Trash Video Podcast
Seth and Roxy love to talk endlessly about horror movies. One day they decided to create a horror movie podcast because it gave them an excuse to talk even more about their favorite movie genre. Since they knew it would just be “another” horror movie review podcast… they decided to try and make it make it different than most others.
They created a backstory to their horror movie podcast and created a fictional city that it took place in. Then they centered the show within an old-fashioned “mom and pop” VHS Video Store and planned to review many horror films from the 70’s and 80’s. They added their own style with bed music and sound effects. And so they created short and quirky skits, weird commercials, fake movie trailers, and more. They wanted a fast paced show that reflected the style of the films they love.
The first episode of Trash Video Podcast was released on 3/19/14 and we’ve been podcasting horror movie reviews ever since! The show has evolved over time like most others do. We’re finally satisfied and content with the shows we produce. We do this for free in our spare time, and we do it for our own entertainment. We’ve been lucky to find a loyal following! Please listen to the Trash Video Podcast. We’ll be reviewing horror movies and hopefully making you laugh too.
Why We Love Horror Movies
Scary creepy images have existed in the film industry as long as we have had the ability to make them. An element of “horror” exists in all types of film genres. Horror movies make us ask the eternal question, “what if” and allow us to venture into the unknown. It taps into our childhood fears of shadows, shapes, and slightly opened closet doors. We watch, get scared, and remind ourselves that it’s only a movie!
Most mainstream film reviewers treat horror films with disregard and disgust. The main audience is usually considered the “teenage” crowd, although many adults including women enjoy them too! Horror Movies are a very misunderstood genre: rarely winning awards or receiving critical praise. Yet many horror films have become groundbreaking pieces of pop culture that are as entwined in our society as Stars Wars or the Wizard of Oz is. Horror movies have created their own icons, their own celebrities, and their own mythologies.
Those of us who enjoy riding the roller coaster at any amusement park can probably understand the “thrill” that a horror film delivers to its audience. The same things that attract us to a “funhouse” at a carnival can lead us into movie theaters. The sense of experiencing “terror” in a safe environment can be extremely enticing. At the end of a really creepy horror film, we can say we have glimpsed into darkness and survived.
Horror films are not designed to be taken so seriously; they are simply another genre of entertainment in “movie land”. Horror Movies tell the audience about fantasies and ideologies rather than social realities; although reality may often inspire the fantasy. Horror has its own niche, and market that has always existed, and isn’t going away anytime soon.