Halloweenies: A Horror Franchise Podcast

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Subscribers: 117
Reviews: 2

bryan
 May 18, 2019
love it. they have a genuine affection for the movies that shines through

Dr. Loomis
 Nov 1, 2018
Decent reviews on each of the films except for the new film. The amount of nitpicking is off the charts.

Description

Halloweenies® is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman slice through an iconic series one movie at a time. In 2018, they started in Haddonfield, Illinois with Halloween. In 2019, they dreamed through Springwood, Ohio for A Nightmare on Elm Street. In 2020, they roasted mallows at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. Now, in 2021, they're heading to Woodsboro, California for a Scream. As always, there will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.

Episode Date
Halloween Kills (2021)
03:42:16

The Halloweenies have returned to the streets of Haddonfield, Illinois to carve out the year-old pumpkin that is David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills. Together, they weigh in on the film's polarizing press tour, the tonal inconsistencies between this and 2018's Halloween, and whether next year's Ends will double down on the insanity.

 

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Oct 15, 2021
Breaking Down the First Trailer for Scream (2022)
01:08:39

The Halloweenies reach for their landline phones and dial right into the first trailer for next year's Scream, aka 5-cream. Special guest includes Jenn Adams of Psychoanalysis and The Losers' Club.


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Oct 12, 2021
Hallogreen Watch-Along (Patreon Clip)
00:07:43

Here's a preview of our recent live watch-along of David Gordon Green's Halloween, aka Hallogreen. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Oct 11, 2021
Halloween II Commentary (Patreon Clip)
00:10:21

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive commentary track that finds the Halloweenies talking all over Rick Rosenthal, John Carpenter, and Debra Hill’s HALLOWEEN II. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Oct 04, 2021
Tricks and Treats: On Scariest Movies Outside Horror, Haunted Attractions, and The Lost Boys Remake
02:08:03

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest installment, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Dan Caffrey, and McKenzie Gerber discuss The Lost Boys remake, the scariest non-horror film, favorite episodes from horror anthologies, how we'd create a horror movie today, and what we like most about haunted attractions (that is, if we do).


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Sep 27, 2021
An Evening with Elvira
00:53:10

Big month for Cassandra Peterson. She's celebrated her birthday, she's released her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, and now she's hosting a 40th anniversary special on Shudder that's aptly titled, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special. To celebrate, the Halloweenies are dusting off this career retrospective interview with the legend from 2020 in which she digresses on everything from being a household name, to why the horror genre brings her so much comfort, to how she passed the time during the worst of the pandemic. It's an admittedly unpredictable conversation that celebrates a legitimate pop culture icon. Enjoy.


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Sep 24, 2021
Dead Silence (Patreon Clip)
00:07:24

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies discussing James Wan's Dead Silence. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Sep 20, 2021
Basic Instinct (1992) - Randy's Recs
02:47:16

After surviving the Hollywood horrors within Scream 3, the Halloweenies are heading upstate to San Francisco to solve a string of murderers. Make no mistake, these are grisly crimes, sure, but they're also familiar, especially for readers of crime novelist Catherine Tramell. You guessed it: For September, the gang taking an ice pick to Paul Verhoeven's 1992 erotic thriller Basic Instinct as part of this season's ensuing Randy's Recs series. Together, they discuss the smutty film's curious parallels to Wes Craven's meta franchise, the myriad controversies that surrounded the 1992 thriller, the behind-the-scenes chaos that would go on to fuel the film, the sexual fluidity (or lack thereof) of Michael Douglas, and the blockbuster sex appeal of Sharon Stone. Special guest includes Meagan Navarro.


