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John Carpenter Announces Tour

3 February 2016 2:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

John Carpenter, cult figure, master of horror, and electro-synth icon, has announced his first tour dates to promote his new album Lost Themes II, it was reported by EW today. Lost Themes II will be released on April 15th, so you'll have something fun to buy with your tax refund.The director of such classic cult and horror films such as Escape From New York, Halloween, The Fog, They Live, In The Mouth Of Madness, Big Trouble In Little China, and The Thing, has delivered the incredibly well-received Lost Themes Ep and is ready to unleash more of his trademark tunes --- not just in digital or physical forms, but Live! Currently, there's just one New York City date in July and some UK dates; check Carpenter's website for these and other upcoming...

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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II Album & Live Performances Announced

2 February 2016 10:56 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last year legendary director and composer John Carpenter—along with Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies—unleashed Lost Themes, an album pulsating with synth-infused music that hearkened back to Carpenter's film scores with imaginative modern twists. Wasting no time, the trio will release their follow-up album, Lost Themes II, through Sacred Bones records on April 15th, followed by live performances beginning this summer:

Press Release (via Pressparty): On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever album of non-soundtrack material. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed.  Lost Themes was also a milemarker in its label’s catalog, »

- Derek Anderson

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Interview: The Cast and Crew of The Barn!

1 February 2016 4:59 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Check this trailer out, creeps:

Rad-ass, right? Well, I know yer just itchin’ to learn more about this freaky fright flick… so I crammed some of the cast n’ crew into the ol’ Crypt o’ Xiii to do just that!

Famous Monsters. Tell the ol’ Coffin Club all about The Barn (seriously, some of these cats actually Do live under rocks and may not have heard about it) and how all of you came to be involved with it!

Justin Seaman. I am the writer and director of The Barn, a a 80s-style retro horror film that takes place in the 1980s and follows a group of teens who stumble upon an old abandoned barn and unleash a trio of baddies on Halloween night! If that’s not enough for you, it has blood, guts, boobies, and rock n roll music! This has been a passion goal of mine for 22 years! »

- DanielXIII

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'Halloween' Filmmaker John Carpenter Announces Album Sequel

1 February 2016 1:53 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Filmmaker and composer John Carpenter, who directed and scored Halloween, Escape From New York and Assault on Precinct 13, will put out another album of music this spring. The director, who has only previously made one film sequel (Escape From L.A.), has titled his follow-up to last year's icy collection of instrumentals, Lost Themes, Lost Themes II. It's due out April 15th.

The new record will find Carpenter playing once again with his son, Cody, and his godson, Daniel Davies. This time, the trio got together with ideas for music »

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Sundance 2016 Interview: Rob Zombie and Sheri Moon Zombie Talk Grown-Up Horror, Criticism and More for 31

26 January 2016 2:11 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Over this past weekend, Rob Zombie’s latest genre effort, 31, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Midnight programming slate. Daily Dead had the chance to catch up with both Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, the following day to chat about their latest collaboration.

During our interview, the duo discussed making "grown-up horror", the pros of utilizing some familiar faces from Zombie’s previous films for 31, dealing with criticism and so much more.

Thanks for chatting today guys and congrats on the movie, too. Not only is it really cool to see your evolution as a director over the years, Rob, but it's also really cool to see you, Sheri, change so much throughout all these different films too. I thought Charly was just a lot of fun in 31, and while I'm not going to ruin anything for anybody, that final scene with Richard [Brake] was so great. »

- Heather Wixson

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Creature From The Black Lagoon: the unmade Carpenter film

25 January 2016 6:22 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Universal's classic monster movie Creature From The Black Lagoon was almost remade by John Carpenter in the 1990s. So what happened?

It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...

Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.

