Most people would agree that John Carpenter’s Halloween is a legitimate masterpiece. Long before anyone was scared of Elm Street or Crystal Lake, the film basically invented the slasher genre. And while it’s easy to say how great it is, it’s harder to watch the film and point out exactly why that is.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released their own version of John Carpenter’s classic theme for 1978's hit horror film Halloween. I’m not scared, what are you talking about?
As horror and scifi fans well know, John Carpenter isn’t just the director of genre classics like Halloween and Escape from New York—he’s also a killer musician who has created some of the most memorable movie scores ever. With that in mind, he’s shot a brand-new video for his theme to 1983's Christine.
We’ll never need a big-screen sequel or (PLEASE NO) reboot of Big Trouble in Little China, because John Carpenter’s goofy cult comedy is the perfect self-contained cinematic experience. But we welcome all non-movie works that celebrate the film’s characters and mythology—like the upcoming board game, and brand-new…
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Arrow Video’s 4K Blu-ray restoration of John Carpenter’s The Thing isn’t out until October, but the cover art is here, and it’s perfect. It features the iconic, fur-trimmed parka seen on the film’s poster, but instead of a blinding beam of light, its hood reveals a stylized depiction of the movie’s Antarctic setting.
We’ve known since late 2015 that esteemed genre director John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, They Live) has been working on several small-screen projects. Today, we got an update on exactly what televised awesomeness we’ll be seeing from him—and one project involves his favorite holiday.
What might a senior citizen version of Big Trouble in Little China’s truck-driving, sandwich-chomping, day-saving (kinda) hero Jack Burton look like? A new comic from Boom Studios, appropriately titled Old Man Jack (with a wink to Old Man Logan), aims to find out.
Big Trouble in Little China is one of the most beloved cult movies of all time, and a tabletop game is the perfect extension of its crazy world of magic, monsters, and Kurt Russell. We’ve been pumped about Big Trouble in Little China: The Game for nearly a year, and we’re very excited to debut the official game…
You never really thought of it, but John Carpenter’s The Thing lends itself really well to a board game. One person has been consumed and while they try to fool everyone, everyone else is trying to figure out who’s the monster.
In 2015, John Carpenter called They Live “a documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realized still feel very potent. A new short doc examines why.
It’s been 35 years since Kurt Russell, Keith David, Wilford Brimley, and the rest of the salty McMurdo crew fought an interstellar invader in deepest Antarctica. A new book celebrating John Carpenter’s The Thing shows how inspirational the scifi horror film has become for artists with wildly diverse styles.
We first heard about Big Trouble in Little China: The Game last summer, and today we’re getting a first glimpse of what the box art, game art, and—most excitingly—the miniatures will look like in the final product. Three words: Mini Egg Shen.
The Official Making of Big Trouble in Little China by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry, available now, is a must-read for cult movie fans. It’s packed with on-set photos and interviews with just about everyone who was involved in the making of John Carpenter’s cult classic—and it’s filled with trivia about the making of…
Michael Myers is coming back and he’ll do so with a little Eastbound and Down flair. Master of horror John Carpenter just revealed that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green will write the next Halloween remake, with Gordon Green directing.
On Wednesday, Hollywood legend John Carpenter hit back at neo-Nazis and white supremacists online who had been idolizing his 1988 cult classic, They Live, as an allegory for fighting against Jewish supremacy.
A month ago, we gleefully anticipated a new short-film spotlight on the El Rey channel, The People’s Network Showcase. Gleefully, because the theme is “horror” and the host will be John Carpenter. Now we’ve got a sneak peek behind the scenes, with a look at bite-sized creature feature The Visitant.
The video for “Utopian Façade,” off John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II, isn’t actually directed by the horror master. But directors Gavin Hignight and Ben Verhulst definitely took inspiration from Carpenter’s style—plus some other cool science-fiction influences (can’t resist those Logan’s Run vibes) too.
El Rey, the Robert Rodriguez-founded network that specializes in cleverly-programmed B-movies (like the “Kaijuly Roarth” Godzilla marathon that ran July 4), is launching a series of specials highlighting new short films. The first entry will be all horror—and will be hosted by John Carpenter.
There’s a snazzy new Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s monster classic The Thing coming out in October. One of its new features is a commentary track with cinematographer Dean Cundey—who reveals a sly lighting technique used throughout the film to indicate when a character has become no longer human.