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.
KBK After Dark: The Hitchhiker "Shattered Vows"
The thumb might be out, but don’t take that as approval! We watched the pilot episode of HBO’s The Hitchhiker and get taken for a real ride as we talk old-world curses, modern hair helmets, Dune grandmothers, un-sexy step-sister fantasies, and just openly thirst after Bruce Greenwood and his visible dong (look for it)!! All this, plus we bask in the afterglow of post-funeral sex, play a smashingly good game of Choose Your Own Deathventure, and warn against participating in sexy times near talking birds!! Hop in if you dare!!
KBK After Dark: Body of Evidence (w/ Tess Rafferty)
Hear ye, hear ye - sex court is now in session!! The (not quite so) honorable Kill By Kill After Dark presides over a movie that could only legally happen in 1993's BODY OF EVIDENCE!! Here to help us prosecute this case is TV writer and author of the Kat Kelly Mystery series, Tess Rafferty!! As evidence, we present arguments against the idea of berets being sexy, caucasian acupuncturists, nipple clamp confusion, spiking your Afrin, and the best/worst line of the movie, “Have you ever watched animals make love, Frank?” All this, plus BDSM for Beginners, a sensual version of Choose Your Own Deathventure, and the worst court gallery ever gathered on film!! The candlewax is hot and… gosh, we wish the rest of this movie was.
KBK After Dark: The Hitchhiker "Face To Face" (w/ Kay Lynch)
Love is in the air, and revenge is ready to catch a ride as we talk HBO’s “Twilight Zone with boobs” - The Hitchhiker! This particular episode of the series was brought to us by the director of the Salem Horror Fest (and Returning Champion), Kay Lynch because it does the impossible: make anyone care about a character in this paper-thin anthology series!! Along the way, we dig into why this TV episode from 1983 has a more nuanced examination of the trans experience than we’ve seen from a lot of media in the last 40 years as we cringe at bra slicing, examine Robert Vaughn’s toupee, crossover with Mission Impossible, worship at the alter of Sybil Danning, and take up the scalpel with the liquor shakes!! All this, plus we visit exotic Airport Bar, cut up our usual Choose Your Own Deathventure game, and change how you’ll look at pizza for a while!! It’s a real “laugh until you cry” situation for this episode of Kill By Kill: After Dark!!
KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park (w/ Dennis Satterfield & Scot Burklin)
It’s time to crank up the tunes… and FEAR as we bring you the mechanical mayhem that ruined childhoods and explained way too much about one of the biggest bands of the 70s!! You wanted the best, but what you got is KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK!! Here to help make sense of this rock n roll nightmare are two old friends and Returning Champions, Dennis Satterfield and Scot Burklin (the Inside The Idiot Box podcast)!! Along the way, we talk bad evil plans, assemble a human pyramid riot, ride the Giant Flicking Tongue, consult the film’s very explanatory tie-in novelization, jump on the robot barbershop quartet trend of 1978, and meet the Schmooniversal Schmonsters!! All this, plus we struggle to understand all the KISS band members' power sets and accents, play a robotic version of Choose Your Own Deathventure, and karate fight albino ape robots!! That’s what you thought this movie was about, right? Karate fights with albino ape robots - cause it is.
Kill The Video Star - Rebbie Jackson's Centipede (w/ Megan Sunday)
Kill The Rock Star is back, crawling into your podcast feed like a multi-legged insect through a bathroom window… a real lyrical allusion this song makes in connection to horniness that takes every ounce of our intellectual powers to untangle!! That's right - we're talking Rebbie Jackson's Centipede, and here to help us make sense of it all is Returning Champion Megan Sunday!! Along the way, we talk awkward tour guide spiels, erect cobras, loose tigers, matching cummerbunds, erotic rictus, lightning fingers, and Michael Jackson dedicating this song to “all my mannequin friends,” among many, many other bewildering details!! This Top 25 hit is a little discussed but truly confounding pop artifact that will have you laughing as much as scratching your head and shooting lightning bolts out of your fingertips, so join us, won’t you?
Graduation Day (w/ Shawn Carter)
Start the clock - you’ve got exactly 30 seconds to remember if you’ve ever heard of 1981’s GRADUATION DAY!! Chances are you might not be familiar with this track and field and roller boogie-obsessed slasher, but after this episode, you’ll be racing to watch it!! Join Patrick and Gena as they welcome comedian Shawn Carter (his album Boston to Bristol is out now!) to help them blow the whistle on the many, many ethics violations the students, teachers, and staff commit as easily as breathing… until they stop! Along the way, we chart Patrick’s personal connection to yet another slasher movie, overload on red herrings, check out some visible erections, see through a girl's locker room window, get defenestrated by a dead body, and witness the rock & roll glory that is "Felony"!! All this, plus some innovative #GetBunked kills, an educational edition of Choose Your Own Deathventure, and we meet our new favorite character: Football Sword!! Don your cap and gown for a truly bonkers motion picture with us today, people!!
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!
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!
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! ;)