‘Escape from New York’ – Radio Silence in Early Talks to Potentially Direct a New Movie

We’ve been hearing about the potential return of Snake Plissken for many years now, the character of course played by Kurt Russell and introduced in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York back in 1981. Carpenter and Russell reunited for sequel Escape from LA in 1996, but we haven’t seen or heard from the one-eyed badass […]

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Ranking the ‘Halloween’ Movies from Worst to Best [Halloweenies Podcast]

It’s time, Michael… to rank the Halloween franchise again. Back in 2018, your Halloweenies wrapped up their inaugural season with a whole-hearted ranking that saw them carve out the entire franchise. But that was then. This is now: Some four years later, we’ve got not one, but two more movies added to the harvest, thanks […]

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‘Halloween’ – How Rob Zombie Made a Horror Classic Entirely His Own [Revenge of the Remakes]

In discussions about slasher infamy, all roads lead to Haddonfield. The Halloween franchise has amassed a convoluted franchise canon since the late 1970s, filled with retcons and redos as recently as Halloween Ends — including Rob Zombie‘s universally divisive 2007 remake. Countless horror screenwriters, including Josh Stolberg (no stranger to “Revenge of the Remakes”), attempted […]

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This Is Not a Dream: John Carpenter’s ‘Prince of Darkness’ at 35

“You will not be saved by the holy ghost. You will not be saved by the god Plutonium. In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED!” These words typed across the computer screen by a possessed grad student cut right to the heart of what makes John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness an outlier in possession horror still to this […]

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‘Halloween Ends’ With a New Beginning [Halloweenies Podcast]

“It all ends now.” It certainly does! Yes, folks, it’s that time of the year again, when the Halloweenies return to the streets of Haddonfield, Illinois for a little trick or treating. This time around, though, there’s a new Shape in town, one that has traded in a station wagon for a motorcycle and a […]

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John Carpenter Reiterates His Desire to Helm a ‘Dead Space’ Film Adaptation

It doesn’t take much to see how Dead Space was influenced by John Carpenter‘s The Thing. In fact, it’d be pretty awesome if Carpenter himself directed an adaptation of Dead Space, wouldn’t it? John Carpenter himself once again reiterated that he thinks so. In an interview with the AV Club, Carpenter briefly discusses his work […]

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Ranking the Halloween Scores from Worst to Best [Halloweenies Podcast]

To borrow from Thunderclap Newman, there is something in the air. No, not pumpkin spice lattes. Not those Yankee Candles your mother bought. No,it’s the cozy and creepy tones of John Carpenter‘s signature Halloween score. Hell, if you put your ear to the ground, you might even hear the pulsing, 5/4 beat that gets our […]

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John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ Gets Yet Another Commentary Track [Halloweenies Podcast]

Lock your door, bolt your windows, and turn out the lights, but don’t put away that iPhone because it’ll come in handy. After all, how else will you bring the Halloweenies into your home. No, not physically of course. We’re talking about another feature-length commentary track that invites your favorite co-hosts over to your latest […]

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Masters of Monsters: John Carpenter Hosting ‘Godzilla’ Marathon for Scream Factory TV

Shout Factory/Scream Factory has recruited John Carpenter for a special Godzilla Monster Marathon fittingly dubbed Masters of Monsters and hosted/presented by Carpenter himself! The special streaming party kicks off on Godzilla Day – November 3, 2022 – with Shout! Factory TV, TokuSHOUTsu, Scream Factory TV and Shout! Cult streaming the original event. “John Carpenter, director of films released by […]

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‘Halloween Ends’ Soundtrack – Listen to New Tracks from John Carpenter and Boy Harsher!

Along with the release of Halloween Ends in theaters and on Peacock October 14 comes the film’s Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and two fresh tracks have been unleashed today. Billed by John Carpenter as being the “soundtrack to the final showdown,” the Halloween Ends Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release Digitally on October 14, 2022. The soundtrack […]

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‘The Fog’ – Scream Factory Reveals NECA’s Stevie Wayne Action Figure That’s Coming Soon!

Scream Factory brought John Carpenter‘s The Fog to 4K Ultra HD this week, and today we’ve got a first-look at NECA‘s Stevie Wayne action figure that’s headed our way soon. As a reminder, multiple versions of the release were being offered up by Scream Factory, including a SteelBook version, sets that include vinyl records, and […]

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‘Halloween Ends’ Official Soundtrack from John Carpenter Coming Soon; Listen to a Preview Now

From composers John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, and Daniel Davies, the Halloween Ends Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has been officially announced this morning. Billed by Carpenter as being the “soundtrack to the final showdown,” the Halloween Ends Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will release Digitally on October 14, 2022. The soundtrack will later release physically on January […]

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Final Extras Revealed for Scream Factory’s ‘Halloween 4K Collection (1995 – 2002)’

October is obviously a busy month for physical media lovers, and Scream Factory is a big part of that with their upcoming Halloween 4K Collection (1995 – 2002). Announced today are the final specs and special features for the collection, which for fans of the Producer’s Cut of The Curse of Michael Myers, includes a […]

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John Carpenter’s ‘Tales for a HalloweeNight’ Volume 8 Brings 14 New Stories on September 28!

From the mind of John Carpenter, the man who brought you the classic horror film Halloween and all of the scares beyond, and the heart of writer, editor, and producer Sandy King, comes a whopping 14 brand new twisted tales of terror, tricks, and treats! John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 8 is launching […]

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‘The Rise of the Synths’ – Documentary Narrated by John Carpenter Acquired by Cinedigm and SCREAMBOX! [Trailer]

We’re super excited to announce today that SCREAMBOX, the premier horror platform partnership between Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting, has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Iván Castell’s in-depth documentary The Rise of the Synths from Mutiny Pictures! The documentary, which is narrated by the great John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, They Live, etc.), will be […]

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