Episode 58 - Love and Marriage 04/17/2019
Episode 58 - Love and Marriage All around the world, it's the same song - - weddings and honeymoons are nothing but trouble. Don't take it from us, take it from Gene Wilder and Chevy Chase. They only ever end up in zany mayhem, mutant babies, and crazy capers with werewolves and drunken butlers. Join us in this episode as we discuss 'Haunted Honeymoon' and 'Nothing but Trouble'. Also, help us bid good-bye to Coffin Box one last time.
info_outline Episode 57 - I Dream of Corey 04/03/2019
Episode 57 - I Dream of Corey I hope you've got a license to drive. Don't want to get lost, boys. After all, you can't kill gremlins or goonies with a silver bullet. Now that we've got all the references to movies we're not talking about out of the way, this is our belated April Fools special in which Corey finally gets his way, the horror is shoved in the closet for a moment, and we discuss Dream a Little Dream 1 and 2.
info_outline Episode 56 - School is Hell 2: Finals 03/30/2019
Episode 56 - School is Hell 2: Finals School is back in session. I've always wanted to say that. With the Spring semester heating up, it's time to go back to a simpler time for all of you ex-high schoolers out there, and a miserable torture session for the current high schoolers. In this episode Corey's got a new horror pack, and we discuss the heartwarming classics 'Final Exam' and 'Return to Horror High'.
info_outline Episode 55 - Scalpels and Screams 03/20/2019
Episode 55 - Scalpels and Screams Keep your scalpels handy, the Hallow-Holics are back for yet another stab-tastic episode. Don't you just hate when you have to get your face replaced? What about when you're reduced to just a pretty stump in a flower box? In this episode, we explore two movies that show you just how to handle those tricky situations with the 1960 French classic 'Eyes Without a Face' and Crispin--I mean Julian Sand's brilliant romantic comedy 'Boxing Helena'
info_outline Episode 54 - Deadly Art 03/08/2019
Episode 54 - Deadly Art Art is [obligatory avant garde pose] SUBJECTIVE. Velvet Buzzsaw, however, was terrible. Journey with us into the art world as we explore this, Bucket of Blood, Corey's monthly horror pack, and the pretentious critics within us all.
info_outline Episode 53 - Ghosts and Monsters 02/22/2019
Episode 53 - Ghosts and Monsters No movies today folks, just some good old traumatizing monster history and ghostly discussion. Iceland, the Phillipines, China, England--we're traveling the world and hoping if we're lucky Spring-Heeled Jack won't catch up to us.
info_outline Episode 52 - The Valentine Special 02/14/2019
Episode 52 - The Valentine Special In this, our first 'Valentine's Day' special, we celebrate a day dedicated to love. Love of Scott Valentine. Deadtime Stories and The Unborn 2 feature in this episode, reminding us that it's the dosage that makes the poison - - and both movies are sadly very lacking in the recommended daily dosage of Scott Valentine.
info_outline Episode 51 - Terror at the Pump 02/09/2019
Episode 51 - Terror at the Pump Can you honestly say you've never been to a truck stop bathroom that struck fear into your heart? Or spoke to a gas station attendant you were absolutely convinced had somehow signed a pact with the old gods to ensure his prices were always higher than the next closest station 20 miles down the road? This episode examines how evil those institutions are when we examine Retro-Active and Splinter. No shirts. No shoes. No service!
info_outline Episode 50 - A 50s Flashback 02/01/2019
Episode 50 - A 50s Flashback In this, our 50th episode (yes, 50th - - not 52nd, you're crazy), we delve into the terror that is THE TINGLER, and then the sheer badassery of Tom Atkins in Night of the Creeps. We also discuss some favorites over the last 10 decades, and agree unanimously that Corey doesn't know what a 1970s movie is.
info_outline Episode 49 - Have A Stab Happy New Year 01/06/2019
Episode 49 - Have A Stab Happy New Year Happy New Year, from Hallow-Holics Anonymous! Happy New Year from Hallow-Holics Anonymous! Happy--wait, sorry. Had a little deja vu for a second. In this episode we ring in the new year, the new season, and a new set of possibilities...including Corey's latest Coffin Box, Horror Pack, and the films 'Happy Death Day' and 'Bloody New Year'.
info_outline Episode 48 - Slaying Santa 12/27/2018
Episode 48 - Slaying Santa Just when you thought Christmas was over, Santa's back - - and he's either an immortal Finnish demon, or just your weird neighbor with all those red and white tchotchkes. Never fear, Corey and Maddy are here to help you navigate through Santa's creepy trappings in 'Christmas Evil' and 'Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale' and sing a special Christmas carol along the way.
info_outline Episode 47 - Retail Hell 12/16/2018
Episode 47 - Retail Hell Attention shoppers, check out the mall's hardware store for all your chainsaw and defensive needs. There's also a sale on fuel, supplies, and bullets at the hunting goods emporium. Do not touch the robotic security and avoid the bowling alley. This week the theme is 'mall horror', and what better way for Corey and Maddy to explore the terror of the mall than by talking about Chopping Mall and Sorority Babes in the Slime Bowl Bowl-o-Rama?
