John Carpenter Retro: Ep 18 – Escape from New York… PART 2

5021headdaThere was a time when Snake Plissken just wasn’t that cool or at least a few cult followers of the up and coming John Carpenter rallied around the bad ass, anti-her with one eye, a pile of catch phrases and one liners and a film about saving the president of the United States (or really it’s about fighting Isaac Hayes). Let it be known that I am a fan of Escape from New York. If you have a bad word to say about it I’m afraid you’ll lose my ear immediately and you can pretty much talk to a wall. Escape from L.A. on the other hand is not a perfect movie or at least not as perfect as Escape from New York which isn’t exactly perfect, but, like I said before, no negative comments about the post-apocalyptic world of Snake or the Duke. That brings us to today’s fine feathered podcast where Jeff Konopka and I discuss the sequel to the John Carpenter classic as done by the great JC himself. The one think I will say about this movie… at least John Carpenter made it and not some other schmuck.

There’s plenty to enjoy about this classic popcorn movie, and it’s up to you to find out if the Dead Air crew gets it right. Sound off. Let us know how you feel about this entry in the John Carpenter Retrospective series. Generally, we enjoyed it, recommend it and encourage you to check it out though keep your expectations in check. This is NOT Escape from New York Part 2 which is to say it isn’t the same caliber of classic sci-fi action flick. Still Kurt Russell does make a reappearance as Snake, and it have a rather robust list of A list cameos including Pam Grier… and that did it for me.

Remember, there are definitely spoilers. No plot will be spared. Either watch the movie before you listen to the podcast or listen to the podcast and avoid the suffering that might happen if you should actually watch the movie.

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About Jimmy Terror

Dr. Jimmy Terror, more commonly known as James P. Harris, has been “writing your eyes” shut since 2010 with his horror themed blog, Dr. Terror’s Blog of Horrors (whose name is a play on words derived from the Amicus film, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors). In the early 2000’s he fronted the band The Vaudeville Vampires, a short-lived "Horrorabilly" band which saw the creation of a catalog of horror related songs before disbanding (with only one, six song demo ever being produced and distributed). He has had only one on screen appearance to date in the horror short, Ocean Parkway, as maniacal, gloved killer with a hair fetish. Having done some un-credited, behind the scenes work in some low budget genre pictures, he is currently working on his first foray into screenwriting with a demonic, retro gore entry that pays homage to Lucio Fulci, Dario Argento as well as other Italian masters of the genre.
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