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Halloweenies: A Horror Franchise Podcast

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Halloweenies® is a monthly podcast for fans of all horror franchises. Each season, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman slice through an iconic series one movie at a time. In 2018, they started in Haddonfield, Illinois with Halloween. In 2019, th… read more

83 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Halloween Kills (2021)

October 15th, 2021

3:42:16

The Halloweenies have returned to the streets of Haddonfield, Illinois to carve out the year-old pumpkin that is David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills

Breaking Down the First Trailer for Scream (2022)

October 12th, 2021

1:08:39

The Halloweenies reach for their landline phones and dial right into the first trailer for next year's Scream, aka 5-cream. Special guest includes …

Hallogreen Watch-Along (Patreon Clip)

October 11th, 2021

7:43

Here's a preview of our recent live watch-along of David Gordon Green's Halloween, aka Hallogreen. Want more? Head on over to

Halloween II Commentary (Patreon Clip)

October 4th, 2021

10:21

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive commentary track that finds the Halloweenies talking all over Rick Rosenthal, John Carpenter, and Debra Hill’s HALLOWEEN II. Want more? Head on over to

Tricks and Treats: On Scariest Movies Outside Horror, Haunted Attractions, and The Lost Boys Remake

September 27th, 2021

2:08:03

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest installment, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Dan Caffrey, and McKenzie Gerber discuss The Lost Boys remake, the scariest non-horror film, favorite …

An Evening with Elvira

September 24th, 2021

53:10

Big month for Cassandra Peterson. She's celebrated her birthday, she's released her new memoir Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark, and now she's hosting a 40th anniversary special on Shudder …

Dead Silence (Patreon Clip)

September 20th, 2021

7:24

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies discussing James Wan's Dead Silence. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more …

Basic Instinct (1992) - Randy's Recs

September 13th, 2021

2:47:16

After surviving the Hollywood horrors within Scream 3, the Halloweenies are heading upstate to San Francisco to solve a string of murderers. Make no …

Child's Play Commentary (Patreon Clip)

September 6th, 2021

17:03

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive commentary track that finds the Halloweenies talking all over Tom Holland's Child's Play. Want …

Scream 3 (2000) Pt. 2

August 31st, 2021

1:58:14

Production has resumed on the Halloweenies coverage of 2000's Scream 3. Finish your sandwich at the craft services table and hit the Woodsboro set with Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest …

Scream 3 (2000) Pt. 1

August 23rd, 2021

2:00:23

The Halloweenies have arrived in Hollywood, where it's lights, camera, and ... stab! Stab 3: Return to Woodsboro, to be more specific. If you …

Manhunter (Patreon Clip)

August 15th, 2021

27:01

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies celebrating the 35th anniversary of Michael Mann's Manhunter. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a …

Jason Lives! 35th Anniversary Roundtable Reunion Interview

August 1st, 2021

1:21:39

It's the 35th anniversary of Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI! Join writer-director Tom McLoughlin, Thom Mathews, CJ Graham, Vincent Guastaferro, Cynthia Kania, Tom Fridley, Nancy McLoughlin, Whitney Rydbeck, and …

Demons (1985) - Randy's Recs

July 26th, 2021

2:40:12

Before the Halloweenies head to Hollywood in August for Scream 3, they have some film courses to complete this summer at Windsor College. For July, …

House of Wax (Patreon Clip)

July 12th, 2021

6:47

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Dark Castle Entertainment's 2005 blockbuster House of Wax. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and …

The House on Sorority Row (1982) - Randy's Recs

June 25th, 2021

2:43:02

Before the Halloweenies head to Hollywood in August for Scream 3, they have some film courses to complete this summer at Windsor College. For June, …

Breaking Down Blumhouse's Halloween Kills Trailer

June 25th, 2021

54:54

The Halloweenies grab their butcher knives and carve right into the first real trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween Kills


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The Conjuring (Patreon Clip)

June 15th, 2021

8:17

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting James Wan's 2013 blockbuster The Conjuring. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron …

The Descent (Patreon Clip)

May 31st, 2021

7:16

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Neil Marshall's 2005 stone-cold cave classic The …

Scream 2 (1997) Pt. 2

May 24th, 2021

1:52:33

Reunite with the Halloweenies as they continue their coverage of Wes Craven's Scream 2. Together, Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Michael Roffman, and special guest Lara Unnerstall of Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy …

Scream 2 (1997) Pt. 1

May 17th, 2021

2:13:05

The Halloweenies attend Windsor College, where there's a copycat killer stalking around campus and everyone won't shut up about sequels. Yep, it's …

