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Happy 21st of April!!!

Hey folks, Harry here and John Carpenter on Twitter a little while ago posted up the following YouTube clip celebrating the 21st of April...   This clip is from THE FOG - and it is one of my all time greatest openings of a film.   So, if ya have a beach, go set a campfire and hope that the Fog never comes in. If so, head deeply inland...  For now... here's John Houseman, one of the greatest voices in film history...

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  • April 21, 2012, 6:23 p.m. CST


    by lox4444

  • April 21, 2012, 6:27 p.m. CST


    by Jack_North

    Because it's the 21st of April. But why now? WHY?

  • April 21, 2012, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I thought it was NATIONAL RANDOM DRUG TEST DAY???

    by Turd Furgeson

    Cause you know, all the pot smoking hippies celebrated 4-20 yesterday....

  • April 21, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by Jack_North

    ...good one.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    No need no report on Avengers or Catching Fire

    by Adelai Niska

    reporting WHAT DAY IT IS comes first around here

  • April 21, 2012, 6:42 p.m. CST

    They make money the old fashioned way...

    by tomandshell

    ...they earn it.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:44 p.m. CST

    I don't get it...

    by vettebro

    Can someone explain the significance to me? The best part of The Fog was Adrienne Barbeau's big tits...

  • April 21, 2012, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Why do people bitch about this site so much

    by Fat and Curious

    Holy fuck, why are so many people whining about the Hungry Games and the Avengers when you clearly already got the news? AICN isn't keeping you from reading other reports, so why are you complaining? There's a hundred other places you can read movie news. It's the fucking internet, everything is instantly available. A lot of folks still come here because they like AICN's personality. If they reported every leaked Avengers review and the latest Hungry Games development, you'd be bitching about them devoting too much time to those films. Eat a dick.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Aim it at her tits, Eddie...

    by Fa Fa Fooey

    That is all.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:51 p.m. CST


    by ayrton1

    It's fine not to post a bunch of leaked Avenger reviews but you would have at least thought someone would write about the official ones that have hit recently. Rotten Tomatoes shows 25 critic reviews and all but 1 are positive. The movies out now in some markets so there shouldn't be a problem writing about reviews that are already out there.

  • April 21, 2012, 6:57 p.m. CST

    by Karl Childers

    Where's the fucking Hobbit reviews?

  • April 21, 2012, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Avengers...and good for these folks.

    by Red Ned Lynch

    When you give your word you should keep it. They'll put the reviews up when they agreed to. Great clip, too, Harry, and of one of the movies I just proclaimed one of the 100 best ever over in one of the Cabin talkbacks.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    fat and curious

    by Jack_North

    Not getting the purpose of a post does not necessarily equal bitching.

  • I love the movie and everything about it!!!! I've owned every iteration released of it. Even crappy taped off TV "Edited for Television" version - I know that version. It cuts the (implied) eye gouging in the beginning and it cuts wormface which is a real shame. First time I saw the uncut version was on HBO. It was awesome to see that extra footage after already having been a fan of the movie. The older versions have the fade out error when Adrienne is in the lighthouse. (Most all the pan & scan versions have that error.) I owned the laserdisc. It had a horrid error. It repeats the "Father Malone!" line that the boys says during once of the most crutial audio parts in the ending... Terrible and I returned it. This is a known error in the entire laserdisc print, they never fixed it. Owned the DVD. That was the first, decent full and complete without errors widescreen version of the film that I saw. Bluray is now the best way to watch the film. And what people who have either not seen the film or have seen it but don't get it need to understand is this - Presentation matters. It's not about the plot. It's about the atmosphere. If you watch it on a TV with TV speakers you will not understand. I can't understand people today who buy these thousands of dollars expensive ass TVs but they won't chuck out the few hundred bucks required to get a decent power amp with some power speakers. Shut the lights out and jam the damn thing on a good sound system and with a good 1080p TV that's hooked up properly and from the Blu Ray. If you don't do this, you won't get half the movies I love such as HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH which I'm dying for a Blu Ray release of!

