03 Halloween

This week on The John Carpentcast, Nick and Chris are joined by actor/producer Liz Manning to talk about John Carpenter’s 1978 game-changing horror masterpiece Halloween. It’s almost that special time of year, why not turn down the lights and kick it off right?


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  • I (Nick) paraphrased a Bill Hicks bit from his special Sane Man about Drunk Driving in the 70s to the point of possible plagiarism. I meant to attribute it in the moment but didn’t. It’s a funny thought, but it was not my thought, it’s Bill’s.
  • 70s Van Culture.
  • The Thing From Another World.
  • “And they settled on ‘Raw Meat’?!”
  • Forbidden Planet 1950s Electronic Soundtrack.
  • The Message (1976), the film about the early days of Islam that Moustapha Akkad was producing when he was approached by Carpenter about Halloween.
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02 Assault on Precinct 13

This week, Nick & Chris are joined by film critic Bill Pierce to talk about John Carpenter’s 1976 shoot-em-up action-thriller ‘Assault on Precinct 13’. This one is especially boozy, so why not have a few while you listen to join in?
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