Spotlight – John Carpenter

For your weekend Halloween viewing – a terrific list of John Carpenter classics!
If nothing else, you must see this one: https://johnrieber.com/2016/10/26/the-thing-shocks-halloween-horror-day-26-man-is-the-warmest-place-to-hide/

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I thought I’d beef up my 2020 month of Halloween horror with a few spotlights on some of the better known horror directors, and for me I can’t think of horror cinema without mentioning John Carpenter. While I admire that he’s one of the ultimate masters of the macabre, he went above and beyond to bring his personal vision of horror to the screen, taking on any role he could, camera man, extra, you name it, he went there to get it all done and on a shoestring budget until he made a name for himself. I am unable to justify all of his movies and I have struggled with some of his more modern efforts, if not the movie then at least some of the casting.. , but I do stand by the fact he’s one of the best and will always be known…

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  1. By coincidence, I just watched ‘They Live’ again on TV last week. As much as I generally like most of his films, ‘Assault On Precinct 13’ still stands out for me. That sense of ‘menace’ was overwhelming, and it never goes away, no matter how many times I have seen it. ‘The Thing’ is a close second, for the same reason.
    (I read the whole article, and left a ‘like’.)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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