TGB Breakdown Ep 16: Carpenter's Halloween Series (Guest: Andy Triefenbach)

November 11, 2013

TGB Breakdown Ep 16: Carpenter's Halloween Series

On this episode of The Golden Briefcase Breakdown, hosts Tim & Jeremy are joined by guest Andy Triefenbach (from #176) of Destroy the Brain for a spoiler-filled discussion on John Carpenter's 1978 horror classic Halloween starring Jamie Lee Curtis, and also briefly glaze over its subsequent sequels. The purpose of Breakdown episodes is to to ponder, discuss and challenge the films that we feel often need more than just a simple review. We breakdown the film to discuss plots and theories in order to better understand the director's vision and hopefully challenge our listeners at home to re-evaluate the way they watch cinema.

Extra episodes of TGB Breakdown will be arriving about every month, and will appear here in addition to all of our regular weekly Golden Briefcase episodes. Beware - every episode of TGB Breakdown will contain SPOILERS for the films in discussion (most of Carpenter's Halloween movies). You've been WARNED!

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The Movie:

Halloween (1978) - Directed by John Carpenter + Its Sequels

Our Guest:

Andy Triefenbach: @triefy /

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Tim Buel: @timbuel
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  • Guest
    This was a really Great show. Loved it. (Shows always great anyways) Could you please add the Recommendation you make in the show notes too please. I'd love to check out that Metal band you mentioned, but don't have the time to re-listen to the show sorry to find out who it was. Get into Doctor Who too. It's great fun. Cheers.
    • timbuel
      Hey there! I'm not sure which metal band you are referring to, but we always include the Picks of the Week in the show notes! Just check below the post and you should see all that stuff! Thanks!




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