Best John Carpenter Moviesby UndiesStyle | last updated - 04 Jan 2013 | Public
In the order they came to be.
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2. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.
3. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.
4. Halloween (1978)
R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Votes: 176,570 | Gross: $47.00M
6. The Fog (1980)
R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller
Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers, which no one believes. On the eve of the town's centennial, many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Votes: 51,416 | Gross: $21.38M
7. Escape from New York (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi
In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Votes: 101,737 | Gross: $25.24M
8. The Thing (1982)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Votes: 292,817 | Gross: $13.78M
10. Starman (1984)
PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 36,103 | Gross: $28.70M
14. Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.
Votes: 18,836 | Gross: $14.36M
15. Body Bags (1993 TV Movie)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
16. In the Mouth of Madness (1994)
R | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.
Votes: 48,241 | Gross: $8.95M
18. Escape from L.A. (1996)
R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 59,202 | Gross: $25.48M
19. Vampires (1998)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.
Votes: 45,809 | Gross: $20.24M
20. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In 2176, 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.
Votes: 45,613 | Gross: $8.43M
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
TV-MA | 59 min | Horror
With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.
Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
TV-MA | 57 min | Horror
Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world.