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Last year's Halloween Special was the longest episode to date, and a little under half the running time of this one. So the 2014 Halloween Special has to be 7 1/2 hours. There's no two ways about it.

John Keogh's name accidentally got cut out of the final thank yous I tagged on the end so I have to thank him here:
Thanks John, and thanks everybody who came on the show, you guys are amazing.

Gonna have to say this: I've enjoyed this series for a while, but y'all got my undying love just for this episode.

Love the multiple Flight of the Navigator references.

Awesome episode. You guys are making me watch all of the Apocalypse Trilogy this evening (and hunt down Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live, neither of which I've ever seen).

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


This was fucking glorious.

You should totally do it every week.

Y'all delightful.

Thank you.

Such a great episode. I'm very curious about how Sean and Tucker personally rank/list the Carpenter films they've seen.

1. The Thing
2. Assault on Precinct 13
3. Halloween
4. Escape from New York
5. They Live
6. In The Mouth of Madness

The others that I've seen don't really rate for me in a competitive way--is Escape from LA better than Vampires or Village of the Damned...unanswerable. The thing about it is--look at those five movies. Except for the Thing, which is an all time piece of brilliance, Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, Escape and They Live are all achievements worth heavy praise. Right now, I'd rank them like that. I could see it changing every couple of weeks.

The Thing > Halloween > Big Trouble > Escape From NY > Prince of Darkness > They Live > Assault > Mouth of Madness > Dark Star > everything else, for me. Could change tomorrow, but the same movies in different order.

Enjoyed hearing details I didn't know about Carp. But what's up with hating on Glory? Denzel has a great arc in this. And it's Natasha Henstridge, not Kinski. That's the chick from Cat People.

Thanks for doing this, folks. Carpenter is a god of film.

I liked how Sean and Tucker's conversation separated the guest segments. All of the guests were great but I especially appreciated Katie's insights and they will add a lot to my next viewing of Escape from New York.

There wasn't much love for The Fog. I think it's a letdown after Halloween and it definitely isn't as great as The Thing but I still feel like it's underrated. Carpenter created a great score and a creepy mood in that one.

I enjoyed Tucker and Nina's thoughts on Village of the Damned but I am still wondering...is it worth watching?

Has anyone seen Body Bags or Someone's Watching Me? I definitely would avoid The Ward because it just doesn't look, feel, or sound like a Carpenter film.

I wanted to hear more of Sean's thoughts about Carpenter's writing collaborators. Debra Hill worked with him on some of his earliest and best work but Carpenter's work after their split is also great.

I would love it if you did a separate podcast about the film Halloween!

Finally, I wanted to share The Thing co-producer Stuart Cohen's blog. He shares some cool behind the scene insights: http://theoriginalfan.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/introduction.html


Brilliant episode. Loved the content, the format...everything. More please.

Most enjoiable episode yet, Mr. Witzke! These are always a joy to listen to.

Again. I saw "They Live" when it opened in the theater. I remember My friend laughing and saying "Jesus, is this fight going to go on for 20 minutes?"


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