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The Pod and The Pendulum is a new horror movie podcast covering every movie in every franchise. From heavy hitters like Friday the 13th, to the direct-to-video titles like Subspecies, we’ve got you covered.Tweet us at @podandpendulumEmail us at podandthependulum@gmail.com

Episodes

It's Jason on a Boat! Jason takes Vancouver! Whatever it is, it sure isn't set in NYC for more than 5 minutes. This week we're joined by Brad McHargue (Telluride Horror Show) to talk about the final Paramount entry to the series. 

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We have a special bonus for listeners this week with our interview with William Butler (Mike, in A New Blood). Wllia shares some behind the scenes chicanery from the set, warm memories of John Buechler, what getting cast in  Friday the 13th movie meant to a young horror geek during that time and a whole bunch of NSFW stories. 

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We are back on track with the Friday series after a one-week pit stop, and are now entering the Kane Hodder years. This week we are joined by the author of the definitive Friday the 13th history Crystal Lake Memories Peter Bracke, and Thommy Hutson,  who lists producer of His Name Was Jason among his many genre credits. 

Join us this week while we all admit to being Team Melissa, talk about shitty parents in horror movies and try to figure out how the end of this movie came about. 

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Hell Hath No Fury like a Plymouth Fury scorned. Our guests had to duck out this week so are Friday the 13th journey takes a one week pause. Rather than take a break, Jerry and Mike put it to you our listeners to choose a one-off film from the Master of Horror himself, John Carpenter. Your choice: the 1983 adaptation of Steven King's killer-car novel, Christine. We talk queer themes, sexual confusion, Carpenter taking a stab at a teen coming of age movie while leaving out the blood and guts, and why this score is criminally underrated. 

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We have a twofer for our listeners this week! First, Jerry and Mike interview the director of JASON LIVES, Tom McLoughlin. He discusses how his own training as a performer and mime influenced how he wanted Jason to move and feel, and why the time was right to inject some humor into the franchise. Plus, Tom discusses whether he would ever be willing to step behind the camera for another Friday movie if the opportunity presents itself. 

After that Jerry and Mike take our typical deep dive into the movie itself with special guest AJ BOWEN (I Trapped the Devil, The Sacrament, You're Next). AJ is on record saying JASON LIVES is not only his favorite Friday the 13th movie, not only his favorite slasher movie, hell not only his favorite horror movie, but his favorite movie of ALL TIME. While your hosts experienced some technical difficulties in the way of reverb, we were happy to let AJ wax rhapsodic about his love for this entry, being a horror dad, and the travails of indie movie making. 

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This week we cover the red-headed stepchild of the Friday the 13th series. Is "A New Beginning" due for a Halloween III type of reconsideration and celebration or is Roy a misstep that cut the sails out from the once proud franchise? We're joined by screenwriter and host of the Dead For Filth podcast Michael Varrati for an in-depth look at the film, and why it's much better than most remember it for, despite some glaring flaws. 

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We are back to discuss what might be the fan favorite of the Friday the 13th franchise (at the very least it goes toe-to-toe with fans of Jason Lives). This week we are joined by Vincente Disanti of the hugely popular Friday fan film "Never Hike Alone" and writer Nat Brehmer (Bloody Disgusting, Dread Central, Wicked Horror, Diabolique and author of the upcoming book on Full Moon's Puppet Master series). Join us this week for a deep, deep into what Jerry calls one of the best, coming-of-age, 80's teen comedies.

 

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We have some quick bonus content for our listeners as Larry Zerner joins Mike to talk about playing the practical joker Shelly in part three, his new life as an entertainment lawyer and what's going on with the legal future of the franchise, plus some bonus zaniness. 

 

For folks that want to hear Shelly talk in far more depth about the legal woes of Friday movies, here's a link to the show he mentioned: Slash 'n Cast video podcast

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If part two is Jason's introduction, then the third Friday the 13th is where the iconic slasher killer takes shape as he gains his world-famous hockey mask and the look that would define him in future series entries. This week we're joined by Jacob Davidson from https://www.ihorror.com/ and Jo Langford from https://www.beheroes.net/

 

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Friday the 13th Part 2 is where the series hits its stride, and for many fans, it's the best entry in the whole franchise. Not only does it see the birth of an iconic slasher killer with Jason, it also presents one of the Mount Rushmore Final Girls with Ginny (Amy Steele), one of the toughest, smartest and most resourceful characters to go toe to toe with Jason and live. 

This week we are joined by special guest AL WHITE, director of the new indie film Starfish and co-host of the We Are Geeks podcast to break down the movie, and try to make sense of how a drowned dead kid grew up overnight to become such a prolific serial killer. 

 

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