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1. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

2. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.9
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85 Metascore

On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

3. Grindhouse (2007)

R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

Two full length feature horror movies written by Quentin Tarantino & Robert Rodriguez put together as a two film feature. Including fake movie trailers in between both movies.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright, Jeff Rendell, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Cotterill, Jason Eisener, John Davies | Directors: Robert Rodriguez, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, Rob Zombie | Stars: Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, Danny Trejo, Zoë Bell

4. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

5. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

6. Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Horror

7.2
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton

7. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

Writers: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

8. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

9. They Live (1988)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

7.3
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52 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Writers: Ray Nelson, John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

10. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Writer: Chris Butler | Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

11. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

12. Village of the Damned (1995)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Writers: John Wyndham, Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, David Himmelstein | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Paré

13. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show | Active

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America's top fake news show.

Creators: Lizz Winstead, Madeleine Smithberg | Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Craig Kilborn

14. The Joneses (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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55 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Writers: Randy T. Dinzler, Derrick Borte | Director: Derrick Borte | Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard, Ben Hollingsworth

15. Escape from L.A. (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Stacy Keach, Peter Fonda

16. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Writers: Stephen King, Bill Phillips | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

17. Halloween II (2009)

R | 105 min | Horror

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Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell, Sheri Moon Zombie

18. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror

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A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an ancient leper colony, becomes shrouded by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

19. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

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An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Writer: Michael De Luca | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, David Warner

20. The Fog (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror

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27 Metascore

The inhabitants of Antonio Island, off the coast of Oregon, are about to unveil a statue honoring the four men (Castle, Wayne, Williams and Malone) who founded their town in 1871. Nick ... See full summary »

Writers: Cooper Layne, John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rupert Wainwright | Stars: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis

21. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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42 Metascore

A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight.

Writers: John Steakley, Don Jakoby | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

22. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Writers: John Carpenter, James DeMonaco | Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello

23. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors 40 years into the future.

Writers: Michael Janover, William Gray, Wallace C. Bennett, Don Jakoby, Charles Berlitz, William L. Moore | Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Michael Paré, Nancy Allen, Eric Christmas, Bobby Di Cicco

24. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance.

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Robert Zappia, Matt Greenberg | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

25. Ghosts of Mars (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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35 Metascore

Years in the future, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.

Writers: Larry Sulkis, John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier, Jason Statham

26. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

27. Masters of Horror (2005– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Horror, Thriller

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Anchor Bay has amassed some of the greatest horror film writers and directors to bring to you the anthology series, "Masters of Horror". For the first time the foremost names in the horror ... See full summary »

Creator: Mick Garris | Stars: Karen Austin, J. Winston Carroll, Miho Ninagawa, Anthony Harrison

28. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

29. Halloween: Resurrection (2002)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

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19 Metascore

Serial Killer Michael Myers is not finished with Laurie Strode, and their rivalry finally comes to an end. But is this the last we see of Myers? Freddie Harris and Nora Winston are reality ... See full summary »

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Larry Brand, Sean Hood | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes, Brad Loree, Bianca Kajlich

30. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

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44 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

31. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Writers: John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

32. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

33. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Writers: Dhani Lipsius, Larry Rattner, Benjamin Ruffner, Alan B. McElroy | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

34. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

R | 98 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A large Halloween mask-making company has plans to kill millions of American children with something sinister hidden in Halloween masks.

Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace | Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy, Michael Currie

35. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

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Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared. Jamie was kidnapped by a bunch of evil druids who protect Michael... See full summary »

Writers: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Daniel Farrands | Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Paul Rudd, Marianne Hagan, Mitchell Ryan

36. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

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After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Writers: H.F. Saint, Robert Collector, Dana Olsen, William Goldman | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Sam Neill, Michael McKean

37. Halloween 5 (1989)

X | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

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It's one year later after the events of Halloween 4. Michael survives the shootings and on October 31st he returns with a vengeance. Lurking and stalking, Jamie, Rachel, and Rachel's ... See full summary »

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman | Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr

38. The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.

Writer: Nick Castle | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia, Fred Savage

39. Halloween III

Horror | Announced

The plot is unknown at this time.

Writer: John Carpenter

40. Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Suddenly Laura Mars can see through the eyes of a serial killer as he commits his crimes. She contacts the police and with the aid of a police detective, tries to stop the killer. But first... See full summary »

Writers: John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois

41. Black Moon Rising (1986)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A professional thief is hired by the FBI to steal a data tape from a company under investigation. The analysis of this tape, will prove the criminal activities of this company. As this ... See full summary »

Writers: John Carpenter, William Gray, Desmond Nakano | Director: Harley Cokeliss | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Hamilton, Robert Vaughn, Richard Jaeckel

42. E! True Hollywood Story (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime | Active

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Stars: Chip Bolcik, Phil Crowley, Beng Spies, Ken Baker

43. The Silence of the Hams (1994)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Thriller

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The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.

Writer: Ezio Greggio | Director: Ezio Greggio | Stars: Ezio Greggio, Dom DeLuise, Billy Zane, Joanna Pacula

44. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Writer: Anthony Lawrence | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

45. Charlie Brown: Blockhead's Revenge (2011)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Writer: David Lincoln | Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Rachel Bloom, John Carpenter, Robert Ben Garant, Colton Haynes

46. Darkchylde

Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Announced

Southern teenager, Ariel Chylde, is transformed into creatures from her nightmares.

Writer: Randy Queen | Director: John Carpenter

47. Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy

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Three short stories in the horror genre. The first about a serial killer. The second about a hair transplant gone wrong. The third about a baseball player.

Writers: Billy Brown, Dan Angel | Directors: John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis | Stars: John Carpenter, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper, Robert Carradine

48. Vampires: Los Muertos (2002)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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A vampire hunter and a priest fight a band of the walking dead in Mexico.

Writer: Tommy Lee Wallace | Director: Tommy Lee Wallace | Stars: Jon Bon Jovi, Cristián de la Fuente, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Arly Jover

49. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

50. The Director's Chair (2014– )

45 min | Biography | Post-production

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Stars: Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino