EFC II #113 – Halloween (1978)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#113 – Halloween (1978)
Dir. John Carpenter
Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Charles Cyphers, Kyle Richards, Brian Andrews, John Michael Graham, Nancy Stephens, Arthur Malet, Mickey Yablans, Brent Le Page

The one hundred and thirteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Carpenter’s exercise in voyeurism, fear and death, Halloween.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: I don’t think so, unfortunately.

Luke: I think it is, while I don’t love it, and the pros far outweigh the cons.

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EFC II #112 – The Thing (1982)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#112 – The Thing (1982)
Dir. John Carpenter
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilfred Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David, Richard A. Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, Richard Masur, Donald Moffat, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites, Norbert Weisser, Larry J. Franco, Nate Irwin

The one hundred and twelfth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, John Carpenter’s incredibly atmospheric film, set in the Antarctic featuring some of the most amazing practical special effects of all time, The Thing.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s amazing.

Luke: Yes, it’s one of the best horror films ever made.

EFC II #111 – Poltergeist (1982)

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#111 – Poltergeist (1982)
Dir. Tobe Hooper
Starring: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Heather O’Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Beatrice Straight

The one hundred and eleventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Steven Spielberg produced paranormal horror film, Poltergeist.

Recorded in October 2016.

If it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s great.

Luke: Yeah, it’s one of the best ghost movies ever made, and one of those rare horror films with really strong performances from the main cast.

EFC II #110 – The Exorcist (1973)

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#110 – The Exorcist (1973)
Dir. William Friedkin
Starring: Ellen Burnstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler

The one hundred and tenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, William Friedkin’s big screen version of the disturbing novel about a young girl who is supposedly possessed by a demon, one of the most acclaimed horror movies of all time, The Exorcist.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Adapted Screenplay (William Peter Blatty), Best Sound Mixing (Robert Knudson, Chris Newman)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen, incredibly strong performances from the cast.

EFC II #109 – Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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#109 – Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Dir. George A. Romero
Starring: Ken Foree, David Emge, Gaylen Ross, Scott Reiniger

The one hundred and ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Romero’s continuation of his Living Dead series, this time placing a group of zombie apocalypse survivors inside a shopping mall, Dawn of the Dead.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes definitely, one of my favourite horror films, it’s a must see character piece.

EFC II #108 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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#108 – Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Dir. George A. Romero
Starring: Duane Jones, Judith O’Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman, Keith Wayne, Judith Riley, Kyra Schon

The one hundred and eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, George Romero’s low budget zombie film that’s had an everlasting effect on horror movies and popular culture for nearly fifty years, Night of the Living Dead.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, without a doubt, a quintessential horror film.

EFC II #107 – Jaws (1975)

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#107 – Jaws (1975)
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Starring: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Carl Gottlieb

The one hundred and seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Steven Spielberg’s thriller classic and perhaps the prototypical summer blockbuster and eternal classic, Jaws.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Score (John Williams), Best Film Editing (Verna Fields), Best Sound Mixing (John Carter, Roger Heman, Robert Hoyt, Earl Madery)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: One of the easiest ones to answer: Yes.

EFC II #106 – Psycho (1960)

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#106 – Psycho (1960)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, Simon Oakland

The one hundred and sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary thriller, Psycho.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a no brainer, one of the all time greats.

EFC II #105 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

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#105 – The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dir. Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Ted Levine, Scott Glenn, Brooke Smith, Anthony Heald,

The one hundred and fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the highly acclaimed and multiple award winning thriller, The Silence of the Lambs.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Picture (Edward Saxon, Kenneth Utt, Ronald M. Bozman), Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress (Jodie Foster)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, absolutely.

Luke: Yes, it’s a top notch classic.

EFC II #104 – Manhunter (1986)

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#104 – Manhunter (1986)
Dir. Michael Mann
Starring: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan

The one hundred and fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Michael Mann’s stylish thriller based on the first novel to feature Hannibal Lecter, Manhunter.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, a great thriller.

Luke: Yes, this really surprised me, I loved it. Top notch serial killer thriller film.