After taking care of business, maybe they can compare hair styles.
This cartoon will make absolutely no sense to you if you haven’t seen Escape From New York, John Carpenter’s classic horror sci-fi noir about a former military anti-hero infiltrating New York City — now a walled-off, maximum security penitentiary — in order to rescue the President from incarcerated cannibals, punk rockers, and other weirdos.
Setting the tone for the entire movie is Romero, the spiky haired, zombie-looking “fixer” for the Duke of New York. I probably saw the movie for the first time when I was 10, and I still remember Frank Doubleday’s creepy character putting chills in my bones. Having seen the movie countless times now, I never grow tired of watching his classic performance.
Unfortunately, Doubleday died from cancer this week at age 73. This is my homage to a fine character actor and his unforgettable role in this movie. Rest in Peace, Frank. Thank you for your service, to both the Duke, and horror fans everywhere.
Finally, although I’m no fan of Donald Trump, this is not intended to be a political cartoon. I have no idea what Doubleday’s political views were, so this doesn’t imply anything in that regard. This is merely a theoretical exploration of what might happen if the Escape From New York scenario took place today, with our current President involved. I’m sure after Romero does the Duke’s bidding with his rusty pair of pruners he’ll turn his attention to more tender matters – like primping the President’s hair or comparing flesh tones.
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