John Carpenter

John Carpenter Brief Biography

John Carpenter
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s.

Some of the films in Carpenter's career were critical and commercial failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978) and Escape from New York (1981). However many of his works from the 1970s and the 1980s such as Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Thing (1982), Starman (1984), Big Trouble in Little China (1986) and They Live (1988) have since been seen as cult classics, while Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker.

John Carpenter News

• Judy Greer in talks to join 'Halloween' movie reboot starring Jamie Lee Curtis
• John Carpenter working on 'Tales for a Halloween Night' series for Syfy
• John Carpenter confirms new 'Halloween' movie in development
• The Almanac for Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2017

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