Tag: John Carpenter

What HALLOWEEN Owes To JAWS

If there’s one thing we can all agree with, it’s that October means breaking out your copy of John Carpenter’s Halloween and reveling in a true masterwork of cinema. Forty years removed from its 1978 release, the film still feels fresh and continues to scare the hell out...

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...