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Halloweenies is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, Justin 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. And in 2020, they're roasting mallows at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. As always, there will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.

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Halloweenies is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, Justin 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. And in 2020, they're roasting mallows at Camp Crystal Lake on Friday the 13th. As always, there will be tricks, there will be treats, and, yes, there will be blood.

    Interview with Larry Zerner

    Interview with Larry Zerner

    A familiar face has returned to Crystal Lake: Shelly Finkelstein.

    In this special bonus episode, Friday the 13th Part 3 star Larry Zerner joins the Halloweenies to discuss his role in the film, why every fan needs to track down a 3-D print, and how the franchise has evolved over the decades.

    A major entertainment lawyer in Hollywood, Zerner also discusses his spooky past cases and helps clarify the legal mumbo jumbo currently strangling the Friday the 13th franchise. No kidding: Jason Voorhees could head to Capitol Hill.

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    • 51 min
    Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

    Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

    There's a hockey mask missing down at Camp Crystal Lake, but no one's hitting the ice. Especially not the Halloweenies, who are much too busy living it up over at Higgins Haven.

    Join senior writer Justin Gerber, The A.V. Club's Lara Unnerstall, senior writer Dan Caffrey, and Cinepocalypse's Mike Vanderbilt as they revisit 1982's Friday the 13th Part 3.

    Together, they discuss Jason's new look, the West Coast sheen over Crystal Lake (Pond?), the ills of not wiping, pan-and-scan video, and the return of My Father the Hero director Steve Miner.

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    • 2 hr 35 min
    Interview with Tom Savini

    Interview with Tom Savini

    There's a new arrival at Camp Crystal Lake. You know him as the Sultan of Splatter, the Maestro of Makeup, the Godfather of Gore. He’s responsible for some of the greatest effects in the history of Hollywood. He’s turned all of your nightmares into reality. He made a monster out of Jason Voorhees. Campers, please welcome the one and only Tom Savini. In this exciting, new interview, Savini discusses life in quarantine,  the power of dreams, and why we're seeing the Dawn of the Braindead. He also revisits his incredible legacy, particularly his time on these very campgrounds in both 1980's Friday the 13th and 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. So, gather around the campfire and hear his tales.

    • 47 min
    Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

    Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

    Camp Crystal Lake is about to see its greatest urban legend come to life -- and the Halloweenies are right in the middle of it. Jason Voorhees has arrived on the campgrounds, and he doesn't play well with bunkmates.

    Join senior writer Justin Gerber, contributing writer McKenzie Gerber, senior writer Dan Caffrey, and pop culture critic Mike Vanderbilt as they evade this new menace and learn that family traditions die hard in 1981's Friday the 13th Part 2.

    Together, they discuss how Jason is at his scariest, the filmmaking motifs (if any) of one Steven Miner, the lack of gore, and arguably the hunkiest character to ever set foot in a cabin in this franchise. That's just the tip of the machete.

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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Friday the 13th (1980)

    Friday the 13th (1980)

    The Halloweenies have arrived at Camp Crystal Lake to set up shop. Things are remarkably quiet, though. It's as if something or someone is watching from the woods -- waiting patiently to strike. You know, just like that ol' man warned us of... Join Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman, senior writer Justin Gerber, contributing writer McKenzie Gerber, and pop culture critic Mike Vanderbilt as they set up camp, find shelter from the storm, and play a few rounds of strip Monopoly. Together, they discuss how the film shares more qualities of the '70s than the '80s the franchise would define, debate over whether it's scarier without Jason Voorhees, and meditate on a potential revelation about one particular camper. 

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    • 2 hr 53 min
    Ranking: The A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

    Ranking: The A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

    The three Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber) wake up in Camp Crystal Lake and reflect on their time in Springwood, OH. As they clean their cabins, they share and discuss their respective rankings of the entire A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. What's more, they look ahead at all the horror to come in 2020, which includes the return of a certain Shape. 

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    • 2 hr 34 min

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As someone who grew up on a lake similar to this, went to camps just like this and had a father who actually let my brother and I watch every horror movie ever put out on VHS, this podcast sent me back to my youth in vivid, no-tracking-needed clarity. Super fun and super entertaining. Can’t wait to binge all the episodes now!

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