The John Carpentcast

A weekly film discussion podcast where hosts Nicholas Edward Jones and Christopher R. Smith talk through the filmography of director John Carpenter.
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Nov 25, 2016
Episode Ten: Starman (1984)

Previously on this show, we've talked masked maniacs, dystopian prison colonies, and killer cars - but with all the chaos in the world and the holidays approaching (shudder), why not take a detour toward a gentler side of John Carpenter. This week, Nick and Chris are joined by actress Chelsea Claire to talk about Carpenter's 1984 sci-fi romance Starman. Don't worry, we'll get back to the violence and mayhem next week.

Nov 18, 2016
Episode Nine: Christine (1983)

This week, Nick and Chris are joined by Matthew Robinson of Dark of the Matinee to talk about Carpenter's 1983 film Christine - a simple story of a boy and his evil sentient car. In this one, horror powerhouses John Carpenter and Stephen King team up for one of the nuttier projects for both of them. Does it hold up? Tune in to find out.


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Nov 11, 2016
Episode Eight: The Thing (1982)

This week on The John Carpentcast, Nick and Chris will brave the cold and isolation of the Antarctic along with artist/musician Derk Harron to talk about Carpenter's 1982 sci-fi/horror masterpiece The Thing. Fans have debated for decades about the film's cryptic ending - but we'd really like to hear from you. Is it MacReady or Childs? Neither? Both? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.


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Nov 4, 2016
Episode Seven: Escape from New York (1981)

This week, Dr. Diabolic himself Jeremiah Wilkerson and Heather Lynn Henderson join Nick and Chris for a trip to the Big Apple circa 1997 - you know, when the isle of Manhattan was a dystopian prison colony. It's Carpenter's cult classic 1981 sci-fi action-thriller Escape from New York. Just keep an eye on those floorboards, word is the Crazies are out tonight. Join us in a few weeks, when we'll be revisiting the sequel, Escape from L.A., and... we'll see what happens.


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