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July 29, 2019


This week we look back at what might be the most divisive entry in the whole Friday the 13th series. For the 1st time since the original, Sean Cunningham is back pulling the strings, but what he and director Adam …

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July 22, 2019


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 …

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July 19, 2019

Episode 13: Interview with WILLIAM BUTLER ("A New Blood", "Leatherfac…

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 …

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July 15, 2019

Episode 12: FRIDAY THE 13th Part 7: THE NEW BLOOD

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 …

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July 8, 2019

Episode 11: JOHN CARPENTER'S CHRISTINE (Listener's Choice)

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 …

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July 1, 2019

Episode 10: FRIDAY THE 13th Part 6 JASON LIVES (with director TOM MCL…

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 …

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June 24, 2019


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 …

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June 17, 2019


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 …

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June 14, 2019

Bonus Episode: LARRY ZERNER ("Shelly" Friday the 13th Part 3)

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 …

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June 10, 2019

Episode 7: FRIDAY THE 13TH Part 3

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 …

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June 3, 2019

Episode 6: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2

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 …

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May 27, 2019

Episode 5: Friday the 13th

This week we kick off our Friday the 13th extravaganza. All twelve movies covered over the course of our next 13 episodes, with special guests and surprises galore. For our first episode we are joined by Justin Beahm (The Justin …

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May 20, 2019

Episode Four: SCREAM 4

This week we wrap up the Scream series with the 2011 slasher film that would serve as the final film of Wes Craven's storied career. Set a decade after the events of Scream 3, the tagline was "new decade, new …

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May 13, 2019

Episode Three: SCREAM 3

By 2000, the slasher revival had started to wind down, and Scream 3 shows the effects of a series that maybe had run out of ideas, and instead became a sort of parody of itself. Does that mean the end …

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May 6, 2019

Episode Two: SCREAM 2

Mike and Jerry are back, and this time we're joined by a special guest host, Ryan Larson from Ghastly Grinning and the host of the podcast Keep Screaming. This time out, we're continuing our trek through the Scream franchise with …

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May 6, 2019

Episode One: SCREAM

Welcome to the first episode of THE POD AND THE PENDULUM podcast. Hosted by to dedicated, lifelong horror movie fanatics, we are taking on the heroic task of covering every horror movie franchise under the sun, one gory installment at …

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