John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Freak Show Horror Film Festival

John Carpenter to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Freak Show Horror Film FestivalFinally the man is getting his due! Legendary horror director John Carpenter to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from the Freak Show Horror Film Festival on October 10, 2010 during their Gala Awards Ceremony.

From the Press Release
The 5th Annual FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival has announced that legendary horror director John Carpenter will receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement “Freaky” Award at a gala ceremony to be held on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. The announcement was made today by Robert J. Massetti, Founder and Director of the FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival.

Mr. Massetti states, “We are honored to have Mr. Carpenter be this years recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a master filmmaker and embodies the true independent filmmaking spirit, which has been an inspiration to me and to all independent horror filmmakers.

Past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement “Freaky” Award have included the Godfather of Gore HG Lewis, Music Composer Henry Manfredini, and Troma Film’s Lloyd Kaufman.

John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, and is considered one of the most accomplished and influential horror and science fiction directors in Hollywood. Films include “Halloween”, “The Fog”, “Christine”, “The Thing”, and “Escape From New York”.

The FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival is a horror genre film festival founded by FEAR FILM Motion Picture Studio’s owner Robert J. Massetti. The Festival is part of Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend, which is the largest horror convention in the state of Florida drawing more than 12,000 horror fans annually. The convention features celebrity guests, bands, tattoo room, and huge after parties by pool.

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • LeBay

    This makes me very happy. He will be an inspiration for a LONG time to come.

  • Vanvance1

    About time, Carpenter deserves every accolade including a dozen Oscars.

    This is a man who consistently released amazing, genre defining films. Easily one of the most influential and important horror directors to have ever worked in the genre.