By Eric Gosselin, Michael Price
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Kill StreakMay 23, 2023
163. Critters Attack! (2019)
Critters get a reboot / soft sequel in this sort of made for TV flick.
In our final segment we rank all of the Critters films and reveal our next series!
162. Critters 4 (1992)
Oh no! The Critters are in space...where they originally came from.
161. Critters 3
The Critters attack an apartment building! It's like Evil Dead Rise, only with Critters.
WARNING: The 3rd segment should not be listened to around children! Honestly, this whole podcast shouldn't be listened to around children.
160. Evil Dead Rise (2023)
We're taking a 1-week break from Critters to talk about the latest entry in the Evil Dead series, EVIL DEAD RISE! Listen to our thoughts and how we feel it stacks up against the rest of the franchise.
159. Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
The Critters are back and they are wreaking havoc on Grover's Bend once again. A PG-13 movie with nudity and violence? What more could you ask for?
In our final segment with play COLON EXAM!
Next week we will take a break from the Critters series to talk about EVIL DEAD RISE!
158. Critters (1986)
Watch out! The Crites have landed and they're hungry. This week we're discussing CRITTERS, the sci-fi/comedy/horror mini-alien invasion flick. This movie is accused of being a GREMLINS rip-off. Do we agree? Listen and find out!
Stay tuned to our final segment where we play SH*T OR GET OFF THE PLANET!
157. Basket Case 3 (1991)
This is it. The final entry in the Basket Case trilogy. Belial and Duane have another freaky adventure in this madcap film that is almost certainly not a horror movie.
In our final segment we hand out superlatives (including Best Freak!), rank the films, and announce the next series we are covering.
NOTE: No new episode next week. Mike is shooting his movie!
156. Basket Case 2 (1990)
Belial and Duane are back and living in Staten Island with a house full of freaks! We're talking about Frank Henenlotter's BASKET CASE 2.
In our final segment we ask the question: what was the world year for horror films in the 90s?
Listen ya freaks.
155. Basket Case (1982)
Brothers Duane and Belial leave their hometown in Upstate New York for the clean, welcoming streets of New York City in this classic heartwarming tale of brotherly love. Just kidding, this is Frank Henenlotter's deranged story of two conjoined twins exacting revenge on the doctors who forcefully separated them, set in ultra grimy pre-Giuliani NYC.
154. Scream 6 (2023)
The Carpenter Sisters and the rest of the Core Four are back (but sadly, not Neve Campbell) in SCREAM 6, an entry that sees Ghostface hacking up hapless New Yorkers. We're in the Big Apple (Montreal) baby!
If you're a fan of the show, please consider donating (or at least signal boosting) the Kickstarter campaign for Mike's thesis film THE DEVIL'S GATE! Seriously. We'd really appreciate this. bit.ly/thedevilsgate
153. World War Z (2013)
We're doing a one-off episode for a movie that could have had a sequel, but maybe never will? WORLD WAR Z! You thought the zombies in Snyder's Dawn of the Dead were fast? These zombies are a bunch of friggen Usain Bolts! They're so fast!
Stay tuned to the end where we challenge each other to some Horror Movie Trivial Pursuit.
152. Survival of the Dead (2009)
We wrap up our Living Dead coverage with George A. Romero's last film, SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, a film about two warring Irish immigrant families duking it out at the world's end. A zombie rides a horse!
In our final segment we hand out series superlatives, rank the 8 films we've covered, and then announce our next ONE OFF MOVIE. That's right, we're gonna cover a single non-franchise movie before we cover SCREAM VI.
151. Diary of the Dead (2007)
In this found footage zombie flick George Romero takes aim at internet culture...I guess.... PUT THAT CAMERA DOWN AND LIVE A LITTLE!
In our final segment we draft our perfect zombie survival teams made up of characters from all of the Romero zombie films we've covered so far.
150. Land of the Dead (2005)
George Romero returns to zombies after a decade away. What do we think of the results? Listen and find out!
149. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
These zombies are fast as heck!! Zack Snyder and James Gunn of DCEU fame team up for Synder's directorial debut in this 2004 remake of classic zombie film DAWN OF THE DEAD. Listen to our thoughts!
In our final segment we play Zombie Movie Olympics!
148. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
In 1989 George Romero himself handpicked Tom Savini to helm the remake of Night of the Living Dead. According to Savini, it turned into one of the worst experiences of his life! But what about the finished product? Listen as discuss the troubled production and give our thoughts on the film!
In our final segment, Eric's sweats his way through a special effects themed quiz!
147. Day of the Dead (1985)
The zombie pandemic has spun desperately out of control in this blood soaked follow up to Dawn of the Dead. A ragtag group of very loud scientists and very loud military personnel take refuge from the flesh eating ghouls in a big ol' bunker...sadly the biggest threat is THEMSELVES! Plus, there's zombie named Bub and he's pretty cool.
In our final segment we give our individual lists of 5 favorite Non-Romero zombie films. Listen and enjoy.
146. Dawn of the Dead (1978) and The Crazies (1974)
When there's no more room in Hell...This week we're discussing one of the Eric's favorite films of all time (spoiler, I guess. If you're a long time listener, you know this). He loves it! He's also the one writing this description, so it's weird writing this in the 3rd person. I love it!
We shake things up and in the first segment we discuss George Romero's follow up to Night of the Living Dead, the almost zombie movie The Crazies.
145. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
This week we're discussing George A. Romero's monumental debut, Night of the Living Dead. This movie invented the modern zombie film. How does it fare by today's standards? Listen and find out!
144. Year End Wrap-up, Mad God (2022), and Series grades
Happy New Year! Join us as we reveal our top 5 horror movies of the year, our top 5 horror movies released in previous years that we watched this year, and movies we're looking forward to in 2023.
In our second segment we discuss our (brief) thoughts on Phil Tippett's Mad God.
Finally in our 3rd segment we give letter grades to all of the series we've covered on the show, and reveal the next series we're tackling.
143. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Gremlins are back in this oddball sequel that sees our hapless heroes Billy and Kate facing off against an NYC skyscraper full of gremlins! Hulk Hogan is in this one!
Finally, we rank the Gremlins films and announce our special New Year's episode. Spoiler, we're doing a one-off about Mad God, which is streaming on Shudder.
142. Gremlins (1984)
This week we discuss the classic horror/comedy/family (and Christmas movie) Gremlins. You probably wont be shocked to know that Gremlins has been a big presence in both of our lives (we are men of a certain age, after all). How does it hold up to today's standards? Listen and find out!
In our 3rd segment we explore the deeply strange Gremlins novelization by George Gipe.
Finally, our end credits song this week is "Where Did the Gremlins Go?" by Nick Lutsko. Follow him on twitter @NickLutsko and download the song (and his other bangers) here: https://nicklutsko.bandcamp.com/album/songs-on-the-computer
141. Final Destination 5 (2011)
Join us as we discuss the 5th and final (for now) installment of the Final Destination series! Plus, we had out our series superlatives and rank the films in our canonical order, and announce our next series!
140. The Final Destination (2009)
This one is in 3D, or at least it was in 2009 when it was released. Good luck watching it in 3D now. Spoiler alert: this isn't the final one!