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Sep 13, 2021
Child's Play Commentary (Patreon Clip)
00:17:03

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive commentary track that finds the Halloweenies talking all over Tom Holland's Child's Play. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Sep 06, 2021
Scream 3 (2000) Pt. 2
01:58:14

Production has resumed on the Halloweenies coverage of 2000's Scream 3. Finish your sandwich at the craft services table and hit the Woodsboro set with Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest Jenn Adams of Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the would-be trilogy capper, they share their thoughts on the "B-listers" that make up Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, learn a thing or two about Fantasy II Film Effects, chew into the themes associated with Sidney's arc, and rewrite the ending (to potentially better results). Once again, this episode is 100% cotton, so make sure you're not allergic, and start streaming.


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Aug 31, 2021
Scream 3 (2000) Pt. 1
02:00:23

The Halloweenies have arrived in Hollywood, where it's lights, camera, and ... stab! Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, to be more specific. If you couldn't guess from the Wet Seal wardrobes and garish hairstyles surrounding you, it's time to talk about 2000's Scream 3. Head to the craft services table with Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest Jenn Adams of Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast as they gab about Ghostface. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the would-be trilogy capper, they discuss the film's behind-the-scenes shakeups, the Columbine effect, the parody paradox, and how the Creed-produced nu-metal soundtrack can be traced back to Woodstock '99. This episode is 100% cotton, so make sure you're not allergic, and start streaming.


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Aug 23, 2021
Manhunter (Patreon Clip)
00:27:01

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies celebrating the 35th anniversary of Michael Mann's Manhunter. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Aug 15, 2021
Jason Lives! 35th Anniversary Roundtable Reunion Interview
01:21:39

It's the 35th anniversary of Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI! Join writer-director Tom McLoughlin, Thom Mathews, CJ Graham, Vincent Guastaferro, Cynthia Kania, Tom Fridley, Nancy McLoughlin, Whitney Rydbeck, and Tom Nowell as they return to Forest Green, aka Crystal Lake, for a special Halloweenies homecoming. Together, they discuss stories from the set, the legacy of the underdog sequel, and the future of the franchise. Note: This conversation was originally recorded over Zoom for 2020's Salem Horror Fest, and you can watch the video here.


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Aug 01, 2021
Demons (1985) - Randy's Recs
02:40:12

Before the Halloweenies head to Hollywood in August for Scream 3, they have some film courses to complete this summer at Windsor College. For July, they're studying Lamberto Bava's 1985 Italian meta blood bath Demons as part of this season's ensuing Randy's Recs series. Together, they discuss the differences between Bava and producer Dario Argento's style, the complicated history behind the “sequels” of Demons, Stivaletti's outstanding practical effects, the shocking mid-credits ending, and Cluadio Simonetti's top-tier score. Special guest includes Rachel Reeves.


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Jul 26, 2021
House of Wax (Patreon Clip)
00:06:47

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Dark Castle Entertainment's 2005 blockbuster House of Wax. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Jul 12, 2021
The House on Sorority Row (1982) - Randy's Recs
02:43:02

Before the Halloweenies head to Hollywood in August for Scream 3, they have some film courses to complete this summer at Windsor College. For June, they're studying Mark Rosman's 1982 American slasher The House on Sorority Row as part of the latest installment of this season's Randy's Recs. Together, they discuss the difference between college horror and high school horror, the film's alternate endings, the scandalous practices of Film Ventures International, Richard Band's sweeping score, and, of course, the influence on Scream 2. Special guest includes Nichole Goble.


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Jun 25, 2021
Breaking Down Blumhouse's Halloween Kills Trailer
00:54:54

The Halloweenies grab their butcher knives and carve right into the first real trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills


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Jun 25, 2021
The Conjuring (Patreon Clip)
00:08:17

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting James Wan's 2013 blockbuster The Conjuring. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Jun 15, 2021
The Descent (Patreon Clip)
00:07:16

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Neil Marshall's 2005 stone-cold cave classic The Descent. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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May 31, 2021
Scream 2 (1997) Pt. 2
01:52:33

