With good news, comes the bad, John Carpenter fans. The acclaimed genre director and composer will be releasing Lost Themes II on April 15, a follow-up to last year’s soundtrack-esque Lost Themes. And he’ll be touring—but to Spain, Iceland, and England only.
Adjust your eye patches and put on your sunglasses, John Carpenter fans, for this great bit of news that shook loose from horror podcast Killer POV: the famed genre director (Halloween, The Thing, They Live, Escape from New York, Big Trouble in Little China) is making a serious foray into television.
Luc Besson’s Europacorp has to pay out €80,000 after a French court ruled that Lockout was pretty much of a copy of Escape From New York.
John Carpenter is famed for directing genre classics like Halloween, They Live, and Escape From New York, but the synth-y scores he's crafted have earned their own cult following. He recently released Lost Themes — instrumentals for imaginary features — and we've got the music video premiere for "Night"!
Remember Read-Along books? (No, not you, young people.) The books where you also had a record of someone narrating it, and you'd turn the page every time you heard he chime? Well, someone made one for John Carpenter's The Thing, and it's awesome.
How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film.
You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this? HELL YEAH. Boom Studios has — very cryptically — announced they're making a comic based on John Carpenter's 1986 masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China with this awesome image of Jack Burton by The Goon's Eric Powell.
There's not much going on this week, home video-wise, but that's okay. If there were, they'd just be obliterated by Man of Steel as it focuses on its deadly battle to get all the sales this week. But look among the rubble and you find a swell new edition of Akira, tee-totaling tentacle monsters and more!
Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains.
Have you held off on buying Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy on DVD or Blu-ray? If so, your patience is about to pay off. Plus, Iron Man teams up with Peggy Carter, Doctor Who gets ready for the end, and meet a cross-dressing zombie, all in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases!
It's a royal rumble of destructive deities this week! We have demons and the Devil running amuck in John Carpenter's Asylum! Someone is straight-up murdering gods in Thor! The Elder Gods awake from their nap (and bath) in Scott Snyder's The Wake! Check out all this and plenty of secular action in this week's comics!
It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,…
One great ambiguous ending is the last scene in John Carpenter's The Thing. Even short films have been made dissecting the last few minutes where Kurt Russell and Keith David drink to their impending doom. Earlier this week a completely unverified rumor popped up on Reddit claiming to know who was infected in the…
Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top…
"Gangnam Style" and its subsequent parodies became overexposed sometime during the Cretaceous period, but this warms my cold dead heart like a candy sunbeam.
Remember how old Alien toy ads transformed xenobiological body horror into an excuse to sell action figures? Fake commercial maker Arlox has harnessed this instinct for this Saturday morning spot shilling articulated plastic based on John Carpenter's The Thing. "Happy birthday, kids! You all got mutated torsos."
Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a…