139. Final Destination 3 (2006)
Make sure your safety bar is securely in place before the roller coaster starts! After a week off we are back, and we are talking about Final Destination 3.
138. Final Destination 2 (2003)
Death's design is working in reverse!
137. Final Destination (2000)
So you thought you were a big shot and went and outsmarted Death's design? Well, guess what, dipstick? Your goose is cooked! Devon Sawa and his little friends are hunted by DEATH ITSELF in this Glen Morgan and James Wong helmed FINAL DESTINATION! If you wanted to know exactly what it looked like to be in high school in the year 2000, Mike and Eric confirm that this is accurate, minus all the death and dismemberment.
In our final segment we face off in a probably problematic game of plane movie trivia!
136. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! We conclude our 2 months of Stephen King films with the one directed by the man himself: Maximum Overdrive! Boy howdy, this movie is a g'dang mess! But do we think there's some wheat hidden amongst the chaff? Sorry, I was trying to be folksy like Mr. King.
In our final segment we give out some Series Superlatives, rank all of the films we've covered in our Stephen King series, and announce the next series we're covering!
135. Cat's Eye (1985)
Some familiar faces pop up in CAT'S EYE aka the other Stephen King anthology movie. James Woods! Drew Barrymore! Robert Hayes! Our boy Lewis Teague takes the reins on 3 spooooooky (sort of) segments.
In the 3rd segment we talk about our favorite Stephen King short form literature!
134. Halloween Ends (2022)
Is this the final Halloween film? Almost certainly not, but it probably is the final one from David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. This movie is, quite frankly, dividing the horror movie community. It takes some big swings that, for many, do not connect. How do we fall on the spectrum? The answer may shock you...or maybe not. Maybe you all know us so well that you'll be like "of course that's what these guys think." We have strong opinions on this one!
In our final segment we look back at our Halloween series rankings and figure out where Halloween Ends...and we also take a look back at our Friday the 13th series rankings?
NEXT WEEK WE RETURN TO OUR STEPHEN KING SERIES!
133. The Dead Zone (1983)
Johnny Smith awakens from a five year coma with the ability to receive psychic visions, including Martin Sheen in crazy striped pajamas! This week we're covering the distinctly non-horror The Dead Zone. Master of body-horror David Cronenberg helms what might be one of the least Cronenbergian movies in his filmography (at least we think. We haven't seen Fast Company). How does the pairing of folksy humanist Stephen King mix with the cold detachment of David Cronenberg? Listen and find out!
Finally, we discuss TV shows that made the jump from the silver screen to the boob tube.
132. Cujo (1983)
Today we're talking about the most famous killer dog of all time: Cujo! He's a good boy, gone bad. Eric hasn't seen this one in over 20 years, and Mike had NEVER seen it. What do we think? Listen and find out.
In our third segment, we talk Book to Film changes that improved upon the original.
131. Creepshow (1982)
Greetings boys and ghouls, and everyone else who doesn't identify as a boy or a ghoul! On this episode we cover the George Romero / Stephen King anthology collabo classic Creepshow! Five chilling EC Comics inspired tales starring a great cast. How does it hold up? How do we rank the individual segments? Listen and find out.
In our final segment, we give our own personal top 5 horror anthology segments! There's some really good stuff out there.
129. Salem's Lot (1979)
Who's that floating out of your window? Better let them in. This week we're talking about Tobe Hooper's adaptation of SALEM'S LOT. How does a 3 hour made for TV miniseries hold up? Fred Willard is in this! That's cool.
Eric, the resident Maine-iac unveils a new feature and in the 3rd segment we introduce a new segment that will follow us through the entirety of Kill Streak.
Okay. I'm pretty tired. I'm going to bed!
130. The Shining (1980)
Bring on the Blowjob Bears! This is the one and only time we'll talk about Stanley Kubrick in any depth, and boy do we go nuts on it! What more can be said about The Shining that hasn't already been said? Well we talk about it for approximately 2 hours or so. We have a lot of thoughts? Do we agree with Stephen King on this one? Listen and find out.
Stay tuned until the end, where we introduce the flip-side of the newly unveiled Murderers' Row...a list of THE WORST MOVIES WE HAVE COVERED. It has a fun name. At least listen to hear the fun name.
128. Carrie (1976)
They're all going to laugh at you! So begins our Stephen King adaptation series that will take us through until Halloween. We're kicking it off with the very first: Carrie! Certainly the only time we will officially be able to talk about a Kill Streak fav director, Brian De Palma. This movie is considered to be a classic. Do we agree? Listen and find out!
In our final segment we each construct our own personal Mount Rushgore of our FAVORITE STEPHEN KING NOVELS!
127. House by the Cemetery (1981)
We conclude the Gates of Hell Trilogy with House by the Cemetery. It's a slow burn sort of haunted house, sort of Frankenstein, sort of slasher. You know what it doesn't have, though? A friggen gate to Hell! Listen to the final segment to hear our final thoughts, superlatives, and the announcement of our next series of movies we're covering! ALSO: We tacked on the series ranking to the very end, so listen through the end theme song!
Note: We're taking next week off!
126. Prey (2022)
125. The Beyond (1981)
In our final segment, The Voice of Kill Streak Mr. Ryan Martin springs an Italian horror themed quiz and it gets quite gory.
124. City of the Living Dead (1980)
We delve into the world of Italian horror with Lucio Fulci's Gates of Hell Trilogy! City of the Living Dead is weird as Hell! Tons of gore, a slapping soundtrack, tons of atmosphere, but do we vibe with this piece of Italian Gothic Horror? Listen and find out.
Stay tuned until the end where we discuss Italian Mockbusters and Rip-off films. Here are the trailers we play, so you can watch them yourselves.
Shocking Dark: https://youtu.be/gI_hkwuYm5w
1990: Bronx Warriors: https://youtu.be/BgUoPOW4nW8
123. Piranha 3DD (2012) & Rankings and Wrap-up!
Let's get wet! This episode is action packed. First we discuss our thoughts on the raunchy Piranha 3DD (like a bra size...boobs...get it?). Plus we rank all of the Piranha films, grade the entire series, and announce our next franchise!
122. Piranha 3D (2010)
121. Piranha (1995)
What happens when Roger Corman produces a nearly beat for beat remake of Piranha for Showtime? You get Piranha (1995)! How does it stack up against the original? Listen and find out. Also we introduce a new segment, Screaming Service!
120. Piranha II: The Spawning AKA Piranha II: Flying Killers (1981)
The piranha are HUNGRY. The humans are HORNY. Director James Cameron is ANGRY. Oh, also the piranhas can fly now. This movie and episode is a wild one, for sure. WARNING: Our final segment is for ADULTS ONLY and is pretty filthy. Listen at your own risk.
119. Piranha (1978)
Do not go into the river (or is it a lake?)! Joe Dante makes his directorial debut in this Roger Corman produced Jaws knockoff about a swarm of razor toothed mutant piranha wreaking havoc on innocent swimmers. In our 3rd segment, Mike challenges Eric to a quiz about Jaws copycats!
