Tracks of the Damned is a horror film commentary track podcast hosted by Patrick Ripoll. Finally, some new use for that huge DVD collection you've been ignoring! Informative! Entertaining! Weird! Adjective!
Bonus - The Evil Dead (1981) ft. Jim Laczkowski of Director's Club
It's cold, meat is carved and you're thankful it exists. That's all the justification we need for a special Thanksgiving episode of Tracks of the Damned where Patrick & Jim sat down and did an impromptu, research-free commentary track for The Evil Dead. You may not get to be with your family this year but sit down next to the hearth (don't forget the screaming claymation Necronomicon) and warm your bones with us and Bruce Campbell. That ain't cranberry sauce! Ash gets the stuffing beaten out of him. And a third Thanksgiving joke.
0:00 - 2:43 - Intro
2:44 - 1:30:39 - Commentary
1:30:40 - 1:43:07 - Outro
Bonus - Friday the 13th (2009)
We've cut off heads, double impaled lovers, went 3D, we ended things, we began them again, we went Frankenstein, we went Carrie, we went to Manhattan, we went to Hell, we went to Space we went Kaiju, what the hell is left to do?
Do it all again!
How do you remake a movie when the things the fans love about the series don't actually exist in that movie? By remaking the entire series. As ambitious as it is divisive, Friday the 13th (2009) may not be a great film but it is a great example of the problem solving inherent to writing a remake. It's got perfect reference placement, baby.
0:00 - 2:25 - Intro
2:26: - 1:46:30 - Commentary
1:46:31 - 1:49:33 - Outro
Apocalypse 2021 - A Tracks of the Damned Halloween Mix
"Remember last year, when we were worried that Halloween in 2020 wouldn't feel like Halloween? 'We can't bob for apples, the season is ruined!' Well now some time has passed, it's October again and I haven't even seen an apple in 7 months." - Micah Bravo, host of Tracks of the Damned
You think this year was a clusterfuck, you ain't see nothing yet. Live, from the radio station of the third most prestigious community college in the greater Baton Rouge area, DJ Micah Bravo (Regina Linn) surveys a decimated post-nuclear landscape and does what they do every Halloween: get high and party with another great mix of weird and wild spooky tunes. The pumpkins may have mutated a new skin that's impervious to knives but Halloween will never die!
1. What Lurks On Channel X? by Rob Zombie
2. Concerto for Organ, Strings & Timpani in G Minor, FP 93: I. Andante by Francis Poulenc
3a. Troma Team Title Music
3b. Clip #1 of The Masque of the Red Death read by William S. Burroughs
3c. Silver Shamrock Jingle by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth
4a. Halloween by Betty Grable & David Wayne
4b. Slaughterhouse by Ganksta NIP
5a. Spookshow Trailer
5b. Experiment in Terror by Harry Mancini
6a. Dracula (1979) trailer
6b. Stage 4-3 Bram Stoker's Dracula for Genesis by Andy Brock
6c. Clips from Dracula (1979), Nosferatu (1979), Count Dracula (1970), Bram Stoker's Dracula, Count Dracula (1977), Spanish Dracula (1931)
7. Bela Lugosi by Severed Limb
8a. Dream Clinic scene from A Nightmare on Elm Street
8b. Bury a Friend by Billie Eilish
9a. Ghost in the Machine trailer
9b. Hex from The Andromeda Strain by Gil Mellé
10a. Carvel, Kooky Spooks Make-Up commercials
10b. The World Television Premier of John Carpenter's Halloween
10c. John Carpenter's Halloween by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
11a. To Raise The Dead by Vincent Price
11b. Zombie Jamboree by Harry Belaftone
12a. Living Dead Beats by Sek
12b. "Are they slow moving, chief?" from Night of the Living Dead
13. "I Love The Dead" by Alice Cooper
1. The Spook by Pete Drake
2. Theme From Cannibal Ferox by Roberto Donati and Fiamma Maglione
3. Clip #2 of The Masque of the Red Death read by William S. Burroughs
4a. "Whoa, psychedelic!" from Terrorvision
4b. Terrorvision Theme by The Fibonaccis
5. Night of the Vampire by The Moontrekkers
6a. Halloween Saftey (1985) clip
6b. Fall Children by AFI
7a. "All the different ways of dying. Violently?" clip from Return of the Living Dead
7b. Transylvanian Concubine by Rasputina
8. Dead & Buried Suite by Joe Renzetti
9. Now I'm Feeling Zombified by Alien Sex Fiend
10a. Sadismo trailer
10b. Shadowman by Link Wray
11a. 781 Redrum by Brotha Lynch Hung
11b. Pass The Shovel by Gravediggaz
12. Boo! from The Canterville Ghost by Gordon Getty
1. The Munge by Genki Genki Panic
2. Werewolf & Witchbreath by The Troll
3. Clip #3 of The Masque of the Red Death read by William S. Burroughs
4a. The Hills Have Eyes Opening Theme by Don Peake
4b. Sammy Terry Nightmare Theater opening
5. Dr. Holmes (He Stripped Their Bones) by Macabre
6a. Abby Trailer
6b. Day of Wrath Funk Breaks by The Rite of Exorcism
7a. Penn Jillette on Monstervision: Ed Wood defense
7b. Opening Theme to Ed Wood by Howard Shore
8a. Hot Rod Herman clip
8b. The Munsters theme by The Surf Dawgs
9a. Subway scene from Possession (1981)
9b. Demon Host by Timber Timbre
10a. Don't by Garden on a Trampoline
10b. New Jim Jones (live) by Dre Dog
Bonus - Freddy Vs. Jason (2003) feat. Gabe Powers of Genre Grinder
It took 17 years, three god-awful sequels, 18 spec scripts and meetings with every person who ever worked in Hollywood but we got here, we have arrived, grab your shit from the overhead bin because the plane has landed, Freddy Vs. Jason is upon us.
