Halloween H20 – Podcast Episode 30

Halloween H20 was an attempt to realign a series that had gotten way off track, but did the return of Laurie Strode bring back the feeling of the original? Find out in the latest episode of The Last Theater’s Halloween franchise retrospective!

In the Mouth of Madness (1994) – Podcast Episode 21

We have reached the end, the end of it all. Join chris and Joey as they discuss the final film in John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy, In the Mouth of Madness! With such great movies to live up to, can In the Mouth of Madness live up to the standard set by The Thing and Prince of Darkness, or does the world finally end with a whimper? Listen as we share our thoughts in episode 21 of the Last Theater podcast!

Prince of Darkness (1987) – Podcast Episode 20

Join chris and Joey as they discuss the second part of John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy,” Prince of Darkness! With its focus on blurring the lines between science and religion, Prince of Darkness is a movie that touches on some deep philosophical ideas while still giving viewers plenty of murder and scares. But do those scares (and the special effects) hold up over thirty years later? Listen and find out!

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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