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Halloween Unmasked

The Ringer & Amy Nicholson

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Halloween Unmasked

Halloween Unmasked

The Ringer & Amy Nicholson

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Halloween Unmasked is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, Halloween. Hosted by film critic Amy Nicholson, the show dives deep into the Halloween franchise, unpacking John Carpenter’s accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis’s legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and psychoanalyzing the film’s iconic masked killer, Michael Myers.

Latest Episodes

Introducing 'Halloween Unmasked'

‘Halloween Unmasked’ is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, 'Halloween.' Hosted by film critic Amy Nicholson, the show dives deep into the ‘Halloween’ franchise, unpacking John Carpenter's accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis's legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and psychoanalyzing the film's iconic masked killer, Michael Myers.

2 min2018 SEP 19
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Introducing 'Halloween Unmasked'

Horror in the Suburbs | Halloween Unmasked

Meet young John Carpenter. Popular but strange, this intensely creative kid grows up surrounded by horrors that will inspire him to make 'Halloween'—and change film history.

32 min2018 OCT 1
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Horror in the Suburbs | Halloween Unmasked

John Carpenter Calls Action | Halloween Unmasked

How did four friends make a slasher classic? By accident. Join Carpenter and Co. on their stumbling path to the 'Halloween' set, where these goofy kids inadvertently became horror legends. Credits: Halloween Unmasked is a co-production of The Ringer and Neon Hum Media, it was written and hosted by Amy Nicholson Our Producers are Jonathan Hirsch, Zach Mack and Greta Weber Production assistance from Kaya McMullen and Karan Nevatia Additional support and a special thanks to Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Juliet Litman

41 min2018 OCT 4
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John Carpenter Calls Action | Halloween Unmasked

Michael Myers: Psychopath, Serial Killer ... and Victim? | Halloween Unmasked

A psychological profile of Michael Myers and the real-life murderers who inspired him. The boogeyman is real. But Dr. Loomis screwed up his treatment.

36 min2018 OCT 8
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Michael Myers: Psychopath, Serial Killer ... and Victim? | Halloween Unmasked

Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Girl and Hollywood Survivor | Halloween Unmasked

Jamie Lee Curtis was born to scream. As a baby, her mom got stabbed in Psycho. As an awkward teen, she said "Yes!" to the role that made her a second generation scream queen -- and "Hell no!" to thefinalgirl fixation on Laurie Strode's virginity.

45 min2018 OCT 11
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Girl and Hollywood Survivor | Halloween Unmasked

'Halloween' Resurrection: Sequels and Copycats | Halloween Unmasked

When 'Halloween' becomes a huge hit, copycat slasher flicks hope to score a quick buck—and make Siskel and Ebert furious. Meanwhile, Michael Myers trudges on through nine sequels of mixed quality. Keep pace as we run through every film.

49 min2018 OCT 15
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'Halloween' Resurrection: Sequels and Copycats | Halloween Unmasked

Michael vs. Freddy vs. Jason | Halloween Unmasked

EThe ultimate debate is here. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Which iconic slasher villain slays the competition?

19 min2018 OCT 17
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Michael vs. Freddy vs. Jason | Halloween Unmasked

The Joy of Fear | Halloween Unmasked

Every creature has a fear reflex. But only humans choose to freak ourselves out on purpose at scary movies. What's going on in our brains—and how did John Carpenter take advantage of our need to scream?

36 min2018 OCT 19
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The Joy of Fear | Halloween Unmasked

Haddonfield Has a Posse | Halloween Unmasked

Who wears a mask and just won't die? The fans who've kept the franchise alive for 40 years.

36 min2018 OCT 22
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Haddonfield Has a Posse | Halloween Unmasked

Halloween Is Here to Slay | Halloween Unmasked

The new sequel is out—and breaking box office records. Forty years later, what new ideas drive us to revisit Haddonfield?

