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Prince Of Darkness and Assault On Precinct 13 Steelbook Blu-rays Coming in 2018 from Scream Factory

Following their Steelbook releases of The Fog, They Live, and Escape from New York, Scream Factory will pay tribute to the Master of Horror once again on March 27th with 10,000 limited edition Steelbooks for both John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness and Assault on Precinct 13.

From Scream Factory: "Our Steelbook® releases this past Summer of The Fog, They Live, and Escape from New York were very successful so we’re offering two more from John Carpenter’s roster next Spring!

Prince Of Darkness and Assault On Precinct 13 are being reissued in limited-edition Steelbook packaging with only 10,000 of each being produced. Official Release Date for both is March 27th but they will ship two weeks early if you order directly from us.

- The artwork you see pictured on both come to us from by artist Nathanael Marsh (who also conceived the designs for the last steelbook round). If
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The Fog Star Adrienne Barbeau Refused To Be In The Devil’s Rejects

One thing that can always be expected in a Rob Zombie film is that he often uses horror genre icons and veterans. A great example of this is his 2005 effort The Devil’s Rejects. The House of 1000 Corpses sequel features appearances from stars like Ken Foree, Michael Berryman and P.J. Soles among others, but it turns out that one very interesting actress actually refused to be in the film – none other than Adrienne Barbeau.

She’s a fabulous scream queen you may recognize from the works of John Carpenter like Escape From New York and The Fog, while she also played a role in George Romero’s Creepshow. But according to Barbeau, who recently spoke with Tom Holland’s Terror Time, she wasn’t too interested in taking on The Devil’s Rejects.

“I’ve turned down myriad roles. Sometimes after reading 20 pages of the script. And especially if
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Adrienne Barbeau Would Love to Return as Stevie from John Carpenter’s The Fog

One of my favorite John Carpenter movies is The Fog, his followup to Halloween. The movie has more than it’s fair share of issues, but the visuals and the score are beyond badass. And with all of the classic films getting reboots, sequels, and TV series it only seems like a matter of time before […]

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The Thing's missing blow-up doll and other deleted scenes

Ryan Lambie Nov 9, 2017

Character deaths, screwdrivers and blow-up dolls: John Carpenter’s The Thing had some fasinating scenes cut before release...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for The Thing.

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Critically mauled on release and largely overlooked in cinemas, John Carpenter’s The Thing has only grown in stature since 1982. What were once condemned as deficiencies - its graphic gore and violence, icy tone and low-key characterisation - are now generally regarded as positives. Its simple story about a group of scientists and misfits who encounter a shape-shifting alien in their Antarctic outpost, The Thing has aged remarkably well for a 35-year-old film: Rob Bottin’s practical effects are still extraordinarily imaginative, and fans still debate the finer points of its action today. Who sabotaged the fridge full of blood samples?
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John Carpenter Says He’s Done With Stephen King Adaptations

Writer-director John Carpenter was already a legend of horror filmmaking when he adapted Stephen King’s Christine for the big screen in 1983 – having previously delivered Dark Star, Assault On Precinct 13, Halloween, The Fog, Escape From New York, and The Thing. That being the case, Christine was very much a meeting of great minds within the genre. Now that Carpenter’s Halloween franchise is being resuscitated with a new instalment, and Stephen King’s work is seeing a resurgence in screen adaptations, fans are wondering if the two creators might reunite for a new project. The answer, however, according to John Carpenter, is a resounding ‘no.’

Speaking to Consequence Of Sound about his latest music project – the newly released album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 – Carpenter touched upon his adaptation of Christine, as part of a wide-ranging review of the music within his filmography. Despite renewed interest in the work of both storytellers,
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‘Halloween’ 40 Years Later: Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Still the Ultimate Scream Queen

‘Halloween’ 40 Years Later: Why Jamie Lee Curtis Is Still the Ultimate Scream Queen
The mask. The music. The sequels. There are many memorable things about the Halloween franchise, but none of them have had quite the same impact as a then-20-year-old Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of Hollywood royalty, who created an everygirl so iconic, she’s returning to the role nearly 40 years after the original.

In 1978, Curtis made her film debut as resilient teenage babysitter Laurie Strode in Halloween. It’s a simple enough story: A young man, Michael Myers, kills his sister on Halloween in 1963 and is locked away in an institution. Fifteen years later, he escapes and returns to his hometown, where he terrorizes and kills a group of teenagers one by one, until he’s stopped (or at least slowed down) by Laurie.

What makes Laurie iconic is the sense of realness Curtis imbues her with. It’s not just that she’s the typical example of the “final girl” horror movie trope, or even that she
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Catalog From The Beyond: Road Games (1981)

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I’m not sure if you heard, but there was a minor announcement made recently that Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as Laurie Strode in Blumhouse’s upcoming installment to the Halloween franchise. While the majority of the response has been positive, there have been some concerns, such as the need to once again retcon the series to resurrect Laurie Strode as well as the usual skepticism about the need for another Halloween movie. While I understand these concerns, I do have a retort: they’re bringing back Jamie Lee freaking Curtis.

