235 - Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) & Scream (2022)
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It’s Friday the 13th on Pod Sematary! Time for the fifth entry in both the Friday and Scream franchises! This week, Chris & Kelsey hallucinate famous killers and, by the end, become the killers themselves.
The Classic Film: Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)
"Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis, who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees, is sent to a secluded halfway house in the countryside, where the killing of a young man triggers a brutal series of murders in the area” (IMDb.com). The franchise has abandoned even Jason Voorhees in favor of a new killer and a plethora of f-bombs and tits, but we'll be damned if it's not still a little entertaining.
The Modern Film: Scream (2022)
"25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, Calif., a new killer dons the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town's deadly past” (IMDb.com). The self-referential style of Scream has now folded in on itself and even the meta is meta. The fifth installment hasn't brought the franchise to ruin without Wes Craven—in fact, there's a lot to like here—but the execution leaves much to be desired.
"The Babadook" produced by Screen Australia, et al.
"A Claymation Christmas Celebration" produced by Will Vinton Studios
"Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th" produced by 1428 Films, et al.
"Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" produced by Paramount Pictures, et al.
"Juicy" written and performed by Christopher Wallace/The Notorious B.I.G.
"Justice League" (2017) produced by Warner Bros., et al.
"Let's Nab Oprah" (The Boondocks S01E11) produced by Adelaide Productions, et al.
"M. Night Shaym-Aliens!" (Rick and Morty S01E04) produced by Harmonius Claptrap, et al.
"Scream" (2022) produced by Paramount Pictures, et al.
"Skytanic" (Archer S01E07) produced by FX Network
"Tune Up #1" (from Rent -- Original Broadway Cast Recording) written by Jonathan Larson and performed by Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal