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Pumpkinhead, Child’s Play, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Waxwork

Pumpkinhead, Child’s Play, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and Waxwork

Episode 229 Weekly Horror Bulletin Newsletter 229

This week, we’re back to the 80s! More specifically, 1988, as all the films we’re watching this week come from that year. 

This week, we’ll start with “Pumpkinhead” and “Child’s Play,” two excellent films that started new franchises. We’ll look at the one-offs, “The Serpent and the Rainbow” and “Waxworks” and then for our bonus films (at horrorbulletin.com), we’ll look at “Friday the 13th Part VII The New Blood” and “Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.” That was a pretty significant year in horror! 

Book News

We’ve got two announcements this week about our books:

  1. FREE! Horror Bulletin Monthly Issue 20 is now out. This, as always, has all our previous month’s reviews inside, but this month, we’re offering the ebook version (in PDF and ePub) absolutely free! Check out https://brianschell.com/collection/free-books for this one and more!

  2. FREE! The Horror Guys Guide To The Halloween Films is available now, exclusively at our web store, https://brianschell.com/collection/free-books. The eBook version is completely free. Enjoy! Note that it’s also available as a paperback, but that one’s obviously not free. Also note, that there are a couple of other free books on the site as well!

Check out all our books!

The Horror Guys Guide to:

Creepy Fiction:

Here. We. Go!


  • Pumpkinhead (1988)

  • Child’s Play (1988)

  • Short Film: Satanic Panic ’87 (2023)

  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

  • Waxwork (1988)

And that’s our show. Thanks for joining us. Stop in during the week at our website, HorrorMovieGuys.com, for news and horror updates, to comment on this podcast, or to contact us.

Get ready for next week, where we’ll watch four more full-lengths and a fun short film!

Stay tuned!

Stay tuned for more regular and bonus reviews next week!

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