Hey there Plotaholics! Shane here with the final results for this year’s Listeners’ Halloween!
In case you’re just joining us, we have asked our listeners to help us select the first three films of our October lineup. With final voting closing just moments ago, it brings me great pleasure to bring you the Listeners’ Halloween 2019 Lineup!
October 7, 2019: Evil Dead (1981) AND Evil Dead (2013)
After much debate over which version of this horror classic we would discuss to kick things off, we have settled on a good, old-fashioned two-fer episode!
The original film is your basic story of vacationing college students who find an audio tape with the power to summon evil spirits. The friends get possessed and gory gory mayhem follows.
The sequel tells the story of a drug intervention gone awry. And also demons.
October 14, 2019: The Lost Boys (1987)
The Lost Boys tells the story of two brothers who move to Cali and fight a gang of young vampires. Spoiler alert: Peter Pan does not make an appearance. Or does he? Hmmmm…interesting.
October 21, 2019: Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps seems like a wild time. Dogs are mysteriously being killed in the town of Bailey Downs. Sisters Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald made a childhood pact to die together (as one does). The two of them are off to kidnap a bully’s dog when Ginger gets her period, attracting the creature responsible for killing all of the dogs. Is it a werewolf? Maybe. Does Ginger begin to change? Yes.
October 28, 2019: Halloween (1978)
The one film we knew we had to do during our inaugural October is the John Carpenter classic, Halloween.
Halloween tells the story of an escaped mental asylum patient who goes on a killing spree in the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois. It’s the movie that made pianos scary! It’s the movie that made Jamie Lee Curtis the scream queen she is today! It’s the movie that scarred me when I saw it at a sleepover in middle school!
Expect there to be a lot of discussion of the wild timeline of the sequels and reboots and a general conversation about the many iterations and interpretations of Michael Myers.
Drop your thoughts on any of these movies in the comments, and we might include those thoughts in the appropriate episode!
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