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71 minutes | Dec 31, 2022
March Madmen: Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Big Picture (Part 1)
Let’s take another look at Leatherface and his fam from a bird’s eye view — what makes this movie so damn special, and what is its cinematic legacy? Joining us again to figure that out is our good friend the horror filmmaker Mike Kuciak, an authority on the subject. What do we see in Saw? Listen up...
149 minutes | Dec 9, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Part 3)
Our magnificent cinematic ordeal concludes with the Sawyer clan’s unique brand of “hospitality” and Sally’s night of terror in the Texas scrub. It's one of the most grueling third acts ever... Rev up your saws!
90 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of the Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Part 2)
Let's keep cutting Tobe Hooper’s classic into many little pieces of delicious despair! In this one the Madmen examine the pizzle (don’t Google that), the spider house, poor Franklin, the generator, Pam's Cassandra complex and much more.
92 minutes | Nov 3, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Part 1)
It’s time to venture into the remote corners of Muerto County, Texas, home of a certain family you don’t want to have you over for dinner. (Because they’ll have you for dinner.) Texas Chain Saw, baby! Our loving autopsy begins now…
74 minutes | Oct 18, 2022
March Madmen: John and Karen Craig Close the Book on Black Christmas
John is joined by his former writing partner, Karen Craig, for one last look at Black Christmas. Karen hails from Toronto, where the movie was filmed, and considers it one of her biggest influences. Let’s get a fresh perspective on the flick!
97 minutes | Oct 4, 2022
March Madmen: Black Christmas, Big Picture
In this one the Madmen take a step back from the slab to examine Black Christmas in the larger context of slasher movies, compared to the other three films in our Fatal Four and the subgenre as a whole. It’s a pretty influential flick!
81 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of Black Christmas (Part 3)
This autopsy concludes with analysis of the film’s approach to blood and gore, Jess as a Final Girl, the mystery of the MacHenry sisters, and the subtle but overwhelming horror of the ending, among other things!
81 minutes | Aug 31, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of Black Christmas (Part 2)
Our dissection of Black Christmas (1974) continues! Does the whodunit aspect really work? What is Billy’s mysterious back-story, and how does it drive him to kill? These questions and more garner careful consideration…
62 minutes | Aug 23, 2022
March Madmen: A Loving Autopsy of Black Christmas (Part 1)
Our bone-deep analysis of Bob Clark’s 1974 classic Black Christmas begins! Topics include the remarkable camerawork, chillingly idiosyncratic score, inimitable Margot Kidder and unexpected (but welcome!) laughs everywhere you look.
61 minutes | Aug 16, 2022
March Madmen: Lightning Round (Part 2)
Big decisions are made as the Madmen conclude their selection of the Fatal Four, our finalists for this season’s horror film tournament. What IS the greatest slasher movie ever made? We’re working on it!
52 minutes | Aug 9, 2022
March Madmen: Lightning Round (Part 1)
In this one the March Madmen put their foot on the gas to get through multiple rounds of the tournament in a single night, boiling it down to 10 favorite films apiece. Then they have to hash out which ones make the Fatal Four and get the patented "loving autopsy" (TM) treatment. Not an easy task!
56 minutes | Jul 26, 2022
March Madmen: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 (Part 2)
Vik and John conclude their mini-autopsy of the 2022 Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in this one covering the bulk of the movie scene by grisly scene. Where does all that bus butchery fit into the hierarchy of great Leatherface moments? Classic or canceled? You decide...
54 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
March Madmen: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2022 (Part 1)
Vik and John give the latest entry in the Texas Chainsaw franchise an abbreviated autopsy. Where does this polarizing “requel” rank in the pantheon? Let’s go scene by scene…
38 minutes | Jul 12, 2022
March Madmen: Fresh Blood
Did the best film win? With the first round behind them, the Madmen consider the tournament field with fresh eyes and even open the door to new blood! A pair of 2022 films, Ti West’s X and David Blue Garcia’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, join the fray.
43 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
March Madmen: The 13th Warriors Haunt Tenebrae (Part 2)
Dario Argento is back in the tournament as his giallo classic Tenebrae must contend with 2019’s slasher surprise Haunt, from Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Turns out it’s a tough decision for the Madmen to make…
44 minutes | Jun 28, 2022
March Madmen: The 13th Warriors Haunt Tenebrae (Part 1)
It's another rematch of Freddy vs. Jason, in a sense, as Friday the 13th Part 2 goes toe to toe with A Nightmare on Elm St. 3: Dream Warriors. Which peak franchise flick will pull off the win?
74 minutes | Jun 21, 2022
March Madmen: Final Malignant Hell Camp Furies Terrify Her (Part 3)
The famed Final Destination 2 (2003) faces little-known gem The Furies (2019) in this meeting of very different meta slashers. Death is here for one of them, at least as far as this tournament is concerned.
68 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
March Madmen: Final Malignant Hell Camp Furies Terrify Her (Part 2)
Hell Night (1981) receives support from two March Madmen in its case to upset the inimitable Sleepaway Camp (1983) — can its Gothic mashup and “Gorks” stand up to Angela in all her campy glory?
81 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
March Madmen: Final Malignant Hell Camp Furies Terrify Her (Part 1)
Writer/director/producer Mike Kuciak returns to help us hash out the relative merits of Damien Leone’s Terrifier and James Wan’s Malignant. In the spirit of March Madmen, both films are pretty bonkers, but in very different ways…
39 minutes | May 31, 2022
March Madmen: Silent Scream, Dreaded Pieces on Tom (Part 3)
Will the comparatively tasteful and classy Peeping Tom topple Pieces, a guilty pleasure drive-in special?
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