Reunite with the Halloweenies as they continue their coverage of Wes Craven's Scream 2. Together, Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest Lara Unnerstall of Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast hit up Windsor's AV club to run some tapes together. In the second of two episodes dedicated to the 1997 blockbuster sequel, the fearless foursome discuss the film's eclectic A-list cast, the left hook twist that hearkens back to another iconic franchise, the jaw-dropping death that shook the genre, Kevin Williamson's commentary on the horror sequel, and whether or not the copycat subplot ever pays off (it doesn't). So, grab that box of Dunkin Donuts, try to avoid the blood in the back of the news van, and join the gang now


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May 24, 2021
Scream 2 (1997) Pt. 1
02:13:05

The Halloweenies attend Windsor College, where there's a copycat killer stalking around campus and everyone won't shut up about sequels. Yep, it's time to slice and dice through 1997's Scream 2, and the talk is fierce. Head to the acid rain mixer at Phi Gamma Alpha with Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest Lara Unnerstall of Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast who leave nothing off the flip cup table. In the first of two episodes dedicated to the blockbuster sequel, they discuss the film's behind-the-scenes chaos, the leaked scripts, and the epic soundtrack that had us all singing in the cafeteria. So, grab a bucket of popcorn, your free glow-in-the-dark Ghostface mask, and enjoy the show.


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May 17, 2021
Joe Bob Briggs on the Impact of Scream
00:47:03

The one and only Joe Bob Briggs joins the Halloweenies to discuss the impact Scream had on horror and the slasher sub-genre. The legendary host of Shudder's The Last Drive-In also discusses Season 3, his drive-in plans for the summer, and why everyone keeps calling everything a masterpiece these days.


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May 05, 2021
Tricks and Treats: On Legacy Sequels, the Best Slasher Novels, and Docs We Need Made
02:10:04

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest installment, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, Mac Gerber, and Michael Roffman go a little mad with the mail bag. Together, they discuss which franchises warrant a legacy sequel, the best horror movie novelizations to seek out, which horror classic the Muppets should take over, and much, much more. So, grab a bag and collect your candy.


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May 03, 2021
28 Days Later (Patreon Clip)
00:10:56

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Danny Boyle's 2002 pandemic blockbuster 28 Days Later. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Apr 28, 2021
The Howling (1981) - Randy's Recs
03:01:35

Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream franchise. Our next installment goes all the way back to 1981 with Joe Dante’s The Howling. Topics include: the history of werewolves on film (including that Highway to Heaven episode), the #DanteCadre, Roger Corman’s Film School, and much, much more. So, step into the booth and join us now. Special guest includes writer and Windy City Double Feature Picture Show co-host Adam Carston, who recently published the definitive oral history for The Howling.


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Apr 10, 2021
Sleepaway Camp (Patreon Clip)
00:07:00

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting the 1983 slasher classic Sleepaway Camp. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Mar 23, 2021
Prom Night (1980) - Randy's Recs
02:54:18

Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream franchise. Our first installment goes all the way back to 1980 with Paul Lynch's Prom Night. Topics include: the inimitable humor of Leslie Nielsen, whether Jamie Lee Curtis' Kim and Laurie would get along, which popular songs the soundtrack's disco anthems rip off, and, of course, why Randy Meeks insist that everyone watch this movie in 1996. So, grab your notebook and get cracking.


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Mar 15, 2021
Tricks and Treats: On Horror Movie Awards, Practical Effects, and the State of the Genre
01:35:01

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest episode, Justin, Mac, and Dan discuss whether horror (or film, for that matter) needs awards, the best use of practical effects, the current state of the genre, David Leslie Johnson's un-produced sequel to The Thing, and so much more. Grab your bag and collect your candy.


