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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.
 
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What happens when you cross the skill of gymnastics with the kill of stripping? For better or worse, you get 1987's sexploitation slasher, STRIPPED TO KILL. On this episode of After Dark, we delve into the seedier side of LA that isn't owned by the Scientologists to discuss sensitive strip club owners, where to store your clothes so they don't get …
 
Thank Jigsaw It’s Friday! Bring your family to the table, because all the traps are set. That’s right, your favorite holiday is back and better than ever as we celebrate Sawsgiving and talk SAW VI with the help of Returning Champion and F This Movie! host, Patrick Bromley! Along the way, debate why the Saw franchise has become a soap opera with gor…
 
The rent might be controlled, but it’s the only thing under control this week as we talk 1992’s stylish paranoid thriller, SINGLE WHITE FEMALE on Kill By Kill: After Dark! Gena and Patrick both attempt to slip into each other’s skin as they discuss puppy punting, sexy monk chants, baffling fashion software, working for Tobo, and the GOD Jennifer Ja…
 
Get ready for some thunder from down under as we talk about the criminally under-seen #Ozploitation classic, 1982’s NEXT OF KIN. Here to help us unpack all the gory details is Horror Queers co-host and “current #1” Returning Champion, Joe Lipsett! Along the way we talk about hillbilly revenge thrillers, introduce cream corn wrestling, running away …
 
Are you ready to get naughty? Well, that’s nice, cause we’re opening up the back door of Kill By Kill for a little AFTER DARK action! That’s right, we’re kicking off our new off-week bonus episode project by opening up about 1995’s JADE. We’re talking ginger noodles, landline nude calls, hysterical blindness, and the ultimate sensual aid: unfrozen …
 
It’s an after-party at Kirby’s house and we’re ALL invited! And Trevor shows up, I guess. That’s right, we’ve hit the finale of SCREAM 4, and here to help guide is the wonderfully whip-smart BJ Colangelo of the This Ends At Prom podcast and so much more!! Along the way we talk sewer turtles, teen flicks, the myth of U2’s young fan base, flirting vi…
 
They say, “Evil Dies Tonight,” but does Evil really keep appointments? Let’s break it all down as Patrick and Gena dissect HALLOWEEN KILLS - a movie that according to the internet, you can only love or hate and nothing in between! Along the way we talk about Patrick stepping on Gena’s intro jokes, we wonder when we’re going to get a Halloween III: …
 
We’re ready to let all the guts hang out on the second volume of SCREAM 4! Here to help us mop up this blood bath is the host of the Brother Ghoulish Tomb podcast, the one and only Ryan Kinney! Along the way we discuss Maureen Prescott Delusion Syndrome, Ryan connects Scream to A Pup Named Scooby Doo, we explore the idea of Ghostface’s new utility …
 
New Scream movie, new rules! It’s time to talk about our favorite scary movie franchise of Season 3, 2011’s SCREAM 4! Along the way, we discuss internet threats, explore how Gena’s near death experience reshaped the show, reveal the lyrics to the Axel F theme, and wonder what Scream’s obsession with color blocking is. All that, and we play a blood-…
 
What kind of movie is 1986’s KILLER PARTY? Patrick thinks it’s a perfect “U-shaped film” with the high points coming at the beginning and end. Gena calls it the Amazon Women On The Moon of slashers. Our guest and Returning Champion, Brennan Klein, believes the narrative is unstuck in time, like a Christopher Nolan puzzle box. But nothing in heaven …
 
Do you dare to walk these stairs again? Too late, we’re already falling down them into 1990’s THE EXORCIST III and helping to cushion our fall is film and culture writer, Drew McWeeny! Along the way we tackle the film’s “one and done” filming strategy, we debate how the film’s unreality becomes a reality, the incredible performances given by George…
 
Ride the wings of death with us as we telepathically sync with one of the most notorious flops in cinema history, 1978’s EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC. Here to help us grapple with this philosophical space oddity is writer and podcaster Mark O. Estes!! Along the way we tackle mankinis, debate which performers decided to give up on acting during the film…
 
Hannibal is finally ready to have all his friends over for dinner as we talk about the season 2 finale, Mizumono! We’re talking bloody knife fights, shocking reveals, Highway To Heaven, pushy people we haven’t seen in a while, too many Chesapeake Rippers, and a serious lack of local police enforcement. Hannibal is going out in style and we are here…
 
