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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 23 – The Ward, The Anti-Carpenter!!!

The Ward is not a John Carpenter movie in the sense that it has very little of his typical finger prints on it. You won’t find a big synth based JC score (he’s getting too old in his own words). … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 22 – Masters of Horrors Pro-Life (Leave Your Politics at the Door)

When you hear a title like Pro-Life and know that the man behind the lens is John Carpenter what might you imagine you’re about to see? We know John’s a pretty political fella whose work features many a social criticisms … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 21 – Cigarette Burns are Not Just For Tyler Durden

Funny thing about the term/concept “cigarette burns”, I always associate it with that scene in Fight Club or Tyler Durden is finding the reel markers in films and splicing  scenes of pornography into kids films. I suppose the term cigarette … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 19 – Of James Woods and VAMPIRES

So you say that the entire later half of John Carpenter’s career is a wash… You didn’t like Escape from L.A. no matter how fun it was and no matter how seriously you weren’t supposed to take it. You like … Continue reading

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

There 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 … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 17 – Remake of the Damned

In this installment of the John Carpenter retrospective series Shawn and Jeff tackle what might be arguably the worst John Carpenter movie ever made (that would include Memoirs of an Invisible man even though Carpenter disowned it). Village of the … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Retro: Ep 16 – In The Mouth of Sam Neill… or Madness

In the Mouth of Madness probably isn’t a movie that you typically associate with John Carpenter. I’m sure you think of The Thing or Halloween first and foremost, but I urge you to make this connection now. Jeff Konopka and … Continue reading

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