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Masters Bio: John Carpenter

Tom Atkins ("Night of the Creeps") Interview

Tom Atkins

In the 1980s, while muscle bound lunkheads like Stallone and Schwarzenegger were battling the forces of darkness with lame quips and a minor armory at their disposal, one man was doing it with nothing more a carton of cigarettes and a six-pack of beer. With his blue collar charm and everyman exterior, Tom Atkins became something of a minor league hero in some of the decade's favorite cult movies. He took on ghostly pirates in John Carpenter's The Fog (1980), an occult madman in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) and a zombified lawman in Maniac Cop (1988).(read more...)

John Carpenter Returns to Big Screen Horror with "The Ward"

John Carpenter

For the past seven years, the only way to see new material from John Carpenter was to tune in to the Showtime series Masters of Horror and its NBC spin-off Fear Itself. The last time the legendary Halloween director had his name over the title of a theatrical release was 2001's Ghosts of Mars. That's about to change now, as a number of online sources like The Hollywood Reporter and ShockTillYouDrop.com bring the good news that Carpenter has signed on to direct actress Amber Heard (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane) in The Ward.(read more...)

Twisted Terror DVDs from Warner Bros.

Twisted Terror collection

Warner Bros. has announced the "Twisted Terror" collection, six horror DVDs available as either a set or individually on September 25th. Included in the collection are a number of much-awaited titles making their DVD debut, such as Wes Craven's Deadly Friend (1986), Oliver Stone's The Hand (1981), the Amicus anthology From Beyond the Grave (1973), the John Carpenter TV movie Someone's Watching Me (1978), and Eyes of a Stranger (1981), featuring makeup effects by Tom Savini. The only film in the set that has had a previous DVD release is Manny Coto's Dr. Giggles (1992), although the old Good Times disc has been out of print for some time.

The films should retail for $14.97 individually or $49.92 collected in the box set.

A "Totally" Cool Chat with PJ Soles

PJ Soles

You know her voice instantly, especially when she says "Totally!" PJ Soles made her mark in two of the best horror films of the late 1970s, Brian de Palma's Carrie and John Carpenter's Halloween. She took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with our very own Jenn Dlugos about those films and her experience with Rob Zombie while filming a part in The Devil's Rejects.(read more...)

John Carpenter's "Psychopath"

We haven't heard much from John Carpenter since, what, 2001, when Ghosts of Mars came out. Well, all that changed earlier this week when it was announced that Carpenter would soon begin work on a new film (and, according to Fango, a video game, also) titled Psychopath. Fangoria.com had this to say about the film's plot:(read more...)

Carpenter's Back... Hopefully

John Carpenter is a director who's not exactly newsworthy all the time. The movies he makes are usually instant classics, but after he makes them it seems as if he goes into hiding for a long while.(read more...)

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