John Carpenter

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…

The Ward Blu-ray review

Dave Adamson Review Oct 26, 2011

John Carpenter’s first film in a decade arrives on Blu-ray, but is The Ward a return to form for the master of horror? Here’s Dave’s review…

Looking back at John Carpenter’s Dark Star

News Jun 19, 2011

John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon kicked off their careers in 1974 with the sci-fi comedy, Dark Star. Lawrence looks back at a low-budget classic...

Warner Bros delays UK DVD release of John Carpenter’s The Ward

Simon Brew News May 6, 2011

The UK DVD and Blu-ray release of The Ward, the latest John Carpenter film, has been put back five months. And here’s why…

10 directors in need of a hit

Luke Holland Odd List Apr 26, 2011

They’ve had their successes, and they clearly have talent. Yet all hasn't been going to plan. Luke looks at 10 directors in need of a critical and financial hit…

Matt Reeves to direct new take on They Live

Simon Brew News Apr 12, 2011

Cloverfield director Matt Reeves agrees to make a new version of the story that inspired the John Carpenter movie, They Live…

Amber Heard interview: Drive Angry 3D, Nicolas Cage, John Carpenter, The Rum Diary and strong female roles in horror

Duncan Bowles Interview Feb 25, 2011

Amber Heard natters to us about Drive Angry 3D, working with John Carpenter, The Rum Diary, and the legend that is The Cage...

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