New Artwork For The SCREAM FACTORY Release Of THE FOG

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You all know already how big a fan I am of the SCREAM FACTORY line of Blu-ray discs and things like this are the very reason why. Check out this absolutely kick ass artwork that will be gracing the cover of their upcoming release of John Carpenter’s THE FOG. Nice, huh?

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast – Eps 46

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Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. This week Doc Rotten and Thomas Mariani cover the films an career of John Carpenter, one of the most influential horror directors of the modern era. From Halloween to Escape from New York to The Thing, John Carpenter shaped the future of horror, setting trends and creating sub-genres. He’s responsible for such horror icons as Michael Myers, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton. He’s even directed a film about Elvis. … Continue reading

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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 release of THEY LIVE is probably the release I am most looking forward to this … Continue reading

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Film Review: In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

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SYNOPSIS: John Trent (Sam Neil), an insurance investigator, embarks on a case to track down popular missing horror writer Sutter Kane (Jurgen Prochnow). Trent is true sceptic but slowly he has no choice but to believe what is really happening – that himself and all he sees in the world around him are being written by Kane. REVIEW: Director / creator John Carpenter is known for many great contributions to the horror genre. While I … Continue reading

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Darkchylde (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: Southern teenager, Ariel Chylde, is transformed into creatures from her nightmares.

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Darkchylde (2013) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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Darkchylde (2013) Movie Poster (Version 01)

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THEY LIVE Blu-ray info is in!!

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A true John Carpenter classic THEY LIVE is easily one of his most under appreciated works. Until now there really hasn’t been a balls out release of the film in the US but thanks to SCREAM FACTORY that is all about to change. Just got all the details tonight and I think fans are going to be one happy bunch. Love the artowrk:  

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Film Review: Prince of Darkness (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world. REVIEW: Prince of Darkness (1987), one of Carpenter’s more darker films, of which one would assume a vampire king of sorts, actually refers to Satan and his darker leader. Darker leader? Now there’s an interesting concept….an evil force that Satan serves. In fact “his” father, of whom the film refers to is called … Continue reading

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Film Review: They Live (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. REVIEW: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum. “Brother, life’s a bitch… and she’s back in heat.” They Live”, is a title that almost demands attention with the single satisfaction of well known Director John Carpenter behind it. It features all his … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Interview: John Carpenter – Director

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Interview with John Carpenter- The Master of Horror He created one of the greatest Horror films of all time, Halloween, the film has become a staple for Horror fans and the holiday considered to be ours. Carpenter is a legend. He is a Director, Composer, Actor, Producer, he has worked on his soundtracks and in the music department, he is an Editor, and works the cameras with ease. His work is sometimes overlooked but when … Continue reading

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John Carpenter Interview Details Master Of Horror’s Past And Future Projects At Mutantville

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Mutantville Productions, an independent film company near Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on creating horror movies, is announcing the upcoming screening of “Scarecrow at Midnight” on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the Third Annual Myers House Halloween Bash. Set to bring the chills this Halloween, Scarecrow at Midnight was filmed at the legendary Myers House in North Carolina. It is an exact replica of the Myers family house in the blockbuster horror flick, Halloween, from … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1970s

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With The Andromeda Strain (1971) director Robert Wise proved that he was still as adept with science fiction themes as he was with the supernatural. A well constructed thriller, it tells of a group of scientists trying to analyse a strange alien spore which comes to earth. Stanley Kubrick, having explored the sterile depths of space in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), returned to a grungy Earth to show what might be happening in the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christine (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “Arnie Cunningham is a typical high school nerd who is picked on, overruled by his parents, and has very few friends. Until he meets Christine, a run-down 1958 Plymouth Fury and buys her. Arnie learns that Christine has a thing for him and devotes his time to restoring her to mint condition. But overtime, Arnie begins to change and becomes disconnected with reality and his friends. Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis find … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fog (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “One hundred years ago, on April 21st, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and moved with his friend from a leper colony to California to build a town for them to live with more comfort. However, while crossing a fog in Spivey Point, they were misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the vessel toward the light and crashing her against the rocks. On the present days, on the … Continue reading

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THE WARD – hitting DVD in less than 2 weeks!

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I knew it would be hitting, just didn’t expect it to be so soon but hey, that’s a good thing. THE WARD, John Carpenter’s latest will be heading to home video on Aug. 16th – that’s what – 10 days away. Wow, talk about a quick roll out. No artwork or anything for you but with a release date so close I would think that would be forth coming any second. Story line wise, here’s … Continue reading

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