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Mar 02, 2021
Saw (Patreon Clip)
00:10:28

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting James Wan's Twisted Pictures classic Saw. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Feb 24, 2021
Scream (1996)
02:56:49

There’s a curfew in Woodsboro, but fortunately for the Halloweenies, there’s a party outside of town. Hop in the car with Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and special guest Rachel Reeves (Nightmare on Film Street, Rue Morgue) as they head to Stu Macher’s place. Along the way, they’ll discuss Wes Craven’s 1996 game-changing horror blockbuster Scream -- from the origins of Ghostface to how it nearly burned away in development hell to all the saucy soundtrack selections that are forever tied to the film. They truly gut this one from groin to sternum.


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Feb 13, 2021
Nightbreed (Patreon Clip)
00:10:39

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting every single cut of Clive Barker's Nightbreed. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Jan 29, 2021
Ranking: The Friday the 13th Franchise
02:24:34

The Halloweenies (Dan Caffrey, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber) reach Woodsboro High School and find a warm spot near the fountain to share stories from Camp Crystal Lake. As they clear their cell phone data, they share and discuss their respective rankings of the entire Friday the 13th franchise. 


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Jan 13, 2021
Black Christmas (2006) (Patreon Clip)
00:06:26

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Glen Morgan's Black Christmas. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Dec 24, 2020
Friday the 13th (2009)
02:57:40

After a slight detour through Hell and space, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman bring things back down to Earth, hop on dirt bikes, and head back to Camp Crystal Lake. Things are ... a little different. Join them as they all grab machetes and hack through 2009's Friday the 13th remake. Together, they discuss what they claim to be the hottest cast in the franchise, the inclusion of Sam Winchester, and why the aughts lacked an identity.


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Dec 13, 2020
You're Next (Patreon Clip)
00:06:42

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Adam Wingard's You're Next. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Nov 20, 2020
Jason X (2002)
02:32:10

New Line November continues! After surviving Hell, co-hosts Justin Gerber and Mike Vanderbilt hit the launchpad to join fellow co-hosts Michael Roffman and McKenzie Gerber for an interstellar debate on the merits of 2002's Jason X. From frozen heads to Vivid Entertainment, nothing is left off the operating table.So, grab your your space helmet and listen above. 


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Nov 13, 2020
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
02:49:51

After Jason Takes Manhattan didn't exactly "take" the box office in the Summer of 1989, Paramount Pictures sold the rights of Jason Voorhees to New Line Cinema. What would follow is arguably the most audacious sequelizing in horror movie history. Welcome to New Line November. With Jason Goes to Hell, hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and Dan Caffrey are joined by Psychoanalysis co-host Mike Snoonian for a fiery conversation that involves legal mumbo jumbo, connections to Evil Dead, and that Nightmare ending. So, grab your Kandarian dagger and listen above.


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Nov 13, 2020
Interview with Tom Holland
00:33:39

In our final Halloween treat of the season, Master of Horror Tom Holland joins the podcast to celebrate the 35th anniversary of 1985's Fright Night. Together, we sink our teeth into the film’s rich pre-production history, the queer subtext that has since led to countless reevaluations (including by our pals the Horror Queers), the eternal hunkness of Chris Sarandon, and why we feel the film is so timeless.


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Oct 31, 2020
Carving Out the Halloween Comics with Stefan Hutchinson
01:20:37

In this special boo-boo-bonus episode, Halloweenie Dan Caffrey returns to Haddonfield, Illinois with writer and filmmaker Stefan Hutchinson. Together, they revisit Hutchinson's iconic comics -- specifically, Nightdance, First Death of Laurie Strode, 30 Years of Terror, One Good Scare, and Autopsis -- and his short story Halloween: Sam. For Michael Myers obsessives, consider this one hell of a Halloween treat.


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Oct 30, 2020
Tricks and Treats: Five First Watches, Female Slashers, and Nick Antosca's Friday the 13th
02:23:22

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the inaugural episode, Justin, Mac, and Mike discuss a litany of topics, from female slashers to pre-1968 horror films to the greatest horror remakes to even a larger discussion on Nick Antosca's un-produced Friday the 13th screenplay. They also share their five favorite first watches of the month. Not surprisingly, it's a long one.