118. The Predator (2018)
It's bold, it's brutal, it's brash, it's Shane Black, baby! The bad boy of 80s action movies helms the final entry in the Predator series (until Prey hits our Hulu accounts in August). This one was supposed to make Predator movies feel like a huge event! Instead it flopped and was savaged by critics. Is the it worthy of the wrath? Listen and find out. Plus we give out our superlatives, rank the series, AND even amend our ALIENS rankings.
117. Predators (2010)
Welcome back to the jungle baby! Adrian Brody heads up this all-star Robert Rodriguez conceived and produced sequel to Predator 2. It's full of action, but is it full of quality? Listen to and find out!
116. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)
Turn the brightness up on your TV cuz we're talking about Aliens Vs. Predator: Requiem. This one was savaged by critics, but do we think it's a hidden gem? Listen and find out. In our third segment we take a listener suggestion and present Aliens vs. Predators: Remixquiem.
115. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)
The other Paul Anderson finally brings us the clash of two sci-fi/horror titans? How it pay off? How does it stack up against the originals? We cover all of this and more. In our final segment we talk PG-13 rated horror movies!
114. Predator 2 (1990)
We go from the jungle of Central America to the urban jungle of a near future (now distant past) Los Angeles. Danny Glover, Bill Paxton, Gary Busey, and a returning Kevin Peter Hall star in this dark and grimy romp through the crime ridden streets of the City of Angels (specifically like 3 blocks of Downtown). Watch out King Willie! There's a new bad boy in town and his name is City Hunter! Stay tuned for the final segment where we give our Staff Picks segments on sequels that are "Less of the Same".
113. Predator (1987)
You can slather yourself up in mud, but we're coming for you anyways! This week we're chatting about action/horror/sci-fi classic PREDATOR! Is it a horror movie? Yeah, kind of. Does it totally rule? ABSOLUTELY. Stay tuned to the final segment where we pit Arnold against horror movie villains. COME ON! I'M RIGHT HERE! DO IT!
BONUS MINI-SODE! Horror Movies That Deserve Sequels!
What's this? Your dreams have come true! An Eric-only mini episode where he asks "What horror movie deserves a sequel?" Reach out on Twitter/Instagram/email/voicemail and let us know if he missed anything!
112. Fright Night 2: The New Blood (2013)
I bet you thought we'd get through a franchise without a Romanian-made (and in this case, set) sequel. Well, you were wrong. This week we're talking Fright Night 2: The New Blood starring Jamie Murray as Gerri Dandridge and...others. Stay tuned to the final segment where we hand out our series superlatives and rank the franchise!
Note: There will be no episode next week. Mike is on his honeymoon!
111. Fright Night (2011)
Craig Gillespie directs this remake starring Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin, written by Buffy alum Marti Noxon. It's very 2011! Is that a bad thing or a good thing? Listen and find out! Also, the boys go a little "nuts" and make a return to a beloved segment.
110. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
Charley Brewster and Peter Vincent are back and beset upon by even more sexy vampires! There's like 4x the number of sexy vampires in this one! Halloween III: The Season of the Witch director Tommy Lee Wallace helms this college-set sequel. Like H3, it was a massive flop, but is it a low-key masterpiece like that one? Listen and find out!
109. Fright Night (1985)
You think your neighbors are bad, imagine living next to a frickin' bloodsucker!!!! This week we discuss Tom Holland's very very 80s vampire movie staring Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowell. The soundtrack is straight fire...but what do we think about the actual movie? Listen and find out! Also Eric pulls out some bullshit at the end for a final segment called RHYME TIME! It's good! Okay I've been up since 4:30 am yesterday so I'm going to bed!
Yet Another Brief Announcement
Don't worry the show isn't cancelled!
108. Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) and X (2022)
107a. EMERGENCY ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!!
107. Leprechaun Returns (2018) and Leprechaun rankings and wrap-up!
We finally rid ourselves of this foul pest! Plus, we give our series superlatives and rank all entries! We also talk about the next movies we are watching and podcasting about. Fun stuff!
106. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
We travel to the Ireland (Vancouver) and get trapped in an Evil Dead cabin assailed by a mini-Pumpkinhead (leprechaun)!
Listen until the end to hear an update on our March Mini Murderer Madness Final Gore (four)! Don't forget to cast your vote. https://t.co/UlwKTTD4ID
105. Leprechaun in the Hood (2000) and Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)
We regret to inform you that the Leprechaun is now in the hood. You've been warned. Stay til the end to find out the results of our March Mini Murderer Madness and cast your votes on the Hateful Eight! https://t.co/UlwKTTD4ID
104. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996)
Welp...the Leprechaun is in space now! Stay tuned to the final segment where Mike unveils the brackets of MARCH MINI MURDERER MADNESS! Be sure to cast your votes. https://forms.gle/eNwB8NJCk74ZmbPGA
103. Leprechaun 3 (1995)
Sigh. The Leprechaun is in Vegas.
102. Leprechaun 2 (1994)
HE'S BACK! The Leprechaun returns and this time he doesn't just want his gold, he wants his bride! We had a blast breaking those one down, and hopefully you will have a blast listening to it.
Stay tuned to the end where Mike gets his revenge on Eric with a very randy new segment!
101. Leprechaun (1993)
Get your four-leaf clovers ready because we are ringing in season 3 with the Leprechaun! He's small, he's wisecracking, he's obsessed with shoes, and he's coming for his gold! Can you believe this movie wasn't straight to video? They really don't make them like this anymore.
Stay tuned to our final segment where Eric challenges Mike with a brand new segment THE LUCK OF THE IRISH! You're not going to want to miss it.
100. ONE HUNDRED EPISODE EXTRAVAGANZA!
Join us as we celebrate our 100th (basically) episode! We give our personal Best/Worst/Most Suprising movies, play Scored to Death and give each other Colon Exams! We love you all. Apologizes for weird audio during the Scored to Death segment! It is what it is!
99a. Scream Rankings and Wrap-up
IT'S NOT EPISODE 100. Cool your jets. That's coming next week. This is 99a! We award our series superlatives and give our rankings of the Scream films. Enjoy.
99. Scream (2022)
The new Scream film is fresh in theaters and we are fired up to talk about it! Grab your welding goggles to shield your eyes from all of the hot takes shooting all over the place. This movie sparked a ton of conversation. Listen, won’t you?
98. Scream 4 (2011)
Remember how part 3 was the end of the Scream trilogy? Well, they lied. 11 years later this ultra-meta sequel burst onto a horror scene that was rife remakes and reboots. Sidney is back in Woodsboro and can you believe it…PEOPLE START GETTING KILLED BY GHOSTFACE! This week we are joined by host of The Vam-Petey Diaries himself Peter Harmon!
97. Scream 3 (2000)
What happens when you mix your meta-slasher film with a satire of Hollywood? You get Scream 3! Sidney and her pals are back and are once again being terrorized by a real whacko in a Ghostface costume and the most impressive voice changer you've ever heard in you entire life. We're talking deep-fake level.
In the 3rd segment we discuss a very special music video for a song on the soundtrack! What if you listened?