Joe Bob Briggs on the Impact of Scream

May 5th, 2021

47:03

The one and only Joe Bob Briggs joins the Halloweenies to discuss the impact Scream had on horror and the slasher sub-genre. The legendary host of Shudder's The Last Drive-In also discusses Season 3, his drive-in plans …

Tricks and Treats: On Legacy Sequels, the Best Slasher Novels, and Docs We Need Made

May 3rd, 2021

2:10:04

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest installment, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, Dan Caffrey, Mac Gerber, and Michael Roffman go a little mad with the mail bag. …

28 Days Later (Patreon Clip)

April 28th, 2021

10:56

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Danny Boyle's 2002 pandemic blockbuster 28 Days Later. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and …

The Howling (1981) - Randy's Recs

April 10th, 2021

3:01:35

Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream franchise. Our next installment goes all the way back to 1981 with Joe …

Sleepaway Camp (Patreon Clip)

March 23rd, 2021

7:00

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting the 1983 slasher classic Sleepaway Camp. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron …

Prom Night (1980) - Randy's Recs

March 15th, 2021

2:54:18

Our investigation through Woodsboro continues with Randy's Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a film that has parallels with the Scream

Tricks and Treats: On Horror Movie Awards, Practical Effects, and the State of the Genre

March 2nd, 2021

1:35:01

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the latest episode, Justin, Mac, and Dan discuss whether horror (or film, for that matter) needs awards, the best use of practical effects, the current …

Saw (Patreon Clip)

February 24th, 2021

10:28

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting James Wan's Twisted Pictures classic Saw. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron …

Scream (1996)

February 13th, 2021

2:56:49

There’s a curfew in Woodsboro, but fortunately for the Halloweenies, there’s a party outside of town. Hop in the car with Justin Gerber, McKenzie Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, and special guest Rachel Reeves (Nightmare on …

Nightbreed (Patreon Clip)

January 29th, 2021

10:39

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting every single cut of Clive Barker's Nightbreed. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a …

Ranking: The Friday the 13th Franchise

January 13th, 2021

2:24:34

The Halloweenies (Dan Caffrey, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber) reach Woodsboro High School and find a warm spot …

Black Christmas (2006) (Patreon Clip)

December 24th, 2020

6:26

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Glen Morgan's Black Christmas. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more …

Friday the 13th (2009)

December 13th, 2020

2:57:40

After a slight detour through Hell and space, co-hosts Justin Gerber, Mike Vanderbilt, McKenzie Gerber, and Michael Roffman bring things back down to Earth, hop on dirt bikes, and head back to Camp Crystal Lake. Things …

You're Next (Patreon Clip)

November 20th, 2020

6:42

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Adam Wingard's You're Next. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more …

Jason X (2002)

November 13th, 2020

2:32:10

New Line November continues! After surviving Hell, co-hosts Justin Gerber and Mike Vanderbilt hit the launchpad to join fellow co-hosts Michael Roffman and McKenzie Gerber for an interstellar debate on the merits of …

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)

November 13th, 2020

2:49:51

After Jason Takes Manhattan didn't exactly "take" the box office in the Summer of 1989, Paramount Pictures sold the rights of Jason Voorhees to New …

Interview with Tom Holland

October 31st, 2020

33:39

In our final Halloween treat of the season, Master of Horror Tom Holland joins the podcast to celebrate the 35th anniversary of 1985's Fright Night. …

Carving Out the Halloween Comics with Stefan Hutchinson

October 30th, 2020

1:20:37

In this special boo-boo-bonus episode, Halloweenie Dan Caffrey returns to Haddonfield, Illinois with writer and filmmaker Stefan Hutchinson. Together, they revisit Hutchinson's iconic comics -- specifically, Nightdance,

Tricks and Treats: Five First Watches, Female Slashers, and Nick Antosca's Friday the 13th

October 27th, 2020

2:23:22

With Tricks and Treats, the Halloweenies answer your questions. For the inaugural episode, Justin, Mac, and Mike discuss a litany of topics, from female slashers to pre-1968 horror films to the greatest horror remakes …

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

October 13th, 2020

2:53:53

Toot toot! All aboard the SS Lazarus en route to New York City! Tonight's entertainment revolves around the graduating senior class of Lakeview High …

Bone Tomahawk (Patreon Clip)

October 11th, 2020

4:21

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron for more …

Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)

