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P.J. Soles and John Carpenter weren’t breaking ground with the topless shot in a horror movie. In fact, according to this list by Complex, Soles ranks as No. 3 on a chart of classic horror nudity, topped only by Julianna Guill in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot, and Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve in 1983’s The Hunger.
On a scariness scale of 1-10, the average of the group was 5.4, with a high of 7.5 and a low of 2. Hopefully that last person has a weird brother who doesn’t give up, no matter what. “I found it immensely more comical than scary,” said UCLA senior English major Ryan Eclarin. University of South Carolina student Savannah Walker said, “Honestly, it didn’t scare me. I wasn’t startled by any of it.
Copies of John Carpenter’s Halloween are already available on both Blu-ray and DVD, but what makes the 35th Anniversary Edition a little more special is the cover art, which offers an especially creepy illustration by Jay Shaw. For the release, Anchor Bay Home Entertainment worked with cinematographer Dean Cundey on an all-new HD transfer of the film.
After all the body horror, brutal gore, and nightmare-inspiring creature effects, The Thing winds down to a chilling finish. MacReady and his colleague Childs (Keith David) are all that remains of their crew. Having blown up the base in hopes of killing this heinous killer beast, the two — already caked in ice and snow—shiver and essentially await death. But the question lingers—is one of them The Thing?
As much as the Halloween franchise has been dragged around over the years, with too many bad sequels and reboots to keep track of, there's a simple magic to John Carpenter's original film, with Michael Myers stalking Jamie Lee Curtis and everything at its basics. And now moviegoers who weren't around for the original 1978 release will have their chance to experience the horror on the big screen
There are two types of people in the world: people who love John Carpenter's They Live, and godless heathen sissypants commie bastards. That right there is a fact. Those of you who are in the former category will be thrilled to hear that Scream Factory, a spinoff of Shout! Factory focusing on cult-classic movies, has announced a new Blu-ray and DVD special edition of They Live, set to arrive on November 6th.
When deciding whether or not something on the internet is cool, sometimes all you need to do is look at it in terms of its parts. If you have something that's awesome, and you combine it with something else that's awesome, the result is something that is awesome x2. It's a formula that has worked for centuries, and has given us amazing things like popcorn and movies, beer and sports, and peanut butter and jelly.
Still, maybe Hollywood is just going about this all wrong. Making another Thing movie in the same vein as Carpenter's classic can't help but draw comparisons, and most likely suffer from them. So why not take the core concept and explore a different genre? Like, say, a swingin' big band musical? I think it would go...a little something like this...
Among the movies that’ll likely get us into the Halloween spirit this year is The Thing, which from the sound of it, is more of a prequel than a full-blown remake of the popular 1982 John Carpenter horror film. Check out a clip from The Thing ahead!
John Carpenter has long been regarded as a master of horror. His early work reshaped the entire landscape of American horror films and his recent infrequency of film production has been a source of discontent for his fans. He recently broke his film silence with 2010’s The Ward and there is evidence to suggest that he is not yet ready to sneak back into the shadows of semi-retirement.
Snake Plisskin still might try to escape from an updated version of New York City. He just won’t do it for New Line and Warner Bros. The studios have allowed the option on a planned remake of John Carpenter’s grungy, post-apocalyptic, rescue-mission classic drop, according to Deadline, meaning that the options are back up for grabs.
After so many years, you’d think Carpenter would have this down to a science. While he does to a point, he also emphasizes the fluidity necessary when making a film. When it comes to working with a cinematographer, his actors and even burning houses down, an abundance of planning is great, but ultimately, it depends on the situation.
We may need to just trust in John Carpenter’s ability as a filmmaker when it comes to The Ward, rather than basing our opinion on these most recent marketing materials
Legendary director John Carpenter hasn’t made a feature film since Ghosts of Mars in 2001. That’s a pretty terrible note to go out on, so it’s good news that he’s back with a new project called The Ward
Carpenter is showing quite a lot of enthusiasm for the project comparing the story’s lead to his most famous unlikely hero, Laurie Strode
While on set of The Thing prequel, producer Marc Abraham revealed that another John Carpenter piece would be brought back: They Live. In the 1988 film, a drifter played by 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper
When it was first announced that production was starting on a prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing, fans were outraged. A classic of the horror genre, the move suggested images of studio execs lighting
Before I visited the set for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.’s prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing this past summer in Toronto, I worried, like many fans of the original, that this was simply another example
Alongside Wes Craven, John Carpenter was the king of 80s horror. With films like The Thing, Christine, and The Fog, he was among the untouchables in Hollywood
We still don't know exactly what Moore's take on the story, which originated as a novel and is most famous as the 1982 John Carpenter movie, but the simple tale of some Antarctica researchers terrorized by an alien being definitely has room for reinvention