Episode 55: Neon Escalators and Things: Part 2

, with special guest:

0055 John Carpenter 2This week’s episode, dear listeners, is the second half of our John Carpenter discussion! And, of course, returning from last week is Master of Carpentry, Noel Thingvall!

As you can probably tell from our diction during this episode, Melissa and Windy had a whole litany of drinks coursing through their veins while recording. If you care to join in, Fox Barrel Pear Cider and Great Lakes Brewing Company Burning River beer are recommended.

Show notes behind the cut!

John Carpenter movies mentioned:
Escape from New York (1981)
The Thing (1982)
Christine (1983)
Starman (1984)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Prince of Darkness (1987)
They Live (1988)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
Body Bags (1993)
In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
Village of the Damned (1995)
Escape from L.A. (1996)
Vampires (1998)
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Masters of Horror – Cigarette Burns, Pro-Life
The Ward (2010)

Other movies mentioned:
Philadelphia Experiment
Quatermass and the Pit
Assault on Precinct 13 (remake)
Nest of Wasps (Nid de Guipes)
The Raid
The Fog (remake)
Boondock Saints

People mentioned:
John Carpenter
Kurt Russell
Stephen King
Dean Cundey
Jeff Bridges
Victor Wong
Nigel Kneale
Rowdy Roddy Piper
H. P. Lovecraft
Edgar Allen Poe
Robert E. Howard
Debra Hill


Reel Education recently did a very in-depth podcast about The Thing:

Junkfood Cinema recently did a fantastic deconstruction of In the Mouth of Madness:

Links to Noel’s other projects:
I Love Hate Remakes
Monthly Midnight Movie Exchange
Masters of Carpentry
The Noel Network

1 comment

  1. Yay, Noel! You guys did great!

    (Yes, I’m a month late on this. Life got in the way of podcast listening, dagnabbit…)

    Whatever he may do in the future, or not, Carpenter gave us Precinct 13, The Thing, Starman, and Little China. Nobody can claim that he hasn’t provided some stellar, memorable, delightful, and occasionally creepy-as-hell bits of moviemaking for the ages. Hats off to John Carpenter.

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