WR031 – John Carpenter, Master of Horror

Escape From New York

In this week’s episode we offer up some Oscar predictions before diving into an intense discussion of the films of John Carpenter, a director whose films had an enormous impact on our childhoods.

Big Trouble In Little China

Kurt Russell and John Carpenter on the set of “Big Trouble in Little China” (1986).

making the score

John Carpenter at work on one of his many film scores.


John Carpenter with frequent collaborator Debra Hill shooting the opening murder sequence of “Halloween” (1978).

The Fog

John Carpenter on the set of “The Fog” (!980) with wife Adrienne Barbeau
and the mother-daughter scream queen duo Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis.

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