S.2 E.5 - Prince of Darkness (1987)

S.2 E.5 - Prince of Darkness (1987)

You take Carpenter's filmography and put it in a giant 1,500 lb blender, mix with some green goo, and hit puree. The result? Prince of Darkness (1987), a supernatural quantum physics siege film that has as many high minded science fiction ideas as it does characters. But can a director who's worked his way to major studio projects go back to a puny 3 million dollar budget? Can you slow burn an entire movie? And where does Alice Cooper fit in?

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S.2 E.4 - Final Destination 2 (2003)

S.2 E.4 - Final Destination 2 (2003)

Granted, Final Destination was kinda trash, BUT it's sequel, Final Destination 2 (2002) got the formula just right, a rare modern horror franchise primarily concerned with subverting and fucking with audience expectations, culminating in an approach that combines horror and slapstick comedy in ways that hadn't been seen in Hollywood in nearly 20 years.  On the latest episode of Tracks of the Damned, the horror film commentary track podcast, Patrick and Jim discuss FD2, the subsequent entries in the series, and the logistics of high speed freeway pile-ups. PLUS, they get together to program one more 24-hour horror film festival, this time with a twist! Listen! Or don't! You've got a busy life, don't waste time just blindly doing whatever podcast descriptions tell you to!

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S.2 E.3 - Duel (1971)

S.2 E.3 - Duel (1971)

So while now we can look back on Duel (1971) as a no-brainer, the 20th century's preeminent film entertainer being handed a story full of car chases, the reality that this movie exists at all, let alone this good, is actually absolutely insane. So what happened? How did Spielberg pull it out? And how did he almost never end up collaborating with John Williams? On the latest episode of Tracks of the Damned, the horror film commentary podcast, Patrick answers all this and asks the question: Where did all the country bumpkins go in Steven Spielberg movies?

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S.2 E.1 - The Haunting (1963)

S.2 E.1 - The Haunting (1963)

For the season 2 premiere of Tracks of the Damned, the horror film commentary track podcast, Patrick is joined by author Christopher Olson (Possessed Women, Haunted States: Cultural Tensions in Exorcism Cinema) as they both watch The Haunting and wonder: Is there really a ghost here? Is there really a house? How did Wise and screenwriter Nelson Gidding go about adapting Shirley Jackson's classic horror novel? Is there a scientific rational way to measure hauntings?

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S.1 E.18 - Blood Feast (1963) with Never-Before-Heard Herschell Gordon Lewis Interview

S.1 E.18 - Blood Feast (1963) with Never-Before-Heard Herschell Gordon Lewis Interview

In 2016 the streets of Chicago are full of celebrations but in 1963 the streets of Miami were full of blood. Anyone can walk into a nudist camp and point a Bolex at some breasts, but it took a mad professor (Herschell Gordon Lewis) and his carny friend (David F. Friedman) to think of ripping a sheep's tongue out of a Swedish model's face in screaming color. Enter Blood Feast.

On the latest episode of Tracks of the Damned, Patrick takes aim at the world's first gore movie (no, for real, Eyes Without A Face doesn't really count), and dives into what is probably the weirdest movie we've covered yet.

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S.1 E.17 - Scream 4 (2011)

S.1 E.17 - Scream 4 (2011)

New decade, new cast, new blood, new rules? Well wait, let's pump our brakes a sec here, what are the rules of remakes? What do the remakes of The Fog and A Nightmare on Elm Street share, other than the fact that they both suck? So maybe the whole "someone's trying to remake the events of the original" angle is a bit clumsy, and maybe there's no actual reason for this movie to exist. But the Final Chapter (until the New Beginning) of this seminal slasher series does have some merit to it. At least, that's what Patrick would have you believe. Tessa Racked of Consistent Panda Bear Shape, on the other hand, remains unconvinced. And with no Parker Posey teeth-acting to admire, will they see eye to eye on anything?

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