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‘The Faculty’ Is the ‘Season of the Witch’ of the ‘Scream’ Franchise [Halloweenies Podcast]

'The Faculty' Is the 'Season of the Witch' of the 'Scream' Franchise [Halloweenies Podcast]

We’re not aliens, we’re discontent.

For the ultimate installment of this season’s Randy’s Recs, which finds the Halloweenies dissecting a movie that impressed the Scream franchise, the gang heads to Ohio. No, not Springwood, however the small city of Herrington, the place younger Midwestern teenagers are having shut encounters with the third variety. The one strategy to cease ’em? Designer medication.

You guessed it: We’re speaking about The College.

Launched on Christmas Day in 1998, Kevin Williamson and Robert Rodriguez‘s sci-fi teen thriller capitalized on the Scream wave with a brand new style and a killer solid of Hollywood hotties — from Clea DuVall to Josh Harnett, Elijah Wooden to Usher. Though not as profitable as its slasher predecessor, The College has since turn out to be a beloved cult basic — and, extra importantly, is an important detour when discussing the Scream franchise altogether.

Be part of co-hosts Justin Gerber, Michael Roffman, Mike Vanderbilt, and Mac Gerber within the lab as they dissect this specimen. Collectively, they theorize on What-if situations involving Williamson’s profession, the professionals and cons of conformity, whether or not or not Mary Beth is a tragic character, and, naturally, the movie’s unstoppable ’90s soundtrack. For sure, the gang doesn’t let up, delivering an epic episode that’s assured to jack you up.

Stream the entire thing under or through iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, RadioPublic, Acast, Google Podcasts, and RSS. Don’t go away, although, because the Halloweenies will return but once more to Woodsboro, California in January to slice and cube by the extremely anticipated fifth Scream, which they’ve correctly dubbed 5-cream.

New to the Halloweenies? Meet up with the gang by revisiting their important episodes on previous franchises reminiscent of Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Avenue, Friday the thirteenth, and this yr’s Scream. You may as well turn out to be a member of their Patreon for hilarious commentaries and one-off episodes, together with their current deep dive on 2019’s Black Christmas.

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