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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series! In this episode, Jeff and James take a look back at the past year and discuss their thoughts on the Retrospective Series (and all of the films) in its entirity.

In addition to reflecting on the series, and Carpenter's body of work and career, Jeff and James rank all 23 of the Director's films - from least favorite to favorite - providing anecdotes on each and why they placed it where they did on their list. If you want full reviews and info on a particular film, you can go back and check out the individual episode.

After their epic countdown, the boys list off the Top 15 John Carpenter Films as chosen by the podcast listeners. Some of the picks may surprise you...

Additionally, stay tuned for an announcement regarding the next upcoming Retrospective Series!

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Direct download: JCRS-24-SeriesWrapUp.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series! In this episode, Jeff and James undertake the monumental task of discussing Carpenter's most recent film, The Ward.

Is Carpenter's "return" to filmmaking a successful one? What lengths has James gone to to see naked people in movies? How many times was Jeff forced to sit through this movie? More importantly, how can we discuss this film and end the series on a positive note?!

Find the answers to these questions here - along with talk of the film's production history, themes and plot point, reception, its place in Carpenter's career, and whether or not it's worth your time.

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Direct download: JCRS-23-TheWard.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff and James move on to Carpenter's second entry in Showtime's Masters Of Horror series, Pro-Life. Can Carpenter match the quality of his last film? Is there an actual political message behind the movie? Does James actually use the term "innocent-looking abortion clinic"? Find the answers to these questions here - along with talk of the film's production history, themes and plot point, reception, its place in Carpenter's career, and whether or not it's worth your time.

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Direct download: JCRS-22-ProLife.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00pm EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff and James tackle Carpenter's first entry in Showtime's Masters Of Horror series, Cigarette Burns.Is this a return to form for Carpenter, or was he just phoning it in? Does working with a much smaller budget on a Cable TV schedule hurt the quality of the film? Does Norman Reedus make out with Udo Keir? Find the answers to these questions here - along with talk of the film's production history, themes and plot point, reception, its place in Carpenter's career, and whether or not it's worth your time.

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Direct download: JCRS-21-CigaretteBurns.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 9:54am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff and James show their commitment to the series by getting deep into Carpenter's 2001 film, Ghosts Of Mars. How many caps did Ice Cube peel? Is Pam Grier playing a transexual again, or is she just a lesbian? More importantly, where are scenes with Natasha Henstridge in her underwear? Find the answers to these questions here - along with talk of the film's production history, themes and plot point, reception, its place in Carpenter's career, and whether or not it's worth your time.

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Direct download: JCRS-20-GhostsOfMars.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 3:06pm EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff and James delve deep into Carpenter's 1998 film, VAMPIRES. Is this a return to form for carpenter? Can the bady guy from KARATE KID III actually be menacing? More importantly, how many crew members did James Woods beat up on set? Find the answers inside - along with talk of the film's production history, themes and plot point, reception, and its place in Carpenter's career.

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Direct download: JCRS-19-Vampires.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 10:40am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, your host Jeff Konopka is joined by James Harris to dissect Carpenter's 1996 film, Escape From LA. Is it a remake or a sequel? More importantly, is it worth your time? Discussion includes talk of the film's production history, its themes and plot points. its reception, and its place in Carpenter's career.

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Direct download: JCRS-18-EscapeFromLA.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 9:50pm EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, your host Jeff Konopka is joined by Shawn Savage to dissect Carpenter's 1995 remake of Village of the Damned. Discussion includes talk of the film's production history, its themes and plot points. its reception, and its place in Carpenter's career.

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Direct download: JCRS-VillageOfTheDamned.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 6:48pm EST
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"Do you read Sutter Cane?"

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle the Director's 1995 film, In The Mouth Of Madness. Discussion includes a full review of the film and its themes, along with notes on its production history, reception, and its place in popular culture and Carpenter's filmography. Tune in... but don't blame us if you lose your mind!

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Direct download: JCRS-16-InTheMouthOfMadness.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle the Director's 1993 anthology film, Body Bags. Discussion includes an in-depth review of Carpenter's segments in the film, as well as commentary on its production history and its place in Carpenter's career.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Direct download: JCRS-15-BodyBags.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle the Director's infamous 1992 film, Memoirs Of An Invisible Man. Discussion includes an in-depth review of the film, as well as commentary on its production history, its initial reception, and its place in Carpenter's career and in popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Warning! This podcast contains major spoilers for the film...Watch before you listen!