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34 Things We Learned from John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness Commentary

20 January 2016 8:30 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

John Carpenter celebrated his 68th birthday a few days ago, so it felt like a no-brainer that I should cover one of his films this week. We here at Fsr are big Carpenter fans and have already covered several of his films on Commentary Commentary — Halloween, The FogEscape from New York, The ThingBig Trouble in Little China, They Live — but while those titles are beloved I’m turning this week to one of his less-respected titles that I happen to love. 1987’s Prince of Darkness is a fun mix of gory horror and metaphysical mumbo-jumbo, and while some sketchy acting hurts it the film as a whole is terrifically creepy entertainment. The score is fantastic, the film ends strong, and the cast includes a bevy of Carpenter favorites including Donald Pleasence, Victor Wong, and Dennis Dun. Keep reading to see what I heard on the Prince of Darkness commentary. Prince of Darkness »

- Rob Hunter

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Review: You Are Not Alone

16 January 2016 10:26 AM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I’m going to put it out there right away: I’m a sucker for holiday horror. I’m also a sucker for horror movies set in Illinois. As an Illinois native, I yearn more movies set here in the Midwest as I can’t relate to the horrors of sorority sisters in California. Two popular franchises originated here as the Lake Shore Killer from Child’S Play terrorized Chicago, but eventually the setting changed as more sequels were created. There’s also Michael Myers of Halloween stalking babysitters in Haddonfield, but, unfortunately, Haddonfield is a product of John Carpenter’s imagination. Plus, no Illinois suburb looks like that during the Halloween season as we usually freezing by then and keeping away from rainy conditions.

The movie really emphasizes what an all American Midwest small town feels like for a young twenty something, capturing both the excitement and fears without »

- Jovy

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

13 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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3rd Rock from the Sun Turns 20, Plus 10 Other Roles That Led Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Stardom

13 January 2016 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago this week, an oddball NBC sitcom introduced viewers to a family of space aliens who, in the grand tradition of Alf, Mork and Mindy and My Favorite Martian, were attempting to hide out on Earth. It was a silly premise, but 3rd Rock from the Sun ended up outlasting those other three shows, running a full six seasons. And we can credit its success to a talented comedic cast that included John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was only 14 when the show premiered. Seriously, look at him - babyfaced and long-haired and oh-so »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Ennio Morricone Goes Inside 'Hateful Eight' Soundtrack

11 January 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Everyone who works with Ennio Morricone calls him "Maestro." It's a title that's both deferential and affectionate for the prolific, 87-year-old composer. Since the late Fifties, he has written some 500 movie scores, including such celebrated and iconic contributions to soundtracks such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Mission and Cinema Paradiso. His music has inspired a wide swath of artists from Metallica to Celine Dion, as well as filmmakers from Sergio Leone to Bernardo Bertolucci. But despite this, he has received few film awards in the U. »

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The Last Starfighter

10 January 2016 10:00 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Lance Guest plays a teen obsessed with an arcade game named “Starfighter” that turns out to be an intergalactic training vehicle.  Thanks to his high scores, he’s whisked away by avuncular alien Robert Preston to join other warriors in protecting his home planet. Director Nick Castle (best known for portraying Michael Meyers in Halloween) was one of the first directors to make extensive use of CGI and that, combined with its Archie Andrews in Space storyline, helped make the film a modest hit that would gain a substantial afterlife due to its ubiquitous presence on early cable broadcasts.

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Golden Globe Arrivals

10 January 2016 4:19 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

07:00 The 73rd Annual Golden Globes are here. And we're seated and not yet drunk, far from the Beverly Hilton (NYC to be precise).  I'm getting a late start. I blame pizza cravings. As I sat down with half of a pizza in my mouth -- I don't play around! -- Svelte Kirsten Dunst in autoerotic black (damn girl) was talking about her recent diet to plump up a bit for Fargo "you know... bread and cheese". Dear reader it's like I was on TV and she was making fun of me from home, the cheese dribbling down my chin.

07:08 Earlier on the TV we also learned that Alicia Vikander went sky-diving (okay) that maybe don't surprise Jamie Lee Curtis with a question about her mother's Golden Globe win for Psycho  ("you know... my mom's been gone a long time... we're moving forward... I'm happy to be here representing »

- NATHANIEL R

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Cover Art & Release Date for John Carpenter’s Village Of The Damned Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

6 January 2016 1:58 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Start thinking of that brick wall to keep the psychic children out of your head, because Scream Factory has announced an April 12th release date for their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter's Village of the Damned remake, featuring new cover art and special features.

Although Scream Factory has yet to reveal the official list of bonus features for their Village of the Damned Collector's Edition Blu-ray, they have confirmed that the special release will include new interviews with John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter, as well as a fresh installment of Sean Clark's Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates. In the meantime, we have official details from Scream Factory, as well as a look at the new cover art by Nathan Thomas Milliner.

From Scream Factory: "We have another classic Carpenter film to add to our already robust collection of the »

- Derek Anderson

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