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Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness

#Johnuary continues with John Carpenter’s Prince of Darkness. Like many of the films I’ve been watching for Johnuary I knew absolutely nothing about Prince of Darkness before watching it. Here are my initial thoughts as I watched it. Once again I love the score. I…

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Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Continuing with the month of #Johnuary we now reach one of John Carpenter’s best known films. Big Trouble in Little China. This film is a bit of a cult classic from the 80s, if not a mainstream classic. But again for some reason I had…

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Starman

Starman

Continuing the month of #Johnuary, we now take a look at Starman. This is one of the few John Carpenter films that I did remember watching back in the day. I’ve probably seen the whole thing once through, although I couldn’t remember too much about…

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Christine

Christine

Next up for #Johnuary is Christine. I really didn’t know anything about this film whatsoever other than I thought it was based on a Stephen King book and that it was about a girl with super powers. Then I realised I was getting mixed up…

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The Thing

The Thing

Next up in #Johnuary is John Carpenter’s The Thing! This is definitely a film that is up there in the cult zeitgeist, and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen it before. Some quick thoughts before I get a bit deeper… I love the cinematography of…

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Escape from New York

Escape from New York

My next movie for #Johnuary was Escape from New York. Again I had never seen this before, but obviously I had heard so much about it and knew the name Snake Plissken very well. One thing I was looking forward to was seeing Kurt Russell…

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The Fog

The Fog

Continuing #Johnuary, the next John Carpenter movie I watched was The Fog. I knew absolutely nothing about this movie before I watched it, other than it starred Jamie Lee Curtis. I didn’t even read any blurb about it. I just went in totally blind. In…

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Halloween

Halloween

My next Carpenter movie to watch for #Johnuary was Halloween. I’d obviously heard so much about it and had always wanted to watch it but just had never gotten round to it. I’m not a huge horror fan, but am not against it in any…

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Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

If you haven’t already, please check out my post from yesterday explaining everything about #Johnuary. I’ll continue looking at John Carpenter’s filmography by tackling one of his best films, Assault on Precinct 13. I’ll cut straight to the chase. I loved this movie. Thoroughly enjoyed…

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Dark Star

Dark Star

If you haven’t already, please check out my post from yesterday explaining everything about #Johnuary. This was certainly an interesting introduction to John Carpenter. Very much what some would call a student film. Very low budget, no recognisable actors and some pretty poor effects. But…

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