Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 144: Pig-Headed Horror and Ghost Stories (2018) and A Quiet Place (2018)


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What the hell is “Pig-Headed Horror”? In Episode 144 of HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, your horror hosts go hog wild as we explore this phrase coined by Jay of the Dead, who defines it as a bizarre horror sub-subgenre (or at the very least, an odd trend), in which a human wears a pig mask—or even pig head—and leaves their victims boared to death! We should note that Wolfman Josh considers wallowing in the mud of “Pig-Headed Horror” to be beneath us as film critics, while Dr. Shock is amused by the full boar debate. But never fear, Jay of the Dead brings home the bacon!

To help us explore the theme of “Pig-Headed Horror,” we review Albino Farm (2015) and Madison County (2012) and Tormented (2014). Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock also open up the Collector’s Crypt for a quick review of Scream Factory’s Blu-ray release of Motel Hell (1980). And this episode also has Feature Reviews of new release horror films Ghost Stories (2018) and A Quiet Place (2018) for some alternate programming. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do. Now it’s time to go PIG or go wee, wee, wee … all the way home! Sooey!

No pigs were harmed in the making of this episode.

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I. Introduction
— Jay of the Dead’s big scare
— Update: Dave’s 2,500 Movies Challenge at DVDinfatuation — 3 to go!

[ 0:06:17 ] II. Theme Discussion: Pig-Headed Horror

— Why or how or when did this become a thing?

— Disposing of a body with pigs in Pigs (1973), Snatch (2000), Hannibal (2001), and 2 Guns (2013)

— Miss Piggy and Swinophobia

— The Legion of Demons and The Herd of Pigs
– Holy Bible (Mark 5:1-20, Luke 8:26-39, Matthew 8:28-34)

— The Black Pig of Dublin aka “The Dolocher”
Historical accounts from Library Ireland and Herald IE

— “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

— Killer pig movies: Pigs (1973), Razorback (1984), Pig Hunt (2008), Chaw (2009), Prey (2010), Hogzilla (2014), Boar (2018)

— Audio story: “The Man in The Pig Mask” by Horror Stories on YouTube

— Pig-Headed Horror Movies: Motel Hell (1980), Saw Franchise (2004-2017), The Butcher (2007) – Korean film, Albino Farm (2009), Necromentia (2009), Pigface (Short 2009), Porkchop (2010), Madison County (2011), Porkchop II: Rise of the Rind (2011), Porkchop 3D (2012), Pig Girl (2014) – Spin-off of Porkchop, Tormented (2014), The Blood Lands aka White Settlers (2014), Pigface: The Horror Movie (Short 2016) The Farm (2018), American Horror Story: Season 1, Ep. 6 – “Piggy Piggy” (TV 2011) and Season 6, Ep. 2 – “Chapter 2” (TV 2016), Gotham: Season 4, Ep. 6 – “Hog Day Afternoon” (TV 2014)

[ 0:59:58 ] III. Feature Review: ALBINO FARM (2009)
Jay of the Dead = 4 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 4.5 ( Low-priority Rental )

[ 1:10:48 ] IV. Feature Review: MADISON COUNTY (2012)
Jay of the Dead = 6.5 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 5.5 ( Low-priority Rental )

[ 1:27:12 ] V. Feature Review: TORMENTED (2014)
Jay of the Dead = 6 ( Rental )
Dr. Shock = 6 ( Low-priority Rental )

Tormented vs TormentA side-by-side comparison of the remarkably similar covers for “Tormented” and “Torment.”

[ 1:38:47 ] VI. Collector’s Crypt: MOTEL HELL (1980) – Scream Factory Blu-ray

— Buy Motel Hell (1980) directly from Shout! Factory

[ 1:53:50 ] VII. Feature Review: GHOST STORIES (2018)
Wolfman Josh = 7.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )

[ 2:07:45 ] VIII. Feature Review: A QUIET PLACE (2018)
Jay of the Dead = 10 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh = 8.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )
Dr. Shock = 9.5 ( Theater / Buy it! )

IX. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— Horror adjacent or non-horror film PSA (might be of interest to horror fans):
– Midnighters
– Lowlife
– Pacific Rim Uprising
– Small Town Crime

— Listener Giveaway: Leave us a review on iTunes and be eligible to win Get Out or Texas Chainsaw Massacre Blu-rays, courtesy of listener “Shane the Maniac Cop”

— Dr. Shock’s next theme: Lucio Fulci’s “Gates of Hell” trilogy (episode after next)

— Dr. Shock’s Pig-Butt Ties story

JOIN IN TWO WEEKS ON HMP: Episode 145, another one of our Frankensteinian episodes!

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JayPigThe pig picture that Jay’s daughter colored.


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Jay of the Dead’s links:
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Dr. Shock’s links:
Dave writes daily movie review on DVDinfatuation.com
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Dave covers Western movies on the We Deal in Lead podcast
Dave appears on another horror podcast: Land of the Creeps

Dr. Walking Dead’s links:
Order Kyle’s new book! The Written Dead: Essays on the Literary Zombie
Order Kyle’s previous books American Zombie Gothic, How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture, and Triumph of The Walking Dead
Follow Kyle on Twitter @DrWalkingDead

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