John Carpenter’s The Thing is a grotesque, timeless horror film that’s been beloved by fans ever since its premiere in 1982. We’ve watched it and re-watched it over and over again, cozied up in our homes with the lights off (well, maybe one left on, just in case), but according to cinematographer Dean Cundey, it appears there’s one hugely important detail that a lot of people have missed.
Back in 2012, Luc Besson co-wrote and produced the sci-fi action flick Lockout — better known to some as Space Jail, a title affectionately bestowed upon the film by the people of the internet. If you saw the film — or even just the trailer — then you probably noticed some very obvious similarities between Lockout and Escape From New York, John Carpenter’s classic film that basically has the same plot. You weren’t the only one.
Two of Kurt Russell’s most iconic movie characters are about to crossover, but it won’t be on the big screen. A new comic book will introduce Jack Burton from Big Trouble in Little China to Snake Plissken from Escape From New York for a six-issue crossover event that finds both of Russell’s classic action heroes teaming up for a wild adventure. And the best part? John Carpenter — who directed Russell in both films — has given his official approval.
Robert Kirkman began The Walking Dead under curiosity of life in the zombie apocalypse after most movies roll credits, but horror icon John Carpenter isn’t impressed with the creator cribbing from George Romero. The Thing and Halloween director believes The Walking Dead has been “milking” its zombie forefathers, and isn’t worth our time
It was just last night that Blumhouse announced plans to make a new Halloween movie with original director John Carpenter serving as executive producer — which is great news, considering Carpenter’s lack of involvement in the franchise’s later years. The studio didn’t say whether the new film will be a sequel or a reboot, but they did say they were going for a more established director, and a new report suggests Blumhouse may have already found one.
It’s been seven years since Michael Myers last appeared to terrify teenagers on Halloween. But this Michael Myers. He can’t be killed. He can’t be stopped. He always come back. And now he’s coming back again. (Cue creepy piano music.)
Despite being one of the most popular horror movie franchises with over ten films, plus comic books, merchandise and even a video game. But director John Carpenter filmed the original for just $300,000. The budget was so tight, most of the actors were asked to wear the own clothes for filming and the iconic Michael Myers mask was purchased for $1.98. That’s just one of the many facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which catches up with the boogeyman in Halloween.
These remakes, reboots, re-whatever-you-want-to-call-them are going to keep happening whether you like it or not. One of the nuttier concepts is the long-developing remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic Escape From New York — the good news is that Carpenter himself is creatively overseeing and executive producing the project, and the other good news is that Luther creator Neil Cross has been tapped to write the screenplay. This thing might turn out okay.
Last we heard, an ‘Escape From New York’ remake was in the works, with actors like Tom Hardy, Jason Statham, and Charlie Hunnam reportedly being considered to play the role originated by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s classic 1981 film. The possibility of that remake has now become a reality, as Fox has won the rights to distribute the film, with Carpenter returning to produce and oversee the creative development of the project.
The films of horror director John Carpenter distinguished themselves from their competition in several ways, none more important than their iconic scores, most composed by Carpenter himself. The themes to ‘Halloween,’ ‘Escape From New York,’ and ‘The Fog