The Ward + Darkon

The Ward + Darkon
Podcast: Double Feature
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A day in fantasy to help Eric think he's not crazy. A modern John Carpenter film in The Ward. A familiar director and a band new writer. See...

Posted January 3, 2013
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsDocumentaryYear 5

Episode Notes

A day in fantasy to help Eric think he’s not crazy. A modern John Carpenter film in The Ward. A familiar director and a band new writer. Seeing the style and technique again. Immediately identifiable as modern and 70s. The pulsing heartbeat of John Carpenter. One prolific director’s influence on films of today’s. Where’d the Casio keyboard go? Quick, pretend you were already a fan of Rob Zombie’s latest inspiration. Unnerving commentary. Another visual movie watching experiment you can try at home! Michael overcomes a pet peeve. Sweet Amber Heard. The Id, the Artist, the Seductress, the Aggressor, the Infant and the Protector. Another way to approach the twist. Every horror movie should have one good joke. Break your own rules to create scares. The kill room. Modern violence. A professional crew surrounding amateurs. Filming a documentary as a gift to your subject. The wench from Medieval Times. Humanizing the subject you thought was strange enough to film. A universe where your choices effect everything. Is being born in the wrong time nonsense? Being boring (and other qualities of world leaders). The actual skills Darkon sharpens. In character and out of character. Is it ok to check out from the real world?

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The Ward

The Ward


Released: July 8, 2011
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Director: John Carpenter
Writer: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Darkon

Darkon


Released: March 11, 2006
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Director: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel
Writer: Luke Meyer, Andrew Neel
Starring: Skip Lipman, Kenyon Wells, Daniel McArthur, Rebecca Thurmond

As swords are raised and the battlefield air flows thick with tension, the participants in a full-scale role-playing game called Darkon shed their mundane identities to assume the role of warrior knight, mystical wizard, or fierce maiden

 
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