Tag Archives: John Carpenter

Scream! Factory Announces The Thing Collector’s Edition

The Thing

Scream! Factory has announced that they will be releasing a 2-disc Blu-ray collector’s edition of John Carpenter’s classic The Thing this September and it will have extras, new artwork and more.

John Carpenter Developing Four New TV Shows

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Sandy King Carpenter, the wife of horror director John Carpenter, revealed that four shows are in the process of being developed where Carpenter would be the executive producer of as well as directing the pilots of. Since John Carpenter’s last television horror included the Masters of Horror series, this is big news for horror fans.

John Carpenter to Perform Film Scores Live For the First Time

John Carpenter - Lost Themes

Director/composer John Carpenter has announced that he will be performing a live set at the ATP Iceland Festival in Ásbrú, which was the former NATO base in Keflavík, which takes place July 1-3, 2016. This will mark the legend’s first time performing his film scores and will include new compositions. ATP’s Barry Hogan exclaims: We

John Carpenter’s Original Halloween Hits theaters This October


John Carpenter’s classic slasher film Halloween is set to once again hit the big screen in theaters across the U.S. on a special one-night event this October 29, 2015. Here’s the official press release for the event: The horror classic “John Carpenter’s Original Halloween” (1978) is returning to the big screen for a special one-night

R.I.P. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dies at 61

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Sad news today as it is being reported that WWE wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at age 61. Piper, born Roderick George Toombs, passed away from natural causes in his home in Hollywood. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was declared free from cancer last November. To horror fans, Piper

Official: Michael Myers is Back in Halloween Returns


After a lot of silliness recently warning that Michael Myers may not be included in the upcoming Halloween Returns, it has been confirmed that Michael Myers will be back in Halloween Returns, which will be directed by Marcus Dunstan from a screenplay written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton. Here’s the official press release: Dimension Films

Horror in 2009, Oh How I Miss Thee


A Look Back at the Year in Horror That Was 2009 You know how everyone says how bad horror has been in the last few years? I always respond the same way. The good horror is out there, but you have to dig deep to find it. People poo-poo that statement all of the time

John Carpenter’s Halloween Playing in Theaters All October


SpectiCast has partnered with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter’s 1978 classic “Halloween” back to theaters worldwide beginning October 1, 2014, with select screenings available through October 31. The full theater list can be found at here. For the first time ever, the digitally restored and re-mastered print, created under

Scream Queen Profile: P.J. Soles

Scream Queen P.J. Soles

P.J. Soles (born Pamela Jayne Hardon; July 17, 1950) is an American film and television actress, known for her roles as Lynda van der Klok in “Halloween,” Riff Randell in “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School,” Norma Watson in “Carrie” and Bill Murray’s military girlfriend Stella in “Stripes.” Soles moved to Manhattan and began acting in

Great Moments in Horror: The Thing (1982): Stomach Mouth Bites Off Arms

The Thing Arm Bite

Sometimes, you just cannot do a nice thing… like trying to revive a friend in a horror movie. In one of the best scenes from John Carpenter’s “The Thing,” the amazing remake of “The Thing (From Another World)” (1951), someone gets more than he bargained for while trying to revive their colleague.