The good folks at Shudder made the very wise decision to upload a bunch of John Carpenter films within the past couple of weeks, including Escape from New York (1981), The Thing (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987), and They Live (1988), the last of which I reviewed way back in the day, before I was writing movie reviews regularly. Naturally, that’s meant a John Carpenter film festival at the Casa de Portly.
I’m not sure I have a favorite director—like most people, I just know what movies I like, regardless of who directs them—but if I had to pick, it would probably be John Carpenter. I haven’t come close to seeing all of his films, but I know I like the ones I’ve seen—a lot. The Thing might just be the best horror film ever made. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) might be my favorite movie ever.
As such, I’d like to take this edition of SubscribeStar Saturday to celebrate the music and films and John Carpenter.
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