Everyone starts somewhere, and some pretty bitchin' news has come that John Carpenter's very first student film, Captain Voyeur, has been found at USC. Even cooler? It bears some resemblance to the 1978 classic Halloween (which just celebrated its 33rd anniversary yesterday)!
First off, consider me to be a full-fledged obsessive fan of John Carpenter's The Thing. It was one of the formative films of my youth and remains to this day one of my all time favorite movies...period. It's an expert examination of escalating paranoia and pressure-cooker suspense with a stellar cast, nimble and effective screenwriting, dread-soaked photography and score, and expert finely-tuned direction that never missteps once. All of this, and one of the most kick-ass "downer" endings that earns its hard-won finality from a film whose tone signals death and resigned self-sacrifice from the very get-go.
So you're stoked for the prequel to The Thing, which comes out on October 14. Of course you are; who wouldn't be? Another tango with a hideous intergalactic horror…Hell yeah, I'm in. But to make the dish even sweeter, Creature Features has the perfect appetizer for those of you in the Hollywood area.
It’s a tough time to bask in nostalgia. Between the already notorious (and unwanted) changes to the as-of-yet-to-be-released Star Wars saga collections to a much less publicized edit on Universal’s Halloween II Blu-ray, old school fans are certainly getting the shaft when it comes to reliving childhood favorites in glorious high definition.
Ah ... Ariel Chylde. I've spent many, many lonely nights in the quiet confines of Doctor Gash's secret laboratory admiring your…ahem…courage. But we all know Ariel has assets far beyond her courage and the beautiful character will be on display in all her glory in an amazing upcoming figure.
Let us be clear ... no matter how much we love someone, there's no way in the world that we'd ever head out into the jungle to try and find them should they become lost. No good could ever come from such an endeavor, but thankfully for horror fans people keep right on trying.
The latest film from master of horror John Carpenter, The Ward, is getting set to hit Blu-ray and DVD next week, and in celebration of this momentous occasion, we've cooked up a contest to go crazy for!
We're just a couple of short weeks away from John Carpenter's The Ward hitting Blu-ray and DVD so we figured it was about time to hit you off with the official specs and art! Dig it!
Awwwww man, and it sounded SO good, too! So it appears that the ill-advised Escape From New York remake has hit yet another snag on the road to development. I know this doesn't mean it won't happen, but I'll gladly postpone the inevitably unnecessary reinvention of Snake for as long as humanly possible.
We just got word on a very cool giveaway happening on Saturday, July 23rd, at the San Diego Comic-Con at the Image Comics booth fans of both the Darkchylde franchise and horror icon John Carpenter won't want to miss.
With John Carpenter’s The Ward opening on July 8th, Dread Central recently had the opportunity to chat with one of the film’s stars, Jared Harris, who plays Dr. Stringer, the head of a mental institution who may or may not have ulterior motives concerning his latest patient, amnesiac Kristen (Amber Heard).
Have you ever wondered what goes through the mind of a horror legend? Thanks to the magic that is Twitter, on July 8th you'll have the chance to pick the brain of John Carpenter, the man who brought us Halloween, The Thing and the upcoming chiller John Carpenter's The Ward.
Please ... somebody pinch us. This cannot possibly be true. No really, has Hell frozen over or something? Dig this, kids! You're in for a real treat!