018: Annabelle: Creation (2017)

This week the Hack or Slash team gathers together in person to dissect the 2017 film, Annabelle: Creation. The group discusses the techniques employed by the films director, examines the portrayal of demons, and ponders whether the Warrens were a hoax. This episode contains spoilers.

017: The Strangers (2008)

The Hack or Slash team returns after a brief hiatus to assess the 2008 film, The Strangers. The group discusses the sustainability of "inspired by true events" claims in the film industry, dissects the films heavy approach, and questions Jimmy's decision to propose in a parking lot. This episode contains spoilers.

016: Hush (2016)

This week the Hack or Slash team assesses the highs and lows of the 2016 film, Hush. The group dissects the representation of accessibility needs in horror, questions the confidence of the heroine's cat, and ponders what they'd be wearing if they were victim to a home invasion. This episode contains spoilers.

015: The Amityville Horror - 1979 vs 2005

This week, the Hack or Slash team compares and contrasts the 1979 and 2005 versions of the film based on the infamous Long Island home: The Amityville Horror. We discuss the tragic history of the home, the creative liberties of remakes, and the relevancy of b-ballin' priests. This episode contains spoilers.

014: It Follows (2015)

This week the Hack or Slash team breaks down the 2015 film, It Follows. The group discusses the representations of teen angst, the inevitability of death, and debates whether or not a supernatural sex demon could be locked in a steel box. This episode contains spoilers.

013: Terror Train (1980)

This week the Hack or Slash team kicks off 2018 with the New Year-themed 1980 film, Terror Train. The group discusses the peculiarity of a party train, the awe of magic, and the hilarity of a twirling antagonist. This episode contains spoilers.

012: Who's there?

This week the Hack or Slash team gets in the Christmas spirit by examining the 1974 classic Canadian slasher Black Christmas. The group discusses the originality of the story, revisits the concept of using a toilet tank as a storage unit, and debates the level of imposition Christmas Carolers pose. This episode contains spoilers.

011: Black Christmas (1974)

This week the Hack or Slash team gets in the Christmas spirit by examining the 1974 classic Canadian slasher Black Christmas. The group discusses the originality of the story, revisits the concept of using a toilet tank as a storage unit, and debates the level of imposition Christmas Carolers pose. This episode contains spoilers.

010: The Shining (1980)

This week the Hack or Slash team is joined by the delightful and entertaining Matt from fearter.com. Together we discuss one of the most famous slow burn horror films - The Shining (1980). The team debates the success of Kubrik's approach to Stephen King's story, the emotional impact of its score, and the hilarity of Wendy's flailing arms. You can read Matt's review of The Shining here. This episode contains spoilers.

009: Last Shift (2014)

This week, Hack or Slash discusses the psychological twists of Last Shift (2014). Featuring a special guest, the team goes into great lengths about the power of visual symbolism, the usage of multiple themes simultaneously and the atrocity of a bad bun. Our former disqualified panelist is reinstated to the trivia game of Fact or Fiction. This episode contains spoilers.

008: The Boy (2016)

This week on Hack or Slash, we delve into the mystery of The Boy (2016). The team discusses the pros and cons of a small cast, their feelings on the name “Greta” and the effectiveness of major plot twists. We also discover that one of our panelists cheats at trivia and is now forever disqualified. This episode contains spoilers. 

007: Dawn of the Dead - 1978 vs 2004

This week, we break down our impressions and overall feelings on two very different variations of Dawn of the Dead. We pit the 1978 classic and the 2004 remake against each other to determine which film was more successful in its storytelling, which had better quality zombies, and who earned marks for top performances from each movie. This episode contains spoilers.

006: Child's Play (1988)

This week we break down our impressions of the 1988 film Child's Play. We discuss the creepiness of dolls (specifically those of the porcelain variety and a particular doll named Robert), viewer tolerance levels for vulgarity in horror, and the importance of not purchasing goods from peddlers in back alleys. This episode contains spoilers.

005: Saw (2004)

This week is all about our impressions of the 2004 film Saw. We discuss the power of layers in storytelling, the complications of labeling Jigsaw as a murderer, and the best places to hide things in your bathroom. This episode contains spoilers.

004: The Uninvited (2009)

This week, we break down our impressions and overall feelings on the 2009 film The Uninvited. We discuss approaches to unique twists on old stories, the bond between sisters, and the difference between horror movies and psychological thrillers. This episode contains spoilers.

003: Halloween - 1978 vs 2007

This week, we break down our impressions and overall feelings on two very different variations of Halloween. We pit the 1978 classic and the 2007 remake against each other to determine which film was more successful in its storytelling, and we also rank our favorite performances from each movie. This episode contains spoilers.

 

002: Friday the 13th (1980)

This week, we share our expectations, impressions, and overall feelings on the 1980 release of Friday the 13th. We discuss a few lackluster performances, illogical movie blunders, and its influence on the slasher sub-genre. This episode contains movie spoilers.

001: IT (2017)

For our very first episode, we share our expectations, impressions, and overall feelings on the 2017 release of IT. We discuss where it stands compared to the 1990 mini-series, and how it holds up to Stephen King's 1986 novel. This episode contains movie spoilers.