Rest assured, the Horror Master is still alive.
In light of an errant article from Rotten Tomatoes
, in which the outlet pronounced John Carpenter
(Halloween, The Thing, Big Trouble In Little China) as dead, the director himself has taken to Twitter
to set the record straight.
The now-deleted tweet from Rt
initially came bearing the caption: “John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today! We celebrate his birthday by looking back at his five favorite films.”
Naturally, film fans jumped on the gaffe – the Internet is written in ink, after all – producing all sorts of horror-tinged memes to poke fun at Rotten Tomatoes, not to mention the irony of the Tweet itself. For Carpenter, we imagine he got quite the shock earlier this morning, as debunking stories of one’s death is not exactly how one wants to remember their 70th birthday. Still, the legendary filmmaker, who has been in