September 13th, 2020

3:01:55

The chains have been broken, Jason Voorhees has emerged from Crystal Lake, and Tommy Jarvis is nowhere to be found. However, there's another unstoppable force lurking on the shore and in the cabins, one who doesn't wear …

Near Dark (Patreon Clip)

September 4th, 2020

9:08

Here's a preview of our all-new Patreon exclusive episode that finds the Halloweenies revisiting Kathryn Bigelow's 1987 classic Near Dark. Want more? Head on over to www.patreon.com/halloweeniespod and become a Patron …

Interview with Tom McLoughlin

August 17th, 2020

2:04:22

In this special bonus episode, Jason Lives: Friday the 13th, Part VI  writer and director Tommy McLoughlin joins the Halloweenies around the campfire for an all-time great chat. Together, they discuss how Capra was a …

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986)

August 13th, 2020

3:26:00

He thought it was over. He thought he killed Jason Voorhees. He was right. Unfortunately for Tommy Jarvis, his worst childhood fears will soon manifest into an unbelievable reality as Mother Nature has a date with the …

Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

July 13th, 2020

3:05:14

It's been five years since the demise of Jason Voorhees, but don't tell Tommy Jarvis. Nightmares still plague the teenager, and he's bringing that terror to Pinehurst Halfway House, where he'll soon learn he's not the …

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

June 13th, 2020

2:57:35

A family, a party of teenagers, and one mysterious hitchhiker have all descended upon Camp Crystal Lake. But there's murder in the headlines, a missing body at the morgue, and reason to believe the masked killer is …

Interview with Larry Zerner

May 29th, 2020

50:02

A familiar face has returned to Crystal Lake: Shelly Finkelstein. In this special bonus episode, Friday the 13th Part 3 star Larry Zerner joins the …

Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

May 13th, 2020

2:34:22

There's a hockey mask missing down at Camp Crystal Lake, but no one's hitting the ice. Especially not the Halloweenies, who are much too busy living it up over at Higgins Haven. Join senior writer Justin Gerber, The …

Interview with Tom Savini

April 30th, 2020

46:51

There's a new arrival at Camp Crystal Lake. You know him as the Sultan of Splatter, the Maestro of Makeup, the Godfather of Gore. He’s responsible …

Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

April 13th, 2020

2:08:12

Camp Crystal Lake is about to see its greatest urban legend come to life -- and the Halloweenies are right in the middle of it. Jason Voorhees has arrived on the campgrounds, and he doesn't play well with bunkmates. …

Friday the 13th (1980)

March 13th, 2020

2:53:25

The Halloweenies have arrived at Camp Crystal Lake to set up shop. Things are remarkably quiet, though. It's as if something or someone is watching from the woods -- waiting patiently to strike. You know, just like that …

Ranking: The A Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise

March 6th, 2020

2:34:10

The three Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Justin Gerber) wake up in Camp Crystal Lake and reflect on their time in Springwood, OH. As they clean their cabins, they share and discuss their respective …

Interview with Waxwork Records Co-Founder Kevin Bergeron

December 13th, 2019

58:24

Don’t reach for your Hypnocil. Freddy’s dead, and we’re looking ahead. So, what are we doing? Aren’t we taking a break? We are. Nothing’s changed there. But before we head into our third season, which we’ll soon …

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

October 31st, 2019

2:22:40

Celebrate Halloween with the Halloweenies in Springwood, Ohio as they cover Platinum Dunes' 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Together, they discuss Jackie Earle Haley's portrayal of Freddy Krueger, Rooney …

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

September 30th, 2019

2:06:10

Place your bets, folks. Join the Halloweenies as they head to Camp Crystal Lake for a brawl to end all: 2003's Freddy vs. Jason. Together, they …

Interview with Heather Langenkamp

September 19th, 2019

54:54

The one and only Heather Langenkamp heads back to Springwood and waxes nostalgic with the Halloweenies. Together, they chat about her early start …

Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

August 31st, 2019

2:07:06

Grab those shades, make some reservations, and book a convertible because we're in Hollywood, baby. Join the Halloweenies as they head to the New …

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

July 30th, 2019

2:15:26

Every child and teenager is dead in the town of Springwood, Ohio. However, not the thirtysomethings that makeup our Halloweenies team. Join them as they try to make sense of the Krueger family tree within 1991's

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

June 28th, 2019

2:08:18

Alice Johnson, everyone's favorite bookworm-turned-dream-master, returns to fight Freddy Krueger again -- and this time, it's as personal as it gets. Join the Halloweenies as they support one of horror's greatest single …

