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The Pod and The Pendulum is a new horror movie podcast covering every movie in every franchise. From heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, to the direct-to-video titles like Subspecies, we've got you covered.

The Pod and the Pendulum Mike Snoonian & Lindsay Traves

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The Pod and The Pendulum is a new horror movie podcast covering every movie in every franchise. From heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, to the direct-to-video titles like Subspecies, we've got you covered.

    ARMY OF DARKNESS

    ARMY OF DARKNESS

    This episode we all hail to the king and sing the praises of Army of Darkness. The conclusion to the Evil Dead saga trilogy trades horror for high adventure and humor, and it does it with incredible flair. 
    This week we're joined by Stephen Foxworthy, cohost of the Disenfranchised podcast, and Cat Scully, author of the YA illustrated novel Jennifer Strange (available here) to talk one liners, slapstick and boomsticks, and the joy of practical effects and puppetry. This is the one where Bruce Campbell solidifies himself as a genre legend with his wiseacre performance of Ash. 
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    EVIL DEAD2: DEAD BY DAWN

    EVIL DEAD2: DEAD BY DAWN

    This week we've packed up and are heading back out to that cabin in the middle of the woods for Evil Dead 2: Dead By Dawn. We're joined by filmmaker Brad McHargue to tackle whether this is a sequel or remake, how the passage of time and experience allowed this to be a bigger and bolder experience and the role that Stephen King played yet again in helping Sam Raimi's young career. This is the movie where it feels like Bruce Campbell becomes the  knuckleheaded Ash we've come to know and love all these years later.  Plus, and this is very important, we get into an in-depth discussion on the difference between school lunches in America vs Canada. Riveting stuff as always. 
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    Groovy. 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    THE EVIL DEAD

    THE EVIL DEAD

    After a couple months tackling the extreme and often dank and depressing world of French horror, we needed a bit of a reprieve. We need a little bit of rest and relaxation. We need to get away from all the hustle and the bustle and the grind of the everyday world. So we’ve packed up a weekend travel kit, gotten behind the wheel of our old jalopy and are taking the back roads to a little cabin in the middle of the woods. What could possibly go wrong as we set out to break down the Evil Dead franchise?
    The original 1981 remains a groundbreaking work of independent cinema that launched the careers of three childhood friends: Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell & Rob Tapert. Join us as we break down the behind the scenes struggles that it took to launch this video nasty into the world. Learn about the real life curse on the cabin it was filmed and why the filmmakers owe a debt of gratitude to Stephen King.
    This week we're joined by J Blake Fichera, author of Scored to Dead & Scored to Death 2: Conversations with some of Horrors Greatest composers. 
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    • 2 hrs 23 min
    INSIDE & The New French Extremity

    INSIDE & The New French Extremity

    We wrap up our overview of French horror with a movie so upsetting, Mike made it a point to lock every door and window to his place despite living  on the third floor of a building at the time. This one is A LOT, & our host is joined by Jim Rohner of the Cast of Cthulu pod to discuss what it is that's so upsetting about this home invasion flick that mixes elements of cat & mouse thrillers with slasher films and extreme body horror. 

    • 2 hrs 2 min
    RAW & The Next Wave of French Horror

    RAW & The Next Wave of French Horror

    RAW is a coming of age story through the lens of cannibalism and extreme body horror. Julia Ducournau's feature directing debut alternates between strikingly beautiful imagery and blood soaked horror that sickens the stomach. This week we're joined by Reyna Cervantes (co-host Horror in Session) and Sarah Anne Stubbs (co-host Geeks Who Eat) to talk the near Cronenbergian levels of body horror RAW delivers.
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    FRONTIER(S) & the New Wave of French Extremity

    FRONTIER(S) & the New Wave of French Extremity

    It's  been called The Paris Texas Chainsaw Massacre by smartasses, but Xavier Gens debut feature is a one of the most overtly political movies of French extreme horror. Inspired by the rise of right wing nationalism and violent clashes between protestors and Parisian police in the early 21st century, Frontiers is the grim tale of four Muslims that escape Paris' burning streets after committing a robbery only to fall captive to Nazi saluting cannibals on the outskirts of society. It is one of the bloodiest, gnarliest and mot grizzly titles we've discussed to date. Joining us this week is returning guest-writer & illustrator Dani Ryan. Dani tells us of her love for extreme horror and why this one resonates with her. 
     
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    • 1 hr 46 min

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