026: Halloween (2018)

The Hack or Slash team dissects the newly released Halloween (2018). The group unpacks a 40-year-old franchise with multiple timelines, ponders the modernization of classic horror, and shares tales of who their personal boogeymen were. This episode contains spoilers.

025: Hell House LLC (2015)

The Hack or Slash team explores a found-footage documentary style film, Hell House LLC (2015). The group discusses the best parts of October, imagines the ultimate haunted house experience, and debates which tea reigns supreme. This episode contains spoilers.

024: Scream (1996)

The Hack or Slash team analyzes the influential 90's meta-horror film, Scream (1996). The group reflects on the revitalization of the horror genre, discusses fooling audiences with the Hitchcock/Janet Leigh technique, and reminisces on the nostalgic glory of 90's fashion. This episode contains spoilers.

023: The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

The Hack or Slash team assesses the dark and disturbing content of the 2007 film "The Poughkeepsie Tapes". The group discusses the effectiveness of found footage, ponders the power of collective efficacy, and discovers two of them would make terrible detectives. This episode contains spoilers.

022: Children of the Corn (1984)

The Hack or Slash team introduces new theme music this week and stifles laughter during a 1984 adaptation of a Stephen King short story, The Children of the Corn. The group discusses the use of indirect gore, the impact of a powerful establishing scene, and discovers one panelist believes it's okay to dip steak in ketchup. This episode contains spoilers.

021: Mama (2013)

The Hack or Slash team tackles the 2013 film Mama this week -- a movie in which two little girls are taken in by their uncle following a tragedy. Coincidentally, the team also takes in two new friends (no tragedy preceded this adoption). The group discusses the inclusion of emotion in horror, ponders the logistics of traveling by hair, and discovers one panelist believed Dolly Parton was a national hero. This episode contains spoilers.

020: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974 vs 2003)

Things get heated this week with the Hack or Slash team as they go head to head with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 1974 and its 2003 sequel. The group debates the effectiveness of low-budget filmmaking, the impact of taking its story in another direction, and the creepiness of cannibalism. This episode contains spoilers.

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.