96. Scream 2 (1997)
Hot off the heels of the blockbuster smash, this sequel slashed it's way into theaters the following year. The surviving cast is back plus we have a who's who of mid-late 90s actors. It's bigger, it's bloodier, but is it better? Listen and find out! Plus we have Scream 2 lover Matt Wayt on in the final segment to discuss his thoughts.
95. Scream (1996)
What do you say about a movie that single-handedly brought the slasher film back into vogue and defined an entire decade of horror films? A lot! As you can imagine, we here at Kill Streak have a lot of thoughts to say about this post-modern slashterpiece. What's your favorite scary movie podcast? Kill Streak, I hope!
*Audio note: Mike is recording on his phone because he's in a hotel room in Wisconsin! It doesn't sound that bad.
94. Black Christmas (2019)
Christmastime is finally here! We round out our series watch of Black Christmas with BLACK CHRISTMAS (2019). This movie is tackling some real heavy issues!! Rape culture, toxic masculinity, patriarchy. Did it work for us? Listen and find out! Also, stay tuned to the end where we announce our superlatives and rank all 3 movies AND announce our next series.
93. Black Christmas (2006)
I would never lie to you, Dear Listeners...this episode is a little bit of a shit show, but we def pull it off in the end! It's appropriate because BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006) is also a bit of a shit show, but does it pull it off in the end? Listen and find out! Stay tuned to the end where we go head to head on horror movie remake trivia!
92. Black Christmas (1974)
We’re hungover and ringing in the holidays with Black Christmas! Is this proto-slasher a shiny bike under the Christmas tree, or is it a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking? Listen and find out!
91. Exorcist III (1990)
How do you follow up a total bonkers failure of a sequel? You go slightly less bonkers! William Peter Blatty returns, and this time he's writing and directing. There's a serial killer on the lose and Detective Kinderman (this time played by George C. Scott) is on the case! Frankly, exorcism is kind of an afterthought in this one...but that doesn't mean it's not worth checking out. Stay tuned to the end where we hand out superlatives and give our canonical rankings of the 3 OG Exorcist movies...and you're going to be shocked when you hear them!
Did this all make sense? It's very late.
90. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Hooooooo boy! This movie is a real doozy. Famously panned by critics, it's considered one of the biggest flops in horror movie history. Is it worthy of the rabid criticism it's received? Listen to what we think! Stay tuned for the final segment, where we dust off one of our favorite games: THE COLON EXAM! Fire up the sychronizer and vibe with us, wont you?
89. The Exorcist (1973)
My mother does WHAT, WHERE?!? This week we're covering the scariest movie your parents have ever seen (especially if they were raised Catholic). The great William Friedkin directs (maybe with some questionable methods) a stellar cast in this bonafide classic horror movie. So, does this movie hold up to modern standards? Listen and find out! Plus, we discuss horror movies based on books that eclipsed their source material.
88. Alligator II: The Mutation (1991)
Join us as we revisit the maybe direct to video cheap-o sequel ALLIGATOR II: THE MUTATION! This one basically recycles the plot of the first movie but instead of Robert Forester you got Joseph Bologna and instead of a cool looking alligator you got...whatever the hell is in this one. It's PG-13! After our discussion we rank the two Alligator films, and the results may shock you. Finally, in our 3rd segment we discuss the Random Creature Features movie THE LIFT (1983), and announce our next series...it's a scary one!
87. Alligator (1980)
What happens when you flush a little baby alligator down the toilet and give it a bunch of mutagen-laced carcasses? YOU GET A GIANT, KILLER ALLIGATOR, BABY! You got Robert Forster and Robin Riker looking like a million bucks. You got a stacked cast of character actors looking like normal people in a way that would never fly these days. A practical effects killer gator! Is this another run of the mill Jaws rip-off, or a hidden gem? Listen and find out. Stay tuned to the end where we discuss killer pet movies in a brand new segment called They Make Great Pets!
86. Halloween Rankings and Wrap-up
Our long journey through the Halloween series comes to an end as we hand out our superlatives and announce our canonical rankings of all 12 Halloween films. We're going to miss the friends we made along the way: Laurie Strode, Jamie Lloyd, Dr. Loomis, Tom Atkin's powerful ass...ahh the memories. We also invite our social media manager and horror fanatic Scott Jennings on to talk through his series rankings! Join us for one final scare.
85. Halloween Kills (2021)
I got bad news for evil, cuz it dies tonight! We're coming in hot with our takes on Halloween Kills, the second in the David Gorden Green Halloween Trilogy! This one starts right where the last one left off. Michael and Laurie return (well, Laurie sort of returns...) and they're joined by an ever expanding cast of angry Haddonfield residents who are champing at the bit to tear Michael a new one! In the final segment we talk about some of our favorite movies to throw on at Halloween time!
84. Halloween (2018)
We’re one movie away from finishing the series (for now)! Move over Rob Zombie, step right up David Gordon Green. DGG and Danny McBride may seem like two unlikely candidates to take the reigns on one of the most celebrated horror franchises of all time, but do they deliver the goods? Listen and find out! Plus, we work in the lab late one night and put together an all killer no filler Halloween Party playlist!
83. Halloween (2007) and Halloween 2 (2009)
Rob Zombie brings his carny-from-hell aesthetic to the Halloween series with his reboot and it’s sequel. Michael Myers gets a full back story! There are white horses! There’s a ton of Sheri Moon Zombie! Our opinions on these two grimy, sadistic pieces of work made by America’s premiere Wife Guy will shock you.
82. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998) and Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Jamie Lee Curtis returns for two final nails in the Laurie Strode timeline. This week we’re talking about HALLOWEEN H20: 20 YEARS LATER (1998) and HALLOWEEN: RESURRECTION (2002). Both movies feature rappers turned actors. Both feel OF A TIME. Both feature HORRIBLE HAIRCUTS! One is pretty abysmal! Stay tuned through the final segment where we talk about the Random Creature Feature movie THE LEGEND OF HILLBILLY JOHN (1972) and pick next months random movie! LET THE DANGERTAINMENT BEGIN!
81. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)
The Cult of Thorn trilogy concludes with this absolute confusing mess of a movie...but what's this?...does it somehow rise above it's nonsensical script? Listen and find out! We talk the Theatrical Cut and The Producers cut. Is one superior? Also, listen and find out. Really, if you just listen, you will find out a lot of things. Your life will be better. Also also: Horror Movie Trival Pursuit! I'm really running out of steam writing this...
80. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
The Thorn Trilogy has begun! Halloween 3 flopped, and Michael Myers is back to wreak havoc on his extended family. In this jam packed episode we break down not 1 but 2 movies! They came out a year apart, they share much of the same cast, but boy oh boy are they different from one another. Also, maybe the worst masks of the series? You're not going to want to miss this action-packed thrill ride!
79. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Happy happy Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! Grab your Silver Shamrock masks and gather around your favorite podcast app for the BIG GIVEAWAY! That's right, we're talking about the true odd-ball of the Halloween franchise. It's a wild one. Stay tuned to the final segment where we talk FALSE ADVERTISEMENTS in movie titles.