  • April 21, 2012, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Happy 22 !!!

    by quintana007

    Timezones rock!!!

  • April 21, 2012, 7:22 p.m. CST

    The truth about entitled talkbackers and trolls

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    centers around those who think that just because they are allowed to post here or have been doing so since before such a thing called a smart phone existed - which allows them to post while taking a shit at the same time, or post their shit as such the case may be, then they are somehow entitled to being treated like fucking hands off royalty. furthermore such entitled fucks think they have the right to criticize anyone and everyone with impunity because afterfall harry is beholden to them and their daily hit counts for his income and fame which they deride constantly and threaten daily by saying they will never return because this place just aint what it used to be, but strangely enough they do for all of them, if this site was mostly beholden on talkback hit counts it would have went belly up a long long long time ago. they will not believe me, even though the proof is on the posting page and can be found with a google search of site hit counts. they will continue to exist in their entitled little world because this place is important to them, they need this place far far more that it needs them. the d.vader banning of a year ago and subsequent moaning and bitching and screams of 'im never coming back' really did spell the doom of talkbacks and aicn. oh wait a minute, no it did not. the site miraculously kept going and the place was actually better off because all inbred trolls and their sock puppets stayed away until they realized how desperately they needed this place and how much it did not need them. that is the bullshit i rail against and why i heap scorn on choppah and his sock puppet echo chamber ilk and all the anti social trolls who would cry for years if this site truly went belly up. actually this site performs a public service keeping assholes like ctm and that pedophile conspiracy from the general public

  • April 21, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST

    April 21st was the day...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...the lepers were betrayed.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Pot smoking hippies fought for your freedom

    by gotilk

    and America loves freedom. You hate America, don't you?

  • April 21, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST

    And so...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...the main action of the film takes place on April 21st, 100 years later.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Which makes this...yeah...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...kind of cool. And by the way, sneaking a peek at something or even happening by news not intended for release is not the same as breaking your word when you've given it. At least not for me. In fact, sometimes a little while later, you might pay for it in the most horrible way. Which I doubt was Harry's message, but is the message in The Fog, and is somewhat appropriate here.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by Jack_North

    Your post - sorry RANT - does not explain the significance of this news item.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Stonehenge baby.

    by alexander

    There's a load of mist down here in Somerset right now still this time of year too. I love this movie.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    jack north

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    because it is the April 21st bubbeh if you don't get it that is your fault sort of like the old maxim, if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it

  • April 21, 2012, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Heaven to watch on Bluray

    by alexander

  • April 21, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    April 21:

    by Red Ned Lynch

    The deed is done. Blake followed our false fire on shore and the ship broke apart on the rocks off Spivey Point. We were aided by an unearthly fog that rolled in, as if Heaven sent, although God had no part in our actions tonight. Blake's gold will be recovered tomorrow, but may the Lord forgive us for what we've done.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:39 p.m. CST

    My birthday no less.

    by Sulla

    Which is why I always try to watch this film on this day. ;)

  • April 21, 2012, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I guess I'm an entitled dick then

    by Adelai Niska

    I've never threatened to go away forever because nobody would care if I did. I'm not even much of a TBer, mostly a one-and-done sort of poster. So hey Kobe's insane rant doesn't really apply even though I'm the one who started the bitching. But I fail to see how THIS got a post/talkback but the release of Marvel studios biggest ever movie hasn't gotten a single review, even though dozens of other legit reviews are up. You mean to tell me that the trades and IGN can review a movie but AICN is embargoed so strictly they can't even post a single review? And maybe it's entitlement to expect basic follow-up on their own reporting, but when a movie dominates the box office for weeks and gets several "who's directing the sequel?' posts, I'd expect the announcement of the actual director might warrant a post. Especially when Harry is on the site, working on posts about John Carpenter's twitter.

