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April 21, 2021

Episode 516: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Special Guests: Troy Howarth, Tommy Wallace
Guest Co-Hosts: Aaron Peterson, Father Malone

We kick off a two-part discussion of John Carpenter> with a look at his first proper feature film, Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). Father Malone (Dark Destinations) and Aaron Peterson (Hollywood Outsider) join Mike to look at the film and all of its various remakes (Ghosts of Mars, District B13, etc).

Troy Howarth talks about his new books, Assault on the System: The Nonconformist Cinema of John Carpenter, and Tommy Wallace discusses his work on Assault on Precinct 13 as well as many of his follow-up films.

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  1. New 4K restoration of Assault should be hitting theaters by the end of the year. :)

  2. This was the podcast episode I didn't know I wanted. Excellent deep-dive into the film and the man who made it. Psyched for the Escape from NY pod.

  3. FANTASTIC show, and loved every second. I agree...EFNY ! Street Thunder out.