Landis, Carpenter, & Cronenberg Discuss Horror … On a Cable Access Show!!

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This has to be one of the most bizarre stories I’ve written about on Anything Horror!! Back in the early 1980s, filmmaker Mick Garris talked about horror films with directors David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, and John Landis in a program that originally aired on the Los Angeles based Z-Channel. This was like the horror version of an archeologist who discovered the Holy Grail!! I’m gonna let this clip speak for itself!!

Did you notice that John Carpenter embodied pretty much everything about the 1970s and early-1980s?!!!??!

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Here are some various quotes from the video:

John Carpenter: Movies don’t scare me. Never. Only when I was a little kid. The movie that scared me the most was It Came From Outer Space.

David Cronenberg: No, I don’t think there’s anything that should not be shown in films.

John Landis (on being hit with an X rating for An American Werewolf in London): [The MPAA] is saying our job is to reflect the mores of the time, which means President Reagan is president, which means violence is okay, and sexuality is evil and corrupt.

David Cronenberg: Every film I’ve ever made has originally gotten an X.

Stay Bloody!!!

One Response to “Landis, Carpenter, & Cronenberg Discuss Horror … On a Cable Access Show!!”
  1. drhumpp says:

    I heard about this on a podcast. I’d love to check it out. Thanks for sharing!


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