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  • Birth Name: John Howard Carpenter
  • Birth Place: Carthage, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/16/1948, Capricorn
  • Profession: Director; screenwriter; composer; producer
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VIDEO: Pro-Life

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Length: 57:14
Aired: 11/24/2006

For the dedicated staff of an isolated women’s clinic, the ultimate nightmare is waiting to explode. watch

VIDEO: Pro-Life

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Length: 58:00
Aired: 11/24/2006

For the dedicated staff of an isolated women's clinic, the ultimate nightmare is waiting to explode. Trapped inside is a terrified pregnant 15-year-old girl. Lurking outside, her crazed anti-abortion activist father (Ron Perlman of HELLBOY) and heavily armed brothers are ready to smash their way in. In this health- centerturned- slaughterhouse, there is only one certainty - there will be Hell to pay. Emmanuelle Vaugier (SAW II, SMALLVILLE) and Mark Feuerstein (THE WEST WING) co-star in this graphic and provocative shocker directed by John Carpenter. watch

VIDEO: Cigarette Burns

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Cigarette Burns
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Length: 58:59
Aired: 12/16/2005

For an on-the-ropes movie programmer, the holy grail of cinema is Le Fin Absolue du Monde, a legendary lost movie whose sole showing was rumored to have driven its audience to a homicidal frenzy. Directed by John Carpenter. watch


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Year Title Description
2011 The Ward Movie, Director
2010 Halloween TV Show Series, Remarks by
2009 Tales From The Script Movie, Actor
2008 Fantastic Flesh TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 Halloween Movie, Source

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Matt's Picks: October 25-28

Dead Set (Monday-Friday, midnight/11c, IFC)
TV is gearing up for a zombie invasion, and Halloween-ies with strong stomachs will be in hog hell (because frankly, it doesn't really feel like heaven). As a disgustingly hilarious curtain-raiser for AMC's much-anticipated Halloween night premiere of The Walking Dead, IFC imports this wildly graphic five-part British miniseries that imagines a zombie outbreak sweeping London, with the last safe haven being... read more

November 26, 2006: What Have You Done to His Eyes?

John Carpenter's entry, Cigarette Burns, was my second favorite Masters of Horror episode from season 1. (My all-time favorite MoH to date is William Malone's The Fair-Haired Child). Cigarette Burns had everything in it that makes a horror film (even a short one) great: A unique, darkly mystical story; gorgeous photography; a deep feeling of dread; extremely shocking, perfectly-placed gore; an atmospheric musical score; and Udo Kier. If you have not yet rented or purchased Cigarette Burns on DVD, I highly recommend it. The episode itself remains one of the best of the series, and the DVD contains some interesting extras, including commentary by the master himself, John Carpenter.See, I had to begin this entry by praising J.C., because I hate feeling "meh" about any of my favorite directors' work, and I don't like blogging about disappointment. Considering the title alone, Pro-Life evokes a hot-button issue, and I expected to feel at least a bit stirred up, no matter which side of th... read more

At the Movies: Brosnan's Back in Spy Mode

Hey, tough-guy Daniel Craig! Can you get the laughs? Per the Hollywood Reporter, former 007 James Bond Pierce Brosnan will star in Spy vs. Stu, a comedy about a commitment-phobe who fears losing his one true love to a debonair superspy (Brosnan).... Per Variety, Battlestar Galactica exec producer Ronald D. Moore is penning a remake of John Carpenter's The Thing.... DreamWorks has grabbed rights to Camp Creepy Time, the forthcoming children's book authored by Gina Gershon (Bound) and concerning a summer camp that's a front for an alien-run smuggling operation. read more

Halloween Scares Up a Hi-def Theatrical Run

Need you more proof that the Shape is unstoppable? John Carpenter's original Halloween haunts the big screen for the first time in 27 years on Oct. 30 and 31, when a digitally remastered, hi-definition cut of the 1978 horror classic hits 150 movie houses. This re-release will be preceded by a 20-minute featurette, including interviews with original cast members. A list of participating theaters can be found here. read more

Will Charlie Sheen's Cad Get Hitched?

Someone's getting married tonight on the season finale of CBS' Two and a Half Men, and it may or may not be Charlie Sheen's man who loves women. (The first clue should have been when Charlie Harper registered himself at Scores.) Emmanuelle Vaugier, who plays fiancée Mia, brings up to speed on the nuptials that may be nope-tials. The good news is that since the last time we spoke, I have seen read more


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