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The Hills Have Eyes (1977) {Bonus} {The Hills Have Eyes Series}

A road-tripping Cleveland family breaks down on a desolate desert highway, and discovers The Hills Have Eyes (and watering mouths) fixated on their every move.  Will the wholesome Carters become the next meal of Papa Jupiter and his clan of deformed cannibals?  And did writer/director Wes Craven take a wrong turn, or wind up on a path to great artistic success as he returns to the horror genre for his Last House On The Left follow-up?  Feast on all the gory details with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob when you donate to Now Playing!  

The Last House on the Left (1972) {Bonus} {Last House on the Left Series}

A decade before his landmark slasher A Nightmare On Elm Street gave '80s mallrats insomnia, writer/director Wes Craven invited hippies inside The Last House On The Left for a tour of extreme horror movie violence.  What happens when four escaped psychopaths accept hospitality from the parents of the 17-year-old girl they just murdered?  Does revenge taste even more delicious served up as a home cooked meal on turned tables? Find out if this 1972 grindhouse classic still kills by becoming a Now Playing Silver Level Donor this Fall.

Deep Blue Sea 3 {Bonus} {Deep Blue Sea Series}

A trio of baby bull sharks escape the disastrous second movie and head for a better climate in Deep Blue Sea 3. Can sexy oceanographer Tania Raymonde (Lost) and her team of social influencers protect an artificial island from an influx of male aggression coming from both the Smart Sharks looking to breed, and the mansplaining fishermen determined to blow everything up? And why does BigPharma fund these water follies when they're more likely to rot your brain than cure Alzheimer's? Donate Now to hear Arnie, Brock, and Stuart flap their jaws about it all!

Return to Sleepaway Camp {Bonus} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

25 years after staging one of the most shocking slasher movie endings of all time, writer/director Robert Hiltzik is ready to Return To Sleepaway Camp and terrorize a new generation. Did original problem child Angela Baker escape the nuthouse to stalk the re-opened retreat? Or is her bloody legacy being continued by cousin Ricky, meathead counselor Ronnie, or bullied fat kid Alan "Blowjob" Chambers? Maybe viewers should look harder at familiar faces Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Vincent Pastore (Sopranos)? Donate Now for this Platinum Level panty raid! 

Sleepaway Camp 4: The Survivor {Bonus} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

Deranged camper Angela Baker saw her story come to a swift and unexpected end in 1992, when producers ran out of money and Sleepaway Camp 4 was sent home unfinished and unloved.  But something in those shelved film canisters refused to stay dead; two decades later archival kills were stitched onto the unseen footage so that the project could be revived as The Survivor. Does new star Allison teach fans a valuable lesson in recycling?  Or should viewers be spared the pain of crude and unnecessary editorial cuts? Donate for Platinum and find out!

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland {Bonus} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

It’s 1989, and perpetual last girl Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is heading off for New Horizons - the third Sleepaway Camp to become a Teenage Wasteland. Do any of this year’s attendees - drawn equally from underprivileged and moneyed backgrounds - have the life skills to survive a bloody weekend in the wild?  And will Arnie, Stuart, and Brock give the filmmakers merit badges for their outrageous murders (which include everything from swapping recreational drugs with drain cleaner to cutting a lethal rap demo)?  Donate at the Platinum Level to find out!

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers {Bonus} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

Camp Arawak may be shuttered, but Unhappy Camper Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is ready to wash away all that blood and bad romance, and bring audiences to Sleepaway Camp 2!  The 1988 sequel takes a stab at comedy as it not only targets a new batch of horny kids in the woods, but slays beloved movie icons Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Brat Pack too.  All those homesick for the early days of Now Playing, and that first Friday The 13th series, should pack a bag for another Camp Blood, and Donate at the Platinum Level this summer. 

Candyman: Day of the Dead {Bonus} {Candyman Series}

Horror movie lovers call Candyman to the screen for a third time as East LA celebrates Day of the Dead. Can the urban legend boogeyman once known as 19th Century artist Daniel Robitaille convince new blonde Donna D'Errico (Baywatch) to promote his legacy of violence in an art gallery exhibition of his paintings?  And would the LAPD dare crack down on gang activity in the rough neighborhood once the sweet-talking serial killer starts recruiting locals into his congregation? You're invited to the picnic too when you become a Silver Level Donor.

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh {Bonus} {Candyman Series}

How many beads will New Orleans throw hook-handed slasher Candyman after he leaves Chicago to celebrate Mardi Gras in the Big Easy, and flash that infamous chest full of bees at the descendants of those who lynched him?  Is this sequel really a Farewell To The Flesh, or a hearty hello to new director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and a new blonde scholar out to shatter the urban legend's bad boy reputation with grade schoolers?   It's sweets for the sweet Now Playing donor who unwraps the Silver Level foil on this tasty podcast.

Candyman (1992) {Bonus} {Candyman Series}

Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob invite Now Playing listeners to "be our victim" all June long, as they whisk Silver Level Donors back to Chicago's notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in search of the original Candyman. Tony Todd (Final Destination) stars as an urban legend serial killer who likes to put grad students like Virginia Madsen on the hook for all his grisly deeds.  Is there any truth to the rumor that Clive Barker's honey-voiced slasher surpassed Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers as the horror icon of the 1990s?  Donate and find out!
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