Posts Tagged ‘John Carpenter’

News – Chicago’s Flashback Weekend 2012

It’s the 10th anniversary of Chicago’s premier Horror Convention: Flashback Weeekend 2012! This year is loaded with fantastic horror goodies including John Carpenter presenting a 30th Anniversary Screening of The Thing and Linda Blair presenting a charity screening of The Exorcist! The fun starts this Friday, August 10th, read on for a schedule of events!

News – New Red Band Trailer for The Thing

Just a quick heads up, the new Red Band Trailer for The Thing has been posted by IGN and we managed to snag it. Read on to check it out!

Movie Review – The Thing

John Carpenter’s The Thing was made in the early 80s and is a remake of a 1951 film by a chap named Howard Hawks. Both films are based on a story written by John W. Campbell, Jr. called “Who Goes There?” I will not warn about spoilers for a movie almost 30 years old. Just [...]

Movie Review – They Live

They Live is based on a 1963 short story entitled “Eight O’Clock in the Morning”, by Ray Nelson. Carpenter wrote the screenplay under a pseudonym he gave to a character in the movie, named after a character in an HP Lovecraft story. There are already tons of insightful reviews of this movie on the Internet, [...]

Movie Review – Village of the Damned

This review is the first in a series of 4 John Carpenter throwback reviews. These movies came as part of a 4-disc set of Carpenter films currently being sold in stores. I wrote these reviews because JimmyZ said four will get me listed on the site as “Staff”. With an appropriately fabricated summary paragraph, no [...]

News – Synopsis and Trailer for Carpenter’s The Ward

The Ward, stars Amber Heard  as a troubled young woman who is admitted to a psychiatric facility against her will after she burns down an old farmhouse. Recently, a detailed synopsis of the movie appeared online and now the first, but only partial trailer for The Ward has been posted online, offering a look at [...]