Each week a panel of horror fans discuss horror movies past and present. We dissect new releases, compare originals to reboots, and tell you whether or not the movies are a hack (a waste of time) or a slash (totally killer - pun intended). We’ve changed a lot over the last two years, including changing up our team. For the best experience, start with episode 057.
This week the Hack or Slash team travels in to the Further to unpack Insidious (2010). The group discusses James Wan's knack for lucrative franchises, assesses the luxury of demon abodes, and ponders how to list a haunted house on Zillow. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 19:55.
Happy Death Day (2017)
This week the Hack or Slash team puts on their quantum physics caps to check out Happy Death Day (2017). The group breaks down the film's character development, analyzes its surprisingly emotional moments, and hotly contests the quality of its ending. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 30:12.
This week the Hack or Slash watches Cupid draw back his bow in Valentine (2001). The group breaks down the slasher formula, denounces middle school vendettas, and reflects on their feelings towards Katherine Heigl. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 23:39.
Dead Alive (1993)
This week the Hack or Slash team bust out the vomit bags to experience the mayhem of Dead Alive (1993). The group breaks down the intensity of its gore, discusses the ways their appetites were impacted by the film, and identifies a missed opportunity for a 90's zombie boy band. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 35:15.
This week the Hack or Slash team peers through the looking glass to review Mike Flanagan’s Oculus (2013). The group learns about “The Caputo Effect”, debates the quality of the film’s distorted perspective, and analyzes their furniture preferences. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 36:35.
Wrong Turn (2003)
This week the Hack or Slash team gets in the road tripping spirit by checking out Wrong Turn (2003). The group discusses the perpetuation of negative Appalachian stereotypes, ponders the long term effects of cannibal digestion, and breaks down the perils the cast and crew faced during production. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 23:33.
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So glad you guys covered Rob Zombie- I love his perspective. Great work
It would be so much more enjoyable if Leah didn’t hate every good movie
The title pretty much sums it up. It’s one thing to have an opinion, but when you hate every good movie and every character in it, why did you choose to do a movie review podcast? Maybe be a professional movie critic instead.
Love this podcast
I’m a big horror fan and this group has really interesting, nuanced takes. I like that they explore gore, add horror canon context and range in their experience with the genre.