The DRP Film Podcast
A monologue podcast on movies with me, Damien Riley. I also post written film reviews at RileyOnFilm.com
I talk about three horror movies in this episode. Isolation is the one I liked the best. You'll have to see if you agree with me on all three. I liked what they did with practical effects and a small budget. Long Live indy horror like "Isolation."
Some existential, rambling thoughts from me then previews of This is Spinal Tap, Fighting With My Family, The Cabin in the Woods, & The Hamiltons. Spinal Tap got a 7.9/11 on IMDB ;)
My audio review of joker. As I tell my son, I needed to speak to my microphone a little after seeing it. This is MY experience of this quite remarkable and wonderful film. It is of course imperfect, just like Joker himself. 8/10.
Here I talk about 4 horror films: The Other Side of the Door, Jason X, The Last House on the Left (1972), and Unsane. 1. The Other Side of the Door (2016) R | 96 min | Horror 5.3 7 41 Metascore After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him back to say goodbye, but when she disobeys a sacred warning, she upsets the balance between life and death. Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sisto, Sofia Rosinsky, Logan Creran Votes: 16,140 | Gross: $2.99M Watch NowFrom $3.99 on Prime Video 2. Unsane (2018) R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery 6.4 7 63 Metascore A young woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution, where she is confronted by her greatest fear--but is it real or a product of her delusion? Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharoah, Juno Temple Votes: 33,989 | Gross: $7.73M Watch NowWith Prime Video + 1 more 3. The Last House on the Left (1972) R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller 6 7 68 Metascore Two teenage girls head to a rock concert for one's birthday. While trying to score marijuana in the city, they are kidnapped and brutalized by a gang of psychotic convicts. Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess, Fred J. Lincoln Votes: 30,197 | Gross: $3.10M Watch NowWith Prime Video + 1 more 4. Jason X (2001) R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi test 4.4 7 25 Metascore Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century. Director: James Isaac | Stars: Kane Hodder, Lexa Doig, Jeff Geddis, David Cronenberg Votes: 47,342 | Gross: $13.12M
In this episode I rattle off short previews of horror movies included in the Amazon Prime Video membership. I subscribe and I watch a lot of my horror movies on there. It's amazing. I was not paid to share that! I hope to do more of these posts for other services like Netflix, stay tuned. Here's a sample search pasted from IMDB of some of the great horror films on Prime. I mention a lot of them in this show. 1. The Amityville Horror (1979) R | 117 min | Horror 6.2 10 28 Metascore Newlyweds move into a large house where a mass murder was committed, and experience strange manifestations which drive them away. Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger, Don Stroud Votes: 32,814 | Gross: $86.43M 2. A Quiet Place (2018) PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi 7.5 10 82 Metascore In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing. Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Votes: 325,056 | Gross: $188.02M 3. The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) R | 85 min | Horror 5.2 9 48 Metascore A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths. Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman Votes: 22,921 | Gross: $24.43M 4. Mother! (2017) R | 121 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery 6.6 9 75 Metascore A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer Votes: 164,636 | Gross: $17.80M 5. Stake Land (2010) R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi 6.5 9 66 Metascore In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary. Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones Votes: 39,093 | Gross: $0.02M 6. Annihilation (2018) R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror 6.9 9 79 Metascore A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply. Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong Votes: 239,937 | Gross: $32.73M 7. Bone Tomahawk (2015) Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western 7.1 9 72 Metascore In the dying days of the old west, an elderly sheriff and his posse set out to rescue their town's doctor from cannibalistic cave dwellers. Director: S. Craig Zahler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Richard Jenkins Votes: 73,769 8. Gothika (2003) R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller 5.8 9 38 Metascore A depressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done. Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton Votes: 101,611 | Gross: $59.69M 9. The Exorcist III (1990) R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery 6.3 9 48 Metascore A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward. Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller Votes: 22,403 | Gross: $26.10M 10. Children of the Corn (1984) R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller 5.7 9 45 Metascore A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin Votes: 43,566 | Gross: $14.57M
Hear me talk about these films, and more. The films I watched last week: Arctic, The Evil, Tourist Trap, Seconds, The Ninth Gate
In this episode, I talk about 4 movies I've watched recently.
This is my audio review of The Village (2004). Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard. A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. It is a much loved film by me and select few others. It didn't do amazingly at the box office but I find this spooky film mesmerizing and profound. Have a listen and find out why. I welcome your comments here on the site or on my twitter @thedrpodcast NOTE: This is film #24 in my current podcast series I call "Damien's Top 20 Spooky Horror Films." Tune in next week when I cover #23 "Head Count (2018)."