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031: Spooky Scary Halloween Special

Maximilian Rivera October 25, 2016
By Scott Tennant | @Breakdown_Scott

Premise: The podcast boys take a break from their countdown and are joined by a returning favorite, Kara to talk scary movies. We talk about what works for horror, what doesn’t work, and some of our favorites 


On this week’s special episode of The Critical Breakdown, we take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special genre breakdown of the horror movie genre! Consider this your guideline for what to watch this Halloween. 

If you are in the Charlotte area, you should start your Halloween viewing at the Ayrsley Grand Cinemas, where their Retro Horror Series continues to run through November 3rd! Check out a classic horror movie for just $5! Two features per night! Catch The Evil Dead and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre until 10/27, then Halloween and Halloween II for the final week!


If you are more interested in a newer release, you can check out It Follows (2014), which we discuss this week in detail.

​This 2014 horror movie is very cerebral and very good; even Scott enjoyed it, and he hates horror movies. If you are in the market for an original, intelligent horror/thiller, give It Follows a chance. We talk about writer/director David Robert Mitchell’s excellent camerawork, music choice, and creepy story, and how it comes together


It’s not all STD-based creatures features this week; we go in on a wide array of other horror movies. We talk The Purge, Saw, Scream, Final Destination, The Conjuring, and more. We hit on all the sub-genres of horror, and help guide our listeners towards the good ones.

There is a huge variety of horror movies hitting theaters each year, and The Critical Breakdown helps you cut through the fat and find the real, gripping horror films to keep you awake at night.


Have some more horror movie thoughts for us? Leave us a review on iTunes telling us so! Or send us an email atTheCriticalBreakdownPodcast@gmail.com

Max is a marketing copywriter by day, filmmaker and screenwriter by night. He resides in Charlotte, NC, and loves his dogs, watching movies, building LEGO sets, and eating food. Lots of food.You can find Max at his personal website and twitter.