Aughtsterion
Season 2 Superlatives

Season 2 Superlatives

November 30, 2021

We did it, Aughts fam. Another season in the books, and that means it's time for Sam and Jordan to take stock of the most recent slate of films and honor the best of the best. The picks on offer here are all timers, hall of famers, the 1% of the 1%. Can anyone challenge Leah Pipes for title of best supporting actress? Can anyone take the crown and sash from Megan Fox as the season's — and the era's — best actress? What was the most purely Aughts moment of them all? Are we ready to call best Aughts movie of all time after just two seasons of the pod? You can find it all out here, and also catch a little surprise vocal drop in from little Ali Lohan. Because this is the premiere show about the intersection of horror and millennium era pop culture, and we will always provide for you.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 6

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 6

November 24, 2021

In the Aughts pod coverage of I Know What You Did Last Summer episode 6, Sam and Jordan have come to fight. Why? Because not only does Riley go out, she goes out in the worst possible way. The level of disrespect shown to our little drug dealer with a heart of gold might be unforgivable, but your co-hosts are, simultaneously, over the moon about Margot's increasing competitiveness with Dylan and her fierce protectiveness of "Lennon." We love this little queer pixie! But there's so much more ground to cover here, like the truth about the Alison's "dead" mom, the truth about the sea cave, the truth about the honey in the promotional posters, and the truth about why Dylan won't stop being a dick to Riley — just kidding. We still don't know about that last one cause Dylan just sucks.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman 

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 5

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 5

November 23, 2021

Welcome, listeners, to episode 5 coverage of Dylan Island, more commonly known as I Know What You Did Last Summer the TV show! Our group of little liars is setting out for some adventures in this chapter, including exploring the ruins of the local defunct cult and also sitting through some really lackluster interrogations with local law enforcement. (Sheriff Lyla can do better! We are sure of this!) The big questions this time around? What the hell is Dylan's problem with Riley? No seriously — what the fuck is his deal?! What are any of the people who are being killed in this show being killed? And as always... will we finally be right about the secret triplet?! Let's discuss!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Scream 4 (2011)

Scream 4 (2011)

November 12, 2021

For the season 2 finale of Aughtsterion, Sam and Jordan are getting you emotionally ready for the arrival of fifth Scream with its lately reappraised precursor, Scream 4. Your co-hosts are covering the finely aged qualities of Wes Craven's final film — including the triple cold open and Jill's proclamation that she doesn't need FRIENDS she needs FANS — as well as some of those crucial wiffs, like when the movie tried to tell us in 2011 that gay rights had been achieved in horror. But that also leads to the this episode's biggest theme: What was the state of queer horror at the start of the 2010s, what was Scream 4's place in it, and what is the legacy of this title that took 10 years to get its just reconsideration? Sam and Jordan are here to address all these questions, and also to say: CLEAR!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 4

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 4

November 10, 2021

Sam and Jordan are four episodes into I Know What You Did Last Summer the show, and they're wondering more and more: Why does Riley exist to tell us about Dylan as she addresses Dylan directly to his face? Is this a secret triplet situation? Who is Alison and Lennon's mother really? And... why Harold?? This is the installment where IKWYDLS goes full Pretty Little Liars, and where the show cements its full throated queerness. Your co-hosts are here to say "More Margot!" and "Less Dylan!"

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 3

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 3

November 9, 2021

In episode 3 of I Know What You Did Last Summer, the bodies are starting to pile up. Our gang of little liars is on edge, and paranoid that the body they thought they left for dead in that cave after graduation last year actually came back to life and is now hunting them all down. Alison continues to be a half assed Lennon at best, but we love her for it. Co-host Sam is starting to have increasingly wild theories about what Margot does and does not know. And the show continues to gaslight us about what a good guy Dylan is. Lies! Meanwhile, Jordan just wants real Lennon back so these sisters can reconcile! Now, let's unpack "A Gorilla Head Will Not Do."

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did…in Episode 2

BONUS — I Know What You Did…in Episode 2

October 25, 2021

The second episode of IKWYDLS on Prime thankfully mellows out on the teen speak and gets more grounded than the raucous party scene of the first, and it's also got some emotionally dense father-daughter time between "Lennon" and her dad. Sam and Jordan are back on the scene to walk through it all with you, from the *many* salt licks Dylan is setting up in his backyard to Johnny's gay engagement to smoking as a character trait to the insane episode titles this show is running with. You needed an official Last Summer post-show, and the Aughts team has come to the rescue.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Final Destination 5 (2011)

Final Destination 5 (2011)

October 22, 2021

This episode of the Aughts pod is a special one, because your co-hosts are discussing a pick that is extra near and dear to Sam's heart. It's time to break ground on the Final Destination franchise, but not with the Devon Sawa original. No, in characteristic fashion we're going to kick it off with FD5 — which happens to be the entry with the highest critical rating of them all. Sam is bound and determined to let you know why you shouldn't have slept on this movie, which he considers to be a quintessential Aughtsterion title, and it's going to involve discussion of viral videos, the gay screenwriter boom in horror at the end of the 1990s, the straight gaze of studio executives, and of course... that twist! Make sure to sweep your balance beam for stray screws, friends.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 1

BONUS — I Know What You Did… in Episode 1

October 21, 2021

A quintessential millennium era horror title has been revived as a series, and Sam and Jordan have decided they have no choice but to cover it. I Know What You Did Last Summer is now streaming on Prime, and it's ignoring your nostalgia while screaming, "We are modern teens!" This show is a mess, but it's the kind of mess your co-hosts love, and it's also got hot queer characters making big impressions from the jump. Will this show turn supernatural? Is it a shadow sequel to Pretty Little Liars? Will we be mercifully freed from the character of Dylan, or must we suffer him throughout the entire season? Let the speculation and analysis begin.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Sorority Row (2009)

Sorority Row (2009)

October 1, 2021

In some ways, this is a very special episode of Aughtsterion, because it revolves around a movie that is truly a mega-mix of the decade. Sorority Row is the melting pot of everything superficial and calloused about the 2000s, but executed in such a way as to make it deliciously addictive and a hell of a good time. It's cruel, in poor taste, hilarious, and has a soundtrack that hits as hard as the movie kills. It has the era's most preposterous weapon. It has the patriarchy as the enemy. It has Carrie Fisher toting a shotgun around, and it has a God tier Mean Girl performance courtesy of Leah Pipes. Row is a time capsule of the worst of us from the aughts, and yet its strange alchemy makes it some of the best that millennium era horror has to offer. Cheers, sluts. We're going to the foam party.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman 

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