info_outline Episode 46 - Witchy Woman 12/08/2018
Episode 46 - Witchy Woman Magic! Mayhem! Suspense! Romance! Razor wire and broken glass! Tune in this week with Corey and Maddy for a wild ride with Veronica Lake as the witch whose gams just won't quit, and ride on into the Dario Argento masterpiece, Suspiria!
info_outline Episode 45 - Gobble Gobble 11/21/2018
Episode 45 - Gobble Gobble Tis the seas--oh, right, it's still November. Okay, well pass the green bean casserole and don't skimp on the fried onions! The turkey will be done soon, but in the meantime let's talk turkey about 'Turkee', the world's most dastardly feathered villain who stars in the movies of the week: Thankskilling 1 and 3. Sit back, relax, undo a belt loop (or four) and enjoy.
info_outline Episode 44 - Mind Trip 11/09/2018
Episode 44 - Mind Trip Space. There's a lot of it out there. Time. There's a lot of that too. When space and time collide in a tentative thematic episode, you get two movies set in the future, and one of them is in SPACE. This week Corey and Maddy discuss 'Mindwarp' and 'Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'. No, not THAT Forbidden Zone.
info_outline Episode 42 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 4 10/25/2018
Episode 42 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 4 You want a blockbuster special? Well kid, you got it. That's right, everyone's favorite Halloween movies at long last. No more Loomis. No more Jamie. All Michael, all the time! Can Corey and Maddy survive to the very end? Probably not, but they tried their best! In this episode we discuss H20 and Resurrection.
info_outline Episode 41 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 3 10/19/2018
Episode 41 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 3 In this episode, we discuss parts 5 and 6, in which Donald Pleasence plays his final roles in the Halloween series, and Michael gets multiple make-overs. But first, Maddy and Corey discuss the latest horror pack and do a dramatic re-enactment of a questionable fan fiction crossover.
info_outline Episode 40 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 2 10/11/2018
Episode 40 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 2 It's MY party, and you'll die if I want--you---to...you get what I'm going for here. The Halloween nightmare continues as we discuss parts 3 and 4, while Jim the Stalker goes on an unnecessary erotic tangent about pumpkin carving, Satan curses the neighborhood kids, Bunker Uncle has a dance party, and we all question the mind-boggling film continuities.
info_outline Episode 39 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 1 10/03/2018
Episode 39 - The Halloween Spook-Tacular, Part 1 In honor of the scaring season, all October we will be reviewing Halloween 1-8, with several 'return guests' to help us along the way. Michael Myers won't know what hit him when Satan, Jim, Sally, Generic Teacher, Gremlins, Corey, and Maddy throw a Halloween party. It won't be pretty.
info_outline Episode 38 - The Intellectual and the Incomprehensible 09/27/2018
Episode 38 - The Intellectual and the Incomprehensible You CAN'T run. You CAN'T escape. You can't help but read this description in the voice of a 1950s narrator. Listen in this week as Corey and Maddy discuss the Fritz Lang classic 'M' and delve into the dark depths of the underground cult masterpiece 'Death Bed: The Bed That Eats!'
info_outline Episode 36 - It's the End of the World 09/12/2018
Episode 36 - It's the End of the World Slap on the SPF 1500, the bombs are dropping and the sun is rising again. Trapped in a fall-out shelter with Corey's creepy bunker uncle, Maddy and Corey discuss the classic Nuclear what-if film 'Threads' and the infinitely charming post-war sci-fi comedy 'A Boy and his Dog'
info_outline Episode 35 - Freaky Deaky 09/04/2018
Episode 35 - Freaky Deaky There's nothing like when the circus comes to town. The cotton candy. The lights. The rides. Not to mention the colorful characters we point at to entertain ourselves (or at least we used to). In this episode we tackle Todd Browning classic 'Freaks', and arguably one of Alex Winters and anyone's best portrayal of Richard the III's opening speech in 'Freaked'.
info_outline Episode 34 - Cornball Horror 08/30/2018
Episode 34 - Cornball Horror Welcome to the yukk yukk club, otherwise known as the Hallow-Holics Anonymous. Where everybody knows your name because we have no respect for your personal privacy. In this episode Corey and Maddy laugh it up over cinematic masterpieces, 'Saturday the 14th' and 'Student Bodies'. It's sure to be Hell-arious. Cue rimshot.
info_outline Episode 33 - Truckin 08/22/2018
Episode 33 - Truckin Join us on our magnificent journey across the American countryside--or just listen to us talk about car 'adjacent' horror movies, Joyride and Highwaymen, and the thrill of listening to a recording of William Sadler singing about the key of C. Also Corey gets another horror pack.