Film Junk Podcast Episode #681: Halloween


0:00 – Intro
11:40 – Review: Halloween
35:30 – Other Stuff We Watched: The Conners, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Making a Murderer: Part 2, Marvel Universe Live, Unfriended: Dark Web
1:01:05 – Outro
1:05:00– Spoiler Discussion: Halloween

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  • Charles Palentine

    As much as I’d like to listen to takes on Paths of Glory, The Killing, Barry Lyndon, and Full Metal Jacket, I agree with your 5:
    1) Dr. Strangelove
    2) 2001: A Space Odyssey
    3) A Clockwork Orange
    4) The Shining
    5) Eyes Wide Shut

  • andyluvsfilms

    A quick recommendation, Thunder Road. Jim Cummings is exceptional in the lead role. Be entertained.

  • hmslime

    Do a Kubrick War Chest:

    Fear and Desire
    Paths of Glory
    Dr. Strangelove
    Full Metal Jacket

  • Mrespony

    With the exception of Eyes Wide Shut, it seems like the line-up is a list of most-popular dorm room movie posters.

  • Film Gob

    Hi Sean, any chance you can get the podcast on Spotify? All my faves are on there except you guys.

  • Sean

    We looked into it but unfortunately we can’t because of music copyright issues. We’d have to cut out the intro / outro songs. We’ve been considering that moving forward but I’m still not sure what we’d do with all the back episodes.

  • Sean

    I am down for a Dorm Room Poster Premium.

  • Jameson


    I would’ve loved if this movie served as the conclusion to the Laurie/Michael Myers saga, but if you notice at the end after we see the three of them leaving the house, it cuts back to the basement burning and there’s no Michael…which pretty much confirms a sequel.

    Also, can we really call Michael a human being when he’s just as indestructible in this film as he is in every film? (Which has always been my biggest issue with this franchise)

  • devolutionary

    At least JC didn’t have a gun to his head trying to recreate the Halloween theme with a Nintendo Labo. Oh wait ;)
    “It’s completely fucked…”.
    Youtube comment: Like forcing Leonardo DaVinci to recreate the Mona Lisa with an Etch-a-Sketch!

  • devolutionary
  • Len F.

    Please do Eyes Wide Shut!!! His most underrated movie and its pretty much a comedy, so good for the K.O.C.!

  • j-diggle

    I had an Eyes Wide Shut poster in my dorm, next to a Dumb and Dumber one.

  • Sam

    I would love for discussion of The Killing. Or just curious to hear Frank’s thoughts about it, in regards to Tarantino and Reservoir Dogs. Maybe a bonus discussion on the regular show?

    It’s got a sweet runtime too. 85 minutes, which for Kubrick, might as well be a short.

  • Indianamcclain

    Yeah the way Michael “dies” felt like some sort of studio mandate. Like “don’t kill him in a way where we can’t easily bring him back”. I didn’t buy that this version of Laurie wouldn’t blow his head off as soon as he was trapped.

  • devolutionary

    I’m sure the ending was Malaak Akaad (and posthumously Moustaffa Akaad) approved. Don’t kill that golden goose!

  • pcch7

    I’ll vote for Eyes Wide Shut too, it’s gotta be in there.

  • Tommy

    Just in case you never get to an Early Kubrick premie, I think you should definitely give up a spot for The Killing/Paths of Glory or Lolita.

  • pcch7

    I loved part 2 of Making a Murderer, Kathleen Zellner is a badass. You could make Alicia watch it and do a tv junk episode.

  • andyluvsfilms

    She was just as relentless as The Terminator. Made his previous two lawyers look like Bert and Ernie. And she super sexy too.

  • pcch7

    dude I was thinking terminator every time I saw her haha, she’s very steely. Her twitter feed is gold too

  • Marc Inman

    This was a CLASSIC episode. We need a new segment where Frankie burps and Jay has to guess what he’s eaten that day. Nothing but burping?

  • parapa

    Seconding including an earlier entry like Paths of Glory in the Kubrick premium. I think it’d be wise to do an even sampling across his career so you leave room for a 2nd premium (much like what happened with the John Carpenter premiums). If you just pick the 5 most popular entries, then you don’t have any heavy hitters left for premium #2

  • I doubt Paths of Glory or Lolita would spark much of a conversation amongst the fellas. 2001 has to be in it since the premium got postponed until the 4K release. The Killing makes sense considering all of you are big Tarantino fans. Dr. Strangelove should be in there only for Frank to dissect it as a comedy. Eyes Wide Shut would certainly be discussion-worthy and The Shining is horror so definitely in there.

    I myself would rather listen to in-depth reviews of Lolita, Barry Lyndon and A Clockwork Orange as additions to 2001 and probably Paths of Glory. Generally it would be interesting to pack an early film like Killer’s Kiss in there, a later one like Eyes Wide Shut, his masterpiece 2001 and also Spartacus just as a comparison between Kubrick “the jobber” and Kubrick “the master”.

  • Oso Jugo

    You trying to say the Halloween theme wasn’t made for the Switch?

  • kent88

    Please consider replacing The Shining (so overdiscussed) with Barry Lyndon which none of you have even seen.

  • devolutionary

    Lolita (the novel and the screenplay) is far more interesting than the movie is on rewatch. If it wasn’t for the content, you’d almost forget it’s a Kubrick film. Mostly because it doesn’t show quite the same level of style or flare that his later works would. It’s almost the turning point for him. Writing-wise some of his earlier films like Killer’s Kiss and Fear and Desire (which he apparently doesn’t like) have some very interesting cuts, edits, and characters but little budget.

  • yonato

    I’ll second Barry Lyndon. One of my favorite films of all time.

  • SLionsCricket

    With Kubrick, I think he’s certainly one of the filmmakers where every film in his filmography is worth discussing, so hopefully (depending on whether the premium is a success in terms of viewership) it opens up a potential part two. That said, I do hope this first Kubrick premium does include “Eyes Wide Shut” into the mix. I think “Lolita”, “Full Metal Jacket”, “Spartacus” and maybe even “A Clockwork Orange” could wait for a second Kubrick premium.

    “The Shining” and “Dr. Strangelove” probably deserve to be included especially with the ongoing horror vs. comedy debate and these two both being examples of elevated films of their respective genres. “2001” obviously makes the cut. Would probably be nice to hear about “Barry Lyndon” or “Paths of Glory” and I also think “The Killing (which I’m not sure if Frank has seen) would be interesting to see one of the main sources of Tarantino’s inspiration for Reservoir Dogs.

  • Deven Science

    That minute starting at 49:20 was GOLD.

  • Mister Quigley Jr.

    Well, I just fell down a Marvel Universe Live YouTube rabbit hole, and I’m having a hard time recovering. Thanks for that, Sean,

  • Sean

    You’re quite welcome.

  • Beat_C

    i haven’t finished this season, but find it a very interesting watch so far. i would love filmjunk to discuss it at some point. kathleen zellner looks like a character out of “dynasty” or something, lol.

  • frankw35

    Voting for “Lolita” for the Kubrick premium. Creepy subject matter but still fascinating and funny. Frankly I could live w/o Full Metal Jacket and what’s to be said about The Shining (I love it) that hasn’t already been said? My list would be Paths of Glory, Lolita, Strangelove, 2001, Clockwork Orange, with Barry Lyndon if you can pull off six. Oh, and The Killing–it’s terrific, OK then, everything except Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, and Spartacus (a studio job that Kirk Douglas ran). Damn, just do them all –he’s only got 11 starting with The Killing. And I’m still waiting for Hitchcock 2.

  • TP222

    Gotta have The Shining.