48 episodes

Like the Criterion Collection but more gay and more fun, Aughtsterion chronicles and canonizes the horror films released around the turn of the new millennium.

Aughtsterion A Bigger Umbrella

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Like the Criterion Collection but more gay and more fun, Aughtsterion chronicles and canonizes the horror films released around the turn of the new millennium.

    X (2022)

    X (2022)

    In a rare moment for the Aughts pod, Sam and Jordan are of two different minds in this episode all about the new movie X. "But X...?" you're wondering. "How is this Aughtsterion material?" Well, the short answer is: Their pod their rules! But the longer one is, Ti West was part of the great indie surge of the late 2000s, making him a legacy character in the discourse about the time. And besides, it gives your co-hosts a chance to talk about the historical intersection of horror and porn — and not the softcore variety that briefly flourished in the millennium era. So, let's talk queerness in straight horror, the role of the audience in shaping the meaning of a film, and that one movie from West he really wishes you could just forget ever existed. Shouts out to Mia Goth and Brittany Snow! You ladies are f*****g stars!

    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 2 min
    My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)

    My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)

    It's that time again, Aughts fans! It's time to celebrate Sam's birthday with the franchise he is making an American slasher tradition: My Super Psycho Sweet 16. In what's become an annual event for Aughtsterion, your co-hosts have gathered for the Pisces treat of talking about the best horror franchise you haven't been watching religiously, starring the final girl you never knew you needed to be celebrating. Lauren McKnight returns as Skye Rotter in Part 2 of the series, and now she's on the lam. Bodies are all over the floor at the Roller Dome. Her dad is back from oblivion and picking off teens again, and now he's obsessed with a new goal — getting the family back together again after Skye runs to the mom that abandoned her and the [step?]sister she didn't even know existed. Brigg is fired up to defend the honor of his girl. Derek sucks; his new "girlfriend" sucks even more. And we've got a new mean girl in town. Here's to Sam's Super Birthday. We're gonna party at the BONEYARD.


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Minisode — Scream 6!

    Minisode — Scream 6!

    Fire up that siren, Aughts fans, because Scream 6 is a go! Sam, Jordan, and the millions of others who drove the film to box office success have been clamoring for more since seeing the fifth film, and now that the good word is out, your co-hosts have some feelings they wanted to process about this welcome sequel news. Feelings like: It's ok if Sidney is done now, Bring Back Kirby and Stu!, and "Give us more gays!" Sorry, Woodsboro. Your nightmare isn't over yet.


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 35 min
    BONUS — I Know What You Did... In Episode 8

    BONUS — I Know What You Did... In Episode 8

    Alas, the time has come, the time to say goodbye to our friends on Dylan Island. I Know What You Did Last Summer the series became a beloved part of the Aughts pod, and Sam and Jordan will miss all their friends — especially Margot — as they gaze off the bluff and out over the ocean of Not Renewed Television Shows. In the end, this show delivered, and your co-hosts are here to celebrate the top tier performances from Brianne Tju and Madison Iseman, the show's persistent lack of interest in follow up questions, surprise erotic thrillers, incredible villain monologues, constant queerness, and everything else that made IKWYDLS event programming for those who Get It. And that's tea.


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Scream (2022) — Part II

    Scream (2022) — Part II

    As Sam and Jordan move into their second hour of conversation about new Scream, the excitement level rises as they relive how the film really hits its stride in the back half. We get to see new franchise all stars like Jasmin Savoy Brown and Melissa Barrera shine, we get to see villains run amuck, and we get to see Sidney and Gale take no shit while they guide our young heroes through the foreboding halls of Stu Macher's house. The verdict is: Bring on Scream 6!


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 52 min
    Scream (2022) — Part I

    Scream (2022) — Part I

    By definition, Aughtsterion doesn't make it a point to cover new movies, but it would be a dereliction of purpose for Sam and Jordan to not sit down and hash out their every little thought about the latest in the franchise that really started this whole podcast: Scream. Your co-hosts hit the theater together to watch part 5 (at least in Jordan's view) the greatest horror franchise of all time, and they had so many thoughts it ended up making for the longest record in pod history. So, here is the first hour of two on Nü Scream, which considers the new film as a tale of two halves and get into all the most important details, like the precedent shattering cold open, the many shades of Kyle Gallner's hotness, the ways in which Sam and Jordan struggled with the new entry balanced against how much they enjoyed it. And of course... how incredible Neve Campbell's entire performance run as Sidney Prescott has been. Kirby truthers, it's your time to shine!


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

JadieY14 ,

The historians of Aughts culture

Jordan and Sam are historians of aughts cinema and culture. They have changed my mind countless times on films that at the time came out were “lame” in my opinion but now I can fully appreciate the camp of Sorority Row ‘09, The Roomate, and so many more! Sam always comes in with a Aly & Aj reference which I fully appreciate and Jordan gives us a deep dive into the culture of the time and how we always needed to appreciate the women in which Hollywood bullied. We also get Sam’s amazing Xmas playlist! They two can convince me to watch anything and appreciate because their love for the aughts makes me wish to go back in time and give those movies and scarlets more love.

jdjdndndjdk ,

Love you!

This pod is amazing you both do an excellent job and yes yes it’s true scream 2 is the worst one ;)

mcpodface ,

Undefeated Champions

The rarest of finds - funny, informative, progressive, uncynical, a joy to hear every time. If your tastes align, Jordan and Sam will feel like your lifelong bffs.

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