48 min2018 OCT 25
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Halloween Is Here to Slay | Halloween Unmasked

Latest Episodes

Introducing 'Halloween Unmasked'

‘Halloween Unmasked’ is an eight-part podcast series from The Ringer celebrating the remarkable and terrifying phenomenon of America’s most revolutionary horror film, 'Halloween.' Hosted by film critic Amy Nicholson, the show dives deep into the ‘Halloween’ franchise, unpacking John Carpenter's accidental classic, Jamie Lee Curtis's legacy as the ultimate scream queen, and psychoanalyzing the film's iconic masked killer, Michael Myers.

2 min2018 SEP 19
Comments
Introducing 'Halloween Unmasked'

Horror in the Suburbs | Halloween Unmasked

Meet young John Carpenter. Popular but strange, this intensely creative kid grows up surrounded by horrors that will inspire him to make 'Halloween'—and change film history.

32 min2018 OCT 1
Comments
Horror in the Suburbs | Halloween Unmasked

John Carpenter Calls Action | Halloween Unmasked

How did four friends make a slasher classic? By accident. Join Carpenter and Co. on their stumbling path to the 'Halloween' set, where these goofy kids inadvertently became horror legends. Credits: Halloween Unmasked is a co-production of The Ringer and Neon Hum Media, it was written and hosted by Amy Nicholson Our Producers are Jonathan Hirsch, Zach Mack and Greta Weber Production assistance from Kaya McMullen and Karan Nevatia Additional support and a special thanks to Bill Simmons, Sean Fennessey, and Juliet Litman

41 min2018 OCT 4
Comments
John Carpenter Calls Action | Halloween Unmasked

Michael Myers: Psychopath, Serial Killer ... and Victim? | Halloween Unmasked

A psychological profile of Michael Myers and the real-life murderers who inspired him. The boogeyman is real. But Dr. Loomis screwed up his treatment.

36 min2018 OCT 8
Comments
Michael Myers: Psychopath, Serial Killer ... and Victim? | Halloween Unmasked

Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Girl and Hollywood Survivor | Halloween Unmasked

Jamie Lee Curtis was born to scream. As a baby, her mom got stabbed in Psycho. As an awkward teen, she said "Yes!" to the role that made her a second generation scream queen -- and "Hell no!" to thefinalgirl fixation on Laurie Strode's virginity.

45 min2018 OCT 11
Comments
Jamie Lee Curtis: Final Girl and Hollywood Survivor | Halloween Unmasked

'Halloween' Resurrection: Sequels and Copycats | Halloween Unmasked

When 'Halloween' becomes a huge hit, copycat slasher flicks hope to score a quick buck—and make Siskel and Ebert furious. Meanwhile, Michael Myers trudges on through nine sequels of mixed quality. Keep pace as we run through every film.

49 min2018 OCT 15
Comments
'Halloween' Resurrection: Sequels and Copycats | Halloween Unmasked

Michael vs. Freddy vs. Jason | Halloween Unmasked

EThe ultimate debate is here. Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers. Which iconic slasher villain slays the competition?

19 min2018 OCT 17
Comments
Michael vs. Freddy vs. Jason | Halloween Unmasked

The Joy of Fear | Halloween Unmasked

Every creature has a fear reflex. But only humans choose to freak ourselves out on purpose at scary movies. What's going on in our brains—and how did John Carpenter take advantage of our need to scream?

36 min2018 OCT 19
Comments
The Joy of Fear | Halloween Unmasked

Haddonfield Has a Posse | Halloween Unmasked

Who wears a mask and just won't die? The fans who've kept the franchise alive for 40 years.

36 min2018 OCT 22
Comments
Haddonfield Has a Posse | Halloween Unmasked

Halloween Is Here to Slay | Halloween Unmasked

The new sequel is out—and breaking box office records. Forty years later, what new ideas drive us to revisit Haddonfield?

48 min2018 OCT 25
Comments
Halloween Is Here to Slay | Halloween Unmasked
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