Episode 7: 2021 Wrap Up

Our latest episode of Discover the Horror Podcast is now live! For our last episode of 2021, we go through some of our favorite viewings from the last 12 months, as well as going through the films that did come out in 2021 and our thoughts on them (if we had any!).

Since this was our 7th episode, and our last podcast for the year, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their support! The feedback is great (keep it coming!) and hopefully sharing the links as well! We could use all the help we can get to getting this out there more and more. If you can, please take a few minutes to review and rate it on whatever format you listen to it on. It really does help!

After Midnight (2019)

Caveat (2020)

The Head Hunter (2018)

Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

His House (2020)

Impetigore (2019)

The Power (2021)

Premature Burial (1962)

Satan’s Slaves (2017)

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory (1961)

One thought on “Episode 7: 2021 Wrap Up

  1. Somehow I missed this wrap-up episode, which only highlighted how out of touch I’ve been with the modern horror scene lately. Didn’t see hardly anything from last year, although I’m now slightly more interested in catching up with Malignant! (I admit to a bit of Conjuring Universe Fatigue, so when I saw Wan’s name attached, I kind of just tuned out.) Thanks for putting Impetigore, Satan’s Slaves, Power, and The Head Hunter on my radar, and it was fun to hear your brief thoughts on Halloween Kills, Candyman, and Don’t Breathe 2, none of which were really calling out to me.

    Being a big fan of The Battery, I was curious to see what else Gardner had up his sleeve and he did not disappoint with After Midnight. Keep ’em coming! Caveat’s implausible plot device of the vest kept me at a distance throughout the film, even though I could appreciate the spooky atmosphere and awesome scares. It was just too big an ask, because seriously, WHO WOULD AGREE TO THAT. I dug His House a lot – it was on my “best of” list for 2020 as well (before I canceled my Netflix subscription, although I may have to amend that, what with all your “Netflix Originals” that were being discussed.

    For the older titles, I’m also a fan of Werewolf in a Girl’s Dormitory (we watched that back in 2019, Jon, time flies, right?), and seeing Hruko on the big screen back in December was a highlight of 2021, so thanks for arranging that, Aaron! Premature Burial gets a bad rap because Ray Milland is not Vincent Price and, as a result, it’s less heightened and “fun” than the other AIPoe offerings. But that’s not to say it isn’t worthwhile, and I’m glad you gave it a little love, Damien.

    So, fun fact: I went into Sleepaway Camp totally blind back in 2004, having only seen the video box art for years on the shelves. Like Damien, I was not a huge slasher completist at the time (although that has since changed, thanks to Adam Rockoff and his Going to Pieces book), so I had NO IDEA what I was in for come the final reveal and it was AMAZING. Seriously, I rewound that scene about 80 times and then when my wife came home I watched with her another 10 times. As you say, the rest of the wackadoo nature of the film gets overshadowed by how colossal that twist ending is, but there’s a lot to appreciate there. Also, I think the second SC is actually pretty darn fun, so when summertime rolls around, you might want to bust out the next installment. (You can pass on #3.)

    Fun fact #2: After I realized that I had somehow jumped over this episode (probably in my anticipation of #8 for obvious narcissistic reasons), I went back and listened to it today whilst doing my first platelet donation of 2022. Remember, everyone, there’s a huge need for blood and platelet donations nowadays, so make your appointments today and chill out with DtH while doing your good deed!

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