  • April 21, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    ROME was founded on this day...

    by D.Vader

    Over 2000 years ago.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    adelai it was not aimed at you, it was aimed at that brilliant raconteur ayn_banned and his ilk

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    target hit

  • April 21, 2012, 8:28 p.m. CST

    fat and curious is harry

    by Russell

    I saw an article posted one time and fat and curious posted after some people were talking shit and it was black on fat and curious and then the post was deleted and reposted.

  • April 21, 2012, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by Jack_North

    I guessed so. Nothing of substance. Nice talking to you. Not.

  • April 21, 2012, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Terrific movie.

    by Nerfee

    Ah, the eighties started so well when promiscuous hitch-hikers looked like Jamie Lee Curtis.

  • April 21, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Romulus, 2,765 years ago, today.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • April 21, 2012, 9:42 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    If you reference someones work, it's respectful to give them credit.

  • April 21, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    i completely randomly watched this last night unaware


    true story

  • April 21, 2012, 9:59 p.m. CST

    If ya'll are scratching for AVENGER reviews...

    by Logan_1973

    There are plenty of 'em up on Rotten Tomatoes. Read 'em and weep, fuckers. And I look forward to the AICN writeups when they come.

  • ...but yeah, The Fog was kinda cool too.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    April 21st is TIRADENTES day. TIRA - FUCKING - DENTES.

    by Ricardo

    Look him up. Quentin Tarantino HAS GOT to make a movie out of his life some day.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by MrLongbaugh

    Happy Birthday!! I hope you have many wonderful cinematic experiences this year!!

  • April 21, 2012, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by Turd Furgeson

    I love America... I'm not a pot smoking hippie.. I AM WHAT OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WERE!!!! A pot smoking YUPPIE... Sitting next to me is my freshly made Beergarita (beer, tequila, lime juice, agave nectar, shake it lightly, and serve on rocks, yummy) and my glass pipe loaded with a wonderfully smelling "tobacco of my choice".... I am also a card carrying Libertarian... Freedom for all. Cheers brother.

  • April 21, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST

    The original FOG never leaves my netflix instant Q....

    by Turd Furgeson

    Love that movie..

  • April 21, 2012, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by DrMorbius

    I don't believe a response of that ilk, to my post was warranted. Truly you are the scholar of your family. In response to your plea, I'll pass, wouldn't want to infringe on your mom and sisters territory. I hear trailer park women don't like to share.

  • April 22, 2012, 4:56 a.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    For all their bitching and whining its the talk-backers who make this site -- or did when there was news to report. What you and your fat pervert friend don't seem to realise is that Harrys only real standing in the film world was garnered from the perception of the morons in Hollywood that he had a loyal and vociferous band of followers who could impact how a film was received. This of course has always been complete bollocks but hey, thats the movie industry for you. However I would suggest that, outstide of retards , close familiy and friends and general arse lickers like you, Harrys standing within geekdom is now at an all time low. And it won't take long for the movie morons who think his opinion matters to realise this. Incidentally Kobe -- paragraphs help.

  • April 22, 2012, 6:30 a.m. CST

    The Avengers 96% on rotten

    by DidntPullOutInTimeCop

    5 more days then I'll watch the hell out of that, suck it non-believers!

  • April 22, 2012, 9:05 a.m. CST

    2 legged bitch freak - i struck a nerve with you huh bubbeh?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    listen bitch, i aint defending knowles as much as i am against entitled used tampons like you. you think you own this place and deserve to be treated like royalty when the truth is you have long labored under the false belief that talkbacks drive the revenue around here and thus stroke your own worthless real life ego because no one outside of talkback gives two shits about you. fuck off, do a google search of site hits then add the number of talkback hits up and multiply that by 25 and you still wont get the actual site hits. stupid git

  • April 22, 2012, 9:33 a.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    Wow you've heard of the word tampon -- what a grown up little man you are.

  • April 22, 2012, 9:39 a.m. CST

    And Kobe

    by 2LeggedFreak

    The simple proof of yours and Harrys opinion would be to remove all talk-backs from the site --what could go wrong with that !! Why even with no talk-backs people would flock here for the up to date movie news and spoilage --oh wait they wouldn't because there isn't any. Idiot !!!

