Hell Fest: Plot Summary

This is an audio walkthrough of a horror film. I take you through the 2018 horror slasher film “Hell Fest.” I loved this featured movie (as usual).

Pete’s Dragon (1977) Plot Summmary

This is my reading of the plot summary of the 77 classic: Pete’s Dragon. (text from from Wikipedia) Includes the original trailer audio and Helen Reddy’s “Candle on the Water.”

The Blackcoat’s Daughter

Film Summary of the horror/mystery film “The Blackcoat’s Daughter.”

The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015) February (original title) R | 1h 33min | Horror, Thriller | 16 February 2017 (USA) The Blackcoat’s Daughter Poster Trailer 2:17 | Trailer3 VIDEOS | 33 IMAGES Watch Now With Prime Video ALL Two girls must battle a mysterious evil force when they get left behind at their boarding school over winter break. Director: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) Writer: Oz Perkins (as Osgood Perkins) Stars: Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton

Previews of Cam / Jacob’s Ladder / High Tension

In this episode I give an introduction to three movies I highly recommend. Only minor spoilers here.

Cam (2018) TV-MA | 1h 34min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 16 November 2018 (USA) Cam Poster Alice, an ambitious camgirl, wakes up one day to discover she’s been replaced on her show with an exact replica of herself. Director: Daniel Goldhaber Writers: Isa Mazzei, Daniel Goldhaber (story by) | 2 more credits » Stars: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walters

Amores Perros

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s debut film is amazing. I finally got around to watching it and did a show on it here for fellow fans.

Amores Perros (2000)
Amores perros (original title)
R | 2h 34min | Drama, Thriller | 13 April 2001 (USA)
Amores Perros Poster
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (as Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga (as Guillermo Arriaga Jordán)
Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built – Note: This is my full walkthrough & film summary of this graphic horror movie. Not for everyone.

My rough notes: The director and buildup 2 levels: the incidents of a serial killer / the walk to hell, escorted by the verge It’s weird because we are in jack’s head but not supposed to relate with him, and yet we may. Ocd etc are relatable things Mr. Verge (Demon) and Jack 1st incident – Uma Thurman’s character is a bit demanding/annoying. She insults him by saying he looks like a serial killer. She gives him tips in jest on how to transport and bury bodies. She’s demanding about having him drive her back. She pushes and pushes, apparently as a joke, about how he is a serial killer. He is being very cruel with her, sarcastic. She STILL gets in a car with him. Then she says she takes it all back, saying he’s way too much of a wimp to be a serial killer. He kills her. As an engineer, Jack sees the act of killing as an engineered art. We see the pencils straight as a sign of his OCD. The walk-in freezer. He bought a retired restaurant freezer. Pizzas included. Put her body in there with the others. 2nd Incident – Door to door killing. Trying to get in. The wolf. The Kirby salesman. She agrees to let him in after much consternation. Once in, he says ridiculous things, almost playing with the situation, proving his ability to kill. Gets her to put a pillow under her head. Pretends to cry apologizing, gives her tea w poison. She still doesn’t die. Gets knife out, counts up the ribs, pierces her heart. Takes a photo of her with a little antique camera. Drags the body out – so much work to this art. Cleans up with bleach it looks like. He is haunted by the idea he left blood at the scene so he goes back to clean again. The OCD coming out. Even with an alarm on full blast, he recalls one place there might be blood and goes back yet again! Sees a police car, pulls the dead body out of the van. Cops come up to his van. Gives the cop another smooth story. This guy is good. Starts demanding the room be inspected. He is so sure of himself. Ties the body to the van. The drive causes her face to be ground down. Grisly sight. “I went to great lengths to fake normal empathy in order to confound the masses. The scythes are beautiful, peaceful. Cutting off the duckling’s foot is grisly, sad, repulsive. The strangling scenes are awful but in truth, probably as bad as this film gets for gore. This film raises the question: what is hell to jack? Preferred the dark negative light “demonic.” Jack had no family. 3rd incident The family shooting. 4th incident “I had a romance” He says he had stronger feelings for Riley Keough’s character than a psychopath is supposed to have. Jack meets Jacqueline (Riley Keough), a woman that he calls “Simple,” as he believes her to be stupid. Jack confesses he has killed sixty people at this point and is the serial killer “Mr. Sophistication,” but Jacqueline does not believe him and thinks he’s lying. She tries to get away and tell a cop, but he dismisses her as a drunk. Eventually, Jacqueline fails to escape and Jack cuts off her breasts with a knife and murders her. He pins one of the breasts to the Cop’s car and fashions the other one into a wallet. 5th Incident[edit] Jack has detained six people and tied them to a makeshift post, lining their heads up in a row with the intention of killing them all with one bullet, but he realizes that the bullet he bought from Al (Jeremy Davies) is not a full metal jacket bullet. Al refuses to sell the bullets and instead Jack has to go to the trailer of a man known as S.P. (David Bailie). Knowing that the cops are looking for Jack, S.P. points a gun at Jack and thinks that he has caught him. Jack convinces him to drop his gun and kills him with a knife through his throat and then grabs the one bullet he needs. He then puts on S.P.’s red bathrobe and waits for the police to arrive as his van is now stuck in a ditch and he requires transportation. He kills the cop and steals his car, which he leaves outside his freezer space with the siren blazing. He tries to line up the shot but realizes it’s too blurry. He finally succeeds in prying open a door at the back of the freezer that’s always been stuck shut. He continues to try to line up the shot and sees Verge for the first time. Verge suggests that Jack has unfinished business and has never really built the house that he was intending to build. Using the bodies as material, Jack constructs a house out of them and when he enters the make-shift house, he sees a hole that leads down. At this point, the cops successfully torch through the door, and Jack decides to go through the hole, following Verge. Epilogue: Katabasis[edit] In a clear allusion to Dante’s Inferno, Verge is actually the poet Virgil and is guiding Jack through Hell. At the very bottom of Hell there is a bridge and a vast dark space below. The door on the other side of the bridge leads out of Hell and presumably to Heaven as Verge tells Jack. The bridge is completely broken, but Jack notices that one could climb around the cliff and over to the other side, although Verge tells him that he recommends against it and that this is not where he is to deliver him. Jack ignores him and decides to try to climb over anyway. Jack fails and falls off the cliff down into the abyss with the flowing fire below.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Christmas movie that always makes me laugh. Get some hot chocolate and reminisce with me about this strictly hilarious film. Ready? Merry Christmas, I hear Santa’s sleigh! Let’s go.

