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  • Summary

  • Phil Wang hates scary films. Not only does the spine tingling, adrenaline pumping, heart lurching experience make him feel queasy rather than excited, he also cannot see any value at all to horror cinema.

    In this series, he gives fellow comedians, friends and entertainers a rare chance to convince him otherwise. In each episode, Phil will be joined by a famous guest who has one shot at converting him by offering up the film they see as the pinnacle of the genre, in a bid to turn him to the dark side. Before their conversation, Phil will begrudgingly watch the chosen film in its entirety. The episode will feature a hilarious discussion about the film, it’s backstory and its potential value and enjoyability.

    Listen in as Phil and his guest react to key (horrible) scenes of the film — moments that provoke intense fear...or outraged laughter...depending on the quality of the special effects. The series spans classics like The Shining which paved the way for the genre; modern masterpieces like Us; as well as some of horror’s less high-brow yet fantastically awful offerings, like Nightmare on Elm Street 3....

    Throughout the conversation, Phil’s guest will try to open his eyes to the genius of their chosen film and the joys of horror - pointing out moments of artistry, ingenuity, impeccable comic timing, or grip-of-your-seat tension.

    WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT

    ©2021 Audible, Ltd (P)2021 Audible, Ltd
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Episodes
  • Ep 1: Ed Gamble

    May 26 2021

    Comedian Ed Gamble forces horror hater Phil Wang to watch A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

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    34 mins
  • Ep 2: Rose Matafeo

    May 26 2021

    Stand-up queen Rose Matafeo sits down with a reluctant Phil Wang to watch iconic scary clown horror movie It

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    40 mins
  • Ep 3: James Acaster

    May 26 2021

    Comedy maestro James Acaster tries to convince horror-bashing Phil Wang that The Shining is a work of genius.

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    33 mins

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Good funn

Really enjoyed this, the nightmare on elm street episode is my favourite. Really good fun!

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If this is the sort of thing you enjoy...

Frankly, you're welcome. I managed a couple of sections but even housework wasn't dull enough to keep listening.

Maybe you will like it better?

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No depth, no humour

Considering the participants are comedians, this was decidedly unfunny. I love the concept of someone who dislikes horror watching the horror recommendations of select friends then chatting with them about it, but it comes across as over produced and boring. The conversations rarely go into the chosen movies in enough depth to satisfy, and there's this faux-scary voice announcing the titles of each segment which completely breaks the rhythm of the conversation. As far as I can tell Phil Wang doesn't hate horror at all: he hates gore, which isn't the same thing at all.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed listening to this podcast. it was great listening to someone discovering horror.

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  • 27-05-21

A funny ode to horror

A really funny look at horror from the perspective of someone who hates it (Phil) and someone who loves it (the guests). Funny banter and I learned about the films too. In fact this made me want to watch them all!

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Make more!

It was very enjoyable. I would love more please. great format and interesting/funny conversations.

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Wangtastic

If you liked Phil Wang on Taskmaster, Room 101 and his other television appearances, you’ll like this. It make me laugh a fair few times and as a horror fan I found it fascinating. I hope they make more because I love the Wangster.

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Interesting

I found the whole concept brilliant, was interesting and funny! Will defo look out for further series 😁

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Loved it !

Loved this, really easy to listen to 😊
Hoping there will be more, even if Phil has to watch films he hates!

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wonderful.

really gentle funny take on some.good horror films. I listened first and then watched the film. I also don't like horror. but I absolutely loved watching them after hearing someone talk passionately about something they love. enjoyed IT so much, I watched them both and would happily watch them again. brilliant. more of this please.

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  • james ashby
  • 28-05-21

100% rip off of The Horror Virgin

Audible has gone to a new low with this one. This podcast premise is a complete rip off of the wildly popular Podcast The Horror Virgin, which has been going strong for nearly 3 years. it has millions of downloads and a very strong fanbase. instead of taking credit for The Horror Virgin crew's ideas, Audible should have invited them to join the Audible library. zero stars wouldn't recommend. if you want a great podcast, check out The Horror Virgin.👍

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  • Brittany Coleman
  • 16-09-21

Maybe I'll start watching horror movies? Maybe.

I love Phil Wang and his hilarious guests, and I'd listen to them talk about anything - even horror movies. I hope they come out with more episodes soon!

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  • Jeremy R Sarine
  • 06-09-21

Blatant Rip-off

Read the other reviews here. This is a blatant rip-off of the Horror Virgin, who has been doing this much longer and way better. It’s sad that Audible/Amazon chose to steal a concept from people who have busted their butts for years to create something special, but I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

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  • Dave Dobson
  • 31-05-21

Unoriginal Ripoff

This is such a great premise for a podcast. Unfortunately for Audible, it's already been done by a podcast called The Horror Virgin, and the sad fact is, Horror Virgin has been doing it better for years. What's really sick is that The Horror Virgin even ran ads for Audible once upon a time, with amazing book recommendations, so Audible can't even claim that they didn't know what they were doing.
If you want a great horror podcast that is both hilarious and well done by people with an ORIGINAL idea, check out the Horror Virgin available everywhere you get podcasts... except for Audible.

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  • M. Mandos
  • 29-05-21

Humor paired with intelligent analysis

But best to listen if you have already seen the films. Otherwise both the humor and analysis gets a little lost on you. I really enjoyed hearing about some of the behind the scenes stories about the film. Great concept for a podcast and really enjoyed it!

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  • Lauren E Weber
  • 29-05-21

Check out Horror Virgin

This podcast is a complete rip-off of Horror Virgin. Go check out Horror Virgin, instead. HV has been around for years and the hosts are fabulous.

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  • Damian Prince
  • 28-05-21

Blatant theft of premise from The Horror Virgin

It blows my mind to see Audible, who previously sponsored The Horror Virgin, up an steal the whole concept of their show. Horror fans vs one horror Virgin, a scary scale, comedic theme and comedians on the show, the whole thing.

Everything here The Horror Virgin currently does and has been doing since 2018. THV is clever, hilarious, and kind on sensitive topics, and has a huge, active, supportive fan base and community. Three years going strong and millions of downloads.

The Horror Virgin is fantastic - just go listen there!

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  • Erin Sexton
  • 28-05-21

Listen to The Horror Virgin

This is a rip off of The Horror Virgin Podcast. Don’t waste your time with this knock-off.

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  • Tia Newman
  • 28-05-21

I hope this was an accidental rip off

This is just like the Horror Virgin Podcast. They should give credit to the original podcast at the very least. And why isn’t the Horror Virgin on audible?