Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Happy Birthday! (NEWS)

John Carpenter, legendary horror director of Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, They Live, and many more, born this day in Carthage, New York 1948.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAPPY B-DAY JC!! NOW MAKE A GOOD MOVIE AGAIN SOMEDAY!

Karswell said...

> NOW MAKE A GOOD MOVIE AGAIN SOMEDAY!

No kidding... how about The Thing 2?

Patrick said...

Some of his later movies were nowhere near as good as his earlier stuff, but The Thing and Halloween are too cool for words. The Thing 2 would be awesome for sure!

Anonymous said...

how about dont let rob zombie remake anymore of your films

pleeeease!!!!!!

Horror pariah said...

I actually like some of his later films,like PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE,but yeah his career is currently just sad,cant even believe he let Rob Zombie remake HALLOWEEN,but yeah maybe THE THING 2 or HALLOWEEN 4:VENEGANCE OF THE WITCH(yeah i know he only produced it)will redeem him as the last great horror director.

Karswell said...

>PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THEY LIVE

Both of those are excellent films, I think we're all talking about Ghosts of Mars and Vampires mostly.

Maurizio Ercole said...

Yesterday, after many time, I heard some his soundtracks... maybe a premonition??? Anyway, happy birthday Jhon!

Anonymous said...

Since you seem to know a great deal about old comics, I was wondering if you might be able to help me out. I has come across an old CREEPY (I think) comic book and a particular illustrator had caught my eye. He had a fairly unique style which consisted of very dynamic compositions (no real boxes) and drew over photographs. One spread i remember in particular was two illustrated men layered over a photograph of a control room. I can not for the life if me remember his name. I was wondering if any of this sounded familiar to you? Thanks!

Karswell said...

>come across an old CREEPY

Go to www.comics.org and search CREEPY, there are 3 pages total with all 145 issues. Find the one you seek in the cover gallery, click on it, and it should have all the content info listed.

Good luck!
--K

Eric said...

hell yes, happy berfday JC!

Make another "THE THING" or "ESCAPE FROM NY" when you get a chance.

good luck!

Karswell said...

>Make another "THE THING" or "ESCAPE FROM NY"

But DO NOT make another Escape From LA!!

I'd actually love to see the Prince of Darkness return someday too in a sequel.