Trauma 8/10

This is my monologue on Lucio A. Rojas’ controversial, extreme horror film “Trauma” (2017) Warning: not for everyone.


Notice: It is an extreme horror film with elements of vengeance and thriller. If descriptions of extreme horror including torture offend you, please do not listen to this episode. This is a complete walk-through of the film which includes spoilers.

The Killer Inside Me 7/10

I give a review of this film in today’s monologue. I also talk  a bit about serial killers in movies in general. Recorded 12/18/2018. For more on movies I find interesting like this one, tune in here or feel free to subscribe by one of many methods https://thedrpodcast.com/subscribe/

Bunch O’ Films 12/13/2018

In this episode I review: Boiler Room, The Possession of Hannah Grace, The House With a Clock in its Walls, The Deaths of Ian Stone, and The Grinch.

Boiler Room

20002hRCrime, Drama, Thriller7.01063 MetascoreBen Younger | Giovanni RibisiVin DieselNia Long

A college dropout, attempting to win back his father’s high standards he gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it once appeared to be.

The Possession of Hannah Grace

20181h 26mRHorror, Mystery, Thriller5.1437 MetascoreDiederik Van Rooijen | Shay MitchellGrey DamonKirby Johnson

When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

20181h 45mPGComedy, Family, Fantasy6.1Rate57 MetascoreEli Roth | Jack BlackCate BlanchettOwen Vaccaro

A young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.

The Deaths of Ian Stone

20071h 27mRHorror, Thriller5.6RateDario Piana | Mike VogelJaime MurrayChristina Cole

Deaths tells the story of an all-American guy who is murdered each day by horrifying pursuers, only to wake up in slightly different lives to experience the terror of being murdered again.

The Grinch

20181h 26mPGAnimation, Comedy, Family6.4651 MetascoreYarrow CheneyScott Mosier | Benedict CumberbatchCameron SeelyRashida Jones

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.