This woman is the highlight of anything she’s in, be it one of her many turns in horror flicks, starring roles in big-budget action movies like True Lies, or even just a guest spot on New Girl. I’d slap down ten bucks to watch this woman fold laundry. And I have to say,
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John Carpenter Is Fine With All Of His Films Being Remade

Over the course of his 55 year filmmaking career, John Carpenter has delivered some of the most iconic projects of both the horror and thriller genres. From Halloween and The Fog, to The Thing and Christine – the writer-director has been long-established as a gold-standard creator of cinema. Of course, along with that legendary status also comes people trying to remake your films, which Carpenter is no stranger to.

Over the years, we’ve seen many of the director’s finest efforts get a fresh coat of paint, and with a new take on the aforementioned Halloween now brewing in development, it makes one wonder how he feels about all these remakes. Thankfully, The Guardian recently asked Carpenter that very question, and it seems that he’s all for it – as long as they pay him.

I love it, if they are going to pay me money. If they pay me, it’s wonderful.
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Cover John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Theme — Listen

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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Cover John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Theme — Listen
John Carpenter’s musical legacy is nearly as revered for his music as he is for his movies, not least because the two are intertwined. The latest to pay tribute to the “Halloween,” “The Thing,” and “Escape From New York” director are Nine Inch Nails bandmates Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who’ve recorded a cover of the “Halloween” theme. Listen below.

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The duo’s latest collaboration with a celebrated auteur follows their appearance on an episode of the “Twin Peaks” revival that aired earlier this year, to say nothing of their recent scores for “Gone Girl,” “Patriots Day,” and “The Vietnam War.” Carpenter, for his part, is producing a new sequel to his classic slasher flick directed by David Gordon Green.

Read More:‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch Had Nine Inch Nails
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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Drop Creepy Cover of ‘Halloween’ Theme

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Drop Creepy Cover of ‘Halloween’ Theme
To celebrate the Oct. 20 release of horror film auteur John Carpenter’s anthology of newly recorded themes from his films, Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released a new version of the theme from Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film “Halloween.” The remainder of the tracks on the album were recorded by Carpenter — who directed and wrote the music for films including “The Fog,” “Escape From New York” and “Assault on Precinct 17.”

Reznor says, “I clearly remember my friends and I at 13 years old conning our parents into letting us see ‘Halloween’ when it came out in 1978. We left the theater forever changed. We were damaged and scarred, with the shit genuinely scared out of us and that theme stuck firmly in our heads. John Carpenter, it’s your fault that I turned out the way I did.”

Speaking about the new version, John Carpenter says, “Moody and dark, Trent Reznor and [link
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Watch John Carpenter Direct in New Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Christine Music Video

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Earlier this month, horror fans were given quite possibly the coolest Halloween treat of the year when John Carpenter stepped behind both the wheel and the camera for a music video featuring a new twist on the iconic score for 1982's Christine, part of Carpenter's upcoming album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998. If your engine is still revved up from seeing the Master of Horror reunited with a 1958 Plymouth Fury scorned, then you'll want to check out a new behind-the-scenes video showing Carpenter directing the enthralling music video.

The behind-the-scenes video was shared on YouTube by Carpenter's wife and business partner, Sandy King Carpenter, and you can watch it below. In case you missed it, check here and read on for more details on Carpenter's new album and tour dates.

"The theme for "Christine" is available as a part of John Carpenter's 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998,'
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Win The Howling on Blu-ray

The darkly comic horror classic The Howling – the film which changed the look and feel of werewolf movies for years to come when it first released back in 1981 – gnaws its way onto newly restored edition DVD, Digital Download and, for the first time in the UK, Blu Ray on 9th October 2017. Along with the film, the release also features an hour of brand new extra features and special content. Pre-order now:

Directed by Joe Dante (Gremlins) with a screenplay by John Sayles (Lone Star) and groundbreaking special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing, The Fog, Total Recall), The Howling has been stunningly restored for a new generation of horror fans. Graphically violent, sexually explicit and nightmarishly intense, it remains one of the most original werewolf movies of the eighties, spawning seven follow-up films and three novels, and sits firmly alongside An American Werewolf In London and
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John Carpenter releases music video for Christine

Tony Sokol Sep 14, 2017

Ahead of his new album - Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 - John Carpenter has brought Christine back in a music video...

John Carpenter made movies so he could record the soundtracks. He’s made some great movies of course, classics like Halloween, They Live and The Fog, which he scored beautifully, and the films Carpenter directed made him a household name. He is a rock star film director.

But he doesn’t care about any of that. He never did. He always wanted to be a rock star rock star. The movies, they were fun. They kept a lot of people up at night. But really, if you asked Carpenter, he’d have preferred they stayed up dancing to his songs. And let’s face it, some of his melodies, like the theme from Halloween, get caught in your head, harder to escape than Escape From New York.
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Watch John Carpenter’s New Christine Music Video

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The Master of Horror driving the 1958 Plymouth Fury scorned? This could be the coolest Halloween treat we get all year. John Carpenter steps both behind the wheel and the camera for a music video featuring a new twist on the iconic score for 1982's Christine, part of Carpenter's upcoming album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, which he'll be performing live across North America this fall.

