Episode 143 – The Magic Jack O’Lantern 2020

msgic jack o'lantern 2020

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again! In this episode, The Magic Jack O’Lantern 2020, we once again bring you our list of viewing tricks and treats to celebrate the season. We watched one Halloween inspired title every day in October and now pass the list and our impressions on to you in hopes that you might find some new scares for your regular viewing rotation or revisit some old spooky favorites. For this year’s theme, we visited the virutal drive in theatre, which took us through massacres, the grind house, video store culture, and all manner of exploitation gems! There were a lot of highs and only a few lows. Here’s the full list!

Day 1: Piranha (Dante, 1978)
Day 2: Vampire Hookers (Santiago, 1978)
Day 3: Killer Crocodile (De Angelis, 1989)
Day 4: Claws (Bansbach, Pearson, 1977) 
Day 5: A Dark Song (Gavin, 2016)
Day 6: The Omega Man (Sagal, 1971)
Day 7: Massage Parlor Murders! (Fox, Stevens, 1973)
Day 8: Motel Hell (Connor, 1980)
Day 9: The Toolbox Murders (Donnelly, 1978)
Day 10: Death Race 2000 (Bartel, 1975)
Day 11: The Zodiac Killer (Hanson, 1971)
Day 12: Sleepaway Camp (Hiltzik, 1983)
Day 13: Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968)
Day 14: Lake Placid (Miner, 1999)
Day 15: The Funhouse (Hooper, 1982)
Day 16: Lifeforce (Hooper, 1985)
Day 17: The Haunted House of Horror (Armstrong, 1969)
Day 18: Blood Feast (Lewis, 1963)
Day 19: Halloween (Green, 2018)
Day 20: I Spit on Your Grave (Zarchi, 1978)
Day 21: Demons (Bava, 1985)
Day 22: Invasion of the Bee Girls (Sanders, 1973)
Day 23: From Beyond (Gordon, 1986)
Day 24: Monster on the Campus (Arnold, 1958)
Day 25: The Burning (Maylam, 1981)
Day 26: Grizzly (Girdler, 1976)
Day 27: The Blob (Russell, 1988)
Day 28: Rituals (Carter, 1977)
Day 29: The Gate (Takács, 1987)
Day 30: Drive In Massacre (Segall, 1976)
Day 31: Barracuda (Kerwin, Crawford, 1978)

What you’ll find in this episode: a bunch of silver foxes, praise for Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov, and some surprising first watches.

– Cole and Ericca

The history of the Jack O’Lantern.
The history of the drive-in theatre.
A short interview with Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov

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