06 The Fog (1980)

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Something eerie approaches from the horizon as Cecil Laird of The Horror Show podcast joins Nick and Chris to talk about Carpenter’s 1980 chiller The Fog. Lock your doors, shutter your windows, and pour yourself a drink stiff enough for a priest with a dark secret.

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Media referenced in this episode:

  • The Fog Remake



05B – Elvis (1979)

(Part 2 starts around 1:13:00)

Our humble hero from Tupelo, Mississippi has finally achieved his dreams of music stardom. But will fame and fortune change the boy? Things end up turning out alright for this guy, right? Liz Bradley is back with Nick and Chris for the thrilling conclusion of Carpenter’s 1979 TV mini-series Elvis.

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Media referenced in this episode:

  • The high cost of fame.
  • Universal Studios’ Back to the Future: The Ride.
  • Elvis in Germany
  • Bill Hicks, Who is Charlie Hodge?!
  • Elvis – Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • Elvis vs. Nixon

05A – Elvis (1979)

Liz Bradley returns to The John Carpentcast for Part 1 of Elvis. This ABC TV mini-series was big event television in 1979, and stars Kurt Russell as the titular King and Shelly Winters as his doting mama. Grab a fried peanut butter-banana sandwich and some amphetamines and hear the tale of the man and his music. Join us next week for Part 2.

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Media referenced in this episode:

  • Line reads:
  • Forrest creates controversy (Listen for Kurt Russell doing the voice for Elvis uncredited)
  • Walk Hard trailer


04 Someone’s Watching Me!

This week, Nick and Chris are joined by author and film critic Hal C.F. Astell. The film is a John Carpenter rarity, Someone’s Watching Me!, the 1978 made-for-TV Hitchcockian psycho-thriller, which was widely unavailable to audiences until 2007. Turn down the lights and make sure you’re comfortable behind your telescope to join us for Carpenter’s first foray onto the small screen.
You can check out Hal’s blog at Apocalypse Later Films. Review Hal’s books on Amazon. You also will want to check out the Apocalypse Later International Film Festival, happening this next Saturday October 15, 2016 at Phoenix Center for the Arts.


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Media mentioned during the show:

  • Opening Titles of North by Northwest:
  • Harry Sukman’s Main Theme for Someone’s Watching Me!
  • Rear Window Theatrical Trailer
  • I always feel like…