330 episodes

In each episode, Patrick Hamilton and Gena Radcliffe unpack all the gory details of horror cinema's least discussed topic: the characters. From Friday the 13th to Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond, our mission is to detail each hack, slash, and decapitation in the hopes that a victim's untimely end is just the beginning of the jokes we can make about them.

Kill By Kill: Talking Horror Characters One Death At A Time We Write Good

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 219 Ratings

In each episode, Patrick Hamilton and Gena Radcliffe unpack all the gory details of horror cinema's least discussed topic: the characters. From Friday the 13th to Nightmare on Elm Street and beyond, our mission is to detail each hack, slash, and decapitation in the hopes that a victim's untimely end is just the beginning of the jokes we can make about them.

    The Fury (w/ Meagan Navarro)

    The Fury (w/ Meagan Navarro)

    Sometimes when we touch, the cataclysmic psychic connection is too much!! That’s right, we’re making this show move with our minds as we discuss 1978’s telekinetic terror THE FURY with Bloody Disgusting’s Meagan Navarro for Brian De Pal-May!! We’re looking to uncover the truth beneath the film’s horror novel origins, explore how the characters connect to the paranoid thriller’s of the time, evaluate bad mid-level spy agency managers, bad security protocol, Mother Knuckles worship, explode-o-heads, and why one character appears to be addicted to pole vaulting!! All this, plus Charles Durning as Professor XXL, load up some new potshots at Craig Wasson, and a bloody new edition of Choose Your Own Deathventure!!

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Carrie (1976)

    Carrie (1976)

    If you’ve got a taste for terror, you have a date for our episode covering the 1976 classic CARRIE!! That’s right, Brian De Pal-May continues with the high school hell created by the pen of Stephen King - an explosive dance of teenage hormones, religious mania, and plenty of split-diopter lens shots!! Along the way, we dig into the backstory that brought this unlikely blockbuster to the screen and the Oscar stage, explore how adult inaction fosters the bad attitudes in this blackboard jungle, uncover the origins of the primordial King Bully, and expand on the class struggle within this telekinetic teen body horror story!! All this, plus crucifixion organisms, mid poetry, bad miracles, and a devastating edition of Choose Your Own Deathventure!! No stone goes unturned nor unthrown from the sky in this deep dive exploration into every major character in this Kill By Kill favorite!! Check it out!!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Phantom of the Paradise - Patreon Bonus Unlocked!

    Phantom of the Paradise - Patreon Bonus Unlocked!

    It's gonna be De Pal-MAY!! That's right, we're spending May discussing one of the greatest directors of his generation, Brian De Palma, this month, and we're starting things off by unlocking our Patreon episode discussing his 1973 Rock n' Roll musical, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE!! Along the way, we talk about the journey of the Juicy Fruits, debate what makes Paul Williams so compelling onscreen, shuffle along to Phoenix's unique dance style, and worship at the altar of Beef!! All this, plus a deep examination of orgy etiquette at Swan's mansion and what kind of weird teeth we'd slap in our mouth after an industrial record press accident!! Join us for The Hell Of It this week on Kill By Kill!!

    NOTE: Next week, we are back with an all-new episode going deep into 1976's CARRIE! You won't want to miss it!!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Leviathan (w/ Joe Lipsett & Trace Thurman) Aquatic Attack April vol 17

    Leviathan (w/ Joe Lipsett & Trace Thurman) Aquatic Attack April vol 17

    Before Aquatic Attack April sinks to the bottom of the sea, we have one more gilled beastie to battle!! That’s right, we’re gulping down the oceanic variation of ALIEN and THE THING, the Italian-spiced creature feature, LEVIATHAN!! Here to help us dig for precious metals out of the raw schlock ore are two Returning Champions to the show, the Horror Queers themselves, Joe Lipsett & Trace Thurman!! Along the way, we talk about 1989’s Battle of the Deep Sea flicks, worship at the alter of Ernie Hudson, Trace keeps track of every sign inside the Mining Shack #7, debate the best underwear to bring for mining, clock every incident of sexual harassment, and ask what the NASA of the ocean is!! All this, plus we read the “Soul Pizza” Sea Monster for filth and play an extremely wet and fishy version of Choose Your Own Deathventure!! We get under the surface immediately this week on Kill By Kill: Aquatic Attack April!!

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Orca (w/ Jordan Morris) Aquatic Attack April vol 16

    Orca (w/ Jordan Morris) Aquatic Attack April vol 16

    Finally, an animal attack movie where you’ve never been more on the animal’s side! That’s right, we’re dipping our flippers into frigid waters as we talk about 1977’s Jaws-ripoff meets John Wick revenge thriller, ORCA!! Here to help us navigate these dangerous waters is podcast host (Jordan! Jesse! Go! and Free With Ads), writer (Youth Group and Bubble), and Returning Champion - Jordan Morris!! Along the way, we discuss monumentally stupid plans, how to apologize to whales, how to burn down a village from the ocean, and the cast’s lack of a complete wardrobe!! All this, plus we debate how many X-Man powers this whale has, fan cast Charlotte Rampling as GI-Joe characters, and play a chew-heavy edition of Choose Your Own Deathventure!! Get Whale Chase Madness with us today!!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jaws The Revenge (w/ Nick Roth) Aquatic Attack April vol 15

    Jaws The Revenge (w/ Nick Roth) Aquatic Attack April vol 15

    It’s a Christmas movie! It’s a shark movie! It’s a Chistmashark movie?! Folks, the confusion never ends on this Aquatic Attack April episode as things get Personal, and we talk JAWS: THE REVENGE with writer and director Nick Roth!!. His new horror movie, HANKY PANKY, is out starting today!! Along the way, we explore the express elevator to hell journey of this movie from script to screen, compare a barge to a tortilla chip, consider what nonsense sounds like science in this film, explore the psychic range of great white sharks, and debate whether the shark’s death at the end of the movie is a #GetBunked!! All this, plus casting corpses, odd friends, banana boats, and a toothsome Choose Your Own Deathventure!! Also, why can’t this shark attack anyone in the water? Why does it always have to be in a boat? If you know the answer, yell at us through your phone or computer… we’ll hear you.

    • 1 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

FabulousMelB ,

So so so good!!!

I discovered this podcast about a year ago, and have been bingeing episodes from the beginning like crazy. I love it so much! If you aren’t listening, then you’re missing out! 5 stars! As requested, I will say that my favorite Stephen King novels are The Green Mile, and It. Keep up the good work, Kill By Kill!

StruggleScorpio ,

Honestly obsessed…

I wanted to leave a review because these guys are genuinely, both two of the funniest and most entertaining people I’ve listened to. I’m literally watching every movie I haven’t seen after the third one so I can appreciate the episodes better and their excellent takes. I will say though, I do personally enjoy Ethel and Junior as characters in Pt V, I’ve always wanted to see an adaptation of Emmett Otter Jug Band Christmas with a Rob Zombie’s Halloween edge so that was cool! My favorite kill in the franchise is probably from one of the worst movies, the liquid nitrogen frozen face gag! If I had to choose a deathventure, I’m choosing Brenda from Pt 1, she clearly moves after going through the window, which makes her an unknown survivor so Jason didn’t even think to…do a Google Maps search for her? Anyways, Patrick and Gena, thanks for being awesome, and making my work days fly by. I appreciate y’all so much!

Teriac ,

Fantastic

A loving look at the genre, excellent guests who always entertain. I love finally finding a podcast with hosts of my age, I feel like the pop culture references are tailor made for me! ;)

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