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Episode #194: Harvest Horror Fest – Candyman (1992)

Episode #194: Harvest Horror Fest – Candyman (1992)

October 28, 2020

We saved the best for last for our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest, Candyman (1992) starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen. Additional topics include the importance of movie soundtracks, urban legends, and discovering old photographs.

Neither of your hosts have seen this film in a very long time and it caught them off guard. Candyman (1992) is a great movie that has stood the test of time. The story, based on the “The Forbidden,” by Clive Barker is fantastic. It is dark, rooted in history, and really makes the viewer think. Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, who play our main characters, do a fantastic job bringing fear and curiosity to their roles. The kill scenes are particularly unique in this film. They do not show the act but rather the aftermath. It really helps make the movie even more frightening. Mike and Matt both really enjoyed their re-watch of Candyman (1992) and agree everyone should see it.

Mike continues his streak of higher than normal ratings giving the film 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt just a smidge lower, awards Candyman (1992) 4 out of 5 Reels. Hopefully Jordan Peele will keep true to the original with his Candyman (2021) expected for release in August 2021.

Next week instead of getting all political we are going to watch a fun Netflix Original comedy Hubie Halloween starring Adam Sandler and Julie Bowen. Don’t forget to enter our contest to win a copy of the brand new film Spell (2020) from Paramount Pictures. Thanks for your support and we will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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Episode #193: Harvest Horror Fest – The Lost Boys (1987)

Episode #193: Harvest Horror Fest – The Lost Boys (1987)

October 21, 2020

Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest continues with a true vampire horror comedy classic The Lost Boys (1987) starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and the two Coreys. Off topics include Taken, RAW vs JPEG, and Natalie Portman.

This is it, arguably the original teen vampire film, The Lost Boys (1987). Basically it’s Matt and Mike’s version of the Twilight saga or Vampire Academy except this movie is great. It is a fun dark action packed horror comedy that is shot well and acted well. Diane Wiest just won her second Academy Award the year before! The story is creative with unique characters. It has everything, even an extremely ripped dude playing a sax. The Lost Boys (1987) is a cult classic that needs no explanation why. It’s just a really great fun film. Everyone should experience this flick in their lives. Mike awards the movie 4 out of 5 Reels. Matt, back to beating Mikes ratings, gives The Lost Boys (1987) 4.5 out of 5 Reels.              

Next Wednesday, we are sorry to say, is our final installment of Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest with one of Mike’s picks Candyman (1992). If you have regular TV, we know you don’t, but if you do it is playing on the SyFy channel this month. Lastly don’t forget to enter our contest to win a copy of the brand new film Love and Monsters. We will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunes, SpotifyStitcherGoogle PlayTune In, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

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Episode #192: Harvest Horror Fest – Friday the 13th (1980)

Episode #192: Harvest Horror Fest – Friday the 13th (1980)

October 14, 2020

Welcome campers to our second pod of the Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! Today the classic horror continues with one of Matt’s favorite horror films, yes Matt’s, Friday the 13th (1980). The boys stayed on point for most of the show but some extra topics include Halloween, gore in film, and horror films that scarred us for life.

Friday the 13th is an incredible film. It is not only a great horror flick but a great movie overall. The story is very creative, the cinematography is groundbreaking, and the make up, especially the gore, are great. The acting is very rough but it is definitely better than most of this franchise's numerous sequels. Friday the 13th inspired a whole new sub-genre of horror, the summer camp slasher. This is a must see film for anyone that loves movies especially horror film buffs. Mike awards the slasher a near perfect score of 4.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt with the rare underscore only gives Friday the 13th 4 out of 5 reels. He immediately regretted it but stuck to his decision.

Next Wednesday we continue our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest with another Matt pick but Mike loves this one too, the 1980’s vampire comedy The Lost Boys (1987) starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and of course the two Coreys. Thanks for hanging out and listening to our slasher of a podcast. We will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

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Episode #191: Harvest Horror Fest – Leprechaun (1993)

Episode #191: Harvest Horror Fest – Leprechaun (1993)

October 7, 2020

After 11 months of waiting it is finally here! Our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest! To kick off our month of horror reviews everyone’s favorite horror host Mike Talent dipped into his bag of gold and pulled the original Leprechaun from 1993. Scary but not horror topics include cereal, wells, and the imminent death of movie theaters.

What can we say about the Leprechaun. It is a very unique horror film that is fun, gory, and campy. The acting is real rough (except Warwick Davis, he kills it!) thankfully Jennifer Anniston has improved her acting skills since 1993. The makeup is pretty decent for the time period and the special effects are on par with the film's budget, awful. Mike Talent still really loved the re-watch of this classic 90’s horror film awarding it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt was not a big fan. He does suggest you watch it at least once in your life to experience the classic film. He graciously gives the Leprechaun 2 out of 5 Reels.

We continue our Third Annual Harvest Horror Fest next week with one of Matt’s picks going back even farther in time taking a stab at the original Friday the 13th. If you want to watch it with us it’s available on AMC if you still have cable or you can rent it for $3 on Amazon Prime Video. Thanks for hanging out and listening to our spooky pod. We will chat at you next week!


If you have a film you would like Matt and Mike Talent to review you can email us at nerds@reelfilmnerds.com, listeners we are talking to you too.

Our little show can be found anywhere Podcasts reside such as iTunes, SpotifyStitcherGoogle PlayTune In, etc. While you are there like, subscribe, rate, and review us if you can too!

You can find us on all things social such as YouTube, FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.  Join our Facebook Fan Group so you can have a safe space to yell at Mike and Matt from the comfort of your keyboard while talking about films too.  Don't forget we do have an old fashioned website where you can watch trailers, read the host's bios, listen to the podcast, and get a ton more info on the movies we review.  http://www.ReelFilmNerds.com Thank you for liking, subscribing, rating, reviewing, and telling your friends about our podcast.

Go watch as many movies as you can!

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