Forty years after Michael Myers appeared on-screen for the first time, he came home again in a direct sequel to the 1978 original. Halloween from 2018 had a lot of hype, but was the payoff equal to the buildup?
The Shape is still on the loose, so chris and Joey have returned to Haddonfield on Halloween night to discuss the second film in the franchise, Halloween II from 1981.
In part one of The Last Theater’s franchise retrospective of Halloween, chris and Joey discuss the near-perfect original from 1978, John Carpenter’s Halloween.
We have reached the end, the end of it all. Join chris and Joey as they discuss the final film in John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy, In the Mouth of Madness! With such great movies to live up to, can In the Mouth of Madness live up to the standard set by The Thing and Prince of Darkness, or does the world finally end with a whimper? Listen as we share our thoughts in episode 21 of the Last Theater podcast!
Join chris and Joey as they discuss the second part of John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy,” Prince of Darkness! With its focus on blurring the lines between science and religion, Prince of Darkness is a movie that touches on some deep philosophical ideas while still giving viewers plenty of murder and scares. But do those scares (and the special effects) hold up over thirty years later? Listen and find out!
Deriving its terror from over-the-top body horror as well as unnerving psychological uncertainty, The Thing is an absolute classic. It is a movie that works on multiple levels and contains themes that run deeper than casual viewers might realize. Join chris and Joey in episode 19 of the Last Theater on the Left Podcast as they begin their journey into John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy with a look at 1982’s The Thing!