Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jason goes to Midnites 4 Maniacs and sees a Genuine Tribute to John Carpenter

THEY LIVE (1988): We started with this classic that really seems more relevant every day. John Carpenter, under the guise of an alien invasion movie, made a brilliant critique on how media controls our minds. This should be rewatched frequently. And that fight scene.... Man, that's brutal, but also surprisingly deep. It's got more going for it than just the fact that he has one of the best wrestling heels of all time as his hero. RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper, with this movie you've made the world a better place.

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976): A brilliant little no-budget B-movie with horror, tension, drama, acting. On the last day of a police station's operation, a rookie cop has to hold off an invasion from a psychotic gang who are after a man who killed one of theirs after they killed his daughter. Complicating things is that a ruthless criminal is locked up there after car trouble caused a deviation from their planned transport route. And that ruthless bastard might be the only guy who can help them survive the assault. Excellent flick.

Total Running Time: 405,867

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