Hack or Slash - A Horror Movie Review Podcast
Hack or Slash - A Horror Movie Review Podcast
Hack or Slash
Each week a panel of horror fans discuss horror movies past and present. We dissect new releases, compare originals to reboots, and tell you whether or not the movies are a hack (a waste of time) or a slash (totally killer - pun intended). We’ve changed a lot over the last two years, including changing up our team. For the best experience, start with episode 057.
127: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
This week the Hack or Slash team meets Jason in a whole new dimension as they break down Friday the 13th Part III (1982). The group explores the evolution of Jason, debates the quality of franchise Final Girls, and learns there is such a thing has Hammock Sutra. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 32:30.
Nov 12
1 hr 11 min
126: #Alive (2020)
This week the Hack or Slash team relives lockdown as they break down the South Korean film #Alive (2020), available on Netflix. The group discusses how audio dubbing influences viewing experiences, observes the power of loneliness, and identifies what makes for stellar zombie design. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 27:03.
Nov 5
1 hr 6 min
125: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
This week the Hack or Slash team closes out Helloween by breaking down the highs and lows of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988). The group learns about the inconsistencies of Michael's mask, unpacks the film's problematic production, and celebrates the stellar performance of a young Danielle Harris. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 37:15.
Oct 29
1 hr 22 min
124: Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)
This week the Hack or Slash team tackles the controversial classic Halloween III: Season of the Witch. The group unpacks the reasoning for a Myers-less installment, ponders the awkwardness of homoerotic robots, brushes up on the wonder of Stonehenge, and learns Tom Atkins is no Tom Selleck. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 33:15.
Oct 26
1 hr 16 min
123: The Houses October Built (2014)
This week the Hack or Slash team wraps up their haunted house romp by unpacking The Houses October Built (2014). The group discusses the appeal of zombie paintball, dissects the survival strategy for being buried alive, and stresses the importance of strip club etiquette. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 32:07.
Oct 22
1 hr 9 min
122: The House of the Devil (2009)
This week the Hack or Slash team breaks out the candles and pentagrams to review The House of the Devil (2009). The group delineates the difference between 80's nostalgia and authenticity, appreciates the character stylings of mumblegore, and finds out who among them can't be trusted in someone else's home. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 40:43.
Oct 19
1 hr 19 min
121: Hell House LLC II: The Abbadon Hotel (2018)
This week the Hack or Slash team checks in for another spooky stay with Hell House LLC II: The Abbadon Hotel (2018). The team discusses documentary filmmaking techniques, ponders the success of exposition monologues, and debates the quality of cheddar cheese. This episode contains spoilers, beginning at 35:28.
Oct 15
1 hr 9 min
120: 3rd Birthday Special: Massacre at Camp Happy Dreams
This week the Hack or Slash team celebrates the show's third birthday by taking a stab at their own horror adventure. Playing 18-year-old camp counselors, the group works together to hunt down a mysterious killer, fumble through ill-conceived schemes, and wildly neglect their responsibility for the lives of 20 children. This episode doesn't contain spoilers, for once.
Oct 12
1 hr 19 min
119: Night of the Living Dead (1968 vs 1990)
This week the Hack or Slash team examines Night of the Living Dead (1968) and compares it to Tom Savini's 1990 remake. The group looks back at the historical impact of the original, examines how Savini's war experience impacted his work in film, and ponders whether vampires are just sexy zombies. This episode contains spoilers, starting at 53:05.
Oct 8
1 hr 57 min
118: Creepshow (1982)
This week the Hack or Slash team checks out the horror anthology Creepshow (1982). The group exchanges sand burial tactics, discusses the power of lighting, and debates the differences between roach species. This episode contains spoilers, starting at 26:17.
Oct 5
1 hr 11 min
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