This week we wrap up our month of “Horror B-Sides” with John Carpenter’s Ghost of Mars. Okay, cards on the table. When we first thought about doing a month of movies like this, we were hoping to find some hidden gems or uncover some inexplicable blind spots. That was not the case and it’s clear to see why this film – and the others that came before it – are considered “b-sides.” There’s stuff to like in this movie, don’t get us wrong. It’s just…well…you’ll have to listen for yourselves.
In light of the current political climate we decided it would be best to educate ourselves and expand our perspectives. To do this we chose director John Singleton as our filmmaker this month, who gave us the intense and illuminating Boyz n the Hood. Everything about the film was astounding and took us out of our comfort zone. It was wild seeing the talent at play in front of the camera and behind it. If you haven’t seen this film yet, please do so before listening. Join us in widening our perspective.