SlashU Season 1
Episode 1. It was our first time out as baby podcasters, so we picked a movie with "University" in the title. This was the classic story of a killer on the loose and you have to try and figure out who it is. We've come a long way since this one.
Episode 2. This goes down as co-host Nick's worst movie that we've watched (so far). A killer stalks a school and he has no backstory, and there aren't any kills for the first 40 minutes or so.
Episode 3. We finally start to hit our stride. Although the audio quality was still not the greatest, we figured out the formula for finding movies we like. As long as they're cheesy, campy, contain classic tropes like drug use, sexual content, and blood, we'll give it a watch.
Episode 4. Co-host Nick's favorite movie (so far). We couldn't do a proper Kill Count on this one because of the mass chaos going on at the end. Also our first look at cannibalism in our movies.
Episode 5. Our first trip to a camp for some slashing in the forest. As so many Slasher movies take place at a camp or in the woods, so too does Madman. The actions of a young boy named Richie, who chooses to mock the killer, set off a chain reaction that causes lots of his friends to get killed.
Episode 6. This was our first example of a slasher stalking a sorority. This is one of the best, classic slasher movie tropes and we were excited to cover it. Slasher movies like this have all the classic elements that get us pumped up here at SlashU.
Episode 7. Despite the name, this one is not a sequel. This movie featured a plot element that we would end up returning to a few times; it's a film within a film. Those can either make for a great twist, or a cheesy letdown. However this one features a young George Clooney early in his career along with Marsha Brady herself, Maureen McCormick, as the comic relief!
Episode 8. You cannot go wrong with a killer stalking a high school prom. This one has that classic revenge aspect to it too. And it was our first episode covering the Scream Queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Episode 9. Co-host Andy described this movie as "the Naked Gun of Slasher movies." It's so silly and off-the-wall that if you're a fan of absurdity you have to watch this one. It also stars none other than Andrew "Dice" Clay in the earliest part of his career.
Episode 10. We started to get in the spirit of Halloween in our first season at SlashU. There's an annoying little kid in this movie named Christopher whom your co-host Nick absolutely despised. It's a pretty fun/campy watch full of really dumb jokes and even dumber pranks.
Episode 11. The Halloween spirit was in full swing in Season 1 of SlashU. We invited our lovely partners in Slash (our wives) to join us for this episode. Your usual co-hosts talked about the "one that started it all" Halloween from 1979 and our wives discussed one of their favorites; Scream from 1996. Two for the price of one in this episode. And it was our first time venturing out of the 1977-1988 time frame that we had stuck to.
Episode 12. As far as Slasher movies go, this one is a little "on the nose" with its title. Of course there are going to be some killings, which leads you to a Body Count. It's like they didn't even want to try for a more creative name.
Episode 13. We took another trip way back to the late 70s for this one. This movie featured another classic "trope" from so many slasher movies; the killer wears a creepy mask. Can't go wrong! We love to see it.
Episode 14. This was co-host Andy's favorite movie (so far). The killer murders his victims with so many different tools and methods. It did not get boring. And there's another "trope" from so many cheesy slasher movies; just when you think the killer is dispatched, he comes back for more. This one had one of the best examples of that. You have to see it to believe it.
Episode 15. "That's not cranberry sauce." It's the line that made the movie. We had to pick a cool slasher movie to feature Thanksgiving and for Season 1 of SlashU we chose this one. It was our first movie featuring twins where one of them is the killer.
Episode 16. This was another slasher movie that featured some cannibalism, and a marriage gone way off the rails. This movie had so many quick one-liners that your co-hosts could hardly keep up! We tried to repeat many of them in our episode, but we did not do it justice. Go watch this one to get the full experience.
Episode 17. This was another episode where the movie name was a little 'on-the-nose' especially when the killer uses a chainsaw. This movie also featured Christopher George, who starred in a few of the slashers we've covered.
Episode 18. This movie starred Linda Blair after her breakout roll in The Exorcist. Oddly enough, this movie is not nearly as good as The Exorcist. What did you expect? It's a cheesy, campy slasher and another one featuring Sororities/Fraternities/college students. A formula for success that in this case did not work out.
Episode 19. As we wrapped up Season 1 of SlashU we had to do a Christmas movie. And what better classic Christmas Slasher than Silent Night, Deadly Night. This was probably one of the more well-known slashers we've covered. And it did not disappoint.
Episode 20. This was our first (and so far only) attempt at an annual awards show. We called it The SlashU Holiday Slashstravaganza. We made up a bunch of awards categories and we came up with some nominees and winners of the coveted "Slashy" award. We should try this again someday....