The Damien Riley Podcast


I review movies with sound effects and a few jokes to keep it interesting.


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I review movies with sound effects and a few jokes to keep it interesting.








Mercy Black

In Today’s episode I take on “Mercy Black: a Netflix horror tv movie and Daniela Pineda face sex worship. Mercy Black is produced by one of our horror favorites: Blumhouse. They have been very consistent in turning out films that are quality horror and many of them are atmospheric. Our first actor is a Mexican … Continue reading "Mercy Black"


Primal Horror Movies

First, do you have Amazon Prime Video? In this episode I rattle off short previews of horror movies included in the Amazon Prime Video membership. I subscribe and I watch a lot of my horror movies on there. It’s amazing. I was not paid to share that! I hope to do more of these posts … Continue reading "Primal Horror Movies"


The Village (2004)

This is my audio review of The Village (2004). Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard. A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. It is a much loved film by me and select few others. It didn’t do amazingly at the … Continue reading "The Village (2004)"


The Strangers: Prey at Night

Join me as I walk through this scary horror movie from 2018. I thought it looked cheesy when the tagline was “Let Us Prey.” and derivative but SOMETHING WAS TELLING ME ABOUT STRANGERS 2. This film is now as of writing this review streaming on Prime Video I saw the big guys’ low scores but … Continue reading "The Strangers: Prey at Night"


Hell Fest: Plot Summary

Outstanding indie horror. I went in expecting not much and walked out blown away. This was a super duper fun film and I recommend it to all horror/slasher fans. Listen to more I have to say about it in this full walkthrough. This is an audio walkthrough of a horror film. I take you through … Continue reading "Hell Fest: Plot Summary"



A creepy, atmospheric, dark horror film, my favorite kind. Incredible cinematography and acting. The lead woman is hot. If you enjoyed this film, come walk through it again with me, it will be fun >:)


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 … Continue reading "Amores Perros"


Two Lovers and a Bear

I love the novels of Jack London where there’s sure to be snow, whiskey, white fanged husky dogs and other Alaskan treasures. Nature “bites” in this film where we have a couple trying to fight back their demons in this harsh place. Is it a romance? Well, lets examine that too. Enter Hemingway, Melville, London … Continue reading "Two Lovers and a Bear"



Horns is a drama/horror film from 2014. I love it, despite the lackluster ratings. Join me as a ruminate on this awesome horror film that I have loved for years.


(Podcast) Thanksgiving week off! Horror Talk

Listen at –> The Riley On Film Podcast Nightingale, Countdown, Rattlesnake, Trespassers! Published first at the Riley on Film Podcast:


Terminator: Dark Fate, 2019 – ★★★★½

I came to the Terminator party late. In fact it was only after I saw this particular film that I decided the whole franchise was worth a look. Isn’t that what good sequels should do? For me, the graphics were the most amazing thing. It can’t be denied they spared no expense and went way … Continue reading "Terminator: Dark Fate, 2019 – ★★★★½"


Across the Hall, 2009 – ★★★★★

I am so glad I discovered “Across the Hall” on my watchlist to watch today. As a reviewer of film I usually have many films there but I don’t always know which to watch first. I went with this because it was accessible on tubi for free w/ads, it said it was horror, which it … Continue reading "Across the Hall, 2009 – ★★★★★"


Hard Candy, A Dark Song and 4 More – Film Roundup 10-31-2019

Hard Candy, A Dark Song, 100 Feet, Inherit the Wind, and Thanks for Sharing. Join me as I talk about these 6 amazing films. You are welcome to leave comments. 1. Hard Candy (2005) R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller 7.1 10 58 Metascore A teenage girl raids a man’s home in order to expose him under suspicion that he is a pedophile. Director: David … Continue reading "Hard Candy, A Dark Song and 4 More – Film Roundup 10-31-2019"


Alien & Intruders: Rewatchable Horror 1

When it comes to rewatchable, these two are at the top of the list. Hear me talk about why I started my series on Rewatchable Horror movies with these two. Note that “Intruders” was first called “Shut In.”


3 Horrors: Isolation, In the Tall Grass, & Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I talk about three horror movies in this episode. Isolation is the one I liked the best. You’ll have to see if you agree with me on all three. I liked what they did with practical effects and a small budget. Long Live indy horror like “Isolation.”


Movies From My New House

Some existential, rambling thoughts from me then previews of This is Spinal Tap, Fighting With My Family, The Cabin in the Woods, & The Hamiltons. Spinal Tap got a 7.9/11 on IMDB ;)



My audio review of joker. As I tell my son, I needed to speak to my microphone a little after seeing it. This is MY experience of this quite remarkable and wonderful film. It is of course imperfect, just like Joker himself. 8/10.


Oct 8: 4 Horrors

Here I talk about 4 horror films: The Other Side of the Door, Jason X, The Last House on the Left (1972), and Unsane. 1. The Other Side of the Door (2016) R | 96 min | Horror 5.3 7 41 Metascore After her young son is killed in a tragic accident, a woman learns of a ritual which will bring him … Continue reading "Oct 8: 4 Horrors"


Arctic, The Evil, Tourist Trap, Seconds, The Ninth Gate

Hear me talk about these films, and more. The films I watched last week: Arctic, The Evil, Tourist Trap, Seconds, The Ninth Gate


Grizzly, The Prophecy, The Ninth Gate, & The Girl Next Door

In this episode, I talk about 4 movies I've watched recently.