As a kid I was a bit obsessed with Frank Doubleday as Romero, he stole every scene. it took me years to find out his actual name and the name of the character, he's also the guy that shoots the kid in Assault On Precinct 13
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:13 (two years ago) Permalink
Holy shit. I'd never made that connection before! I can't stand that scene though, even though it's what sets everything in motion.
― how's life, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:40 (two years ago) Permalink
don't order the vanilla, kid!
― wizzz! (amateurist), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 13:06 (two years ago) Permalink
This is my favorite carpenter OST right now. So krautfully delightful.
I liked but was vexed by PoD when I watched it w couple of years ago. I wanna see it again. I like jarringly quiescent genre stories. I'm a huge fan of In The Mouth Of Madness (not that it's quiescent but it's late carpenter that no one mentioned)
― banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:07 (two years ago) Permalink
Yeah, much prefer In The Mouth of Madness to boring old Prince of Darkness (tho POD has a mildly interesting commentary track where Carpenter sometimes seems quite irritated by his co-commentator Peter Jason).
― sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 14:20 (two years ago) Permalink
PoD is frustrating, so many of the main roles are taken by bland, soapy actors which is a real shame as it has a couple of genuinely great bits, the 'this is not a dream' transmission sequences, the guy with the wobbly voice who says 'pray for death' then his head falls off cause he's made of bugs , the old homeless lady licking the Priest's hands.
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:36 (two years ago) Permalink
But PoD does look really great in HD and the soundtrack is just a really menacing, slow building bassline with some ornamentation.
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 15:41 (two years ago) Permalink
PoD definitely foreshadows the later truly incompetent films
nevertheless it is transmitting from the year one... nine... nine... nine
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:21 (two years ago) Permalink
flipped through Ghosts of Mars last night on youtube due to this thread. had never dared before. it is pretty bad.
>also when the one alien ghost is screaming on the hill like BAAGAAWUGGALAAAAAA, that was great
― Milton Parker, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:26 (two years ago) Permalink