Halloween (2007) – Podcast Episode 32

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 …

Brightburn – Podcast Episode 23

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.

Black Christmas (1974) – Podcast Episode 18

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.

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.

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