Direct download: JCRS-14-MemoirsOfAnInvisibleMan.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1988 film, They Live. Discussion includes an in-depth review of the film, its themes, and its relevance in modern popular culture. Also covered are the film's production history, its reception, and its place in Carpenter's filmography.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Direct download: JCRS-13-TheyLive.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1987 film, Prince Of Darkness. Discussion includes their thoughts on the film, its themes, and its place in Carpenters filmography/career and pop culture.

Get your Quantum Theory on!

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Direct download: JCRS-12-PrinceOfDarkness.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1986 film, Big Trouble In Little China. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Direct download: JCRS-11-BigTroubleInLittleChina.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 10 - Starman (1984)

"Get Ready. Company's Coming."

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1984 effort, Starman. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email to podcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

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Direct download: JCRS-10-Starman.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 09 - Christine (1983)

"Body by Plymouth. Soul by Satan."

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Jesse (@DestroySuperman) tackle Carpenter's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's Christine. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email to podcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

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Direct download: JCRS-09-Christine.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 08 - The Thing (1982)

"Man Is The Warmest Place To Hide."

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and James (@DrJimmyTerror) tackle Carpenter's seminal 1982 remake of the 50's Sci-Fi classic, The Thing. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email to podcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

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Direct download: JCRS-08-TheThing.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 07 - Escape From New York (1981)

"1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane."

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1981 Action/Sci-Fi classic, Escape From New York. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

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Warning! This podcast contains major spoilers for the film...Watch before you listen!

Direct download: JCRS-07-EscapeFromNewYork.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 12:00am EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 06 - The Fog (1980)

"It Is Night. It Is Cold. It Is Coming."

Welcome back for another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1980 classic, The Fog. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Direct download: JCRS-06-TheFog.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 1:28pm EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 05 - Elvis (1979)

Welcome to another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1979 television biopic, Elvis. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

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Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email to podcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

Direct download: JCRS-05-Elvis.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 2:30pm EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 04 - Someone's Watching Me! (1978)

Welcome to another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) tackle Carpenter's 1978 television film, Someone's Watching Me! Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes.

Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email topodcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

Direct download: JCRS-04-Someones_Watching_Me.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 2:30pm EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 03 - Halloween (1978)

"LA's Deadliest Street Gang Just Declared War On The Cops."

Welcome to another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) is joined by special guest Ben Scrivens, the mad genius behind the kick ass horror shirt company Fright-Rags (@FrightRags), to discuss Carpenter's 1978 breakthrough - and horror classic - Halloween! Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email topodcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

Direct download: JCRS-03-Halloween.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 2:00pm EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 02 - Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

"LA's Deadliest Street Gang Just Declared War On The Cops."

Welcome to another episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Shawn (@TheLiberalDead) are joined by guest Justin LaLiberty to discuss 1976's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13. Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

If you are looking to pick up the film, you can help support the show by Purchasing or Renting the film from Amazon.

And, as always, if you want to drop us a line to let us know what you think of this episode, or you just want to give us feedback on the podcast in general. please send an email topodcast (at) liberaldead (dot) com.

Direct download: JCRS-02-AssaultOnPrecinct13.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
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John Carpenter Retrospective: Episode 01 - Dark Star (1974)

"Bombed Out In Space With A Spaced Out Bomb!"

Welcome to the first episode of The Liberal Dead's John Carpenter Retrospective Podcast Series!

In this episode, Jeff (@Jeff_FOTD) and Kristy are joined by special guest Daniel Griffith to tackle Carpenter's 1974 debut classic, Dark Star. Griffith is extra-qualified for the job, as he is the director/producer of "Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star," a full length feature documentary on the film... Discussion includes thoughts on the film, its history, and its place in the Director's career and popular culture.

If streaming isn't your thing, you may Download the MP3 Directly here or Subscribe Via iTunes. Also, iTunes listeners: Please take a moment to leave us a rating/review, and we will share it on an upcoming podcast!

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Direct download: JCRS-01-DarkStar.mp3
Category:John Carpenter Retrospective -- posted at: 3:00pm EST
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