‘FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast’ pairs real-life horror stories from the headlines with brilliant horror film analysis

TV & Film May 17, 2022
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You’ll never hear another podcast as funny, insightful, and entirely unique as “FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast.” Twice a month (more or less), Matty and Andrew discuss the terrifying news of the week and pair it with two horror movies that are based on that real-life terror.

From camping to curses to public school education, no topic is too niche for Andrew and Matty to find horror films that parallel these real-life horrors. Hear them talk about the terrifying current events of the week before diving into analyses of relevant horror films of the past and present.

While they have covered over 75 topics (and we assume 140+ movies if our math is correct), there are nearly 125 episodes of “FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast.” When they aren’t covering real-life horrors, they are interviewing people whose expertise span the vast realm of horror: from special effects makeup artists to Bigfoot hunters to horror directors and actors. Their film review episodes are typically two hours long, while their Horror Hookup episodes are just a sweet 30 to 45 minutes.

Every episode is a mixture of today’s politics (non-fictional horror) and horror film reviews (fictional horror, in a sense). While this podcast is sure to be at the top of every horror fan’s list, even for those of us who find ourselves pausing Scooby-Doo just to check that the front door is locked will find “FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast” to be podcasting excellence. They masterfully mix humorous personal stories with heavily researched content about the politics and cultural landscape of the United States today on top of insightful film analysis.

They also bring their LGBTQ+ viewpoints to the genre. They dissect and discuss every film through a queer lens and bring the conversation about horror back to what the genre is supposed to be: allegories about society.

We have found out that so many things are terrifying. Highways? Death traps. Video games? Get out of here. America? You get the picture. By pairing two movies with things like fitness, pop psychology, flying, and summer camp, “FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast” is in a league (and niche) of its own. Our two hosts are obviously knowledgable about film and provide refreshing takes on horror media. Not to mention, they’re also providing us with incredible recommendations for movies that are free and/or widely available!

Listeners also enjoy just how structured every single episode is. Without a doubt, you’ll hear Matty and Andrew start with conversations about current events before moving to the two movies they’ve picked for the week. Also, you’ll hear what the two hosts have been watching as of late before they dive into a section that could be anything from trivia to debates about the hottest horror character of all time.

“FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast” will have you looking at horror movies in a whole new light. Andrew and Matty have fascinating takes on the real-life horrors portrayed in horror films. Between their endlessly entertaining chemistry (seriously, these two were destined to be co-hosts together), satire, and passion for horror, you’ll be downloading every single episode of this podcast as soon as you start listening.

Listen to ‘FriGay the 13th Horror Podcast’

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