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10/28/2013 11:26 am ET | Updated Dec 28, 2013

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Halloween Showcase 2013

You'd think the weekend before Halloween that the studios would be falling all over themselves to get something suitably bone-chilling into theaters. Nope, turns out the lackluster Carrie -- the film that is to horror what a pouch of baby carrots is to a trick-or-treat bag -- represents the full extent of what Hollywood wants to offer up for the season. Not good enough. So it falls to Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and myself to offer up some more appropriately scary movies to get you in the mood. We discuss what makes a movie appropriate for a night of spooky fun, talk about the legacy of John Carpenter's Halloween, and take a glimpse into the team-up of Roger Corman and Vincent Price.

Also, Steve discusses his experiences at this year's batch of Halloween haunts, and I give my take on the experimental horror film, Toad Road. Plus, what's coming to theaters next week.