The DRP Film Podcast

Damien Riley

A monologue podcast on movies with me, Damien Riley. I also post written film reviews at

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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."

Oct 2019

11 min

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 ;)

Oct 2019

22 min

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.

Oct 2019

14 min

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

Oct 2019

21 min

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

Oct 2019

15 min

Hear me talk about these films, and more. The films I watched last week: Arctic, The Evil, Tourist Trap, Seconds, The Ninth Gate

Sep 2019

11 min

In this episode, I talk about 4 movies I've watched recently.

Sep 2019

12 min

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)."

Aug 2019

17 min

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