John Carpenter

Ennio Morricone’s The Thing score is being reissued on vinyl

By Tom Williams

The classic original score to John Carpenter’s 1982 film is being released via Waxwork Records.

Why Christine contains horror cinema’s greatest femme fatale

By Martyn Conterio

The title character in John Carpenter’s 1983 film is a memorably monstrous movie seductress.

Perfect Imitation – The spreading influence of John Carpenter

By Padraig Cotter

He may be all but retired from feature filmmaking, but traces of the genre director’s legacy can be found everywhere.

John Carpenter: ‘A lot of purists want to go back to using film, but you’ve got to keep moving with the times’

By Adam Woodward

The cult director talks remakes, his love of early synthesisers and why nostalgia works in mysterious ways.

Why a film about evil green goo is one of John Carpenter’s best

By Tom Watchorn

The director’s Alice Cooper-starring apocalyptic horror is among the most haunting in his entire filmography.

The New Fear – How horror cinema uncaged America’s internal monster

By Justine Smith

Justine Smith examines how movies like The House of the Devil and Lords of Salem use nostalgia to expose a fractured national identity.

Listen to the Stranger Things original series soundtrack

By Adam Woodward

The recording features music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E.

All in the reflexes – the kick-ass legacy of Big Trouble in Little China

By Ewen Hosie

Released 30 years ago, John Carpenter’s frantic San Francisco beat ’em up has lost none of its cult appeal.

Why your favourite directors love Mario Bava

By Martyn Conterio

The cult Italian horror maestro has influenced everyone from John Carpenter to Nicolas Winding Refn.

John Carpenter’s classic film themes are being released on vinyl

By Lara C Cory

The cult director has recorded new versions of Halloween, Escape from New York, Assault on Precinct 13 and The Fog.

How Midnight Special evokes the pure emotion of Starman

By Adam Cook

Jeff Nichols’ stellar sci-fi parable draws inspiration from John Carpenter’s 1984 film.

How Midnight Special channels the cosmic force of Starman

By Katherine McLaughlin

Jeff Nichols’ new film maps a similar thematic route to John Carpenter’s classic 1984 sci-fi.

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