Articles by John Carpenter


November 21, 2005 // 0 Comments

In the classic 'fish out of water' tale, an orphan makes it to the North Pole via a Santa Claus blunder. Upon his arrival, Papa Elf (played by Bob Newhart) takes the little boy and raises him under the name Buddy. As Buddy grows and grows and [...]

The Devil's Rejects: Unrated Director's Cut

November 14, 2005 // 0 Comments

After throwing a bag of mixed tricks at us with "House Of 1000 Corpses", writer/director Rob Zombie decided to change the pace with his follow up "The Devil's Rejects". The characters Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding (labeled The [...]


November 3, 2005 // 0 Comments

It is one of the Internet Movie Database's top 250 movies ever. It was given four stars by Roger Ebert. Harry Knowles liked it so much he recorded a commentary track for the Region 3 DVD. So how come most people haven't heard of [...]

Paper Clips

November 2, 2005 // 0 Comments

Documentaries are becoming more and more of an art form each year. Like him or hate him, Michael Moore has put the finishing touches on a road paved by Errol Morris and D.A. Pennebaker, bringing the reality of life to cinemas across the nation. Even with [...]

Dead And Breakfast

October 25, 2005 // 0 Comments

In the comedy horror spirit inspired by the likes of "Evil Dead" and more recently "Shaun Of The Dead", "Dead And Breakfast" has an uphill battle to achieve the notoriety of those two films. The plot is pretty simple. While [...]

The Candy Snatchers

October 24, 2005 // 0 Comments

I love "The Candy Snatchers." It is one of the lost gems in the exploitation genre and has been ignored far too long. I haven't been this passionate about a movie for a long time. I have certainly seen some great films this year, but there [...]

High Tension

October 19, 2005 // 0 Comments

"High Tension" is a brutal movie. I am not sure if I was too distracted to notice the gore upon my first viewing or just ignored it, but it is there in full force. The first half of "High Tension" is superb. A couple of girls head out [...]


October 13, 2005 // 0 Comments

"Halloween" is the first movie I ever remember seeing. I walked in on my parents watching the movie with friends during the 'closet scene' towards the end of the movie. The horrific image of Michael Myers' white mask stuck with me [...]

Whispering Corridors

October 10, 2005 // 0 Comments

"The Ring" is primarily responsible for the Asian horror market blanketing our DVD releases. The problem is, for every movie like "The Ring", there are five movies like "Ring 2". I have kept up with the Asian horror craze, as [...]

Ghost In The Shell

October 6, 2005 // 0 Comments

How do you eat an elephant? Given all of the information and philosophy tossed around in "Ghost In The Shell", it is odd that question is the one in my mind. My experience in the world of Anime is somewhat limited. I am aware of the bigwigs in [...]
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