Shout Factory and Sacred Bones Records are teaming up to release the ultimate Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray box set. The new release not only comes with the latest special edition Blu-ray of the movie starring Kurt Russell, but there are several different versions that comes with extra goodies like a Steelbook version of the Blu-ray, official lithograph artwork, and a limited edition vinyl soundtrack featuring recent recordings of some of the film’s score by John Carpenter and Alan Howarth. Get the details on the new Big Trouble in Little China Blu-ray box set below. Read More »
Last year, director/writer David Gordon Green and co-writers Danny McBride and Jeff Fradley delivered the best Halloween sequel yet with a movie that retconned every single sequel to the original movie in order to pick up the story 40 years later. Jamie Lee Curtis returned, as did Michael Myers actor (and now filmmaker) Nick Castle to bring back John Carpenter‘s terrifying slasher in a thrilling new way.
But one of the most integral parts of this successful franchise revival was the Halloween soundtrack with music composed by John Carpenter, as well as his son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies. Now you can pick up a new vinyl edition of the Halloween soundtrack that comes in limited edition lenticular packaging and comes with 28 more minutes of music. Check out the new Halloween expanded soundtrack vinyl release below. Read More »
A TV series based on John Carpenter‘s Tales for a Halloween Night comic book series was originally in development at SYFY, but earlier this year word arrived that the adaptation was dead. But anyone who has ever watched a horror movie can tell you that what’s dead doesn’t always stay dead. Sure enough, Carpenter himself has confirmed the Tales for a Halloween Night TV series is alive again, now at Paramount.
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John Carpenter is bringing his talent for terror to Gotham’s Crime Prince of Crime with a one-shot Joker comic. Part of DC’s “Year of the Villain” event, the comic is titled The Joker: Year of the Villain #1, and will be written by Carpenter and Anthony Burch, with art by Philip Tan and Marc Deering. I’m of the opinion that the Joker has been a bit overused as a character, and there’s not much more to say about Batman’s arch nemesis. But having John Carpenter write about him is definitely an attention grabber.
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I’ve made peace with the idea of John Carpenter never making a new movie again. While I’d love for it to happen, I also know that Carpenter has several legendary films to his name already. I’m also aware that the horror filmmaker is perfectly content these days to make music or sit around cashing residual checks, and who can blame him?
But every now and then, Carpenter teases the idea of returning to movie making. As he did recently, while in Cannes receiving the French Directors’ Guild’s Carrosse d’Or Award for creative achievement in filmmaking. According to Carpenter, he’s down to make a “little horror film” or a “big adventure film” – if the budget is right.
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Leigh Whannell is keeping busy. The writer and filmmaker behind Upgrade was recently announced as the director of Universal’s Invisible Man remake. Now, he’s also closed a deal to write the Escape from New York remake. There’s currently no deal in place for Whannell to direct theremake of the John Carpenter classic, but the option is there if he wants it.
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The harmonic and electric keyboard-driven soundtrack from John Carpenter’s iconic They Live is receiving a new release from the folks at Mondo, and you don’t need special sunglasses to check it out. Featuring two different variants, package design by Alan Hynes, and re-mastering by score co-composer Alan Howarth, this is the perfect music to listen to while you engage in a six-minute fight in an alley. Catch a look at the They Live vinyl soundtrack below.
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John Carpenter may best be known for skyrocketing the slasher genre to new heights with Halloween. But let’s not forget what he also did for sci-fi horror with his 1982 remake of The Thing. And in celebration of that classic, Bottleneck Gallery is releasing their last new print of 2018 in the form of The Thing print by artist Matthew Peak. It’s a stunning work that the artist created for a recent screening of The Thing, and now you can get your hands on it.
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John Carpenter is happy to stay home and play video games rather than make movies, but he’s busier than ever this year. He turned in a killer soundtrack for the new Halloween, and now he’s just unleashed a moody musical theme for horror streaming service Shudder. The theme has that trademark Carpenter synth sound that we’ve all come to know and love, and is just about perfect. Listen to it below!
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, learn about the trademarks of director John Carpenter in films like Halloween, The Thing and Escape from New York. Plus, find out how horror movies have evolved over the decades to become scarier for audiences, and watch Tiffany Haddish beat Jimmy Fallon at his own Lip Sync Battle game on The Tonight Show. Read More »