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Halloweenies® is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman slice through an iconic series one movie at a time. In 2018, they started in Haddonfield, Illinois with Halloween. In 2019, they dreamed through Springwood, Ohio for A Nightmare on Elm Street. In 2020, they roasted mallows at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. Now, in 2021, they're heading to Woodsboro, California for a Scream. As always, there will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.

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    • 4.7 • 470 Ratings

Halloweenies® is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman slice through an iconic series one movie at a time. In 2018, they started in Haddonfield, Illinois with Halloween. In 2019, they dreamed through Springwood, Ohio for A Nightmare on Elm Street. In 2020, they roasted mallows at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. Now, in 2021, they're heading to Woodsboro, California for a Scream. As always, there will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.

    The Howling (1981) - Randy's Recs

    The Howling (1981) - Randy's Recs

    Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream franchise. Our next installment goes all the way back to 1981 with Joe Dante’s The Howling. Topics include: the history of werewolves on film (including that Highway to Heaven episode), the #DanteCadre, Roger Corman’s Film School, and much, much more. So, step into the booth and join us now.

    Special guest includes writer and Windy City Double Feature Picture Show co-host Adam Carston, who recently published the definitive oral history for The Howling.

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    • 3 hr 1 min
    Sleepaway Camp (Patreon Clip)

    Sleepaway Camp (Patreon Clip)

    Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting the 1983 slasher classic Sleepaway Camp. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!

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    • 7 min
    Prom Night (1980) - Randy's Recs

    Prom Night (1980) - Randy's Recs

    Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream franchise. Our first installment goes all the way back to 1980 with Paul Lynch's Prom Night. Topics include: the inimitable humor of Leslie Nielsen, whether Jamie Lee Curtis' Kim and Laurie would get along, which popular songs the soundtrack's disco anthems rip off, and, of course, why Randy Meeks insist that everyone watch this movie in 1996. So, grab your notebook and get cracking.

    Special guest includes author and Saturday Sleepovers co-host J. Blake Fichera, whose latest book Scored to Death 2: More Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers is currently available to order.

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    • 2 hr 54 min
    Tricks and Treats: On Horror Movie Awards, Practical Effects, and the State of the Genre

    Tricks and Treats: On Horror Movie Awards, Practical Effects, and the State of the Genre

    With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest episode, Justin, Mac, and Dan discuss whether horror (or film, for that matter) needs awards, the best use of practical effects, the current state of the genre, David Leslie Johnson's un-produced sequel to The Thing, and so much more. Grab your bag and collect your candy.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Saw (Patreon Clip)

    Saw (Patreon Clip)

    Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting James Wan's Twisted Pictures classic Saw. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content!

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    • 10 min
    Scream (1996)

    Scream (1996)

    There’s a curfew in Woodsboro, but fortunately for the Halloweenies, there’s a party outside of town. Hop in the car with Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and special guest Rachel Reeves (Nightmare on Film Street, Rue Morgue) as they head to Stu Macher’s place. Along the way, they’ll discuss Wes Craven’s 1996 game-changing horror blockbuster Scream -- from the origins of Ghostface to how it nearly burned away in development hell to all the saucy soundtrack selections that are forever tied to the film. They truly gut this one from groin to sternum.

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    • 2 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
470 Ratings

470 Ratings

Rock mastrangelo ,

I’m a halloweener

I love this podcast. Listening to these in depth reviews has made me go out and purchase a ton of vintage horror dvds. Thanks

Adam87EC ,

Great podcast

Even better than 2009’s The Irishman

tommycostas ,

My new favorite

Gotta do George Romero’s “dead” franchise

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