Thursday, October 3, 2013

Masters Of Horror! (John Carpenter)

So, wow, this one'll be easy, I'm such a fanboy, I've already done half his catalog in other entries.

And, Hyla did another birthday post for me to yoink.

There's the intro out of the way, now the flicks.

Dark Star (1974)

See here.

Dammit, Youtube gremlins took down the song.
Here it is again.

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Haven't seen it. :-(

Sounds good.

Halloween (1978)

See here.

Yep, John Carpenter gave birth to the 80's.

Eyes Of Laura Mars (1978)

Ditto "Assault On Precinct 13".


The Fog (1980)

P-p-p-pirate ghosts!
Adrienne Barbeau!!
A must watch.

Escape From New York (1981)

See here.

Apocalypse! Anti-heroes! Donald Pleasence! Ernest Borgnine!
Adrienne Barbeau!!

Halloween II (1981)

See here.

Wrote, but didn't direct.

The Thing (1982)

See here, and here.

Christine (1983)

See here.

Ahah! The Carpenter/King crossover!

Should have been more of them.

The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

The Navy invents a cloaking device in the 40's, which becomes a time-wormhole when linked up with a similar experiment in the 80's.

Based on an alleged true story.
Ignore that part, it's a cool flick.

Starman (1984)

See here.

Black Moon Rising (1986)

Ditto "Assault On Precinct 13", and "Eyes Of Laura Mars".


Big Trouble In Little China (1986)

See here.

Prince Of Darkness (1987)

See here.

They Live (1988)

See here.

Memoirs Of An Invisible Man (1992)

See here.

Chevy Chase-a! Frustration!
There's got to be a better way!

Village Of The Damned (1995)

A remake, like "The Thing".

Aliens fly by, and remotely blight the wombs of a whole town with little glowey-eyed monsters.
Mayhem ensues.

Christopher Reeve could still walk in this.
Who knew? :-(

In The Mouth Of Madness (1995)

Dr. Alan Grant as Stephen King vs. Cthulhu.

Cthulhu wins.

But what a ride getting there. )B-)

It's fucking gorgeous.

Escape From L.A. (1996)

See here.

Yeah, I stand by that old review.
The ONLY way you can get enjoyment out of it, is of you look at it as a snotty parody of all sequels.

Vampires (1998)

See here, and here.

And, there, that's all the ones I already did.

Ghosts Of Mars (2001)

Unmitigated disaster.

(Kid from Superman III)
You can be great again! You're just in a slump!
John Carpenter CAN hear me, he's got super hearing!
You can be great again! You're just in a slump!
You can be great again! You're just in a slump!

*John Carpenter clutches his head, screams, and fights himself in a junkyard*

The Fog (2005)

Crummy remake.

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

Crummy remake.

Note to self, when I get old, don't ride the ropes with crummy remakes, no matter how tempting the check.

The Ward (2010)

See "Ghosts Of Mars".

Whelp, Stephen King crawled out of his slump, John Carpenter can do it.

I'll keep the faith.

Up next, Wes Craven.

1 comment:

Diacanu said...


Carpenter only wrote Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner directed it.

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