043: Event Horizon (1997)

This week's episode goes back to the time the Hack or Slash team celebrated May the 4th by going Star Wars adjacent with their review of the sci-fi horror film, Event Horizon (1997). The team tries to determine the line a sci-fi movie must cross to become horror, debates the effectiveness of alien scare tactics, and questions the cleaniness of trampoline parks. PJ also educates the group on objectophilia, which ends up raising several questions. This episode contains spoilers.

042: He Knows You're Alone (1980)

This week the Hack or Slash team kicks it back to the 80's by reviewing the film that started Tom Hanks' career: He Knows You're Alone (1980). The group debates the difference between emulation and imitation, discusses the danger of soured relationships, and laments the reality you just shouldn't wear headphones when you're home alone. This episode contains spoilers.

041: Final Destination (2000)

The Hack or Slash team gets heavy this week while picking apart the 2000 film that reminded everyone death is just a debt collector: Final Destination. The group examines the representation of death as an omnipresent figure, questions the level of control we have in our own lives, and wonders why no one remembers to look both ways before walking into the road. This episode contains spoilers.

040: The Curse of La Llorona (2019)

The Hack or Slash team settles in to view and unpack the latest entry into The Conjuring cinematic universe, The Curse of La Llorona. The group laments the oversaturation of the supernatural sub-genre, dissects its attempt at cultural representation in mainstream horror, and wonders if it's time for James Wan to step away from the ghosts. This episode contains spoilers.

039: Pet Sematary (2019)

The gang’s all here this week as the Hack or Slash team analyzes the highs and lows of the latest Pet Sematary adaptation. The group debates whether or not the film was successful in its wielding of emotion, contemplates the gravity of mortality, and assesses its success against its source material. Dan and Leah also school the group on the inevitable doom that awaits us in the form of Africanized Killer Bees. Upon further research, they’re not so bad. Maybe.

This episode is also dedicated in memory of Jack, a lovely stray cat who found a home in the heart one of our listeners. Jack was a quintessential good boy who enjoyed naps in the sunshine. He epitomized undemanding and unconditional companionship, and will always be remembered in the hearts of those who cared for him. R.I.P. This episode contains spoilers.

038: Us (2019)

The Hack or Slash team unpacks the thrills of Jordan Peele’s latest film “Us” on the film’s opening weekend. The team dissects the duality of man, discusses the concepts of elevated messaging in the horror genre, and contemplates the bond between Mr. Pibb and Dr. Pepper. This episode contains spoilers.

037: Leprechaun (1993)

The Hack or Slash team commemorates St. Patrick's Day by discussing a film that's entirely irrelevant to the holiday: Leprechaun (1993). The group discusses the infusion of dark, whimsical comedy into the screenplay, ponders the origins of leprechaun folklore, and praises the legendary Warwick Davis. This episode contains spoilers.

036: The Gallows (2015)

The Hack or Slash team explores the 2015 found footage film The Gallows. The group discusses the ridiculousness of functioning sets in high schools, debates the baseline quality of found footage films, and assesses the potential of the film's antagonist. This episode contains spoilers.

035: The Collector (2009)

The Hack or Slash team assesses the 2009 gory home invasion film The Collector. The team ponders the engineering skills required to devise intense traps, debates the coolness of flaming dogs, and figures out some among them dislike The Beatles. This episode contains spoilers.

034: Lights Out (2016)

The Hack or Slash team breaks down the 2016 film Lights Out. The team discusses the industry's portrayal of struggling with mental illness, identifies the downfalls of graduating a short film to a feature length film, and comes to the conclusion nothing good happens in basements. This episode contains spoilers.

033: The Exorcist (1973)

The Hack or Slash team kicks off 2019 by analyzing the 1973 demonic classic "The Exorcist". The group assesses the film's impact on the possession subgenre, discusses the impact of the film questioning the faith of its audience, and wonders when a demon will ditch the vulgarity and just be a nice guy for once. This episode contains spoilers.

031: Psycho (1960 vs 1998)

This week the Hack or Slash team compares and contrasts the 1960 Hitchcock classic Psycho to its scene-for-scene 1998 remake. The group laments casting decisions in remakes, debates the likability of Vince Vaughn, and struggles with the complexities of modern first aid kits.  This episode contains spoilers.

030: Kristy (2014)

The Hack or Slash team commemorates Thanksgiving by reviewing Kristy (2014). The group learns about the deep web, debates the quality of tin foil masks, and reminisces on the college experience. This episode contains spoilers.

029: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

The Hack or Slash team takes a break from the brutal movies of the October lineup by examining the comedic mockumentary film Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006). The group debates the morality of journalist intervention, the complexities of writing movies within movies, and ponders who’d win in a battle of wits between Hannibal Lecter and John Kramer. This episode contains spoilers.

028: Trick 'r Treat (2007)

The Hack or Slash team celebrates Halloween by dissecting the seasonal anthology film Trick 'r Treat (2007). The group discusses the classic myths mentioned in the film, ponders what the spirit of Halloween truly is, and debates which candy is most desirable. This episode contains spoilers.

027: Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Damian Maffei, "The Man in the Mask" in The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018), joins the Hack or Slash team to discuss the film that debuted Jason Vorhees - Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981). The group examines the dopey antics of sack-head Jason, analyzes the impact of his mythology in the slasher subgenre, and debates what the best approach would be if Jason stumbled upon their campgrounds. This episode contains spoilers.

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.