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Oct 27, 2020
Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
02:53:53

Toot toot! All aboard the SS Lazarus en route to New York City! Tonight's entertainment revolves around the graduating senior class of Lakeview High School. In celebration, there will be a special invite-only dance party in the disco room. That's right. Jason Takes Manhattan for this Friday the 13th, and the slices include more than pizza. Head to the dock and join Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and special guest Jenn Adams of Psychoanalysis and The Losers' Club. Together, they discuss how the low budget was the real villain, the godawful makeup, the death of the timeline, the gaudy music, the right and wrong ways to teach kids to swim, and how they managed to get to the Big Apple by lake. So, grab your Dramamine and listen above.


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Oct 13, 2020
Bone Tomahawk (Patreon Clip)
00:04:21

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Oct 11, 2020
Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
03:01:55

The chains have been broken, Jason Voorhees has emerged from Crystal Lake, and Tommy Jarvis is nowhere to be found. However, there's another unstoppable force lurking on the shore and in the cabins, one who doesn't wear a mask. There's New Blood in the Friday the 13th franchise, and things are getting telekinetic. Focus your senses and join Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and special guest Terry Mesnard of Gayly Dreadful. Together, they discuss the “Fri-Gay the 13th” cast experiences, the MPAA demolishing the movie with heavy cuts, Kane Hodder’s “Jason”, and plenty of tangents into Charles in Charge, Highway to Heaven, and, yes, Days of Our Lives. So, cancel your appointment with Dr. Crews and listen above.


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Sep 13, 2020
Near Dark (Patreon Clip)
00:09:08

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Kathryn Bigelow's 1987 classic Near Dark. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!


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Sep 04, 2020
Interview with Tom McLoughlin
02:04:22

In this special bonus episode, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th, Part VI  writer and director Tommy McLoughlin joins the Halloweenies around the campfire for an all-time great chat. Together, they discuss how Capra was a mentor, being offered Scream, Tarantino's love for A New Beginning, the potential of a new Friday the 13th, and his thoughts on Halloween (2018). And yes, he weighs in on whether or not Jason Lives is better than The Irishman.


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Aug 17, 2020
Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)
03:26:00

He thought it was over. He thought he killed Jason Voorhees. He was right. Unfortunately for Tommy Jarvis, his worst childhood fears will soon manifest into an unbelievable reality as Mother Nature has a date with the notorious masked killer. Jason Lives, indeed, and ready for the fight are Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, and Michael Roffman. Together, they discuss director Tom McLoughlin's brazen direction, the film's meta sense of humor, and why Thom Mathews and Jennifer Cooke make the greatest horror couple of all time. So, throw on a jean jacket, grab your new, mail-order laser scope, and join us.


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Aug 13, 2020
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
03:05:14

It's been five years since the demise of Jason Voorhees, but don't tell Tommy Jarvis. Nightmares still plague the teenager, and he's bringing that terror to Pinehurst Halfway House, where he'll soon learn he's not the only one with horror on the mind. Along for the ride are Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and McKenzie Gerber. Together, they discuss the what-ifs, missed opportunities, and pitfalls of this aborted reboot for the Friday the 13th franchise. Rest assured, nobody has ever spent this much time discussing this cast.


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Jul 13, 2020
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
02:57:35

A family, a party of teenagers, and one mysterious hitchhiker have all descended upon Camp Crystal Lake. But there's murder in the headlines, a missing body at the morgue, and reason to believe the masked killer is still on the loose. Who will survive the night? Join Halloweenies co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman as they celebrate the creme de la creme of Jason Voorhies movies: 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Together, they discuss the return of Jason Voorhees creator Tom Savini, the what-if career of '80s softboy Crispin Glover, the cultural currency of Corey Feldman, and whether or not this should have really been the final chapter.


