#20 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. Well, this is disappointing. I was ready to declare the 90s Carpenter's field of hidden gems, but his 1998 feature kind of ruins that. Vampires is the result of a last second script rewrite originating from a sudden and massive cut in budget right before filming and… Continue reading Vampires
#2 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. I'm going to get so much shit for this. I mean all the shit. 100% of the shit. Oh, well. Here goes. I love this movie. I unabashedly, unironically, and unashamedly love this movie. I think this is one of John Carpenter's best films, and I think… Continue reading Escape from L.A.
#22 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. Ugh...just...it's hard to believe that John Carpenter, who took the duties of remaking Howard Hawks' The Thing from Another World and executed so well could remake another 50s science fiction film and fall on his face so thoroughly. Carpenter has gone on to say that he took… Continue reading Village of the Damned
#4 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. This movie is steadily growing on me. I've seen it twice now, and I more fully appreciate the descent into total insanity that it represents. Inspired heavily by H.P. Lovecraft with some nods to Stephen King, In the Mouth of Madness is John Carpenter creating a dream… Continue reading In the Mouth of Madness
#19 in my ranking of John Carpenter's films. Originally meant as the first three episodes of a Tales from the Crypt ripoff on Showtime, Body Bags was made into an anthology feature film ala The Twilight Zone: The Movie when Showtime passed on the show. It's really not that hard to see why. None of… Continue reading Body Bags