You can watch the new music video below, and in case you missed it, check here and read on for more details on Carpenter's new album and tour dates.

"The theme for "Christine" is available as a part of John Carpenter's 'Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998,' out October 20 on Sacred Bones Records.


Director: John Carpenter

Producer: Sandy King"

Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998: "John Carpenter is a legend. As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, Carpenter
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John Carpenter Just Directed a ‘Christine’ Short Film and You Can Watch Right Now

John Carpenter Just Directed a ‘Christine’ Short Film and You Can Watch Right Now
34 years after directing Christine, Carpenter has brought her back to life. Releasing this October from Sacred Bones Records is the compilation album John Carpenter Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest movie themes. The newly-recorded themes include The Fog, The Thing and Halloween. Also found on the album is Carpenter’s theme […]
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John Carpenter's '80s: "The Fog" and "Escape From New York"

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John Carpenter's The Fog (1980) is playing from September 9 - October 8 and Escape from New York (1981) from September 10 - October 9, 2017 in the United States as part of the series John Carpenter's '80s.A golden pocket watch hangs on the right side of the movie’s frame like a broken pendulum, or maybe a man from the gallows. It sways gently, showing five minutes before midnight. With laconic eyes and the careful accentuation of a raconteur, Mr. Michen (John Houseman) recounts to a gaggle of kids the moribund story of the Elizabeth Dane, a clipper ship captained by a wealthy man named Blake who had leprosy, and who wanted to set up a leper colony in Northern California. The ship, beset by a sudden fog bank, sailed towards a campfire mistaken for a lighthouse and crashed into the rocks. None survived. The story, which has been passed down from grandfathers to fathers to sons,
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Jeff Bridges Wants Starman 2 to Happen

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Jeff Bridges Wants Starman 2 to Happen
Everything is being remade, rebooted or revived nowadays, so why not a sequel to the 1984 sci-fi romance Starman? The movie's leading man Jeff Bridges believes it's high time this actually happened. And he wants to see it soon. He also knows how it can happen, which should come as a no brainer for anyone who has seen the movie.

Starman comes as kind of an anomaly in director John Carpenter's career. He is mostly known for working in the horror genre, but has been known to step outside that realm with comedy adventures like Big Trouble in Little China and thrillers like Escape from New York. But comedy, romance and science fiction was never something he dabbled in much.

Starman arrived after John Carpenter made a string of classic horror movies that include Halloween, The Fog, The Thing and Christine. He welcomed the story as a change of pace.
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Death Note Review

Before wrestling with Godzilla vs. Kong, director Adam Wingard accepted the gargantuan challenge of helming Netflix’s American Death Note adaptation. Regional relocation is usually a kiss of death for cross-culture products (see: Ghost In The Shell), but Tsugumi Ohba (writer) and Takeshi Obata (illustrator), who created the cult-beloved Death Note manga, were quick to offer praise. “We love the film,” Wingard was told after a private screening scheduled just for Ohba and Obata. Outrage avoided, honor respected. The director even describes himself as an “otaku,” and it’s that obsession with the source material that sets up his (or, more appropriately Netflix’s) Death Note franchise on a platform of gory devotion and demonic influence. It may be a bit unbalanced, but it’s still worthy of Ryuk’s introduction.

Nat Wolff stars as Light Turner, a brainy high-school loner who happens upon a “magic” book. Scrawled across the front are two words,
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John Carpenter Announces Tour Dates for Live Performances of His New Album Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998

Last year, Master of Horror John Carpenter rocked North America (and beyond) with synth-infused live performances of tracks from his Lost Themes II album, and now Carpenter has announced a new album, Anthology: Movie Themes 1974–1998, featuring themes from 13 of his films. Get ready to mark your calendars, too, because Carpenter is hitting the road once again to bring his transcendent tracks to life on stage.

John Carpenter's new Anthology tour kicks off on October 29th in Las Vegas and currently features 14 tour dates in cities across the United States and Canada. You can check out the full schedule in the image below or by visiting Sacred Bones Records' official website.

We also have details and a look at the cover art for John Carpenter's new Anthology vinyl album that comes out on October 20th, including the audio for the "In the Mouth of Madness" track, which you can
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August 1st Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Shin Godzilla, Colossal, Slither Collector’s Edition

August’s home entertainment releases are off and running in a big way with this week’s crop of horror and sci-fi titles, as we have nearly two dozen movies coming our way this Tuesday.

Scream Factory is putting in overtime with a handful of stunning steelbooks celebrating three great John Carpenter films—They Live, The Fog and Escape From New York—as well as a Collector’s Edition of James Gunn’s Slither and the indie horror films Don’t Knock Twice and House on Willow Street (which they’ve teamed up with IFC Midnight for).

As far as recent genre movies go, Colossal, Shin Godzilla, and Phoenix Forgotten are all primed for their home bow on August 1st, and both Paramount and Universal are dusting off a bunch of recent titles on both DVD and Blu-ray, including Disturbia, The Machinist, Red Eye, and the unrated version of The Ruins.
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