Ranking the John Carpenter Films

UPDATED: 10/24/2022

There is nothing I could say about John Carpenter that could be better put than what Martin Scorsese said about him:

Still Need to Watch: Dark Star, In the Mouth of Madness, Memoirs of an Invisible Man

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 80: The Thing

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

A contender to Heat‘s crown as ‘possibly the best film we’ve ever covered’ has entered the arena. Is this the most handsome any man has ever looked? What happened in the prequel? How will Matt find a way to make this about Batman? Let’s find out!

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Pantheon Plus – John Carpenter Month: Christine

Jerome and Brian narrow avoided being run over by an evil car to provide their thoughts on Christine. They talk about Stephen King’s crappy endings and why a car is the most well developed character in the movie.

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Pantheon Plus – John Carpenter Month: The Thing

Jerome and Brian discuss one of John Carpenter’s most iconic and best movies, 1982’s The Thing. Not only is this an outstanding horror movie, it’s a great showcase for Kurt Russell and a stellar group of character actors. Hopefully, Jerome and Brian can recover from their own paranoid to finish this podcast.

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Pantheon Plus – John Carpenter Month: The Fog

Jerome and Brian cover 1980’s The Fog, a John Carpenter joint that disappointed the hosts. They discuss what works and what doesn’t. Maybe not their favorite but next week is The Thing!

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Pantheon Plus – John Carpenter Month: Assault on Precinct 13

Jerome and Brian begin John Carpenter month by discussing a very good 1976 film in Assault on Precinct 13. John Carpenter can direct and put together a great score! Who knew?

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Pantheon Plus – Autumn Apocalypse: Escape from New York

Jerome and Brian are in a post-apocalypse (metaphorical or literal is up to your interpretation) as they discuss Kurt Russell’s first important adult role and John Carpenter at the peak of his powers post Halloween. Let’s go back to a scary version of 1997 which may or may not be worse than 2020.

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