The Crow (1994) – Podcast Episode 17

The Crow is one of those rare films where everything seems to come together to create something that transcends the genre it exists within. Listen to episode 17 of The Last Theater on the Left podcast as chris and Joey break down the film from its comic book origins all the way up to what it means to watch the movie all these years later.

Friday the 13th Franchise Wrap-up – Podcast Episode 16

Join chris and Joey as they rank every movie in the series from worst to best and discuss how the films fare in the eyes of critics, fans, and the box office. Beyond the lists and ranking, chris and Joey dig deeper into some of the movies and discuss stuff that hit the cutting room floor, some good, some really, really bad. They also dig into some of the themes within the series and reveal whether the “Jason as a defender of morality” theme is actually present in what happens on-screen.

Theme music: “Rising Game” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Friday the 13th (2009) – Podcast Episode 15

After years of meandering away from the formula established in the early films in the Friday the 13th franchise (before going off the rails completely), Jason Voorhees joined so many other classic characters in getting a remake. This film is definitely a modernized reimagining of the series and characters, but is it any good? Does it feel like a Friday the 13th movie or is it just a part of the Voorhees legacy in name only? Listen to night twelve of The Last Theater on the Left’s marathon of 13 daily podcasts to hear chris and Joey discuss what worked and what didn’t (without being influenced by any of the automatic stigma that many people seemingly attach to any remake).

Theme music: “Rising Game” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Freddy vs Jason – Podcast Episode 14

It’s a battle that horror fans had been dreaming and talking about for years by the time it was released, but does Freddy vs Jason hold up today as a good or fun movie? And is it more of a Nightmare on Elm Street film than Friday the 13th? Listen and find out!

Theme music: “Rising Game” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jason X – Podcast Episode 13

Where do horror franchises go when they run out of good ideas? Apparently they go to outer space. Although, a slasher movie on a spaceship isn’t the worst idea. The potential for claustrophobic tension built in endlessly twisting corridors with no escape is pretty great. It’s been done previously, and it’s been done well. Does Jason X deserve to be in the same sentence as some of the great sci-fi horror movies like Alien? You probably already know the answer to that, but it could still be campy fun, right?

Listen to night ten of The Last Theater on the Left’s marathon of 13 daily podcasts covering the entirety of the Friday the 13th franchise to find out what chris and Joey have to say about that question and so many more!

Theme music: “Rising Game” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday – Podcast Episode 12

As the first of the “Jason” movies, does Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday work as a new spin on a beloved character, or does it instead feel like a bizarre and failed deviation from a well-worn yet effective formula? And perhaps more importantly, is this movie any good regardless of any concerns for the ongoing series? Listen as chris and Joey discuss this and more in night nine of The Last Theater on the Left’s marathon of 13 daily podcasts dedicated to the entirety of the Friday the 13th franchise!

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan – Podcast Episode 11

The implausible and rather inappropriately named eighth installment of the Friday the 13th franchise, Jason Takes Manhattan, features Jason Voorhees taking a pleasure cruise with a handful of recently graduated students. Is it a recipe for a tense and claustrophobic series of murders, or is a failed attempt at trying to put Jason in new settings? Listen and find out!

Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives – Podcast Episode 9

Tommy Jarvis is back again in Friday the 13th Part VI, but his quest for closure winds up bringing Jason Voorhees back from the dead. With the debut of zombie-Jason also comes a fair amount of comedy which shifts the tone of the series somewhat from everything we’ve seen so far. Does it work, or is it too much? Find out what chris and Joey think on the sixth night of The Last Theater on the Left’s series of 13 daily podcast on the Friday franchise!

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning – Podcast Episode 8

Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning might not be much of a new beginning for the series. It might not even be a very good movie. But there might be some parts and ideas that actually work well when you think about it. Listen as chris and Joey discuss the good, the bad, and the painfully obvious in night five of The Last Theater on the Left’s series of 13 daily podcast episodes devoted to the entirety of the Friday the 13th franchise!