John Carpenter
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//Features

"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
17 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM

These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.

The Narrative of the 'Halloween' Saga Gets Confused Over Time
17 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

The message of John Carpenter's Halloween is simple: "Evil is here!" To expect any sequel to enhance that idea is to miss the point.

//Columns

Building the Perfect Star Beast: The Antecedents of 'Alien'
20 Nov 2012 // 4:20 PM

The impact of Alien is undeniable, and with Prometheus breathing new, terrifying and artistic life into the saga, Alien's legacy could go anywhere. However, Alien didn't spring, fully-formed onto movie screens as the near-perfect Star Beast that it is.

//Reviews

John Carpenter: Lost Themes Remixed
18 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM

Carpenter's first non-film score gets the remix treatment courtesy some of the best electronic musicians working today

John Carpenter's 'Escape From New York' Is an A-Grade B-Movie
16 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM

Playing a one-eyed special forces soldier, Kurt Russell has to save an inexplicably British president of America from a dystopian New York in this early '80s classic from director John Carpenter.

//Blogs

John Carpenter - "Distant Dream" (Singles Going Steady)
22 Feb 2016 // 8:06 AM

John Carpenter can cast a chilly autumn cloud on even the sunniest days.

The 13 Greatest Horror Directors of All Time
29 Oct 2013 // 3:00 AM

In honor of Halloween, here are 13 fascinating fright mavens who've made scary movies that much more meaningful.

//News

‘Halloween’ Slashes Again in Theaters
23 Oct 2012 // 11:41 PM

LOS ANGELES — Michael Myers, the masked silent Shape that emerged from the shadows of Haddonfield, Ill., to stalk generations of moviegoers, will return to theaters

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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