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Jun 13, 2020
Interview with Larry Zerner
00:50:02

A familiar face has returned to Crystal Lake: Shelly Finkelstein. In this special bonus episode, Friday the 13th Part 3 star Larry Zerner joins the Halloweenies to discuss his role in the film, why every fan needs to track down a 3-D print, and how the franchise has evolved over the decades. A major entertainment lawyer in Hollywood, Zerner also discusses his spooky past cases and helps clarify the legal mumbo jumbo currently strangling the Friday the 13th franchise. No kidding: Jason Voorhees could head to Capitol Hill.


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May 29, 2020
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
02:34:22

There's a hockey mask missing down at Camp Crystal Lake, but no one's hitting the ice. Especially not the Halloweenies, who are much too busy living it up over at Higgins Haven. Join senior writer Justin Gerber, The A.V. Club's Lara Unnerstall, senior writer Dan Caffrey, and Cinepocalypse's Mike Vanderbilt as they revisit 1982's Friday the 13th Part 3. Together, they discuss Jason's new look, the West Coast sheen over Crystal Lake (Pond?), the ills of not wiping, pan-and-scan video, and the return of My Father the Hero director Steve Miner.


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May 13, 2020
Interview with Tom Savini
00:46:51

There's a new arrival at Camp Crystal Lake. You know him as the Sultan of Splatter, the Maestro of Makeup, the Godfather of Gore. He’s responsible for some of the greatest effects in the history of Hollywood. He’s turned all of your nightmares into reality. He made a monster out of Jason Voorhees. Campers, please welcome the one and only Tom Savini. In this exciting, new interview, Savini discusses life in quarantine, the power of dreams, and why we're seeing the Dawn of the Braindead. He also revisits his incredible legacy, particularly his time on these very campgrounds in both 1980's Friday the 13th and 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. So, gather around the campfire and hear his tales.


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Apr 30, 2020
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
02:08:12

Camp Crystal Lake is about to see its greatest urban legend come to life -- and the Halloweenies are right in the middle of it. Jason Voorhees has arrived on the campgrounds, and he doesn't play well with bunkmates. Join senior writer Justin Gerber, contributing writer McKenzie Gerber, senior writer Dan Caffrey, and pop culture critic Mike Vanderbilt as they evade this new menace and learn that family traditions die hard in 1981's Friday the 13th Part 2. Together, they discuss how Jason is at his scariest, the filmmaking motifs (if any) of one Steven Miner, the lack of gore, and arguably the hunkiest character to ever set foot in a cabin in this franchise. That's just the tip of the machete.


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Apr 13, 2020
Friday the 13th (1980)
02:53:25

The Halloweenies have arrived at Camp Crystal Lake to set up shop. Things are remarkably quiet, though. It's as if something or someone is watching from the woods -- waiting patiently to strike. You know, just like that ol' man warned us of... Join Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman, senior writer Justin Gerber, contributing writer McKenzie Gerber, and pop culture critic Mike Vanderbilt as they set up camp, find shelter from the storm, and play a few rounds of strip Monopoly. Together, they discuss how the film shares more qualities of the '70s than the '80s the franchise would define, debate over whether it's scarier without Jason Voorhees, and meditate on a potential revelation about one particular camper. 


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Mar 13, 2020
Ranking: The A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise
02:34:10

The three Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber) wake up in Camp Crystal Lake and reflect on their time in Springwood, OH. As they clean their cabins, they share and discuss their respective rankings of the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. What's more, they look ahead at all the horror to come in 2020, which includes the return of a certain Shape. 


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Mar 06, 2020
Interview with Waxwork Records Co-Founder Kevin Bergeron
00:58:24

Don’t reach for your Hypnocil. Freddy’s dead, and we’re looking ahead. So, what are we doing? Aren’t we taking a break? We are. Nothing’s changed there. But before we head into our third season, which we’ll soon announce, we wanted to share a special interview. In this special Friday the 13th episode, Michael Roffman speaks with Kevin Bergeron, co-founder of Waxwork Records. Together, the two discuss how he started the incredible vinyl company, which has issued pretty much all of your favorite horror scores on all kinds of wax throughout the 2010s. They also chatted about his favorite horror movies, what scares him, and what he has in store for 2020. 


