Oeuvre: Carpenter: Starman
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Starman

Starman is a road trip movie, a romance and a science fiction epic with aliens…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Christine
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Christine

A surprisingly prescient work of art that deserves a higher place in its director’s consideration.

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Thing
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Thing

The Thing’s timeless theme of paranoia and its uncompromisingly nihilistic vision gained traction as the…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Escape from New York
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Escape from New York

Escape from New York is intriguing because its future imagines a world that still feels…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Fog
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: The Fog

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Elvis
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Elvis

A three-hour dud. Elvis is an outlier at the beginning of Carpenter’s sustained creative peak.

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Halloween
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Halloween

The entire movie builds up to the profile of a survivor, and begs the question:…

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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Someone’s Watching Me!
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Someone’s Watching Me!

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Assault on Precinct 13
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Assault on Precinct 13

Oeuvre: Carpenter: Dark Star
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Oeuvre: Carpenter: Dark Star

Dark Star shows that John Carpenter leaves more marks on his work than musical notes…

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