  • April 22, 2012, 9:50 a.m. CST

    2 legged used tampon freak bitch

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    you are skeered to add up the site numbers aintcha? all afeared that your reality will collapse because this site does not depend on you or talkback hits for most of its revenue. doubt me? look up the site hits bubbeh look them up then multiply the talkback hits by 25 and you still won't get the number of site hits. or better yet, stop coming here if it makes your ass bleed so much, oh but you can't because this place is what gives your pathetic life any meaning. sod off back to ol blightey mate.

  • April 22, 2012, 9:54 a.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    Scrap the talk-backs brave boy otherwise just keep your nonsensical views to yourself.

  • April 22, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    i could care less 2 legged tampon

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    stop coming over and adding to hit count, btw do you think i have the power to stop the tb's? if i had that your ass would have been banned just because you smell of a pachyderms afterbirth. sod the fuck off

  • April 22, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    If the talk-backs went this site would be gone in 3 months. You know it fuck-wad and so do your half-wit AICN chums. It wouldn't stand a chance trying to make a go of it on the quality of the news items --because they are of the standard written by a 6 year old and are normally a month out of date. You trying to make an argument about stats doesn't take into consideration how many talk-backers visit the site and don't post or indeed how long talk-backers spend on the site as opposed to casual visitors.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    how many talkbackers do you think there are?

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    do the fucking math. site hits in the hundreds of thousands. maybe 300 talkbackers. even if you generously give each talkbacker 25 hits per day times seven it still would not add up. i admit i ripped off this info from another talkbacker who posted it, but it is the truth. talkbackers are irrelevant. always have been but because for so many of them their ego is tied up in their screen name - just listen to the bitching that goes on about being banned when all they have to do is get another handle, then it is easy to see why they and you feel so fucking entitled like you own the joint, when in fact you aint shit.

  • April 22, 2012, 10:50 a.m. CST

    I don't own the site

    by 2LeggedFreak

    But I own you --moron !!!

  • April 22, 2012, 11:01 a.m. CST

    uh, yeah. ok. wow that british wit is truly devastating i am humbled

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    truly i am. i mean that.

  • April 22, 2012, 11:08 a.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    Thanks now be on your way-- there's a good chap. A valiant effort but unfortunately to only have the same attack over and over again does leave one exposed.

  • April 22, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    This popped into my head yesterday, unbidden

    by Seven_of_Borgnine

    I wasn't sure it was April 21st in the story, but now I know it was. Chills!

  • April 22, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Wow, no one has talked about the shitty remake...

    by The Dum Guy

    I don't believe in luck, good or bad. I don't believe in anything much. Something did happen once. My father was a fisherman. He ran a trawler out of Whitley Reef. One night, late, he was coming back in. He was out beyond the reef, out near Spivey Point. He looked to windward and saw a brig under shortsail, heading right for him. And he radioed, there was no reply. Nothing moved on deck, but she held her course. My dad and two of his hands, they boarded the brig, the Risa Jane. No one was on board. There was food on the table, and a hot, steaming cup of coffee. But underneath, the tin cup was rusted to the table. And then something caught my father's eye. It was a gold dubloon, minted in Spain, 1867. My dad picked up the coin, put it in his breast pocket of his jacket, and zippered it up. He came home, told us the story, and he unzippered the pocket to give me the coin. It was gone.

  • April 22, 2012, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Kobe, just curious

    by jim

    Does the breakdown of site hits show how many read only the articles and how many read both the articles and the TBs? Take away the TBs and you take away readers coming back to the same article multiple times to see how the discussion has progressed. Maybe it is accurate to say that site hits are more than 25 times the number of posts. However, do you really think the site hits would remain that high without TBers giving readers something new to read in a 3 day old article?

  • April 22, 2012, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Dum guy beat me to it....

    by Baron Von Hugenpannts

    Just about to say the remake is one of the very worst movies I've ever seen. It should be a monument of how to lazily use CGI to terrible effect.

