Episode 221: Return to Horror High (1987)


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Quote of the Episode:

"It was like 'Hey wanna see me juggle this horror ball and this comedy ball? Here I'm gonna put down the horror ball and throw this comedy ball up and down'" - Brian

More Meta-Horror Films

If you're like us, you were a weird virgin in high school who probably went through a dizzying amount of hand lotion for mysterious reasons Mom didn't want to acknowledge. Come with us on a journey down Memory Lane, which dead ends at CHERRY FALLS (2000), this week's decidedly un-erotic slasher about teens banging their way away from a cross-dressing Jay Mohr. The nostalgia factor is running about as high as our hormones in 2000, but hopefully our desperation doesn't scare you away like the overpowering cologne we borrowed from someone after gym. Just like us, please?????

Meta horror is a tightrope and sometimes even the greats lose their balance. When that happens, you get bloated 2 hour slashers featuring some of the most unlikable characters and worst bangs of the millennium like those on display in 2000's SCREAM 3. We are joined by Brett Simmons, the writer/director of 2018's incredible meta horror YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER, which is great because we have a good film to contrast Scream 3 against. Antivax nut Jenny McCarthy isn't the only one getting eviscerated this week on Horror Movie Night!

If you haven't realized, we bleed nostalgia here on HMN, so it's frankly shocking that we have gone almost 3 years doing the show and have yet to formally discuss Devon Sawa's greatest role as drowsy doper Anton Tobias in the modern classic Idle Hands from 1999! Joining us this week is Andrew Verdecchio of the seminal Christian ska band Five Iron Frenzy (can we say seminal here? Sunday School seems so long ago). We hope you like the episodes where we just recite our favorite lines because...well, you'll understand soon enough. Grab the nutmeg and oregano, we're going to party with our Jessica Alba waifus this week on Horror Movie Night!