From the depths of the Podcavern comes the Halloween miniseries: How'd We Get Here? Horror!
Hosts Taylor Fleming and Stephanie Ridgeway watch the first and final installments of you're favorite horror movie series and ask the important question, "How'd we get here?" From the twisted and macabre to the cheesy and convoluted, join us to see just how off the rails these scary franchises can get.
How'd We Get Here? HORROR is back with bonus episode 13! Travel to a modest San Francisco walk-up in Troll, then to the beautiful town of Nilbog (Troll 2) before listening to The Spookies, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards given in the Horror genre.
Just in time for Halloween, this episode explores one of the most iconic and influential movies of all time: Halloween! Discover how an old Captain Kirk mask transforms a sleepy Illinois suburb into a portrait of pure evil. One of the first entries to carve its way into the Slasher genre, follow original Final Girl, Laurie Strode, as she battles her on-again-off-again brother through the decades.
Did... did that door just move?
Paranormal Activity did the unthinkable: made just about everyone afraid of their own homes. In a stroke of genius, the series strips the haunted house story to its core and makes it relatable. Everybody knows the feeling of hearing footsteps at night, or maybe seeing some lights flickering, or portals that transport you to the early 1990s-- wait, what? The Paranormal Activity series starts firmly planted on a tripod but quickly eschews that for secret covens and time travelling camcorders. Yep.
Imagine the shark from JAWS and the aliens from A Quiet Place had a baby. That basically explains the giant sand-worms from Tremors. So grab Kevin Bacon and some sticks of dynamite because these suckers are hungry! From Perfection, Nevada to the South Pacific in Tremors: Shrieker Island, learn all about legendary battles with the Graboids, Shriekers, Dirt Dragons and Ass-Blasters.
"Hi, I'm Chucky, and I'm your friend 'till the end! Hidey-ho, ha-ha-ha!"
Holster your video game controllers and pick up your LEGO because this year’s hottest toy is the Good Guy™ doll from Play Pals! And with friends like these, who needs enemies?
For a limited time only, listeners get two-for-the-price-of-one: the original Child’s Play (1988), modeled after lifestyle influencer Charles Lee Ray, and the brand new A.I. from Child’s Play (2019)!!
John ‘The Jigsaw Killer’ Kramer has done the unthinkable: somehow made the Saw movies the most popular horror franchise of the mid-00s. Swapping a coherent plot for buckets of blood and gore, the Saw series leans on its shock value to distract from its overly convoluted and under-written continuity. "Want to play a game?” No. Now take your pig mask and get out of here.