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Hi.

Looking for the name of a John Carpenter movie from the 70's ( I believe ) but I cannot remember the name and cannot find it in any of the lists of his movies. It was about some evil force coming from the television, and when people watched the t.v. they went crazy and no-one knew what was happening to the town, until they realised it was evil being transmitted via the t.v.'s.

Does anyone remember this film , please?

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Check out They Live (1988)
Fantastic flick!

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Thanks.

Hi. I agree. "They Live" is fantastic, but that's
not the one. The one I'm thinking of was an earlier
film, before 1983 for sure, likely the 70's. It was
sort of hokey, and not just a radio transmission, it was people literally watching television, and
something from the screen caused them to go crazy.

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Ok, then it can´t be a Carpenter movie.
Any more details?

Sorry but i have to ask, Halloween III (1982)?

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It sounds like a mix beteween The Fog and They Live. That would make for a decent flick.

I'll keep thinking on this one.

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Do you mean the awful HALLOWEEN 3- SEASON OF THE WITCH??
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The AMAZING Halloween 3 you mean [Mad]
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eeeh, no.... I mean the-I-would-rather-be-chained-to-a-car-and-dragged-through-a-street-full-of-broken-glass-than-watch-this-piece-of-crap-Halloween 3 [Razz]
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quote:
Originally posted by JAY LEE:
eeeh, no.... I mean the-I-would-rather-be-chained-to-a-car-and-dragged-through-a-street-full-of-broken-glass-than-watch-this-piece-of-crap-Halloween 3 [Razz]

Classic comment [Big Grin]
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You're going to hell for that  -

1 and 3 are the only great ones in the series for me.

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Halloween 1. Ughhh that's another 90 minutes of laps around the block chained to the car for me.
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Oh you [Razz]
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[Big Grin]
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What about Videodrome? I've actually not seen the flick....but something funky with the TV certainly happens!
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Devolution here,

I tend to agree Halloween 3 is punishment for assault and battery in some countries. Jay that was classic. Helen, I don't mind your opinion but 2 is my personal favorite.

We are DEVO

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quote:
Originally posted by kevdugp73:
What about Videodrome? I've actually not seen the flick....but something funky with the TV certainly happens!

Possibly, Carpenter, Cronenberg. Around the same era for directors, but I have not seen this one either. I have heard about it alot though.
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Thanks.

I think it was -
Halloween III: Season of the Witch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween_III:_Season_of_the_Witch

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Videodrome is amazing! Love it, one of Cronenberg's best. I kind of like Halloween III: Season of the Witch because it has Tommy Atkins in it, it tries something different with the formula, and you can't get that little jingle out of your head once you've heard it. [Smile]
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Great poster, go buy and enjoyyyy [Big Grin]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIHUv2ooG38

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quote:
Originally posted by Helen_S:
The AMAZING Halloween 3 you mean [Mad]

Agreed.
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Ah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there, ah yeah.........

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that youtube link is really nice looking one.
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[Big Grin]
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