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In each episode, Patrick Hamilton & Gena Radcliffe unpack all the gory details of horror cinema's least discussed component: the characters. And we're starting with the classic slasher franchise, Friday the 13th! Our mission: to unpack every detail each hack, slash & decapitation in the hopes that a camper's untimely end is just the beginning of the jokes we can make about them.

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    Episode 2 - A Nightmare On Elm Street (w/ Elissa Wagner)

    Thank Freddy It’s Friday! Don’t hit the snooze button just yet - Gena & Patrick are back to talk about the 2nd act of A Nightmare on Elm Street with the help of the delightful actor, burlesque performer & horror enthusiast, Elissa Wagner. Along the way, we wonder if a “wet Freddy” is still scary, change the name of Nancy’s “wine mom” to Joyce and we experience the joys of Rod’s “cocaine sweats.” All this and the entire podcast gets derailed by the craziest pieces of background art since #fuckhorse. Welcome to Primetime, trolley car cat!

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    Episode 1 - A Nightmare On Elm Street (w/ Mike Vanderbilt)

    Welcome to Primetime, Killers! Kill By Kill’s journey into the dark heart of A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) begins here with the help of the one and only Mike Vanderbilt ( to help us claw our way through the first 30 minutes! Along the way, we discuss flooded boiler rooms, debate whether or not Freddy wears sweatpants and near mathematical impossibility that high school teens can achieve mutual orgasms at the same time. All this and our plans to geocache loose, rained on porn for future generations to find and you’ve got the podcast of your dreams!

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    Episode 0 - A Nightmare On Elm Street 1984

    Thank Freddy It’s Friday! In this special Episode 0 edition of Kill By Kill, Gena & Patrick share their very first experiences with the Nightmare On Elm Street franchise and mine the depths of their Craven obsessions. We talk Pop collections, high school burnouts, Corey Haim’s “976 line” and using Crystal Pepsi as a receptacle for your tears. We also get personal about our attachments to Freddy and why we love the franchise to this day. So grab your jump rope, full-length nightgown, and a crucifix, Killers - we’re making you Nightmare on Elm Street dreams come true!

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    Bonus Episode - Black Xmas 2006 (w/ Suzen Kruglnska)

    The Most Wonderful Time of the year isn’t over until Billy says so. This week, Gena & Patrick attempt to wrap up Black Xmas (2006) in a bow with the help of Suzen Kruglnska (The Shining 237 podcast). Among the many presents we find under the tree we debate sex tape recognition factors, propose that the film is a secret reboot of The Facts of Life and find out who Gena describes as, “another mysterious a-hole.” Plus our stockings are overstuffed with Choose Your Own Death-venture and a twist ending so twisty we can make heads or tails of it.

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    Bonus Episode - Black Xmas 2006 (w/ Heather Wixson)

    Thank Billy it’s Black Xmas! Patrick & Gena have a sack full of questions to lob at the 2006 remake and they brought along the always incredible Heather Wixson (Monster Squad, & Corpse Club pod) to help us decide if it’s naughty, nice or just plain weird. Along the way we discuss the Bob Clark original, wonder if this is a stealth Scrooged reboot, we enjoy the cinematic glory that is watching someone text via 10 digit keypad and observe the least sexy sex tape in a good long while. All this and a holiday-themed Choose Your Own Death-venture and you’ve got a stuffed stocking full of fun and violent mayhem.

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    Episode 58 - Friday the 13th 2009 (w/ Becky Wilson)

    Thank Jason… IT’S OVER! That’s right, Killers - we’ve reached the very end of the Friday the 13th franchise. It only took Patrick & Gena two and a half years, but we’re finally going to bury the hatchet into the face of our beloved Jason Voorhees. Before we go, we wrap up coverage of the 2009 reboot by trying to figure out why Jason needs a jacket, we wonder how many farm implements Donnie had sexual relations with, and which character goes full Yosemite Sam on us. Then we’re joined by the lovely and talented Becky Wilson to review the highs and terrible lows we experienced reviewing Friday the 13th Kill By Kill. All that and a very machete-heavy edition of Choose Your Own Death-venture wait for you as we bid Jason a final adieu. For now.

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    Bonus Episode - Mandy 2018

    Thank Cage It’s Thanksgiving! This is an emergency broadcast of the Kill By Kill system: Patrick royally screwed the schedule by jetting off to New York City like some kind of “Fancy Lad” and that meant we were unable to record our final Friday the 13th 2009 episode on time. Rather than miss our regular launch date, we’re giving everyone access to our very first Patreon episode covering the incredible sword-and-cenobite horror fantasy Mandy, directed by Panos Cosmatos. Along the way, we talk jazz festival etiquette, discuss what it must be like to share a house with a semi-demonic biker gang and of course, Cheddar Goblin.


Note: Patreons - we appreciate your help in funding this show and will find a way to get you an extra exclusive in the very near future.

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    Episode 57 - Friday the 13th 2009 (w/ Alisha Lutes)

    Thank Jason It’s Friday - it’s time for the return of Kill By Kill to our bread and butter: Friday the 13th. Here to help Gena & Patrick make sense of mayhem is the ever delightful writer and host Alicia Lutes (Fangirling) with some keen observations about the 2009 reboot. We’re in the thick of the body count, which means we have plenty of time to talk about neck fetishes, pitch a new limited series called Tuesdays With Jason, drink a hot cup of class rage and muse about the best parts of the Tardis to “jerk it.” Plus, we wonder aloud if this version of Jason Voorhees is a virgin - a murder virgin, to be exact - and we have a very decorative Choose Your Own Death-venture so you’ll have a fancy “corpse storage” freezer full of fun! Live, love, laugh.

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    A Special Message from Patrick & Gena

    Thank Jason For The Right To Vote! Patrick & Gena are sliding into your podcast DMs with a special plea this November to use your right to vote and to make it count. While we have been giggling about Jason Voorhees to take our minds off of current events, it is imperative that you use your voice this November 6th to elect a more sane and responsible group of representatives to elected office in your town, state and these Unites States of America. If you need help with finding your polling place and information about who you should be backing on Tuesday, please go to right now.

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    Bonus Episode - Halloween 2018

    Thank Michael It’s Halloween! It’s the Night That We Came Home from the new Halloween 2018 and we have plenty to say about the year’s biggest horror release. SPOILER WARNING - plot twists and turns are explored in detail - so make you’ve seen the movie if you want to remain “pure.” We talk about it all, from wacky tonal shifts to an exercise yard full of part-time werewolves. We also dip into our favorite characters (#CopOLantern) and least favorite (Dr. Hummas That Makes You Poop) plus we debut our Michael Myers, therapy session impersonations and play a wickedly expanded version to Choose Your Own Death-venture! Buckle up, cause The Night He Came Home after Coming Home That First Time is ready for the Kill By Kill microscope.

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