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10 Films John Carpenter Almost Made

For movie geeks of a certain vintage, no filmmaker’s legacy looms larger than that of John Carpenter. His movies—especially those made between the years 1978 and 1988—are hallowed classics. In the 1980s, his game was so strong that it’s tempting to reflect on projects that the director almost made during that time period, and to […]

Films 

JOHN CARPENTER’S HIDDEN WESTERNS

It’s no secret that horror icon John Carpenter is a big fan of westerns.  He’s said for years that he got into the film business to make westerns… and, to an extent, he has succeeded.  ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 is essentially a siege western, owing a huge debt to Carpenter’s all-time favorite film RIO BRAVO.  […]