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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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)
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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
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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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Memoirs of an Invisible Man • TCS-013
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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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They Live • TCS-012
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: Wait, a Pickle?!


Chris & Jacob discuss John Carpenter’s final film of the 80’s – They Live!  You don’t have to listen, but we’re giving you a choice: either put on this podcast or start eatin’ that trash can!


SHOW NOTES

00:01:09 – Prince of Darkness: Revisited
00:08:36 – Review – They Live
00:50:09 – Beer Pairing: Miller High Life by Miller Brewing Company
“I Will Always Be Yours” – Ben Rector
00:55:27 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Prince of Darkness • TCS-002 (re-broadcast)
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: Stop Trying to make ‘P.o.D’ Happen!


The Dudes descend to the seventh layer of the cinema to review Prince of Darkness! Is the second film in John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy” a heck of a good time – or does it deserve to stay buried in the bowels of movie hell (a.k.a. the $5 bin at Walmart)? *PLUS* Chris picks up a sour blonde…we’re talking about beer, BTW.


SHOW NOTES

00:01:41 – Review – Prince of Darkness
00:18:22 – SPOILERS – Prince of Darkness
00:35:56- Beer Pairing: Mariposa Sour Ale by Almanac Beer Company
“Ghoul School” – Dragon Inn 3
00:39:40 – Really Rad Recommendations

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Big Trouble in Little China • TCS-011
The Carpenter Shop

 
 

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or: The Important Thing With Tank Tops is Layering


Chris & Jacob climb aboard the Pork-Chop Express as Kurt Russell re-teams with John Carpenter – this time as a mindless motor-mouthed truck driver in Big Trouble in Little China! While out on the long haul, The Dudes pick up a drifter named Maxx Crawford and offer him a ride in exchange for his six demon bag full Big Trouble knowledge. This comedy-thriller-kung fu movie is a certified cult classic, but how does it stack up against the rest of the Carpenter cannon?

PLUS! Chris pairs with Big Trouble with a beer guaranteed to make you feel kinda invincible, Maxx confesses to watching the same movie every day for the past months and tells us all about his college roommate, Dirt, and The Dudes face the toughest Class of the Carpenter challenge to date with an all-out Kurt Russell Tussle.


SHOW NOTES

00:03:25 – Review – Big Trouble in Little China
00:56:01 – Beer Pairing: Pappy Burleson by Anthem Brewing Company
“Banana Ghost” – Man Man
01:01:04 – Really Rad Recommendations

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