Interview with Joe Dante on Nightmare Cinema and Halloween III

June 21st, 2019

24:13

Legendary director Joe Dante joins Halloweenies for a special mini-episode to discuss his new horror anthology film, Nightmare Cinema. He also …

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

May 21st, 2019

2:22:20

Meet Alice Johnson, a lonely bookworm whose fantastical daydreams just may be the only saving grace for the sleep-deprived kids in Springwood, Ohio. Then join the Halloweenies as they make friends while trying to …

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

April 25th, 2019

2:25:29

Welcome to Westin Hills Asylum, where all your wildest dreams come true. Take a seat with the Halloweenies as they unite to take down Freddy Krueger in 1987's A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. Together, they …

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

March 15th, 2019

1:58:27

Things are getting a little too hot at 1428 Elm Street for the Halloweenies. To keep things cool, they've invited over Joe Lipsett and Trace Thurman, …

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

February 14th, 2019

3:06:21

Join the Halloweenies as they go deep into the proverbial boiler room of 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street. Together, they discuss everything within Wes Craven's iconic slasher, from Johnny Depp’s midriff to all the …

Ranking: The Halloween Franchise

February 3rd, 2019

1:51:46

The four Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, Dan Caffrey, and Justin Gerber) drive out of Haddonfield, Illinois on their way to Springwood, Ohio. On their way, they share and discuss their respective …

Halloween II (2009)

December 21st, 2018

1:53:41

Three Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Michael Roffman, and special guest Dominick Suzanne-Mayer of Consequence of Sound and Filmography) ride into Haddonfield, Illinois on white horses for Rob Zombie's 2009 surrealist …

Interview with John Carpenter: More of the Night He Came Home

December 13th, 2018

34:21

The Master of Horror John Carpenter returns to the podcast to discuss the evolution of Halloween, why the new film was such a hit, and his love for …

Halloween (2007)

December 1st, 2018

2:58:51

The four Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Justin Gerber, Michael Roffman, and special guest Rathan Krueger of Daily Grindhouse) head to Haddonfield, Illinois with wrestler Michael Myers for Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween

Interview with Tommy Lee Wallace

November 16th, 2018

1:30:00

The Halloweenies ring up director Tommy Lee Wallace to talk about the cultural reevaluation of Halloween III: Season of the Witch


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Halloween (2018)

October 22nd, 2018

3:18:08

The Halloweenies return to Haddonfield, Illinois with a 61-year-old Michael Myers for David Gordon Green's Halloween


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Interview with John Carpenter and Daniel Davies

October 16th, 2018

50:37

The Master of Horror himself John Carpenter and his bandmate/godson Daniel Davies join the pod for some spirited chats. 


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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

September 15th, 2018

3:14:18

The four Halloweenies return to Haddonfield, Illinois for a little Dangertainment in 2002's Halloween: Resurrection


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Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

August 20th, 2018

3:08:56

The Halloweenies head out to California for a little off-campus lunch with the one and only Laurie Strode in 1998's Halloween H20: 20 Years Later


Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

July 30th, 2018

3:33:59

The Halloweenies are joined by special guest Cat Blackard as they run from the creepy cultists of 1995's Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers


Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

June 30th, 2018

2:30:40

The Halloweenies wake up in a hermit's shack just in time to watch: Dominique Othenin-Girard's Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers


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Breaking Down Blumhouse's Halloween Trailer

June 9th, 2018

1:29:51

The Halloweenies grab their butcher knives and carve right into the first trailer for David Gordon Green's Halloween


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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

May 30th, 2018

3:12:31

The Halloweenies head back to Haddonfield, Illinois for another homecoming: Dwight H. Little's Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers


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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

May 3rd, 2018

2:46:02

The Halloweenies change the channel to the night nobody came home in 1982: Tommy Lee Wallace's Halloween III: Season of the Witch


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Halloween II (1981)

April 3rd, 2018

3:17:52

The Halloweenies trick or treat over to 1981 and dig into more of the night he came home: Rick Rosenthal's Halloween II.


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Halloween (1978)

February 22nd, 2018

3:48:55

The Halloweenies (McKenzie Gerber, Dan Caffrey, Justin Gerber, and Michael Roffman) head back to 1978 and carve out the pumpkin that started it all: …

The Night WE Came Home

February 13th, 2018

4:35

From the padded cells of Smith's Grove Sanitarium to the leafy streets of Haddonfield, Illinois... we are Halloweenies. Each month, we slice through one Halloween movie at a time - all leading up to the release of David …

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