Episode 54 – John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy Part Deux

Download Episode!On the latest epsiode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David tackle the complicated themes and ideas behind the last two films in John Carpenter’s loose Apocalypse Trilogy, Prince of Darkness (1987) and In the Mouth of Madness (1995); they confront religion vs science, reality vs magic, and the power of writing in general. Hold on…

Episode 53 – Call Me Snake

Download Episode!On the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David go over John Carpenter’s 1981 classic Escape from New York, and it’s less-revered sequel 1996’s Escape from L.A. And of course we go over what we believed influenced Carpenter in his approach to both films. We get topical on current political topics that we feel…

Episode 49 – They Live, We Sleep

Download Episode!Welcome to the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David decide to tackle John Carpenter’s classic film from 1988 They Live, as well as discuss the material from which it was adapted, Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O’Clock In The Morning. Warning: This is a rambling discussion, in which other films are brought…

Man is the Warmest Place to Hide – Episode 26

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss John W. Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?” and it’s film adaptations: 1951’s The Thing from Another World, 1982’s John Carpenter’s The Thing, and (briefly) 2011’s The Thing (prequel to Carpenter’s film). We also discuss the audio short story “The Things” by Peter Watts, which explores the events of John Carpenter’s…