We’ve got your first look at the first trailer for The Thing, a prequel to the 1982 film of the same name. Hewing closely to the original story, the prequel will depict the chain of horrific incidences that led the alien life form to the first film’s protagonists, starting with its discovery by Norwegian researchers.Read More
John Carpenter’s They Live, a cult film originally released in 1988, has gone on to grow a considerable cult following in the decades since its release. Pro-wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper stars as “Nada,” a down on his luck, blue-collar everyman whose accidental discovery of a pair of magic sunglasses reveals hidden collusion between human society’s elite and a race of alien overseers.
Novelist Jonathan Lethem tackles this entertaining but sometimes frustrating film in a lively and frank manner in They Live, the first volume of Soft Skull Press’ new Deep Focus series.Read More
Once upon a time, John Carpenter could do anything.
Even his name was perfect. Carpenter–an unremarkable but spot-on moniker for the man who sauntered into a much-maligned genre and, with a shoestring budget and a toolbox of ideas that he’d klepto’d from the greats–Hitchcock, Wilder, Hawks–plus some moves of his own, singlehandedly reinvented the way [...]
Can we talk about Halloween for a second? The film, not the holiday. Seeing this John Carpenter film was a major moment for me growing up.
Finished suburban basements (think Ice Storm) plus early cable TV and VCRs conspired with parental lack of understanding of same to find yours truly watching this genre classic when I [...]