Tag: John Carpenter

The Reimagining of John Carpenter

When I left the Paramount Theatre, my jaw and cheeks were sore from smiling. I grinned like an idiot for an hour and a half straight during the John Carpenter Live Retrospective, reveling in the cult of John Carpenter through his music. It was a beautiful blend of...

Nitpicking “Halloween”

Halloween has come and gone and with it my annual viewing of John Carpenter’s classic Halloween. Like I said in my last post, there might not be a genre director that had a better decade long run than Carpenter, starting with Halloween. That said, it’s a flawed masterpiece....

Spending A Weekend With Netflix & John Carpenter

With all their missteps lately (a price hike of up to 60% per customer, the announcement then immediate abandonment of Qwikster and CEO Reed Hastings arrogant public proclamations) it’s easy to forget what a great service Netflix provides. If for no other reason, I’m grateful that the Instant...