Forty years after Michael Myers appeared on-screen for the first time, he came home again in a direct sequel to the 1978 original. Halloween from 2018 had a lot of hype, but was the payoff equal to the buildup?
Rob Zombie returned to Halloween in 2009, but was his second attempt better than his first? Find out in the tenth episode in The Last Theater’s Halloween franchise retrospective!
Rob Zombie reimagined Michael Myers, Laurie Strode, and Dr. Loomis in 2007, but does his focus on Michael’s background help or hurt the effectiveness of the classic story? Chris and Joey discuss this question and many more in the ninth of twelve episodes covering the entirety of the Halloween franchise! Download the show here: Halloween …
The sixth Halloween was cursed before the movie ever hit theaters, but did the behind-the-scenes shenanigans completely derail this installment of the franchise? Find out as we discuss Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers!
The Shape is still on the loose, so chris and Joey have returned to Haddonfield on Halloween night to discuss the second film in the franchise, Halloween II from 1981.
Brightburn is a twisted version of the superhero origin story we’ve grown accustomed to over the years. It’s been advertised as a horror movie first and a superhero movie second. But is it scary? Does it even work as a horror movie or as a superhero story? Find out my thoughts as I discuss Brightburn in episode 23 of The Last Theater.
Terrifier is a bloody slasher with a throwback feel, but does the lack of a fully-developed sympathetic character hurt its effectiveness?
With its stellar cast and clever direction by Bob Clark, the man who is also responsible for Porky’s and A Christmas Story, 1974’s Black Christmas is a holiday tradition at The Last Theater on the Left. Listen to episode 18 of the podcast as chris and Joey discuss why the film is so effective, how it served as a sort of midway point between the Italian giallo films and the American slashers that were to come, and how the movie’s chilling ending might have more to it than we see.
Happy Death Day is billed as a slasher and is being lauded by some as a step towards the revival of the sub-genre, but is the movie really worthy of those distinctions?
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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