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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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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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Film Review: Starman (1984)

SYNOPSIS: “Having accepted an invitation to visit Earth (sent in the one of the Voyager space probes in the 1970s) an alien receives a rude reception when his ship is fired upon and disabled. He has only three days to get to the giant crater near Winslow, Arizona where he will be rescued or else he will die. Taking human ...

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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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Film Review: Dark Star (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: “The crew of the Dark Star are on a twenty year mission to clear a path in space by destroying planets that are in the way of navigation routes. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a ‘smart bomb’ who thinks it is God. The late ...

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