Director John Carpenter: Hollywood Icon, Self-Proclaimed ‘Bum’

When it comes to cult classics, nobody has a resume like director John Carpenter. “Dark Star,” “Assault on Precinct 13,” “The Fog,” “The Thing,” “Christine,” “Starman,” “Big Trouble in Little China,” “They Live,” “Village of the Damned” – these movies didn’t break box office records or win Academy Awards, but they are still inspiring generations of sci-fi and […]

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Irwin Yablans: How Ingenuity, Desperation Created ‘Halloween’

In 1976, an independent film producer named Irwin Yablans was aboard a Boeing 747 leaving Milan, Italy. His production company, Compass International Pictures, had just introduced the world to a young filmmaker named John Carpenter at the London Film Festival, where his movie “Assault on Precinct 13” took top prize. Realizing the potential of his […]

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