  • April 22, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by MGTHEDJ

    Avengers is a Disney movie, and Disney fired the boss of the studio for the John Carter of Mars marketing fiasco, a film Harry was directly involved with years ago. Just sayin'

  • April 22, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    kobe is right - talkbacks and most talkbackers are irrelevant

    by Jessica white

    Wipe out talkbacks and this site would improve tenfold.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:02 p.m. CST


    by 2LeggedFreak

    You're right --therefore I shall ignore you.

  • April 22, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I would miss the TBs if they were ended-

    by A_Banned_Apart

    -and that's because of ALL the TBers. The ones who make me laugh, the ones who annoy me, all of 'em. Although I am not a regular commenter, I'm a regular reader of the talkbacks, and for better or worse, they're the lifeblood of this site. Well, Amazon links are probably the lifeblood of the site, but you get what I mean.

  • of how "worthless" the talkbacks are (and the "irrelevance" of TBers)? I mean, really, why would anyone who thinks the TBs have nothing to offer, and the site is better off without them, be reading the TBs (let alone posting in them)? Is it simple hypocrisy, or is there a level of self-loathing to it?

  • April 22, 2012, 2:42 p.m. CST

    big jim

    by 2LeggedFreak

    I just put it down to them being moronic gob-shites who can't even see the irony in what they are doing. If I thought these talk-backs were worthless the last thing I'd be doing is posting on them.

  • April 22, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST

    And of course the ultimate irony

    by 2LeggedFreak

    If this is the same gender-bender who was bashing talk-backers for their mysoginistic ways whilst defending her hero Harry. You know Harry, the guy who thinks an R movie isn't an R movie unless its stacked with violence against women. Like so :- But then gender-bender has never been a gal to let objective facts get in the way of the bile she spews or who she chooses to attack.

  • April 22, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    I'm offended you didn't come back as lisaC ...

    by DrMorbius

  • April 22, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Old news

    by jeffv

    Other sites were reporting the 21st of April a whole year ago.

  • April 22, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Where is the Happy 22nd of April article?

    by DrMorbius

    Or the DVD column? Harry? Harry? Harry?

  • April 22, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    NOBODY tops Carpenter...

    by Master Bruce

    in his prime...NOBODY. There is only version of THE FOG...sorry kiddies, but Tom Welling in a WB-like tv movie remake doesn't hold a candle to the original. And though I am usually loathe to use this term, the aforementioned can be considered FACT.

  • April 22, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    April 21 is importatnt for two reasons:

    by Clio

    1. For those of us in Texas, it's San Jacinto Day, when Sam Houston's army defeated Santa Anna. 2. It's the traditional date for the founding of the city of Rome in 753 B.C.

  • April 22, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by Jessica white

    Yes, it's me - your favorite (and - as far as I know - only) AICN defender of females. And you're incorrect in your assumption that I'm in any way a defender or champion of Harry. I wrote that the elimination of talkback would improve the site tenfold, and I stand by that statement. However, Harry is a proven manchild woman hater of the first water. Any site that he and his ilk run is doomed to devolve occasionally into misogynist drivel. I seek only to enlighten and open the minds of a very few here. At least talkback is worth that much perhaps.

  • April 23, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    That was quite the sound effect when he closes the watch.

    by Royston Lodge

    Foley Artist explosion?

  • April 23, 2012, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I'm not gonna take a side...

    by Jon Forbing

    On this whole thing, because I feel like both sides (kind of) have a point. But I will say that not every single post has to be some groundbreaking fucking thing. Sometimes one of the writers just puts up something that they think some people will find interesting. If you don't find it interesting, move on. If you want a straight breaking-film-news site that just reports brand new stories and never does opinion or flavor pieces, there's a bunch of those on the internet. This site is a blog-style collection of posts by a stable of writers that is generally centered around film and geek entertainment. They decide what they think is interesting on an individual basis. If you don't think a post is important, why would you click on it, read it completely, then bitch about it? When I see a story that doesn't seem interesting to me on the frontpage, I ::GASP:: don't click on it.