One of my newest podcasts that I have discovered is Devour the Podcast, Podcast. It’s a horror genre podcast. I love horror movies. I always have. My parents started me early with such classics as “The Hearse”, The Howling and “Zombie 2” So I’ have had a lifelong love of horror movies. I read Fangoria as a tween and teen before there was such a thing as a tween in the american vernacular. . I couldn’t get enough. I was a teen in the 80’s and we had the slashers which I found that the lower the budget the better the slasher film and I loved them. I had two friends and a friends mom who I would watch many many low budget horror classics such as “Happy Birthday to me”, April Fools Day, Evil Dead and Sleepaway Camp.
This podcast and accompanying blog is really great! I love listening to it although I am way behind and frequently skip around so I can listen to casts about movies I have seen or really want to see. Each podcast in this series follows a format. Usually they start with the movies they have watched during the week and their commentary and reviews of each. I wonder if these people get paid to do these podcasts because I don’t have nearly as much time to watch horror films as they apparently do. I watch at the most 1-2 a month on a good month. I used to watch much more- when I was single.
Then they move onto horror news . They talk about what is new and exciting in the horror world. New movies, new editions of old movies, DVD releases, Blu-ray re-releases etc. I have discovered some movies this way and I have added them to my must see list.
Then they move onto “It came from the Instant Queue”. Netflix instant queue that is. They discuss and rate it. Sometimes it’s a don’t waste your time about a movie in the instant queue. I think this is awesome because I do the streaming from Netflix so I can check out these movies as I become interested in them.
They have their “Feature Presentation” which is usually a retrospective of some old horror movie. It’s very entertaining if you have seen the movies and can give you an idea if you actually want to see the movie they are describing. There are lots of good laughs and lots of new perspectives on old movies. I recently listened to an older episode where they had a retrospective of Sleepaway Camp in which they stated that this was the first transgender and gay characters in a horror movie that didn’t received ridicule for being gay or transgender. I thought that was an interesting and true statement when I really thought about it for a couple of minutes.
If you enjoy horror and you enjoy listening to podcasts and reading blogs check out Devour the Podcast. You can find them in a number of places.
These podcasts are long 1.5 to 2 hours each. So it’s a time commitment to listen. But worth it and that’s why I’m so far behind.
Join the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/devourthepodcast/
Podcast show notes: http://devourthepodcast.blogspot.com/
Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: Search “Devour the Podcast”