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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 […]

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David Bowie Made Me Love Horror

If you listen to horror podcasts like Shock Waves, there’s a question that comes up pretty often; how did you get into horror. The stories are usually similar – the person was young and their parents didn’t let them watch horror, so those movies became taboo, creating an instant connection. The exact movie that finally […]

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Did the Superman Curse Bury Two John Carpenter Remakes?

While every great filmmaker has made his share of stinkers – two notable flops stand out like a sore thumb on HALLOWEEN mastermind John Carpenter’s resume: his remakes of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and THE FOG.  Eerily, one thing stands out as a weird coincidence about both films – the stars were actors best known […]

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It’s Time To Give John Carpenter’s VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED Another Look

If you grew up as huge a fan of the work of John Carpenter as I did, well then, we are living in glorious times! I’m proud to own just about his entire filmography now on Blu-Ray, with the exception of SOMEONE’S WATCHING ME (his 1978 TV movie starring Lauren Hutton which I do have on […]

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Craven, Carpenter & Leatherface, Oh My! New Release Info From SCREAM FACTORY!

Holy smokes! As always, the fine fiends over at Scream Factory continue to deliver the goods. For us horror completists, they are helping fill in those last gaps in the filmographies of Wes Craven and John Carpenter with Blu-Ray releases of THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. They’ve just released the […]