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Homicides Hooters and Hockey Masks: Wrap Up

Your hosts Bryan, Matt, Joel and Ryan have a lot of work to do this week!  They have to wrap up and rank everything about the Friday the 13th franchise!  They rank the movies, the Jasons, the kills and so much more!  This whole series has been so much fun and the wrap-up is a very fond farewell to the franchise.  Be sure to tune in next week when we start talking Robocop in Automatic Pig!

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Homicides Hooters and Hockey Masks: Friday the 13th Remake

Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog Fence Post” Dykes, Joel “Tree Trimming Saw” Dewitte, and Ryan “Uber Machete” Lootens take on the most recent Friday the 13th film, the remake from 2009.  While this movie may have some “stupendous” moments here and there, it largely leaves the binge buddies rather disappointed.  But they have a blast taking it apart! 

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Homicides Hooters and Hockey Masks: Freddy vs Jason

Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie-Dog Sleeping Bag” Dykes, Joel “Sleeping Bags” Dewitte, and Ryan “Corkscrew” Lootens bring you the Christmas episode to end all Christmas episodes!  One where we mostly forgot to talk about Christmas at all!  But we do talk a lot about all the death and mayhem caused by two of the greatest slashers of all time going head to head!  This movie is far from flawless, but joy can be found in all the flaws, making this one hell of a good time!  Enjoy your break from the holiday and our last episode of 2023!  Taking a little break for the holidays and we will be back in January!

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Homicides Hooters and Hockey Masks: Jason X

Your hosts Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog His Bare Hands” Dykes, Joel “Ice Pick” Dewitte, and Ryan “Axe” Lootens tackle the hard questions this week.

Masterpiece or Train Wreck?

A love letter to the franchise or a middle finger to the legacy?

Is this an intentional comedy or an accidental tragedy?

Do the Binge Buddies actually get to the answers on any of these questions?  Not really, but they have a ton of fun trying!!

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Homicides Hooters and Hockey Masks: Jason Goes to Hell

Join your hosts Bryan Dressel, Matt “Zombie Dog – Joachim Kroll” Dykes, Joel “Guiles De Reyes” Dewitte, and Ryan “Lady Blue Bird” Lootens as they take on one of the oddest Jason movies out there.  This movie has it all!  Weird demon slugs that must be puked into people’s mouths? Yup!  Breaking fingers for payment? Yup! And everyone’s favorite, excessive violence!  Jason Goes to Hell is no one’s favorite Jaons movie (for the most part) but the Binge Buddies have a blast breaking it down!

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SNL: Coneheads (1993)

Greetings Earthlings. We come to you from the planet Remulak to provide mass quantities of discourse around the film known as Coneheads, starring Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, and a myriad of fun SNL cameos. It’s a movie that’s held up remarkably well, and has in fact gotten better as the years have progressed. There’s an earnestness to the absurdity that becomes endearing and it’s hard not to fall in love with this picture as you watch it. Can you believe that people didn’t care for this movie when it came out? We’re a bit surprised, too.

For our Where Have They Been Doing segment we go back and watch a few of the original Conehead sketches to get a sense of the movie’s origins, and we gotta say that the movie did a great job adapting to the big screen.


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John Singleton: Poetic Justice (1993)

This week in our John Singleton retrospective we’re discussing his sophomore film Poetic Justice, starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur. There’s a lot here to like. In fact, there’s a lot here in general. The film doesn’t feel nearly as focused as his previous but despite that feels very unique and very personal. The leads do marvelous work here, especially Tupac, and for those of us who are only familiar with him by name it’s enough to make us want to look into the rest of his career.

We also briefly discuss Abduction, starring Taylor Lautner. It’s not good, but John Singleton does what he can and his direction makes you wish that he had been given a Bond or Bourne film instead of this well-directed clunker.


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Pandemic Picks: Waco

In 1993, the ATF raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, TX. Tipped off by the media and terrified after a similar situation in Ruby Ridge, ID that left a child dead, the Davidians started a firefight. Eight cult members and four ATF agents were killed. The FBI came in to handle the situation and commenced a 51-day standoff that ended in a horrifying fire that killed 76 people, including 25 children who lived on the compound. Waco, the six-episode miniseries currently available on Netflix, originally made for the Paramount Network, covers the events that lead to this standoff and the horrifying outcome. 

It’s hard to find anyone to root for in this situation, but Michael Shannon as FBI negotiator Gary Noesner grounds the story, helping us to see the humanity on both sides. Taylor Kitsch is incredible as charismatic Branch Davidian cult leader David Koresh. He’s as magnetic as he is reprehensible, and it’s easy to see how he amassed a following, even if he was bent on martyrdom. One of my faves, Shea Wigham, makes an excellent turn as militant FBI agent Mitch Decker. He is so bent on getting the job done that he’s willing to use PSYOPS against American citizens and tear gas toddlers, even after killing a woman and her child at Ruby Ridge.

Waco is a shameful chapter in American history, and I’ve seen a lot of documentaries on the situation. But it wasn’t until I got to see it played out as drama made it somehow more real for me. Telling these stories, however difficult it might be, is important, especially when they are dramatized. It allows us to connect with the players as characters, creating some distance from their bad actions and giving us a glimpse of the souls underneath. Writers and actors get to the genuine emotion behind people who are likely nowhere near as eloquent or uncomplicated in real life. 

It’s a tough watch, but a rewarding one, and since most of us still have nothing but time, I suggest taking a look at Waco.