78. Halloween II (1981)
77. Halloween (1978)
76. Child's Play Rankings and Wrap-up
75. Cult of Chucky (2017)
74. Curse of Chucky (2013)
73. Seed of Chucky (2004)
72. Bride of Chucky (1998)
We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming…
71. Child's Play 3 (1991)
70. Child's Play 2 (1990)
69. Child's Play (1988)
However, we did remember to watch and recap "Child's Play," the beginning of a huge series! We had a lot of fun talking about Chucky the killer doll and we think you will too. Then after the movie, we debut a BRAND NEW segment called "Hellevator Pitch" where we come up with some hot new ideas for movies about evil toys.
From Beyond Live Commentary w/ Whitney Moore!
Join us for a very special live commentary, where we sit down with the WONDROUS Whitney Moore (host of the fun and fascinating podcast DELIVER US FROM DISNEY) and dive deep into the body horror of "From Beyond." Watch along with us at home as we ewww and aaahhh our way through this spiritual sequel to "Re-Animator."
Check out DELIVER US FROM DISNEY at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/deliver-us-from-disney/id1489756165
68. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)
We close out the Re-Animator series with the largely overlooked direct-to-video/cable stepchild, "Beyond Re-Animator." If nothing else, it's a solid title! Listen in to find out if there's anything else to recommend this one, as well as to help us try to parse who is masking what accent, and to learn all the secrets of "Ratty!" Then after the recap, we deliver our SHOCKING canonical rankings and some very fun and gory superlatives for the whole franchise. And finally, stick around to find out our next series AS WELL as the movie and guest for our very special live commentary episode coming this Thursday!!!
67. Bride of Re-Animator (1990)
This week on the pod, it's the Brian Yuzna directed, Mary Shelley inspired sequel "Bride of Re-Animator." It's got more gore, more chintzy synthesizers, and Alotta Fagina! But does it justify its existence as a sequel to one of the all time horror greats? Listen to find out. Then in the end segment, Mike and Eric introduce an exciting new feature where they get in touch with their inner high school horror geeks!
66. Re-Animator (1985)
65. Phantasm Wrap-Up and Rankings
64. Phantasm: Ravager (2016)
This week on the pod, it's the final installment of the Phantasm franchise and BOYYYYYY is it a hot mess! This labor of love with an odd origin story marks the final screen appearance of the late, great Angus Scrimm. Give us a listen as we try to make any kind of sense of the unhinged plot, and then stay tuned for the much anticipated return of COLON EXAM after the movie.
63. Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998)
This week on the pod, it's the penultimate Phantasm film, coming a cool 19 years after the release of the original! It's a big jump into the future, but this film also spends a lot of its time dwelling on the past. Does it make for a perfect blend of old and new, or tonal mishmash of '79 and '98? Listen to find out! And then stick around after as Eric's basement gets crowded in the special-est of special final segments!!!
62. Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994)
Things get a little goofy on this episode (recorded on 4/20, maaaannn!) and in this film, as the Phantasm series takes a turn for the tongue-in-cheek. So how does this entry stack up against its brethren? You'll have to listen to find out. Then after the flick, we unleash upon the world a particularly profound edition of "Mt. Rushgore!!!"
61. Phantasm II (1988)
What do you think happens to you when YOU die? Hopefully, you come to us so we can joke around and watch horror movies together. But more likely, you'll end up in the clutches of the Tall Man! This week, we dive into the long-awaited sequel to Phantasm, with all the Gravers, Lurkers, gold sentinels, and forehead foreplay scenes you can handle! We've got some great behind the scenes stories and plenty of hot and spicy takes to interfere with your GI system. Then, after the movie, we get REAL goofy with our newest segment, "Recastaway!" This one is car themed for all the gearheads out there. I know that sounds confusing and it is. But you should REALLY listen to it if you're in the mood for a laugh.
60. Phantasm (1979)
After much confusion and a false start, Mike takes on recap duties. It's thorough. Mike is a very thorough man.
59. Alien Wrap-Up and Rankings
AND WE'VE COOOOME, TO THE END...OF...THE ROOOAD. That's Boyz II Men. Look it up zoomers. ANYWAYS, we've come to the end of the road on the Alien franchise and it's time to hand out some statues!! On this ep, we give out some coveted awards like: Best/Worst Lead and Supporting Actor; Worst Vacation Destination; Best Xenomorph Variant; and the Peter North Award for Android Gore!! Those and many more, plus the moment you've all been waiting for: our canonical rankings of the Alien series! Then stay tuned for the announcement of the next series we'll be covering.
58. Alien: Covenant (2017)
This week we cover the final (for now?!?!?!) entry in the Alien franchise, the "Alien" prequel/"Prometheus" sequel "Alien: Covenant." For all you android horndogs out there, you get double your Fassbender in this one. Plus some answers to the big questions about vases full of black goo but not so many answers about the big questions of life. Then after the flick, meet our newest end segment baby, "The Rip Off Tip Off" which definitely goes off without a hitch! Seriously though, give it a listen, it's a special kind of mess.
57. Prometheus (2012)
Ok, let's get something clear right out of the gate: we know Noomi Rapace rhymes with "gloomy the boss" AND that it's Logan MARSHALL-Green, not Logan MICHAEL-Green. OK?! Don't @ us. Alright, glad we got that out of the way. This week on the pod, it's "Prometheus," which prompts some of life's big existential questions, like why in the hell would a biologist take his helmet off after 20 minutes on the surface of a foreign planet and then try to pet an alien penis snake that's clearly displaying a defensive posture? Also, we shook things up this week, Eric handles the production deep-dive and Price is doing the recap (which it turns out can get long pretty easily when you don't know what you're doing). Then in the end segment, we have a little speech-jamming fun with some great horror monologues. Give it a listen and don't forget to always RUN PERPENDICULAR TO THE GIANT THING BARRELING TOWARDS YOU!
56. Alien Resurrection (1997)
"France, we come from France!" Just like SNL's beloved "Coneheads," this week's feature serves up its extraterrestrials on a crunchy baguette with a side of creamy Brie cheese as acclaimed French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet takes the reins of the Alien franchise. We dive in with somewhat differing opinions on what works and what doesn't in this AGGRESSIVELY late 90's film written by famous Hollywood persona non grata Joss Whedon. One thing we can all agree on: someone has some mommy stuff going on! Then after the recap we welcome back the voice of Kill Streak, one Ryan Martin, for a rollercoaster of an Alien quiz.
55. Alien 3 (1992)
Tune in this week to hear our hot takes on one of the most infamous director vs. studio shitshows in all of horrordom, "Alien 3." Is this the worst Alien movie? Probably not! Is this the worst Fincher movie? The answer to that probably depends on your stomach for Brad Pitt as an old man baby hijinks! Is this a weird, fucked up, interesting to think and talk about movie? Definitely! After our breakdown, stick around to hear about the brand new "Kill Streak Hall of Shame," and how you can help decide who gets inducted!