A stupid idea inspired by only the most juvenile among the fanbases somehow, some way, turned out to be one of the best entries in either series, a well-crafted and energetic bit of party cinema, grab your gummi bears and throw them at the screen, shouting is enouraged! And in that spirit join Patrick as well as Genre Grinder's Gabe Powers for a rollicking good time commentary that dares to ask:
When did horror movie soundtracks become heavy metal mixtapes? Where did Kane Hodder go? And who the hell approved that original ending that caps off a decades-awaited monster mash with Freddy committing sexual assault?
All that PLUS we pitch our own Freddy Vs. Jason ideas on this latest episode of Tracks of the Damned!
0:00 - 5:12 - Intro
5:13 - 1:50:57 - Commentary
1:50:58 - 2:08:39 - Our Freddy Vs. Jason Pitches
2:08:40 - 2:13:40 - Outro
Bonus - Jason X (2001)
He went to development hell and stayed there but now Jason is escaping to the one place that hasn't been corrupted by capitalism: SPAAAACE.
Yes, since "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman but slasher" was apparently too monumental a task for New Line to tackle Sean S. Cunningham once again delayed Freddy Vs. Jason to boldly go where Hellraiser, Leprechaun AND Critters had already gone before, none of them successfully. But would Jason X be the film to crack that "Horror Franchise In Space" nut?
No, it sucks.
But I meant what I said and I said what I meant, a podcaster's faithful One Hundred Percent, so we're doing a commentary track for Jason X anyway, watching Jason kill 24 people, an entire space station, and more than a few careers. Let me give you an upload!
0:00 - 3:31 - Intro
3:32 - 1:37:30 - Commentary
1:37:31 - 1:46:40 - Outro
Bonus - Jason Goes To Hell (1993)
After Paramount squeezed all of the blood they could from their stone they sold that dry-ass stone to New Line with a shrug and a smile. They say the plan was always Freddy vs. Jason, but when Wes Craven threw a monkey wrench into the spokes of his old friend Sean Cunningham and, with no ideas and no real interest in anything but money, Cunningham went the dirt cheap route of hiring a bunch of college kids, including his son's old best friend Adam, to radically alter the massive film franchise he didn't quite intend to create.
Did this gambit pay off and redefine the beloved series? Or did they make Jason Goes To Hell?
On the latest episode of Tracks of the Damned, Patrick takes a look at the misbegotten sequel and asks important questions such as: What adored horror icon gave a blessing to this rip-off of his work? What does Kane Hodder do all day on the set of a Jason movie with little to no Jason? And why the hell is this movie so f*****g hard to watch?
Also featuring an introduction from indie wrestling star and AAW champion Mance Warner! Kneepad up, kneepad down!
0:00 - 2:02 - Mance Warner intro
2:03 - 9:18 - Intro
9:19 - 1:40:18 - Commentary
1:40:19 - 1:46:47 - Outro
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I Hope This Show Comes Back
Full disclosure: Patrick and I are friends going back to the CHUD message boards.
I know the show's future is uncertain at this point, but I'm choosing to remain hopeful. I think Patrick was at his best talking about these films, and the enthusiasm was infectious. I hadn't considered myself a horror fan for a long time and this show brought my love back.
Continuing the great work he did on Director's Club...
I am lovin this so far. As a huge fan on Fright Night and the horror genre, I learned a lot from episode 2. Keep this up, Patrick. You'll have a lifelong subscriber right here.
Patrick knows movies! This show is pure joy
Only one episode in and I'm already hooked. From his appearences on other shows, you'll glean that Patrick is a true blue movie fan. He cares about the art form and communicates his passion in ways that will inspire you to learn more. Episode 1 is just the beginning -- the commentary is terrific, and I imagine all future episodes will be every bit as good. So excited to have subscribed, and you'll be glad you did too.