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  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) | Episode #81 January 13, 2023
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca grab their machetes for their discussion of the 1985 horror slasher film Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. Episode Highlights: We talk about the film's attempt to pivot the franchise and the consequences--both in terms of fan reception and in terms of the film's narrative--of a […]
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  • The Things (1951+ 1982 Films) | Episode #80 December 19, 2022
    In this spooktacular episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Anthony Tresca discuss not one but two (well, kind of three) THINGS:  the 1951 film The Thing from Another World, John Carpenter's beloved 1982 film The Thing, and the novella that started it all...John W. Campbell's 1938 "Who Goes There?" Episode Highlights: We explore how the thing […]
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  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) | Episode #79 November 18, 2022
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca return to Crystal Lake once more for their discussion of the 1984 horror slasher film Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. Episode Highlights: We talk about how this film works to set itself apart from the other entries in the franchise, even as it continues the […]
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  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982) | Episode #76 November 18, 2022
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca keep on camping as they discuss the 1982 horror slasher film Friday the 13th Part III. Episode Highlights: We talk about how this particular entry in the franchise was disappointing as it was the exact same formula from the first two films...but somehow also worse than […]
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  • Halloween Ends (2022) | Episode #78 October 31, 2022
    In this special Halloween episode (recorded in person and unedited!), hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca talk about the conclusion (at least for now...) of the Halloween franchise as they discuss the 2022 horror slasher film Halloween Ends.  Episode Highlights: We look at the ways that this film attempts to explore the nature/nurture dichotomy of […]
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