Tagged: john carpenter

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The Thing

As a creature feature with a lot going for it, it’s a bit difficult to understand why it wasn’t as well received in its day. Listen as we try to answer this question and throw in a few clips of Wilford Brimley’s unmistakable voice.

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She’s not in it much, to be honest, but it was fun discussing this one nonetheless, and her brief performance in it. Hear our balanced take on one of Carpenter’s more mainstream yet less successful films.

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Halloween 3

Fresh off the heels of two commercially successful films starring Michael Meyers, Team John Carpenter took a left turn and decided the Halloween series would be better as an annual holiday-themed horror anthology. And maybe it would have been, had they not led the charge with this turkey.


They Live

Consider the tag line: “You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.” Could a film from the 80’s possibly be more timely today than John Carpenter’s “They Live”?