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SR Ep. 9: Big Trouble In Little China

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Shawn of Cheap Seat Reviews to discuss just one of John Carpenter’s 80’s cult classics, ’Big Trouble In Little China’!

SR Ep. 9: Big Trouble In Little China

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Shawn of Cheap Seat Reviews to discuss just one of John Carpenter’s 80’s cult classics, ’Big Trouble In Little China’!  Carpenter reunites with Kurt Russell to bring us the subversive take on the buddy action comedy.  Carpenter had wanted to make a martial arts film for years and provides his own spin on the genre.  Misunderstood at its time, but still very much a product of its time, ‘Big Trouble’ found its audience thanks to home video.  But how do things hold up these 35+ years on? Well, remember what all Jack Burton says, “ScreenRun is back with a new episode and we’re talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.”

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SR Ep. 8: Starman

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Megan Kearns of Spoilerpiece Theatre to discuss John Carpenter’s sci-fi romance, ‘Starman’.

SR Ep. 8: Starman

On this episode of ScreenRun while you enjoy an extra long musical intro, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Megan Kearns of Spoilerpiece Theatre to discuss John Carpenter’s sci-fi romance, ‘Starman’.  A story as old as time, true love sweethearts torn apart by one of their deaths, alien gets shot down, clones body of dead sweetheart, and then takes other sweetheart on a road trip to meet up with his alien buddies, then fall in love.  Carpenter continues his hard left turn out of violent, gory horror.  Does his attempt to spread love, peace, and understanding win over your intrepid hosts? Listen on to find out!

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SR Ep. 7: Christine

On this episode of Screen Run, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Lindsay Washburn to discuss 'Christine'!

SR Ep. 7: Christine

On this episode of Screen Run, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Ms. Lindsay Washburn of The Lindsay Washburn YouTube show and The Bad Movie Night show to discuss everyone’s favorite sentient car not named KITT.  It’s John Carpenter’s ‘Christine’. The car with an attitude that’s itching for a chance to run you down.  After the disappointing returns and negative feedback of the now classic ‘The Thing’, Carpenter dials back the gore and violence for a haunted car movie that’s grown into a cult classic. Right?

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SR Ep. 6: The Thing

On this episode of Screen Run, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Scalzo’s The First Run co-host, Matt Howell to discuss ‘The Thing’.

SR Ep. 6: The Thing

On this episode of Screen Run, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Scalzo’s The First Run co-host, Matt Howell to discuss ‘The Thing’. Considered to be John Carpenter’s masterpiece, his reimagining of the original source material was considered a disappointment upon its release in 1982. It has since been recognized as one of the greatest horror films of all time. Does it still hold up? Of course it does.  But it’s still a fun conversation!  

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SR Ep. 5: Escape From New York

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Joe Buttice of Reel Spoilers to discuss the 80’s classic, ‘Escape From New York’.

SR Ep. 5: Escape From New York

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Joe Buttice of Reel Spoilers to discuss the 80’s classic, ‘Escape From New York’.  Kurt Russell is Snake Plissken, a rogue special ops WWIII hero who’s arrested and pressed into duty to rescue the captured President from within the penal colony that is New York City!  Can Snake rescue President Donald Pleasance in time? Does John Carpenter continue his winning streak? And how many earrings does Lee Van Cleef have anyway? All this and more on another kick-butt episode of ScreenRun (to be read in heavy breathed Snake voice)!

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SR Ep. 4: The Fog

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Darren Lundberg of NostalgiaCast to discuss John Carpenter’s follow-up to ‘Halloween’, ‘The Fog’.

Episode Notes

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Darren Lundberg of NostalgiaCast to discuss John Carpenter’s follow-up to ‘Halloween’, ‘The Fog’. The ghost/revenge story of a doomed ship full of ill folks desperate to find a place to settle, and the townsfolk that done them wrong. While the film didn’t repeat the runaway success of his prior film, ‘The Fog’ was a hit and to this day carries a warm, wet, sea-faring affection for its fans and has become a cult classic. 40+ years later, how does this deceptively simple ghost story hold up?

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SR Ep. 3: Halloween

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Shawn of the SIVAKO: Road to Avatar podcast to discuss the seminal slasher, John Carpenter’s classic ‘Halloween’.

SR Ep. 3: Halloween

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo are joined by Shawn of the SIVAKO: Road to Avatar podcast to discuss the seminal slasher, John Carpenter’s classic ‘Halloween’.  Carpenter delivers THE genre-defining slasher with the introduction of Michael Myers and the slaughter of some babysitters.  Were there similar films before? Sure.  But Carpenter and crew define the genre and establish the template that would influence filmmakers and horror fans forever. After all this time though, could all that talk just be hyperbole? (Come on, no.  But it’s a hell of a lot of fun to revisit and discuss this horror classic!)

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SR Ep. 2: Assault On Precinct 13

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Jason of the podcasting behemoth, Binge Movies to discuss John Carpenter’s ‘Assault On Precinct 13’.

SR Ep. 2: Assault On Precinct 13

On this episode of ScreenRun, The Lady Wan and Chris are joined by Jason of the podcasting behemoth, Binge Movies to discuss John Carpenter’s ‘Assault On Precinct 13’.  After a father takes revenge by killing the gang leader that murdered his daughter, he seeks refuge in a police station that’s closing down. It’s up to the remaining staff and a cast of criminals stuck overnight after their transportation broke down during their transfer to a new prison.  Can our heroes, of them reluctant, survive the ‘Assault On Precinct 13’?!?  With Carpenter fully in control of the reigns with a little bit of cash deliver the promise shown in ‘Dark Star’? And how cool a name is Napoleon Wilson anyway?

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ScreenRun Bonus: The First Run w/The Lady Wan

Chris made a big editing oopsie so our Assault On Precinct 13 episode is delayed a week. In the interim, enjoy some Wan/Scalzo classic.

ScreenRun Bonus: The First Run w/The Lady Wan

Hey there ScreenRun fans!  Chris Scalzo here.  So, funny story.  I messed up the editing of this week’s episode, so unfortunately, we’re going to be delayed a week.  To help ease the pain and make sure you get your Lady Wan fix, I’ve uploaded her guest appearance on my other show, The First Run.  Wan joined me to discuss ‘In The Heights’ and ‘The Lady In The Window’.  We also did a Top 5 focusing on films that could be improved by being a musical.  So enjoy this brief apologetic interlude and we’ll see you next week! As always complaints and commendations can be sent to screenrunfun@gmail.com.

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SR Ep. 1: Dark Star

Welcome back to all you ScreenRun cuties out there! We’re back for Season 3 featuring the cinematic works of THE John Carpenter.

SR Ep. 1: Dark Star

Welcome back to all you ScreenRun cuties out there!  We’re back for Season 3 featuring the cinematic works of THE John Carpenter.  First out of the gate is his student film turned big screen feature, ‘Dark Star’!  This is where it all began, with friends Dan O’Bannon, Nick Castle, Tommy Lee Wallace and more!  The Lady Wan and Chris Scalzo kick off the season with a galactic bang.  Thank you for rejoining us on our latest adventure and be sure to email us at ScreenRunFun@gmail.com!

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Welcome to ScreenRun, the movie podcast that focus each season on one particular director, actor, series, or whatever strained subjects your erstwhile hosts can come up with. Season 4 is all Body Snatchers (or other various body-controlling parasites). So get ready for some spooky, sometimes icky, and always fun discussions!