The Ward • TCS-018
The Carpenter Shop

 
 
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or: Sleep Tight, Sugar


It’s the end of an era! Chris & Jake wrap up their epic journey into John Carpenter’s colossal canon with a surprising little gem. PLUS! We’ve got a big announcement for the next War Starts at Midnight limited series.


SHOW NOTES

00:08:18 – Review – The Ward
00:50:23 – Beer Pairing: Wake Up Dead Nitro by Left Hand Brewing Company
“Drive” – Ben Rector
00:56:53 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Ghosts of Mars • TCS-017
The Carpenter Shop

 
 
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or: Something, Something, Megazord


Jacob & Chris drill deeper into the core of John Carpenter’s filmography to discuss The Master’s penultimate film.


SHOW NOTES

00:02:15 – Review – Ghosts of Mars
00:50:30 – Beer Pairing: Karbachtoberfest by Karbach Brewing Co
“What Kind of World Are You Living In?” – Dragon Inn 3
00:55:31 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 75 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Reissue)
War Starts at Midnight

 
 

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or: I Can’t Believe Luke Didn’t Kill All of the Bad Guys With a Light-Sword for Three Hours


Surprise! While conducting some much-needed post-holiday-hibernation housekeeping, we found this entire long-lost review of Space Bear Star Wars: The Last Jedi. By now, you’ve already heard every hot take imaginable for this film – but where are all of the cinephile nerds diving into the relationships between The Last Jedi and the late work of John Ford and Akira Kurosawa? Right here, of course!


SHOW NOTES

00:03:21 – Review – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:07:49 – SPOILERS – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
00:44:43 – Beer Pairing: Christmas Bomb! 2017 by Prairie Artisan Ales
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Halloween (2018) • TCS-016
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: A Brief Introduction to All of the John Carpenter Lagniappe We Have to Offer


It’s finally here! A brand new Halloween film … and more importantly – a brand new John Carpenter score! The Dudes review David Gordon Green’s Halloween (the direct sequel to John Carpenter’s Halloween that has absolutely nothing to do with Rob Zombie’s Halloween), play Score the Score, and somehow find a way to connect The Lego Batman Movie to Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. PLUS Chris pairs this stylish slasher with a dark and boozy beer doubles down on the sweetness and bite.


SHOW NOTES

00:05:32 – Review – Halloween (2018)
00:16:42 – SPOILERS – Halloween (2018)
00:49:46 – Beer Pairing: Curmudgeon’s Better Half by Founders Brewing Co.
“Backstabber” – Dragon Inn 3
00:55:28 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Halloween (1978) • TCS-005 (Reissue)
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: All the parents are goin’ away.
All the teenagers are babysittin’.
And all the former child murders are murderin’.


We’ve reached the end of an era. With this episode, we can no longer endlessly taunt Jake for one of the most shameful cinematic sins ever confessed on the War Starts at Midnight and The Carpenter Shop, because today Jake finally watched John Carpenter’s Halloween!  Listen as we analyze this indie horror juggernaut, discuss the what does (or doesn’t) make The Master of Horror a certified auteur and debate who would win in a fight to the death between R.J. MacReady and The Shape (aka Michael Myers.)


SHOW NOTES

00:03:39 – Review – Halloween
Clash of the Carpenter – VOTE: Reigning Champion R.J. MacReady vs. The Shape (Michael Myers)
00:49:34 – Beer Pairing: Oktoberfest by Saint Arnold Brewing Company
“Keep it Low” – Generationals
01:10:11 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Vampires • TCS-015
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: Campires


Jacob & Chris hunt down the final movie in John Carpenter’s rocky 90s filmography and find out if it’s a hidden gem or a plague on the entire Carpenter Canon. With a name like Vampires, this has gotta be right in The Master of Horror’s wheelhouse, right?


SHOW NOTES

00:02:56 – Review – John Carpenter’s Vampires
00:48:00 – Beer Pairing: Steel Reserve 211 High Gravity Lager by The Steel Brewing Company (aka Miller)
“Days Alone” – Generationals
00:53:30 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Village of the Damned • TCS-014
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: Come on, Garry!


The Dudes discuss yet another horror remake by John Carpenter …but is it another hidden gem buried deep in The Master’s 90s filmography? Or are we left wondering why exactly John Carpenter’s name rests above the title?


SHOW NOTES

00:03:02 – Review – Village of the Damned
00:40:58 – Beer Pairing: Golden One by Anthem Brewing Co.
“Club Sauce” – Dragon Inn 3
00:44:34 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 82 – Road House
War Crimes

 
 

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or: I Used to Butt-Chug Beers Like You in Prison


The Dudes are joined once again by Maxx Crawford to discuss Chris’s War Crime/Maxx’s favorite movie of all time – Road House! *PLUS* we create our own rules for the Road House drinking game and Chirs highlights a double IPA that you should try next time you visit the Double Deuce.


SHOW NOTES

00:03:22 – Review – Road House
00:26:46 – Beer Pairing: Citra Ass Down by Against the Grain Brewery
“Shiggy feat. KeithCharles” – Sports
00:31:20 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man • TCS-013
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: This Whole Premise is Sweaty


Jacob and Chris fight off delirium in a late night discussion of John Carpenter’s first film of the 90s, Memoirs of an Invisible Man. PLUS! Chris pairs this perplexing picture with a confoundingly clear beer and Jake revisits a noir classic.


SHOW NOTES

00:01:16 – The John Carpenter News Wire
00:10:31 – Review – Memoirs of an Invisible Man
00:49:50 – Beer Pairing: Any IPA by Springdale Beer (in collaboration with Against the Grain Brewery)
“Bad Boy” – Dragon Inn 3
00:56:35 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Episode 80 – Being There
War Crimes

 
 

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or: Very Subtle Hilarity Ensues


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Special guest and Fantasy Movie League royalty Phil Lucia (aka School of Rock) joins Chris & Jacob in the War Bunker to discuss a personal War Crime, Hal Ashby’s Being There.


SHOW NOTES

00:03:36 – Review – Being There
00:23:57 – SPOILERS – Being There
00:45:41 – Beer Pairing: Hazelnut Brown Nectar by Rogue Ales
“Good Light” – Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
00:49:32 – Really Rad Recommendations

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