I was a little kid when John Carpenter’s Halloween became a phenomenon at the end of the ‘70’s, and like the boogeyman himself, it was the stuff or urban legend, a movie so terrifying, you couldn't help but scream your head off all the way through it.
Horror has been a big part of gaming for a long time, going all the way back to the first Texas Chainsaw video game.
The summer of 1982 was an incredible time for movies, but oddly enough, three great cult classics from that year were not hits in their time: Tron, Blade Runner, and The Thing.
Believe it or not, we’re not exactly pleased about the endless parade of genre remakes Hollywood has lined up on the conveyor belt.
Often imitated, never equaled. It’s a phrase we hear all the time, but for the John Carpenter classic Halloween, it’s still true.
"I'm here to chew bubble gum and kick ass... and I'm all out of bubblegum."
We all know that line from John Carpenter's They Live, which is arguably the director's last good film.
Since we've already hit the first days of summer, it reminded me that thirty years ago we had a landmark season of genre cinema in 1982 with E.T., Tron, The Road Warrior, Star Trek II and Conan the Barbarian.
I definitely have mixed feelings about the upcoming remake of The Thing. Then again, a lot of people felt the same way when the film was first remade by John Carpenter in 1982.
There has been some speculation as to how the new The Thing movie is intended to fit into the mythology of John Carpenter's 1982 film.
Strike Entertainment has released a red band (R rated) trailer for its upcoming film The Thing, which is a remake of the classic 1950’s sci-fi startle flick of the same name.
Strike Entertainment has released a clip from its upcoming remake of the classic 1950’s sci-fi startle flick, The Thing, which is actually an adaptation of the short story Who Goes There? written by by John W. Campbell.
In Escape From New York, the city is so over-run with crime that it has become a prison. The brooding Snake Plissken is tasked with rescuing the President, who is being held hostage somewhere on the dystopian island.
Trailers are already popping up for the new reboot of The Thing, which is actually the second remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic.
Like the classic directors he worshipped, John Carpenter's name appeared above the title of his movies, and with the enormous success of Halloween, it paid off in spades.
Warner Bros. has confirmed a Fall release date for its F.E.A.R. 3 paranormal horror FPS.
The title - which will be playable on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PCs - is expected to feature both single-player and co-op modes.