John Carpenter

Halloween: the ingredients of a horror classic

Ryan Lambie Feature Oct 21, 2013

As Halloween celebrates its 35th birthday with a Blu-ray reissue, we look back at how John Carpenter created a low-budget horror classic...

10 remarkable things about John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars

Ryan Lambie Top 10 Aug 27, 2013

Ghosts Of Mars may have been one of John Carpenter's lesser works, but that doesn't mean there aren't lots of remarkable things about it...

The lasting influence of Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo

Aliya Whiteley Feature May 21, 2013

Howard Hawks' Rio Bravo was a classic Western, and influenced a legion directors, including John Carpenter. Aliya looks back...

John Carpenter wants a Dead Space movie

Aaron Birch News May 9, 2013

Legendary director, John Carpenter, has expressed his enthusiasm for a Dead Space movie...

Joel Silver leads new Escape From New York remake attempt

Ryan Lambie News Mar 19, 2013

Producer Joel Silver's heading up a new effort to remake John Carpenter's Escape From New York, with a trilogy of movies planned...

Unused practical FX footage emerges from 2011's The Thing

Ryan Lambie News Jul 17, 2013

Ever wondered what the pre-CG effects in 2011's The Thing prequel may have looked like? Here's a brief sample from an unused ending...

John Carpenter's The Thing at 30

Ryan Lambie Feature Jun 26, 2012

John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror The Thing celebrated its 30th birthday yesterday. Ryan salutes a disturbing genre classic…

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr interview: directing The Thing, and practical versus CG effects

Ryan Lambie Interview Mar 20, 2012

As icy sci-fi horror prequel The Thing gets its home release, we speak to director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr about its writing, shooting and effects…

The James Clayton Column: The Thing is just the thing for the festive season

James Clayton News Dec 8, 2011

Looking for an alternative Christmas movie? James explains why John Carpenter’s The Thing is the perfect festive flick…

In defence of The Thing prequel

Ryan Lambie News Nov 28, 2011

Some have argued that The Thing, the prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, should never have been made. Here’s Ryan’s defence of a decent sci-fi chiller…

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