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 // 9:30 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 // 9:20 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 // 5:20 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 // 9:10 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 // 9:10 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 // 9:06 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 // 4:00 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
24 Oct 2012 // 12:41 AM

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

A-WA Throw Wild Album Release Party at Webster Hall (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"A-WA's debut album Habib Galbi made NPR Music's '30 Favorite Albums of 2016 (So Far)' list.

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