54. Aliens (1986)
"This time, it's plural." With this unforgettable catchphrase, James Cameron and his collaborators gave birth to the archetypal action blockbuster, and paved the way forward for the highest grossing horror franchise of all time. Does "Aliens" still hold up 35 years later? Yes, duh, of course it does. Listen along with us and we take you behind the scenes of the biggest sci-fi/horror/action extravaganza ever made, as well as into the dark recesses of Eric's perverted mind. Then after the movie, we do a quick "Chop Quiz" of the 10 highest grossing horror series, Family Feud-style.
EDIT: Apparently the film's catchphrase is actually: "This time, it's war." Everything else still stands though.
53. Alien (1979)
"Alien." It's a noun. It's an adjective. It's horror. It's sci-fi. It's a cinematic masterpiece. And it's this week's movie on the ol' Kill Streak pod, baybeeee! This is one of the only seventeen or eighteen places to hear two unapologetic fanboys worship at the altar of Scott, Giger, and O'Bannon. Which could also be a really gnarly law firm, come to think of it. Coincidence? Only one way to find out...YOU GOTTA LISTEN!
52. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
Alright, alright, alright. This week, we (Price and Eric aka Mick and Dick Ghoulie aka The Ghoulie Bros.) set our sights on the much derided "Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation." Is this movie a steaming pile of head cheese? There’s no way to know without hearing our very special opinions!!
Then stay tuned for the final segment where we wrap up the series by doling out our superlatives and ranking all 4 TCM movies. Last but not least, listen to hear the next blockbuster series we’ll be covering!
51. Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
"Look at me, I'm Leatherface!" - Idle Hands, 1999
Twenty four years after the release of the iconic original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, New Line got their hands on the franchise license and decided to take a crack at turning power tool enthusiast Leatherface into the next Freddy Krueger. Did this gambit pay off with a slice of prime horror mayhem and a critical and box-office revival? Or did it result in naught but a pile of scrap meat, destined for canned army rations and the Purina factory? There are only two ways to find out: listening to the pod, or a cursory Google search. But only one of those options will also allow you to hear Eric's anxieties about his mortician friend seeing his dick after he dies! After the movie discussion, we also do a rousing Top 5 of "Favorite Horror Movie Murder Weapons!!" Give it a listen!
50. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
This week we cover a sequel 12 years in the making...maybe another 12 years would've done the trick? This one was much-maligned at the time of its release, but recently has started to receive some praise. Does it deserve a reevaluation? Listen in and find out what we think. Then after our frank, hard-hitting discussion, we unveil a brand spanking new segment called "The Meta Critics," wherein we take a look at other sequels that have marked tonal shifts.
49. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
It's gritty. It's gruesome. It's one of the all-time greats. This week, we fawn over "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre." We talk about what makes it so great, and why no one should make a movie like this again. Price also misidentifies the film as being "almost 40 years old" multiple times because he still wants to believe it's the aughts and he's in his 20s. Also, some great listener questions and comments, and after the movie, "Staff Picks: Dead by Dawn."
48. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Our big January Drac-Off comes to a close this week with famed director Francis Ford Coppola's wild gothic romance of the early 90's. If you're not horny for Gary Oldman yet, you will be by the time you finish this movie. This one is a blast and we had a real fun time talking about it. But that's not all this jam-packed episode has to offer! We decided to plow right ahead and do our Drac-Off rankings and superlatives as well, so look for that after the movie to find out who won such coveted awards as "Best Fainting Woman" and "Biggest Cuck" in the Dracula-verse! Then, finally, we announce the series we'll be covering in February, and it's a doozy!
47. Dracula (1979)
A Brief Announcement
Eric is sick! Today's episode is delayed. Pray for Mojo!
46. Horror of Dracula (1958)
Round 2 of the January Drac-Off begins as we get introduced to the sexy, imposing British-ness of Hammer's "Horror of Dracula." It's 27 years later and this time, you know they're gonna show some fangs! Also in this episode, Eric tries a new, more aerodynamic approach to the recap section. Plus, Count Dooku battles Grand Moff Tarkin! Listen to the full episode to find out what other treasures this full color classic holds. Then afterwards, stick around for the new segment "BB Fucking C" to play a quick round of UK censorship trivia.
45. Dracula (1931)
We jump into our January Drac-Off with the granddaddy of all the celluloid Draculas...Universal's 1931 classic (?) "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi. You know it's famous, but the real question is, "is it good?" You know how to find out: listen to the pod!! We are podcasting children of the night, and oh what music we make!
After the movie, we play a round of "Bela Lugosi's Dead," a segment that definitely WASN'T conceived name-first, then working backwards from there.
44. Rare Exports (2010)
On this very special holiday episode, Finnish Santa Claus is here to decide who's naughty, who's nice, and who deserves a pickaxe to the head! Whatever you do, don't call him Krampus, because that's Central Europe, you uncultured yokel. Tune in to hear all about this fun little Nordic yarn, as well as an update on Eric's budding love affair with his catfisher. Then after the movie, we toss back a few nogs and reminisce about the "scariest moments in non-horror holiday films." And finally, stick around til the very end for an exciting announcement about what we'll be covering in the new year. Happy holidays to all you Kill Streakers out there!
43. Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver
Gingerdead Man might be the perfect COVID series, because having to watch these movies is not dissimilar to having to suffer through the discomfort and offense of this year's pandemic. BUT! This episode was fun to record. Much more fun than the process of watching these movies. And stick around for after the movie, because we've got a...TWIST ENDING! Happy holidays, Kill Streakers!
42. Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust (2008)
The Gingerdead Man series is...still bad! But sometimes bad movies are the most fun to talk about. Is that the case with this week's episode? Only one way to find out: listen in! After the movie, we attempt to right some wrongs with some Staff Picks, where we run down some better options if you're looking for a horror movie about filmmaking.
41. The Gingerdead Man (2005)
Alright everybody, here at Kill Streak we're big enough to admit our mistakes, and listen, we fucked up. It turns out this isn't a holiday themed movie, AT ALL, and in fact it is barely a movie, period. "The Gingerdead Man" is in fact an exercise in doing the absolute bare minimum required to skate by. But that's not what we here at Kill Streak HQ are gonna do. No ma'am! We gave this episode our full effort and by god, we reviewed this film fully and with the discerning critical eye that we bring to each and every show we do. And then, after that, Eric introduced a new segment called "Wet Hot Busey Hounds" that is not as gross as it sounds. Please enjoy this non-holiday themed trash fire.
40. Evil Dead Wrap-Up and Rankings
On this special Turkey/Colonizers Day episode, we put a nice little bow on the Evil Dead franchise! Tune in first for a quick segment on the Starz series "Ash vs. Evil Dead." Then we dish out our customary franchise superlatives, including such hits as "Best Ash One-Liners" and "Most Satisfying Kills!" Then, of course, we rank the series in both our personal orders and the CANONICAL Kill Streak order. And finally, we reveal our winter holiday-themed franchise, and damn it smells delicious!
39. Evil Dead (2013)
This week on the pod, the Kill Streak boys are doling out some HOT takes! In this century, horror remakes are a dime a dozen but they're usually worth less than that. Does the Tapert/Raimi/Campbell produced remake/reboot of the Evil Dead series rise above its brethren? Or does this relentless gorefest belong in the depths of hell with the rest of its hot trash cousins? The only way to find out is to listen to this episode or to politely ask someone else who has! Then after the movie, we introduce a new segment honoring some of the least essential films in the horror canon. It's a must-listen!
