Episodes
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon
Published 03/23/21
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,...
Published 03/15/21
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. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podchaser | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a...
Published 03/02/21
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 02/24/21
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...
Published 02/13/21
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 02/07/21
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.  Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 01/13/21
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 12/24/20
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. Follow us...
Published 12/13/20
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 11/20/20
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.  Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podchaser | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest...
Published 11/13/20
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...
Published 11/13/20
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 sank 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. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podchaser | Patreon --- This episode...
Published 10/31/20
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. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podchaser | Patreon --- This...
Published 10/30/20
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. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podchaser | Patreon --- This episode is...
Published 10/27/20
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...
Published 10/13/20
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Patreon --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 10/11/20
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...
Published 09/13/20
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! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Published 09/04/20
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. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ---...
Published 08/17/20
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...
Published 08/13/20
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,...
Published 07/13/20
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 Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman as they celebrate the creme de la creme of Jason Voorhies movies: 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Together,...
Published 06/13/20
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...
Published 05/29/20
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...
Published 05/13/20