Tag: john carpenter

The Night He Came Home 40 Years Later (Halloween, 2018)

It has been forty years since the rampage of Michael Myers in Haddonfield, IL.  And Michael Myers absolutely was caught and has been institutionalized ever since. He totally did not massacre a hospital or anything else. The trauma had a profound effect on Laurie…

Instability (the Ward, 2010)

Carpenter’s final film to this point is the Ward.  It was his first feature length film since 2001’s Ghosts of Mars.  Carpenter said he had fallen out of love with film-making.  And so, the Ward was to be his return to his love.  And…

Religious Fervor (Pro-Life, 2006)

Carpenter’s second contribution to Masters of Horror is a bit more mixed.  For one thing, it makes They Live look subtle and nuanced in it’s politics.  Pro-Life is, unsurprisingly, a horror movie centered around abortion. Angelique is a young pregnant woman seeking an abortion. …

The Folly of Film-making (Cigarette Burns, 2005)

In 2005 Mick Garris created the Masters of Horror for Showtime.  The idea was that well known horror directors would make short horror film (an hour long).  There were two seasons and Carpenter contribute a film to each season. Norman Reedus (better known as…

Ghosts With Tattoos (the Ghosts of Mars, 2001)

In the future, the terraforming of Mars has begun  There are colonies all over Mars.  The world is now a Matriarchy.  A police force is sent to Mars to transfer prisoner Desolation Williams.  They arrive to find the town empty except for some folks…

Blood Feast (Vampires, 1998)

Carpenter followed up Escape From L.A. with a foray into traditional monsters with Vampires.  James Woods plays the Vatican’s lead Slayer Jack Crow.  Crow leads an elite team of vampire hunters.  They are a rough bunch who believe God exists…but they think He is…

I Love L.A. (Escape From L.A., 1996)

John Carpenter’s first sequel.  Escape From L.A. brings back Snake Plissken.  The setup here is that in the late 20th century, a Presidential predicts a major earthquake will hit California and Las Vegas because of their sinful ways.  Unlike Pat Robertson, his prediction comes…