38. Army of Darkness (1993)
What a wild one this is, Kill Streakers! This week we unpack the final installment of the original Evil Dead trilogy and answer some of the big questions on everyone's minds, starting with "who keeps packing up these movies?!" This was a beloved teen classic for us, so listen in to find out if it still holds up in the eyes of these jaded old men. Then after the movie, we do a little "Scored to Death: Danny Elfman Edition!" with the voice of Kill Streak, Mr. Ryan Martin himself.
37. Evil Dead II (1987)
What do you get when you take the creators of one of the best indie horror movies ever, give them ten times the budget to make a sequel, and set them loose in the woods of North Carolina? If you guessed one of the single greatest horror comedies of all time, you guessed right! And this week on Kill Streak, we dive DEEP into the making of "Evil Dead II" and all the thrills, chills, and Bruce Campbell spills that happen along the way. Then in our late segment, we lovingly carve a Mt. Rushgore of Horror Hunks out of the hardest of rock.
36. The Evil Dead (1981)
Now that Halloween season is over, it's finally time to start covering well-known, well-liked horror movies again! This week, we cover one of the greatest indie horror successes of all time, the one, the only, THE EVIL DEAD! Listen along as we gush about the profound impact this movie had on horror, low-budget filmmaking, and little Mike and Eric! Then, stick around for a particularly MATURE end segment...
35. The Ward (2010)
We've reached the big finale of John Carpent-ober with our hero's latest (but probably not greatest) directorial effort. Sure, it's got a 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, but is it really that bad? You'll have to listen along to find out. One thing is for sure, it definitely came out at the height of popularity for "Mad Men"! After the movie, we indulge our inner trick-or-treaters and taste test some of last week's top candy picks. Listen as we put our money where our mouths are by putting a lot of chocolate and peanut butter where are mouths are, also. AND THEN, listen at the very end to find out what November's series is going to be...IT'S A BIG ONE!
Killer Klowns Live Commentary w/ Mookie Blaiklock!
In the latest October commentary, we sit down with the HILARIOUS Mookie Blaiklock (host of YOU ARE WORTHY with LilMookieB) and dissect the cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space! Along the way, we cover some classic hits, like HBO nudity, the no-fat diet fad of the 90s, and what its like to work with American treasure Thomas Jane. You don't want to miss this one!
Check out YOU ARE WORTHY with LilMookieB at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-are-worthy-with-lilmookieb/id1527031191?uo=4
34. Village of the Damned (1995)
John Carpent-ober marches on with "Village of the Damned," a remake of the 1960 film of same name. Neither of us had ever seen this one, because we heard it sucked! Were the rumors on the playground back in '95 true? You'll have to listen to find out! Then, stick around for the end segment where we rank the Top 5 Halloween Candies to find in your little plastic pumpkin. It's a sweet treat you absolutely WILL NOT want to miss.
Dead Alive Live Commentary w/ Carol Fahey and Josh Briggs!
(Viewing note: we're watching the 97-minute US unrated cut! Check out our Twitter @killstreakpod for a viewing link!)
33. Escape from L.A. (1996)
This week's episode is all about the City of Angels, baby! John Carpent-ober continues with "Escape from L.A," the much maligned sequel to the cult classic "Escape from New York." Is this movie worth a second look? You'll only find out if you listen. Please, god, listen! Along the way, you'll learn exciting factoids like Snake Plissken's real first name and which one of your hosts likes the band Tool. Then in our final segment, we take all you listeners to "Film School" with a painstakingly curated curriculum of movies that can teach viewers about the real Los Angeles. We love it!
Maniac Live Commentary w/ Jefferson Dutton!
Welcome boy and ghouls to our first October live commentary! We sit down with the hilarious and talented Jefferson Dutton (who listeners might know as one third of The Sloppy Boys and one seventeenth of The Birthday Boys) to watch the 1980 love letter to heavy breathing, Maniac. So grab some popcorn, a tasty beverage (we spiked ours), and an extra absorbent sweat rag and watch this slasher classic along with us!
32. Christine (1983)
The first episode of John Carpen-tober is here! In this one, we unpack Christine and attempt to answer one of life's big questions: exactly how scary can a movie about a killer car be? The answer may or may not surprise you! Then afterwards, we do a Mt. Rushgore of Stephen King adaptations and announce the film and guest for our first live commentary, coming this Thursday!!!
31. Ginger Snaps Rankings and Wrap-Up
PLUS: Our SUPER SPOOKY October plans are announced! BONUS EPISODES, YOU SAY??? A FUN TWIST ON MAIN EPISODES, YOU SAY?? Stay tuned to find out all of the scary details. Boo!
30. Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
This week we tackle the third and final film in the Ginger Snaps trilogy! In this installment, the Fitzgerald sisters pull a "Back To The Future III" and give us some 19th century action (or general lack thereof). Can this trip to the Canadian frontier resurrect the brooding, sexy, witty vibes of the first film? Can the flirtations of Ginger and "The Hunter" match the smoldering chemistry of Christopher Lloyd and Ted Danson's wife? Will ZZ Top make a cameo appearance as a not-quite-period-appropriate band? All the answers and more lie within! Also, the voice of Kill Streak, Sir Ryan Martin OBE dishes out a piping hot werewolf movie quiz. This is appointment podcasting folks, don't miss it!
29. Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (2004)
This week we're back with the second installment of the Ginger Snaps series. First one wasn't dark enough for you? Well buckle up, buttercup! This one is BLEAK. But it's also...surprisingly well done for a direct-to-VOD sequel?? Then during our wrap-up, it's the return of the segment everyone is clamoring for. That's right, get nice and relaxed for another COLON EXAM!!
28. Ginger Snaps (2000)
On this week's very special episode, we bark at the moon, pee on the rug, and lick ourselves. In between, we find a little time to review turn of the millennium gem "Ginger Snaps." If you've ever wanted to listen to two men spend an hour plus trying really hard not to make fools of themselves while talking about female puberty, this is the episode for you! Then stick around for our Top 5 lists of "Coming of Age" horror films.
27. Deep Blue Sea Rankings and Wrap-Up
26. Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
This week on the pod, Kill Streak heads to the theaters! Just kidding, no one should be going to the theaters because of the uncontrolled pandemic threatening the nation for the seventh consecutive month. We did, however, watch a brand new release!! It's...fine? It definitely has sharks and genetic engineering and questionable human decision making. We'll walk you through it in our newly rerecorded plot recap necessitated by some technical difficulties on Price's end. Then stick around for a brand new segment that went pretty well, all things considered!
25. Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018)
You thought you had seen the deepest and bluest the sea had to offer?? Well you were wrong! This week things get deeper, bluer, and much much cheaper as we wade into the murky waters of the SyFy original "Deep Blue Sea 2." This episode is gonna answer all the big questions we know you'll have because you almost definitely didn't watch this one along with us. Will big pharma once again monkey with the genetic code of killer sharks? How similar is the best CGI money could buy in 1999 to the cheapest available CGI of 2018?? Will you recognize anyone in this cast??? Then afterwards, stick around for a "Mt. Rushgore" of "scientists playing god with predictably horrific results!"
