The B-Movie hero
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953. He was captivated by movies from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low budget horror and science fiction films, such as Forbidden Planet and The Thing from Another World and began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering high school. He attended Western Kentucky University where his father chaired the music department, then transferred to theUniversity of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 1968 and graduated in 1971.


Producer: Debra Hill, John Carpenter, Kool Lusby, Irwin Yablans, Moustapha Akkad
Writter: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis
Running time: 91 min. (Theatrical), 101 min. (Extended)

Rating: 9,5/10

THE FOG (1980)
Producer: Charles B. Bloch, Debra Hill, Barry Bernardi, Pegi Brotman
Writter: John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Starring: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Houseman, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook
Running time: 89 min.

Rating: 8,5/10

THE THING (1982)
Producer: David Foster, Lawrence Turman(Producers), Wilbur Stark (Executive Producer), Stuart Cohen (Co-Producer)
Writter: Novella: John W. Campbell, Jr., Screenplay: Bill Lancaster
Starring: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Charles Hallahan, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, David Clennon, Richard Masur, T. K. Carter, Joel Polis, Thomas G. Waites
Running time: 109 min.

Rating: 9/10

Producer: Richard Kobritz, Larry J. Franco
Writter: Novel: Stephen King, Screenplay: Bill Phillips
Starring: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul
Running time: 110 min.

Rating: 8/10

Producer: Larry J. Franco
Writter: Martin Quatermass
Starring: Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong
Running time: 102 min.

Rating: 7,5/10

THEY LIVE (1988)
Producer: Larry J. Franco
Writter: Short story: Ray Nelson, Screenplay: John Carpenter
Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, Raymond St. Jacques, Peter Jason, Sy Richardson, George 'Buck' Flower
Running time: 93 min.

Rating: 6,5/10

Producer: Sandy King
Writter: Michael De Luca
Starring: Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, David Warner, John Glover, Bernie Casey, Charlton Heston, Frances Bay, Wilhelm von Homburg
Running time: 95 min.

Rating: 9/10

Producer: Michael Preger, Sandy King
Writter: Screenplay: David Himmelstein, Novel: John Wyndham
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Thomas Dekker, Mark Hamill, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Paré
Running time: 99 min.

Rating: 7/10

Producer: Sandy King
Writter: Screenplay: Don Jakoby, Novel: John SteakleyStarring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell
Running time: 108 min. 

Rating: 8/10

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