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Seven-film John Carpenter festival includes ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Thing’

August 28, 2019 |

The John Carpenter Film Fest, which is Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, is a seven-film retrospective from his most productive years (1976-86), beginning with the inventive thriller about a police station under ...

John Carpenter's 'The Fog' rolling back into theaters

August 8, 2018 |

A newly restored 4K version of the horror film will be shown in Alamo Drafthouses Cary Darling John Carpenter's 1980 horror film "The Fog" is rolling back into theaters this fall in a restored 4K version.

New Music Friday: Willie Nelson, Niall Horan, John Carpenter

October 18, 2017 |

New Music Friday: Willie Nelson, Niall Horan, John CarpenterHear this now Preview staff picks favorite new releases By Andrew Dansby Friday releases a nice selection of new music, from familiar names with sounds ...

John Carpenter co-writes 'Big Trouble in Little China' sequel

June 20, 2017 |

Horror filmmaker John Carpenter returns to his 1986 cult classic "Big Trouble in Little China" with a new comic book sequel, "Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack." ... "Ever wondered what 'The Last Jack ...

John Carpenter speaks out against anti-Semitic interpretation of 'They Live'

January 5, 2017 |

Filmmaker calls attempts a 'slander' and 'lie' John-Henry Perera, Houston Chronicle Anti-Semites have latched onto the 1988 film "They Live," and filmmaker John Carpenter has voiced his discontent with it all on ...

Former longtime Nevada Assemblyman John Carpenter dies at 86

November 21, 2016

Officials at Burns Funeral Home confirmed that John C. Carpenter Jr. died on Saturday. ... The Elko Daily Free Press reports (http://bit.ly/2fLcR8H) Carpenter was born in Fallon in 1930 and graduated from high ...

New Mission screens John Carpenter’s sci-fi classic ‘The Thing’ in 70mm

October 18, 2017 |

But John Carpenter’s remake from 1982, “The Thing,” makes my 10 most badass list.

Susan Granger's review of 'Brick Mansions'

May 17, 2014

Remember John Carpenter's "Escape from New York" (1981) starring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken?

DVD: 'John Carpenter: Master of Fear'

October 25, 2009 |

DVD Reviews / John Carpenter: Master of Fear Walter Addiego "You cannot kill horror," John Carpenter told the Los Angeles Times in 2001. ... This set offers four of Carpenter's many contributions to the genre. ...

'Halloween' 101: The Michael Myers primer, from John Carpenter to Rob Zombie

August 28, 2009 |

By SACHA HOWELLS, FILM.COM John Carpenter's Halloween introduced the world to Michael Myers, and for better or worse invented the slasher genre.

Latest Martian misadventure / John Carpenter's ghastly 'Ghosts'

August 24, 2001 |

Bob Graham, Chronicle Senior Writer JOHN CARPENTER'S GHOSTS OF MARS: Horror. ... Co-written, directed and music by John Carpenter. ... John Carpenter's Mars, by the way, has an atmosphere earthlings can breathe.

Iconic child stars of the '60s

January 13, 2023 |

Some of these kids—like Kurt Russell, Ron Howard, and Veronica Cartwright—became Hollywood household names as adults, whether starring in John Carpenter films or directing a Best Picture winner. ... You may ...

20 of the best movies set in winter weather

December 12, 2022 |

In John Carpenter's horror classic "The Thing," which takes place in the heart of Antarctica, the desolate winter weather mirrors the isolation characters face as the film progresses. ... Comedy legend John ...

40 films that provoked national controversy

February 21, 2023 |

Midnight Cowboy (1969) - Director: John Schlesinger - IMDb user rating: 7.8 - Metascore: 79 - Runtime: 113 minutes Based on the book by James Leo Herlihy, "Midnight Cowboy" stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman as ...

50 best movies from the 1970s

February 16, 2023 |

Halloween (1978) - Director: John Carpenter - Stacker score: 85.42 - IMDb user rating: 7.7 - Metascore: 87 - Runtime: 91 minutes Just the mention of this horror film can trigger the menacing theme music in someone's head.

Granger on Film: Looking for something to watch on Halloween? We've got a list.

October 25, 2022 |

Susan Granger “Halloween Ends” is obviously the biggest scare story of the season, continuing John Carpenter’s franchise. ... Although the title “Halloween Ends” implies that this will be the ...

Different movies with the same plots

October 18, 2022 |

'Rio Bravo' and 'Assault on Precinct 13' Horror director John Carpenter wanted to make a Western but lacked the required resources, so he fashioned the premise of the John Wayne classic "Rio Bravo" into the ...

100 best horror movies, according to critics

October 7, 2022 |

Upon waking from a car accident, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) finds herself captive to a man (John Goodman) with suspect intentions. ... While investigating his sister's death in 16th-century Spain, a ...

‘Halloween’ star and San Antonio native Sandy Johnson discusses iconic role

October 27, 2021 |

Within that five-minute opening sequence, filmmaker John Carpenter birthed a horror movie franchise that has carried on for more than four decades. ... “In the last few years, I’ve been keeping close tabs on ...

Danny Minton - Popcorn Perspectives - May 20

May 19, 2022 |

To drag the film deeper through the mud, they chose to have John Carpenter write a cheesy score and the lousy special effects would have looked crappy in 1984.

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