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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Saturday, December 25, 2010


"I don't give a fuck about your war... or your president."

John Carpenter was one of the best directors throughout the 1980's.  It's too bad the quality of his movies went on a pretty sharp decline as that decade ended.  This one was made right in his best period and although it's not a horror film it's still one of my favs.  I've seen it at least 10 times now and I always find it entertaining.  There's not a whole lot of other action type films I could say that about.  The strength is in the amazing cast.  Of course you have Kurt Russell doing his cool mother-fucker anti-hero act, Donald Pleasence as the president, Isaac Hayes as the bad-ass bad guy, plus Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Atkins and Adrienne Barbeau's awesome cleavage!  On top of that you have a simplistic but highly effective soundtrack by Carpenter.  If you forget the crappy sequel I think this one still holds up, especially when compared to the sorry excuses for entertainment that current action films are. 

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