It’s the last double serving of the season as we discuss the penultimate episode of HANNIBAL’s Season 2: Tome-Wan. Along the way we go cuckoo for cattle prods, review the accomplishments we believe are Gatorade-bath worthy, debate child tear mixology, and the lengths that Jack is willing to go to in order to catch the Chesapeake Ripper. Also, save …
 
It’s time to say his name! On this week’s episode, we discuss the 2021 reboot/sequel CANDYMAN from director Nik DaCosta! And never fear, we’ve split this episode into two halves, one upfront giving you some spoiler-free impressions before we dive into the hive of all the details behind this bloody new affair. We talk storytelling ambition vs focus,…
 
Somewhere between science and superstition, there is this week’s episode where we’re talking all about the 1973 classic, THE EXORCIST! Pull up a bowl of pea soup as we discuss the way the film changed cinema when it was released and how it affects us now, Gena lays out her required viewing list for every horror fan, we introduce our new sponsor, Bo…
 
That’s right - we’re back for seconds!! In this next episode of DISH BY DISH, we delve into episode 11 of season 2: Ko No Mono and ask what the deal is with the “Bundyfication” of Francis Dolarhyde, gobbling boney glizzys, selling monorails, the return of wet dreams, and we really try to dig into what Hannibal’s plan is here? All that and we’re ask…
 
We’re bringing sexy back… and a bloody robo-bear suit too as we double up on DISH BY DISH! On the first episode of the day, we’re talking Season 2’s Episode 10: Naka-Choko and the introduction of Mason Verger to HANNIBAL. Plus we’ve got theremin foreplay, personal saxophone players, and dare we say it… the redemption of Freddie Lounds? All that and…
 
The house may be saying, “Get Out!” but we’re going all in on 1983’s AMITYVILLE 3D with Returning Campion Michael Varrati and his Midnight Mass co-cult leader, Peaches Christ! Buckle up, cause this is one wild ride as we discuss Willam Defoe’s nonexistent rep as a shy sex-kitten, spy floating severed penises, we pitch several Amityville legal spino…
 
Surprise! We have a second course of DISH BY DISH: A Hannibal Rewatch project for you today as we talk Season 2, Episode 9 - “Shiizakana.” This extra serving comes complete with a number of special sides including metaphorical edging, more wet sleeping, Hawaiian Punch addiction, robo-bear suits, rejects from the Twitter drafts folder, and maybe wer…
 
It’s a feast for the eyes, ears and sautéed brain as we talk about Hannibal’s Season 2, Episode 8: Su-Zakana on DISH BY DISH! Along the way, we crack open the original text to talk about remixing characters for a new medium, cook up some thoughts on the show’s use of therapy versus our own experiences, we discuss this episodes truly unique turducke…
 
Push! Lunge! Squat thrust!! This week on Kill By Kill, we’re hitting the gym to get in shape with 1989’s DEATH SPA and here to help us sweat to this particular oldie is the cohost of Waiting to X-hale and Returning Champion, Wynter Mitchell! Along the way, we ask all the big questions, like why so many filmmakers confuse Los Angeles for Transylvani…
 
We love it when a plan comes together - and that’s exactly what happens in Season 2, Episode 7 of HANNIBAL! One FBI agent-in-training comes out of a hole while Dr. Chilton digs himself into a larger one. Along the way, we debate Alana’s dating strategies, discuss everyone’s crisis of confidence vs. the ability to admit when you’re wrong, and we han…
 
It may be programmed in BASIC but this episode is totally demonic as we upload 1981’s EVILSPEAK into your hard drive with the help of Haunting Season’s Josh Bragg! Along the way, we ask if your curse hangs in the RAM, wonder why Clint Howard was forced to buy your own toupee, enter the Aardvark Academy, consider bootlegging our own holy water, list…
 
For anyone else, a seat at this table would cost an arm and a leg - but we just start with the leg as we serve up a super-sized course of HANNIBAL. We’re talking about both episode 5 (Mukouzuke) and 6 (Futamono) with novelist, podcaster and Returning Champion, Beau North. We discuss a Hannibal/Big crossover, the secret origin of Abel Gideon, Beau m…
 
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