films seen
23
average score
2.02*
nationality
USA - 71 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of the giants of the 80s horror scene. Carpenter became immortal when he directed Halloween, the rest of his oeuvre is a bit more fickle, especially when he tries to tackle other genres. Even so, his oeuvre's a must for fans of oldskool horror.

The good stuff

Halloween poster

Halloween

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1978] - 91 mins
Genre
Horror
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4.0*/5.0*

Solid pieces

Cigarette Burns poster

Cigarette Burns

by John Carpenter
Also known as
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
Specifics
USA, Canada [2005] - 59 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.5*/5.0*
The Thing poster

The Thing

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1982] - 109 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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3.5*/5.0*

The inoffensive

Prince of Darkness poster

Prince of Darkness

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1987] - 102 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0*/5.0*
Christine poster

Christine

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1983] - 110 mins
Genre
Horror
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3.0*/5.0*

Worthy but flawed

Pro-Life poster

Pro-Life

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA, Canada [2006] - 57 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.5*/5.0*
Assault on Precinct 13 poster

Assault on Precinct 13

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1976] - 91 mins
Genre
Action, Crime, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

The Ward poster

The Ward

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [2010] - 89 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.0*/5.0*
Ghosts of Mars poster

Ghosts of Mars

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [2001] - 98 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Sci-fi
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2.0*/5.0*
Village of the Damned poster

Village of the Damned

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1995] - 99 mins
Genre
Horror
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2.0*/5.0*
Starman poster

Starman

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1984] - 115 mins
Genre
Romance, Sci-fi
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2.0*/5.0*
Escape from New York poster

Escape from New York

by John Carpenter
Specifics
UK, USA [1981] - 99 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

Escape from L.A. poster

Escape from L.A.

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1996] - 101 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
In the Mouth of Madness poster

In the Mouth of Madness

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1994] - 95 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
Memoirs of an Invisible Man poster

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA, France [1992] - 99 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
They Live poster

They Live

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1988] - 94 mins
Genre
Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
Big Trouble in Little China poster

Big Trouble in Little China

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1986] - 99 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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1.5*/5.0*
The Fog poster

The Fog

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1980] - 89 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
Someone's Watching Me! poster

Someone's Watching Me!

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1978] - 97 mins
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

Vampires poster

Vampires

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA, Japan [1998] - 108 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Thriller
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1.0*/5.0*
Body Bags poster

Body Bags

by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis
Specifics
USA [1993] - 91 mins
Genre
Comedy, Horror, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*
Elvis poster

Elvis

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1979] - 150 mins
Genre
Biography, Drama, Music
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1.0*/5.0*
Dark Star poster

Dark Star

by John Carpenter
Specifics
USA [1974] - 83 mins
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*