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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 & Jerry Smith

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

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.

    FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE

    FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE

    This week we're joined by author Alyse Wax (Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th The Series; The World of It) and Nathan Smith (Grumpire, Daily Grindhouse) to talk about the nail in the coffin in the original Elm Street series, 1991's Freddy's Dead. Directed by Rachel Talalay, the Final Nightmare looks almost unrecognizable when compared to the early entries as the dark, scary boogeyman has been replaced by something out of a Looney Tunes cartoon. Was this the right direction to go, or had audiences grown tired of Freddy's  bad dad jokes by the start of the grunge era? 

    • 1 hr 46 min
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD

    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD

    • 2 hrs 19 min
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: DREAM MASTER (part 2)

    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: DREAM MASTER (part 2)

    This week we're joined by filmmaker Alex Secker and Halloweenies' Mike Vanderbilt for a fun and spirited look at Dream Master. The crew is feeling pretty loose this week as we talk putting the special in special effects, Freddy at the peak of his popularity, New Line stretching what can be done with these movies when you have someone like Renny Harlin pointing the camera, the Elm Street foray into television with Freddy's Nightmares and more. Plus, Mike is joined by his daughter Ada at the end of the show for a breakdown of the Freddy's Nightmares episode "Killer Instinct." Support our Patreon: www.patreon.com/podandthependulumFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podandpendulumJoin our Facebook Group: Pod & the Pendulum Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 50 min
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 4: THE DREAM MASTER (part one of two)

    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 4: THE DREAM MASTER (part one of two)

    This week we're joined by Terry Mesnard (Gayley Dreadful, Scarred for Life podcast, We Are Horror 'zine) and Kelly Gredner (Spinsters of Horror) for the first of our two shows on Dream Master. Freddy's back and this time he has a whole new gang of kids to terrorize in this fan favorite from the late 80s. Since we had so many people want to guest on this discussion, we've set aside two shows for this one. 

    • 1 hr 39 min
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS

    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS

    Cue heavy metal high pitched warbling because we are back with a MEGA episode about series fan favorite Dream Warriors. Jerry had to duck out of this episode lest he feel the wrath of our panel for him sharing his belief that this is "meh" at best but we're joined by Brian Keiper (Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting) and author Cynthia Pelayo (Poems of my Night, The Missing). We also have a pair of bonus guests including Patrick Hamilton from the Kill By Kill podcast as well as the return of Mike's daughter Ada to give her thoughts on her favorite Elm Street to date. Sample some of Cythia's short stories and poetry at her site www.cinapelayo.comSupport our Patreon: www.patreon.com/podandthependulumFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podandpendulumJoin our Facebook Group: Pod & the Pendulum Facebook Group 

    • 2 hrs 35 min
    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE

    A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE

    It's been called "the gayest horror movie of all time" by some, and it's appalling treatment of star Mark Patton in the press by director Jack Sholder and writer David Chaskin has been a source of controversy and criticism  since its release. This week we're joined by Jay Alary of Daily Grindhouse and Grumpire & Sam Wineman, director of the upcoming LGBTQ horror documentary for Shudder and the writer/director of award winning short The Quiet Room (available to stream on Shudder now) to talk the history of this film, queer representation in horror, why this might be Freddy at his scariest and whether it not it "breaks" the rules of the franchise. Check out Sam at Comic Con's "Horror is Queer" panel, presented by Shudder: (link)Support our Patreon: www.patreon.com/podandthependulumFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/podandpendulumJoin our Facebook Group: Pod & the Pendulum Facebook Group

    • 2 hrs 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

James Barratt ,

Superb Podcast

Heard this get mentioned on the “Halloweenies” podcast so I thought I would give it a listen and very glad I did, really in depth discussions of horror films, excellent.

hamill_horror ,

Great knowledge of horror!

These guys really know their stuff and dig deep to bring a lot of info. They always have great guests and you’re sure for a good few laughs along the way. Superb stuff!

Stebob1984 ,

Great podcast

This podcast is superb, the guys really know there stuff and made me look at the Friday the 13th films in a different light too. Highly recommended.

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