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Film Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. REVIEW: “This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.” Sandwiched between the sweet science fiction of Starman and the dark, quantum horror of Prince of Darkness, Carpenter’s 1986 film presents a happy medium blending more genres than most ...

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Film Review: The Thing (1982) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. REVIEW: “Now I’ll show you what I already know.” John Carpenter’s most indispensable film, The Thing, is based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?, a novella dealing with paranoia and the fear of assimilation by an alien ...

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 65

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Join us this week as we follow Donald Pleasence and Victor Wong on a metaphysical journey that will question our beliefs, our perception of reality and what is…evil. We are covering John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness on episode 65 of the Monster Movie Podcast. Throughout 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina horror host Ormon Grimsby is bringing a classic film from the ...

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Celebrate Halloween By Watching John Carpenter’s First Take Of The Opening For HALLOWEEN

Remember back in the summer when some of that awesome “never before seen” footage from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN popped up online? Well, that dude that gave us that, Billy Kirkus, has given us all a nice little Halloween night surprise. How would you like to see John Carpenter’s first pass at the now infamous opening scene for his 1978 classic? ...

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Film Review: Halloween (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: The first flick in the trilogy from director John Carpenter, Halloween almost single-handedly invented the 1980s slasher genre. Escaped lunatic Michael Myers (no, not the Austin Powers actor) goes on a murderous baby-sitter-slaying rampage on Halloween. Only baby sitter Jamie Lee Curtis (the quintessential scream queen) and psychiatrist Donald Pleasence can stop him. REVIEW:

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A Double Shot Of CARPENTER Coolness Hitting From SCREAM FACTORY

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SCREAM FACTORY just sent over the press release for the upcoming release of two John Carpenter flicks. BODY BAGS and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 are both primed and ready to hit home so here are all the details straight from the press release: A Horror Trilogy from the Master of Terror JOHN CARPENTER PRESENTS BODY BAGS COLLECTOR’S EDITION BLU-RAY™+ DVD ...

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Final Bonus Features For PRINCE OF DARKNESS

SCREAM FACTORY just sent out word on what we can look forward to on their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS and as we’ve come to expect, they are awesome. Here’s the press release that unveils all: Get ready for the ultimate presentation of the heart-pounding supernatural thriller by heralded master of horror director John Carpenter (Halloween, ...

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John Carpenter’s IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS Finally Making It’s Blu-ray Debut

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An often overlooked John Carpenter gem is the Sam Neill starring shocker IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS. It’s hard to believe that this fan favorite has not yet made the transition to Blu-ray but that will all end on October 15th when Warner Brothers Home Entertainment brings this one home. Under the bizarre chance you’ve never seen this one it ...

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Final Blu-ray Specs For The Scream Factory Release Of THE FOG Roll In

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Last week I showed you that kick ass artwork for the upcoming SCREAM FACTORY release of John Carpenter’s THE FOG and today I’ve got even better news, the final Blu-ray specs. This is going to be an awesome release, check it out! THE FOG Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD A weather beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal ...

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SCREAM FACTORY announces special features for the THEY LIVE Blu-ray!

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Right after the Halloween holiday SCREAM FACTORY will give us the biggest Halloween treat of the season. That of course is going to be the Blu-ray release of John Carpenter’s cult classic THEY LIVE. Having already had the honor of checking out the first two SCREAM FACTORY releases (Halloween II and Halloween III) I can without a doubt that this ...

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