10.8: The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs: Halloween Hoedown (2021)
Neutral/dual pick – highly anticipated release
Rating: Shudder and TLDI Crew brought us a double feature of Angel and Terror Train. In the spirit of lovingly curated pairings, what classic pairing would you pair with this pairing?
Jess: It’s salty, it’s sweet, and it brings me great comfort – just like my beloved pairing of Wendy’s fries dipped in a Frosty.
Trav: The movies in this special weren’t bad, but I didn’t like them as much as I wanted to. This special thrived when the guests were on screen talking about film and the occasional Halloween Kills discussion. So I’ll pair it with something that sounds good in theory, but I don’t like as much as I wanted to. And that would be professional sports and basketball, so tge NBA. College ball is just more entertaining.
10.9: Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers (1988)
Rating: Because Trav gets such a “fall feeling” from this film, what classic fall activity would you pair with this attempted revitalization at what was seen to be the heart of the Halloween franchise? (We will get into Halloween 3 in the new year.)
Jess: This movie has Jamie Lloyd, but it also has Loomis. So I guess it’s like drinking apple cider with a bit too much cinnamon.
Trav: I suggest watching this movie while painting/carving pumpkins because the opening scene will immediately put you in the mood to get those fall decorations out.
10.10: Sorority Row (2009)
Rating: What cliche college memory are you pairing with this campus slasher?
Jess: I’m going to go with a wild party. You have plenty of them, but you still have a good time.
Trav: Eating food from the cafeteria after a night of drinking. Sure it’s not the best, but sometimes it hits the spot when you need it to.
10.11: Vigilante (1982)
Rating: We discovered while watching this movie that Jess can’t recognize landmarks, so what notable landmark are you pairing with this grungy 80s vengeance story?
Jess: I’ll go with Niagara Falls, because I’m pretty sure I’d recognize it, but there are a lot of other waterfalls in the world. I really liked this movie, but called out a lot of other movies it reminded me of during.
Trav: Central Park, cause this movie takes place in New York City and allegedly that place can get very gritty at night like this movie does.
10.12: Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Rating: What late-aughts single pairs perfectly with this late-aughts demon fest?
Jess: I will always fuck with Curse of Curves by Cute is What We Aim For, and even though this is my first viewing I will always fuck with Jennifer’s Body.
Trav: You Only Live Once by The Strokes. It hits hard like this movie and kinda applies with the only living once part, except that kinda doesn’t happen in this movie but oh well.
10.13: Final Destination (2000)
Neutral/dual pick – naughty podcasters did not manage their time and needed something familiar on while finishing everything up for this week’s episode
Rating: Double feature! Pair this movie that launched a franchise with another movie featuring one of FD’s stars.
Jess: I gotta go with an Ali Larter double feature and pair this with Legally Blonde. I think I deserve bonus points because her character names are related, too – Clear Rivers and Brook Taylor Windham.
Trav: Tony Todd may play a very minor role in Final Destination, but his scene had a lot of impact. So obviously I’m gonna choose him in his most notable horror role, Candym-psych! Imma give it to Hatchet, where he plays Reverend Zombie, another minor yet impactful character.
10.14: Videodrome (1983)
Rating: What late night TV channel/program pairs perfectly with this Cronenburg masterpiece?
Jess: This feels like when I would fall asleep watching some random channel while in a hotel room on vacation, then wake up in the middle of the night, be very confused by what is on but ultimately intrigued to the point that I stay up to finish watching it, look it up so I know what it is. and make Trav watch it with me in full the next day.
Trav: This is like the paid programming slot on Adult Swim, which very much NOT paid programming, but in fact very creepy and surreal horror such as Too Many Cooks and Unedited Footage of a Bear. Yeah that’s Videodrome.