DIMINISHING RETURNS: A comedy podcast about movie sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots. Hosted by Allen and Chris. WARNING: Contains Scottish accents and spoilers.
IN THIS EPISODE:
It’s October, which means two things. Halloween is almost upon us and secondly Allen and Chris will be returning to Crystal Lake for more Friday the 13th movies.
Last year they covered the first three installments in the horror franchise so this time, in what’s fast become a Halloween tradition, they looked at the next three movies in the franchise. Featuring the incorrectly titled Part IV: The Final Chapter, Part V: A New Beginning which set up the beginning of a whole new plot thread that was ultimately ignored and Part VI: Jason Lives.
Along the way there are discussions of analogous nudity, the Crystal Lake library system, the evolution of Tommy Jarvis – three actors in three movies! and of course the enigma that is Crispin Glover.
Jason Lives may have a strong claim for the best in the series, and for Allen’s money that’s helped in no small part by having Alice Cooper provide music the soundtrack. Cooper had been previously approached to provide the title track to The Man With the Golden Gun, but he missed out on that gig. Jason Voorhees seems like a much better fit for Cooper than Roger Moore anyway.
The boys also try in vain to unravel the franchise timeline, Allen has to defend Part Four and Chris just may have a discovered a new favourite film. Wow! We can’t wait for next year.
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