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Dec 13, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
02:22:40

Celebrate Halloween with the Halloweenies in Springwood, Ohio as they cover Platinum Dunes' 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Together, they discuss Jackie Earle Haley's portrayal of Freddy Krueger, Rooney Mara's disgust with the role, the influx of talent from The CW, and how the worst fate for a horror movie is to be simply mediocre. Special guests include Horror Queers co-host Trace Thurman and The Horror Virgin co-host Jenn. 


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Oct 31, 2019
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
02:06:10

Place your bets, folks. Join the Halloweenies as they head to Camp Crystal Lake for a brawl to end all: 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. Together, they discuss the wild origins of the long-developed production, the stupidity of Freeburg, the not-so-PC dialogue, and, of course, the potential of a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash sequel. 


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Sep 30, 2019
Interview with Heather Langenkamp
00:54:54

The one and only Heather Langenkamp heads back to Springwood and waxes nostalgic with the Halloweenies. Together, they chat about her early start with Francis Ford Coppola, her college days, and, naturally, her performances in the Elm Street franchise. She also discusses the current state of horror, how so much of history tends to be rewritten, and whether she would want to fight Freddy again. Sweet dreams! 


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Sep 19, 2019
Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)
02:07:06

Grab those shades, make some reservations, and book a convertible because we're in Hollywood, baby. Join the Halloweenies as they head to the New Line Cinema offices to discuss the spooky meta horror of 1994's Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Together, they discuss Heather Langenkamp playing Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund being haunted by Freddy Krueger, and whether Miko Hughes is better in Ludlow or LA. 


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Aug 31, 2019
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
02:15:26

Every child and teenager is dead in the town of Springwood, Ohio. However, not the thirtysomethings that makeup our Halloweenies team. Join them as they try to make sense of the Krueger family tree within 1991's Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare. Together, they discuss its bad reputation, the useless 3-D, and whether or not it's truly the final chapter. 


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Jul 30, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
02:08:18

Alice Johnson, everyone's favorite bookworm-turned-dream-master, returns to fight Freddy Krueger again -- and this time, it's as personal as it gets. Join the Halloweenies as they support one of horror's greatest single mothers in 1989's A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. Together, they discuss the grotesque body horror and how Freddy Krueger is more of a distraction than a villain. 


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Jun 28, 2019
Interview with Joe Dante on Nightmare Cinema and Halloween III
00:24:13

Legendary director Joe Dante joins Halloweenies for a special mini-episode to discuss his new horror anthology film, Nightmare Cinema. He also digresses on the state of modern horror, why he passed on Halloween III: Season of the Witch, and, of course, Gizmo and those Gremlins. 


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Jun 21, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
02:22:20

Meet Alice Johnson, a lonely bookworm whose fantastical daydreams just may be the only saving grace for the sleep-deprived kids in Springwood, Ohio. Then join the Halloweenies as they make friends while trying to survive 1988's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Together, they debate over MTV Freddy's scare factor, gush over Dramarama's timeless hit, and grab some bug spray for one of the scariest dreams of all time. 


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May 21, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
02:25:29

Welcome to Westin Hills Asylum, where all your wildest dreams come true. Take a seat with the Halloweenies as they unite to take down Freddy Krueger in 1987's A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Together, they argue over the best Dokken song, gasp at Craig Wasson's youthful age, and compare the two screenplays by Wes Craven/Bruce Wagner and Frank Darabont/Chuck Russell. 


