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John Carpenter's Suburban Screams (2023)

Season 4, Ep. 33

John Carpenter returns to the screen for the first time in more than a decade with Suburban Screams. The horror master exec produced the mystery-based true crime anthology, directing the final episode. We discuss the first show of the series, Kelly. Music comes from Slick Pete Flash with universe (Full of Stars).

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