Fathom Events Bringing Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ Back to Theaters for 40th Anniversary in June!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of John Carpenter‘s horror classic The Thing, and Bloody Disgusting is planning a celebration of our own with several anniversary articles in the works. Of course, we’re not the only ones celebrating, and we’ve just learned directly from Carpenter himself that the 1982 creature feature is coming back to […]

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‘Firestarter’ Director Keith Thomas on Practical Effects, Real Fire, and Working with John Carpenter

This week, the modern reimagining of Stephen King‘s Firestarter releases courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse, and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). In Firestarter, “A young girl develops pyrokinetic abilities and is abducted by a secret government agency that wants to harness her powerful gift as a weapon.” Ahead of its debut in theaters and on Peacock on May 13, Bloody Disgusting […]

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“I’ll Find You” – Listen to Another John Carpenter Track from New ‘Firestarter’ Movie!

John Carpenter is back with a brand new score for a brand new Stephen King adaptation, with Firestarter coming to theaters and Peacock on May 13 courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). Carpenter composed the movie’s score alongside his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies. This is especially cool considering John Carpenter was originally going to direct the 1980s version […]

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John Carpenter Composed the Score for New ‘Firestarter’ Movie; Listen to a Track Now!

Brand new Stephen King adaptation Firestarter is coming to theaters and Peacock on May 13, coming courtesy of Universal, Blumhouse and director Keith Thomas (The Vigil). The coolest news here? The new score is composed by the legendary John Carpenter (Halloween, Christine, The Fog) and his fellow Halloween franchise composers Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies! This is especially cool considering […]

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Stephen King Is All Over John Carpenter’s ’In the Mouth of Madness’ [The Losers’ Club Podcast]

“You can forget about Stephen King. Cane outsells them all.” Is horror writer Sutter Cane a harmless pop phenomenon or is he a deadly mad prophet of the printed page? The Losers will find out on today’s episode which sees them heading to the remote (and seemingly fictional) town of Hobb’s End. It’s here they […]

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Frozen Hell: The History of ‘The Thing’ from 1936 to 2011

“The place stank. A queer, mingled stench that only the ice-buried cabins of an Antarctic camp know, compounded of reeking human sweat, and the heavy, fish-oil stench of melted seal blubber.” -John W. Campbell (as Don A. Stuart) in “Who Goes There?” Imagery like this is just one reason why the story that ultimately became […]

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Foo Fighters Singer Dave Grohl Reveals How John Carpenter Got Involved in ‘Studio 666’!

Wait… John Carpenter is in Studio 666?! The Foo Fighters, fronted by Dave Grohl, are starring in a brand-new horror-comedy titled Studio 666, directed by Hatchet III filmmaker BJ McDonnell and filmed in secret during the pandemic. In Studio 666, the Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion with horrible, Satanic history to record their latest album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl […]

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‘Studio 666’ Review – The Foo Fighters Unleash Their Demons in Gory Splatstick Comedy

Bloody Disgusting’s Studio 666 review is spoiler-free. Satanic horror and rock music make for a perfect pairing, like chocolate and peanut butter. So, it makes sense that Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters would use horror as a vehicle for a movie about their band. Trying to inspire creativity for the Foo Fighters’ tenth […]

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‘The Thing 2’? John Carpenter Expresses Interest in a Sequel to His 1982 Movie

We never did get a sequel to John Carpenter‘s 1982 masterpiece The Thing, which left us with a question we’re still pondering to this day: what happens after the events of the 1982 movie? And who is “the thing”? Is it MacReady or is it Childs? Maybe both? Maybe neither? Of course, we did get […]

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‘The Thing’ – NECA Finds a Warm Place to Hide With Dog Creature Action Figure!

Almost one year ago, NECA celebrated Kurt Russell‘s birthday with the reveal of an “Ultimate” action figure of the actor’s character from John Carpenter’s sci-fi horror masterpiece, The Thing. In the 1982 film, a shape-shifting alien looks for someplace warm to hide and assumes the appearance of its victims – including that of a kennel […]

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John Carpenter Claims ‘Halo Infinite’ to Be Best of the Series

As horror fans know, the master himself, John Carpenter, turns 74 today. And, in case you didn’t know, John Carpenter is also a longtime fan of video games. After all, he lent his likeness to the 2002 video game sequel to The Thing, but has also taken to Twitter from time to time to post […]

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Bloody Disgusting’s Michael Pementel Replays the Top 10 Records of 2021!

This was a killer year for music across the board. I love a year where it’s challenging for me to put together a top 10 list; I initially start my process with a top 20 and then work my way to those really special records. It’s also exciting to share my personal top records with […]

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‘The Batman’ – Matt Reeves Explains How Stephen King’s ‘Christine’ Helped Inspire His Take on the Batmobile

From director Matt Reeves, The Batman will release in theaters on March 4, 2022, a brand new reboot that includes everyone from Catwoman to the Riddler and the Penguin. We’re now just a few months away from the release, and Matt Reeves has been making the interview rounds in promotion of his first foray into the world of Gotham […]

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“Masters of Horror”: 5 Must-See Episodes to Stream on Screambox Now!

Almost every horror anthology, be it a movie or a TV series, has a gimmick. Some are attached to certain authors for their source material (Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected, The Ray Bradbury Theater) while others are holiday-themed (Trick ‘r Treat, Into the Dark). The motifs are numerous. An anthology concept that stands out to […]

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Quentin Tarantino Explains Why John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ is One of the Few Movies That Scares Him

If you’ve seen The Hateful Eight, you’ve probably gathered that Quentin Tarantino is a big fan of John Carpenter‘s The Thing, even going so far as to utilize unused cues from Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack for The Thing in his own snowy suspense tale. As it turns out, Reservoir Dogs was also inspired by The Thing, […]

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