21 episodes

Ever watch a rom-com and think to yourself, this is one chainsaw away from being a straight-up horror movie? You’re not alone. Welcome to Happy Ever Slasher.
.
Every week, your hosts - friends and film nerds Amanda and Brooke - compare horror movies and romantic comedies to find out just how much the two have in common. And they’re learning some valuable lessons in the process.
.
Like the dangers of meeting people on the internet or why nothing good comes from renting a cabin in the woods (regardless how cute it is). So, tune in, and remember - all’s fair in love and gore.

Happily Ever Slashe‪r‬ Happily Ever Slasher

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Ever watch a rom-com and think to yourself, this is one chainsaw away from being a straight-up horror movie? You’re not alone. Welcome to Happy Ever Slasher.
.
Every week, your hosts - friends and film nerds Amanda and Brooke - compare horror movies and romantic comedies to find out just how much the two have in common. And they’re learning some valuable lessons in the process.
.
Like the dangers of meeting people on the internet or why nothing good comes from renting a cabin in the woods (regardless how cute it is). So, tune in, and remember - all’s fair in love and gore.

    While You Were Sleeping is a horror movie

    While You Were Sleeping is a horror movie

    The title alone is a straight-up horror movie. So how was WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING a 90s rom-com classic? This week, we’re here to prove it’s more like a psychological thriller. 

    .

    If you grew up swooning over Sandy B deceiving a grieving family to find love, this is the podcast for you. Because, same. If Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman and Peter Gallagher weren’t charming AF, would this even be a movie? 

    .

    Amanda and Brooke debate which of the characters (who are all 100% psychopaths) is the least problematic. Spoiler alert, it’s definitely not Joe Jr. Let’s revisit this 90s staple from an older, wiser perspective and all agree that it would have been better served by embracing the fact that it’s actually terrifying.

    .

    For more, find us at HappilyEverSlasher.com or on Instagram @happilyeverslasher.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Black Christmas and The House Bunny: You can choose your own family

    Black Christmas and The House Bunny: You can choose your own family

    We’re getting into the holiday spirit - 2000s style - with two movies about orphans finding their own family in a group of unsuspecting sorority girls. So grab your low-rise Santa suit with rhinestone bedazzled buckle and hold onto your eyeballs as we go back to school just in time for winter break with BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006). And since we’ve been extra aughty this year, we’re comparing it to that other 2000s sorority classic, THE HOUSE BUNNY (2008). 

    .

    Join us as we ask the hard questions like how feminist are these two girl-powered movies and can a candy cane *actually* be used as a shiv? We also call back to BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) because it’s a true holiday classic.

    .

    For more, find us at happilyeverslasher.com or follow us on Instagram @happilyeverslasher

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Scream is a love story

    Scream is a love story

    This week, we're talking one of our favorite movies – Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996). Sure, it may be known as the groundbreaking slasher movie that reinvigorated horror in the 90s, but it’s also a love story. And we’re not just talking about the actual rom-com that is Gale and Dewey. (Strip away the murders, set it at Christmas and Hallmark would be all over it.)

    .

    From all the ways it’s a love letter to horror itself to one couple that should have been canon, the love is very very real. Plus, if you’re over 21 and not driving, play along as we drink every time Amanda calls a scene her favorite. Spoiler alert: It's a lot. How do we love SCREAM? Let us count the ways...

    .

    For more, find us at HappilyEverSlasher.com or on Instagram @happilyeverslasher. 

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Hocus Pocus and Halloween: Brothers are trouble

    Hocus Pocus and Halloween: Brothers are trouble

    It's our favorite time of year. And, this week, we're getting into the spirit of the spooky season with two of the most Halloween movies ever made - HOCUS POCUS (1993) and HALLOWEEN (1978). 

    .

    If you've ever had basic cable during the month of October, you've seen HOCUS POCUS at least 437 times. And, unless you've been living under a jack o' lantern for the last 42 years, statistically, you've probably seen at least one of the 12 HALLOWEEN movies. While you could say the theme of this episode is Halloween nostalgia, these two movies actually have an unnatural amount in common. 

    .

    From exploring the complexities of sibling relationships (brothers are always causing trouble, amirite?) to the importance of being a virgin on Halloween (whether it's the power to light the black flame candle or survive the night in Haddonfield, virginity has its perks!). 

    .

    So, put on your best Halloween costume (or just find a cheap William Shatner mask and give it a coat of spray paint), grab a family-size bag of mini Snickers and join us for a Halloween night in the suburbs.

    .

    For more, find us at happilyeverslasher.com or follow us on Instagram @happilyeverslasher

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Practical Magic is a horror movie

    Practical Magic is a horror movie

    This week, we’re revisiting Halloween classic PRACTICAL MAGIC (1998). This wacky witchy romp is often billed as a romantic comedy – but is it though? What if it’s actually been a horror movie the whole time?! 

    .

    Millennials grew up thinking this was a rom-com and could you blame us? It’s got Nicole Kidman, Sandy B, a couple of eccentric aunts AND midnight margaritas! But is a family curse that causes the gruesome deaths of numerous men spanning generations and culminating in murder, corpse reanimation and finally an exorcism *actually* romantic or have we been lied to our entire lives? 

    .

    Join us as we discuss this cult fave and talk ways the film could have been (and mayybeeee already is) a horror movie. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t take much.

    .

    For more, find us on the interwebs or follow us on Instagram @happilyeverslasher.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Would you rather?: Get to know your hosts

    Would you rather?: Get to know your hosts

    Happily Ever Slasher is back after a brief intermission – and we have a new co-host! This week, Tara says goodbye and we welcome Brooke to the podcast. She’s been a horror fan since THE RING prevented her from getting a good night’s sleep as a kid and her superpower is correctly guessing the ending to any movie in the first 20 minutes. In this bonus episode, Amanda and Brooke play an eye-opening game of horror and rom-com themed “Would you rather?”. You may not learn our deepest, darkest secrets but you will find out whether we'd rather make out with Pennywise or Freddy Krueger and who we'd choose as our early aughts rom-com sidekick - Judy Greer or Kathryn Hahn. Join us and play along! Share your own answers with us on Instagram @happilyeverslasher.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

xluvinoux ,

So intelligent and fun!

What a great concept! These ladies are so intelligent but also hilarious. I love the idea of comparing two seemingly polarizing films and finding commonalities. Love the feminist lens they use to dissect these films. Sooo entertaining and have been making my recent long drives so much better 😊 Keep up the great work!

Moody923! ,

Seriously funny analysis.

Engaging and compelling! Can’t wait to listen to more! I like the hosts’ commentary and dissection of the films. It was a lot of laughing, but also some really solid analysis of the films. I also appreciate the feminism baked in. They’re enjoyable to listen to and feel like friends you’d want to sit around and talk sh** with. Looking forward to more of these two.

Top Podcasts In TV & Film