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Apr 25, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
01:58:27

Things are getting a little too hot at 1428 Elm Street for the Halloweenies. To keep things cool, they've invited over Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman, hosts of Bloody Disgusting's Horror Queers Podcast, to slice and dice through 1985's A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. Together, they discuss the sequel's behind-the-scenes controversies, the metaphorical implications of Freddy Krueger, and the birthdays of both Clu Gulager and Hope Lange. 


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Mar 15, 2019
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
03:06:21

Join the Halloweenies as they go deep into the proverbial boiler room of 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Together, they discuss everything within Wes Craven's iconic slasher, from Johnny Depp’s midriff to all the crazy special effects to whether or not the ending truly works. It's the beginning of a new season -- a new nightmare! 


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Feb 14, 2019
Ranking: The Halloween Franchise
01:51:46

The four Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, Dan Caffrey, and Justin Gerber) drive out of Haddonfield, Illinois on their way to Springwood, Ohio. On their way, they share and discuss their respective rankings of the entire Halloween franchise. 


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Feb 03, 2019
Halloween II (2009)
01:53:41

Three Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and special guest Dominick Suzanne-Mayer of Consequence of Sound and Filmography) ride into Haddonfield, Illinois on white horses for Rob Zombie's 2009 surrealist nightmare Halloween II


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Dec 21, 2018
Interview with John Carpenter: More of the Night He Came Home
00:34:21

The Master of Horror John Carpenter returns to the podcast to discuss the evolution of Halloween, why the new film was such a hit, and his love for playing music. 


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Dec 13, 2018
Halloween (2007)
02:58:51

The four Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Justin Gerber, Michael Roffman, and special guest Rathan Krueger of Daily Grindhouse) head to Haddonfield, Illinois with wrestler Michael Myers for Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween


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Dec 01, 2018
Interview with Tommy Lee Wallace
01:30:00

The Halloweenies ring up director Tommy Lee Wallace to talk about the cultural reevaluation of Halloween III: Season of the Witch


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Nov 16, 2018
Halloween (2018)
03:18:08

The Halloweenies return to Haddonfield, Illinois with a 61-year-old Michael Myers for David Gordon Green's Halloween


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Oct 22, 2018
Interview with John Carpenter and Daniel Davies
00:50:37

The Master of Horror himself John Carpenter and his bandmate/godson Daniel Davies join the pod for some spirited chats. 


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Oct 16, 2018
Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
03:14:18

The four Halloweenies return to Haddonfield, Illinois for a little Dangertainment in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection


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Sep 15, 2018
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
03:08:56

The Halloweenies head out to California for a little off-campus lunch with the one and only Laurie Strode in 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later


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Aug 20, 2018
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
03:33:59

The Halloweenies are joined by special guest Cat Blackard as they run from the creepy cultists of 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers


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Jul 30, 2018
Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
02:30:40

The Halloweenies wake up in a hermit's shack just in time to watch: Dominique Othenin-Girard's Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers


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Jun 30, 2018
Breaking Down Blumhouse's Halloween Trailer
01:29:51

The Halloweenies grab their butcher knives and carve right into the first trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween


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Jun 09, 2018
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
03:12:31

The Halloweenies head back to Haddonfield, Illinois for another homecoming: Dwight H. Little's Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers


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May 30, 2018
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
02:46:02

The Halloweenies change the channel to the night nobody came home in 1982: Tommy Lee Wallace's Halloween III: Season of the Witch


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May 03, 2018
Halloween II (1981)
03:17:52

The Halloweenies trick or treat over to 1981 and dig into more of the night he came home: Rick Rosenthal's Halloween II.


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Apr 03, 2018
Halloween (1978)
03:48:55

The Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman) head back to 1978 and carve out the pumpkin that started it all: John Carpenter's Halloween.


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Feb 22, 2018
The Night WE Came Home
00:04:35

From the padded cells of Smith's Grove Sanitarium to the leafy streets of Haddonfield, Illinois... we are Halloweenies. Each month, we slice through one Halloween movie at a time - all leading up to the release of David Gordon Green's sequel. 


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Feb 13, 2018