The Pod and the Pendulum Episode One: SCREAM

Welcome to the first episode of THE POD AND THE PENDULUM podcast. Hosted by to dedicated, lifelong horror movie fanatics, we are taking on the heroic task of covering every horror movie franchise under the sun, one gory installment at a time. From the heavy hitters and beloved favorites like Friday the 13th and Halloween to direct video fare like Subspecies and Ghoulies, we are plumbing the depths of horror. Each time out, we’ll go behind the scenes and dive deep into the history of each film and run through what we love (or hate) about each chapter. 

For our first installment, we’re taking a deep dive into the franchise that kicked off a slasher revival in the late 90s and early 2000s. SCREAM thrilled and terrified audiences upon its release in 1996. It provided a breath of fresh air by taking place in a world where its characters knew horror movies existed. Asking packed houses “What’s your favorite scary movie?” the series reminded everyone that Wes Craven is one of the true masters of horror and gave us a new iconic horror figure with Ghostface. For our first episode, Mike and Jerry look at the first movie, why it was so important to horror at the time, but also why its legacy is a mixed bag as well.

Mike Snoonian

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since 2009 Mike has written about independent horror, science fiction, cult and thrillers through his own blog All Things Horror along with various other spots on the web. Film Thrills marks his attempt to take things up a notch, expand his viewing and writing horizons and to entertain and engage his audience while doing so. When Mike's not writing or watching movies, you can find him reading to his little girl, or doing science experiments with her, or trying to convince her that the term "chicken butt" comes from people putting chicken nuggets down their underwear. at age five, she's too smart to believe most of what he says.

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