films seen
23
average score
2.02*
nationality
USA - 74 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

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1978 / 91m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Halloween poster

Solid pieces

Cigarette Burns

by John Carpenter
Also known as
John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns
Specifics
2005 / 59m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Cigarette Burns poster

The Thing

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1982 / 109m - USA
Genre
Horror, Mystery
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Thing poster

The inoffensive

Prince of Darkness

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1987 / 102m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Prince of Darkness poster

Christine

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1983 / 110m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Christine poster

Worthy but flawed

Pro-Life

by John Carpenter
Specifics
2006 / 57m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Pro-Life poster

Assault on Precinct 13

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1976 / 91m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Assault on Precinct 13 poster

Dubious filler

The Ward

by John Carpenter
Specifics
2010 / 89m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Ward poster

Ghosts of Mars

by John Carpenter
Specifics
2001 / 98m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Ghosts of Mars poster

Village of the Damned

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1995 / 99m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Village of the Damned poster

Starman

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1984 / 115m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Romance
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Starman poster

Escape from New York

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1981 / 99m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Escape from New York poster

Plain forgettable

Escape from L.A.

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1996 / 101m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller, Adventure
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Escape from L.A. poster

In the Mouth of Madness

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1994 / 95m - USA
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
In the Mouth of Madness poster

Memoirs of an Invisible Man

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1992 / 99m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Romance, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Memoirs of an Invisible Man poster

They Live

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1988 / 94m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
They Live poster

Big Trouble in Little China

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1986 / 99m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy, Action
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Big Trouble in Little China poster

The Fog

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1980 / 89m - USA
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Fog poster

Someone's Watching Me!

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1978 / 97m - USA
Genre
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Someone's Watching Me! poster

Big nopes

Vampires

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1998 / 108m - USA
Genre
Action, Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Vampires poster

Body Bags

by John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis
Specifics
1993 / 91m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Body Bags poster

Elvis

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1979 / 150m - USA
Genre
Drama, Music
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Elvis poster

Dark Star

by John Carpenter
Specifics
1974 / 83m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Sci-fi
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Dark Star poster