24. Deep Blue Sea (1999)
23. Friday the 13th Rankings and Wrap-Up
22. Friday the 13th (2009)
21. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Also, Price and Eric assemble their horror movie dream tag-teams. And they find love along the way (spoiler alert).
20. Jason X (2001)
19. Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)
18. Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)
17. Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
Buckle up for a telekinetic rollercoaster of an episode! If Jason vs. Carrie sounds like one hell of an elevator pitch, then this might be the Friday film for you. Orrrrr...you might hate it! Listen to Eric and Price take opposing sides in the debate over whether this movie sucks or is kinda fun! Either way, it's definitely different. Then the boys keep the mind over matter thread going with a Mt. Rushgore of telekinesis!
16. Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives
I know you all thought our old buddy J. Voorhees was cremated and gone for good, but I've got news for you...JASON LIVES! Listen in this week for some spirited debate between Price and Eric as their opinions diverge on this tongue-in-cheek entry. And stay tuned at the end for the triumphant return of COLON EXAM!!
15. Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
What a glorious mess of a movie! In this episode, Eric and Price walk the audience through one of the most maligned entries in the entire series. They talk about what was, what is, and what might have been, in a movie the director once referred to as "a porno (I shot) in the woods." Then afterwards, the boys catalog their Top 5 horror movie masks!!
14. Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
Wow, would you look at that...we're done with the Friday the 13th series! What's that? *checks notes* Wow, we're 1/3 of the way through the Friday the 13th series. Join us as we recap this star-studded return to Crystal Lake and find out if the even numbered entries in this saga continue to hit the mark. And then as a bit of a nightcap, Eric quizzes Price on Roger Ebert and his encyclopedia of bad horror takes!
13. Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
Brace yourselves, listeners, as the Friday the 13th franchise unlocks an entire dimension, heretofore unused by the denizens of Crystal Lake. THAT'S RIGHT, 3D! Luckily, Eric and Price will be there every step of the way, to lead you through the wild and wondrous world of THE THIRD DIMENSION! Together you'll dodge snakes on fishing line, yo-yos, projectile eyeballs, and harpoons on fishing line. Then, in the late segment, Price quizzes Eric on the highest-grossing 3D horror of the 80s through today.
12. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
11. Friday the 13th (1980)
The time has come for the team at Kill Streak HQ to tackle one of the great pillars of horror franchise-dom! It's July, and even though summer camp is cancelled this year, you can still relive those sepia-toned memories with us as we cover the Friday the 13th series. Join us in the year 1980 for the one that started it all! And then stick around as our special guest Ryan Martin (the voice of Kill Streak!) uses his encyclopedic knowledge of horror movie music to test Eric and Price on the first-ever edition of "Scored to Death."
10. Blair Witch Rankings and Wrap Up
We bring the Blair Witch franchise to a close by ranking the three movies, recapping the highs and lows, and unveiling the Blair Witch dioramas we made for our class presentation. Then a rousing round of "Mt. Rushgore: Witch Movies," and finally, the unveiling of our next franchise. And let me tell you, constant listener, IT'S A BIG ONE!
9. Blair Witch (2016)
Beware, for this is the most cursed episode in annals of Kill Streak lore! Twice derailed by recording failures and haunted by recurring microphone bumping, is this episode marked by the Blair Witch herself? Eric and Price have never disagreed so much on a single film so much, perhaps one of them is possessed by the spirit of Elly Kedward!! Also, the boys play a rousing round of 'Marry, Fuck, Kill: Which Witch? Edition' and it's almost as regrettable as that sounds. You'll have to listen to believe it!
Bonus Episode 1: Listener Questions!
On this week's very special episode, Eric and Price start by shooting the shit about what they've been watching and playing outside the pod. Includes such classics as...Kevin Bacon and trophy wives! Why the Dark Universe sucks! Exploitation, poison bum wine, melting hobos, and trigger warnings! Price spends too much time and energy ranking the Star Wars Skywalker Saga! And many more!
Then the boys field your questions about biggest franchise letdowns, perfect batting averages, potential nominees for future episodes, sequels we'd like to see, and then we wrap up it all with our Top 5 paranormal experts in film (some liberties taken)!
8. Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
7. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
This week Eric and Price launch into a brand new franchise with "The Blair Witch Project." Price has never seen it before! Eric can't finish a sentence! Price keeps breathing into his mic like a poor man's Tony Soprano! And a movie is discussed! Then the boys talk "Mt. Rushgore" of found footage horror. It's a real whirlwind!
6. Return of the Living Dead: Rankings and Wrap-Up
The ROTLD franchise comes to a close as Eric and Price offer their final thoughts on the series and, as promised, conclusively rank them in canonical order. Then stick around at the end to find out the next franchise the boys will be tackling...
5. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)
This week features the final film in the ROTLD series and a fresh Romanian hell for all to enjoy. Eric and Price dissect this EDM themed zom-com (which curiously lacks much actual EDM) and ask the big questions, like "why don't any of these characters remember the events of the previous film, in which they starred?" Then the boys subject each other to a Chop Quiz, which like any good horror flick, quickly gets messy...
4. Return of the Living Dead: Necropolis (2005)
After a 12 year layoff, the ROTLD series is BACK, BABY! Was the wait worth it for "Necropolis?" In a word, no! No it was not! Eric and Price follow the franchise as it makes a big move to Romania and abandons 90% of the series' mythology. On the plus side, there is 100% more motocross and buttrock. Then after the recap, the boys introduce their newest segment, engaging in a rousing round of "Colon Exam!"
3. Return of the Living Dead 3 (1993)
Things take a turn for the darker in the third installment of the Return of the Living Dead series. If you're feeling nostalgic for the halcyon days of the early 90's, when everything was all sunshine, lollipops, and body modification, then this is the flick for you! It's got everything you could ask for: S&M zombies, star-crossed lovers, and literal nine inch nails. Then to wrap things up, Price and Eric nominate their picks for the "Mt. Rushgore" of body horror directors.
2. Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988)
Join Eric and Price as they tackle the misbegotten second film in the ROTLD franchise! There's a chintzy all-synth score, innumerable pointless changes of location, a moonwalking Thriller zombie, and a sassy southern talking zombie head that just won't quit. Why oh why won't it quit? Then the guys wrap things up with the first installment of "Staff Picks" where they put on their video store name tags and recommend some superior alternatives to rent. So fire it up and take a listen, and while you're at it, get that damn screwdriver OUT OF MY HEAD!
1. Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Episode Zero - Kill Streak Trailer!!!
We're positively chuffed to introduce you to Kill Streak, a weekly podcast where we pick a horror movie franchise, and then every episode covers an entry in that series. We talk about the making of the movie, behind the scene stories, recap the plot, and then rate it using our patented Kill Streak criteria. Finally, we rank each movie in the series in our canonical order from worst to best.
Premiering May 2020!