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Escape From Development Hell: The Lost Adventures of Snake Plissken

Despite Snake Plissken’s status as one of the most iconic anti-heroes in genre cinema, he hasn’t had that many outings. Since arriving in 1981’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK he’s fronted two movies and some comic spin-offs, but little else. It says a lot about Kurt Russell’s performance and the world John Carpenter crafted around him […]

Films 

Robert Rodriguez Tackling ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake; John Carpenter Approves!

On Friday afternoon, word started spreading online that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was “in talks” to direct the long in development remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. I held off on posting about it here, because “in talks” means just that. In talks. And that’s never a sure fire, done deal. In […]

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Listen To Adrienne Barbeau, Barbara Crampton On The 5/5/78 Podcast!

It’s the weekend! And if you’re looking for something to do, or something to listen to while commuting, or going about your weekend plans, we’ve got a podcast recommendation for you. Granted, you should be giving the Blumhouse.com-produced horror talk show Shock Waves a whirl, but if you’re looking for something else, might I recommend 5/5/78? It’s […]

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Ranking the Genre Films of John Carpenter — From Worst to First!

If you’re already visiting this site, it’s a foregone conclusion that you’re familiar with the filmography of John Carpenter — one of the most revered and familiar names in genre cinema. While we’ve been experiencing something of a Carpenter Renaissance lately, thanks to the recent surge in the multi-talented artist’s music career and John’s surprising […]

Films Music 

Kick Off Your Week With This Punk Rock Cover Of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

These last few years, it’s been amazing to see the resurgence of John Carpenter, both the man’s films, and the music he composed for them. He’s now toured the world, released 2 new albums and a handful of remix and reduxed themes. It’s hard to pick a favorite theme from his vast filmography, but I have […]

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VIDEO: A Look At Horror Laserdisc Collectibles!

No matter what the format, if you’re a horror fan, you’ve no doubt picked up your favorite films in every conceivable format that’s come along. I bet you bought the VHS, the newer collectible VHS, probably a 3rd VHS, then a Laserdisc, then a DVD, then the extended cut DVD of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN. Am I […]

Music 

Groove To These Awesome John Carpenter Remixes!

These last couple of years, it’s been so awesome to see John Carpenter finally get his due, not only as the auteur director we all know and love, but in particular for all the music he’s crafted for his films as well, which has seen a tremendous (and much deserved) resurgence as of late. I credit it […]

Comic Books Films 

When SNAKE PLISSKEN Met JACK BURTON!

One of the bummers of being in love with a cult film is that you, along with the rest of the general public, probably missed it upon its initial release (unless, of course, you weren’t alive at that point), only to discover it much later on, either on cable or video. And hence, you indirectly […]

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Heads Up, East Coast! John Carpenter’s Headed For You!

Fresh off his appearance on the Marc Maron podcast show WTF, John Carpenter is about to kick off the second leg of his tour in support of his latest album “Lost Themes II,” and he’s just released a new promo video with snippets both from his Maron appearance and some behind-the-scenes footage of him, his […]

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Trivia Tidbit: Who Is “The Shape” In John Carpenter’s THE THING?

Like any self-respecting horror fan, I consider John Carpenter’s seminal 1982 remake of THE THING to be one of the greatest genre films ever committed to celluloid. I revisit it at least once a year and always get swept up in the eerie story and the masterful way the whole thing unfolds. Case in point, […]

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UPDATE: Watch John Carpenter’s Entire Panel Discussion With The New York Film Academy

There’s no shortage of great John Carpenter interviews online these days, especially with his tremendously-deserved resurge in popularity as a result of his two “Lost Themes” albums and current tour. But it’s always fun to look back on different discussions he’s given over the years for context. His hour long chat with students of the New […]

Films Music 

New John Carpenter ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Music Video! Plus Classic EP Releases!

For those of you that have tickets to see John Carpenter perform live in support of his new album “Lost Themes II,” you are going to love this. On top of playing original music from both of his albums, he’ll be performing reduxed versions of his classic horror movie themes. He just debuted a brand […]

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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.  […]