Tag: John Carpenter


Creative Passion: Five Filmmakers and Their Inspirations

A smart film critic (possibly Ken Hanke) once wrote, “Filmmakers start by remaking things they admired in childhood.” I am not able to...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Reviews: “Aliens: 30th Anniversary Edition” and “John Carpenter’s The Thing: Collector’s Edition”

Just in time for Halloween, two of the 80s greatest sci-fi/horror films have spectacular new Blu-ray releases....

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: “Now That’s What I Call Halloween”

It’s so interesting that I was asked to review Now That’s What I Call Halloween, a definitive, all-encompassing compilation of...


Hollywood Won’t Remake Big Trouble In Little China (or, Hollywood Cannot Pass A Random Drug Test And Here’s The Proof)

Hey, do what you like. Go ahead and waste your money, Hollywood financiers. Use it like toilet paper, for all I care. ...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Escape From New York: Collector’s Edition”

From the mid-70s to the late 80s, John Carpenter was an industry unto himself, variously writing, directing, producing, scoring and/or...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: Matthew Crawley Goes Psycho in “The Guest”

Adam Wingard's excellent thriller, "The Guest" is now on Blu. Here's the Popdose review....

Blues for Dracula – Philly Joe Jones Sextet

Music, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: Boo! Top 20 Halloween Songs

20 spooktacular songs to liven up any Halloween party, courtesy of your pals at Popdose....

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: A Waning “Passion”

Searching for Brian De Palma and other lost 70s filmmakers....

Film, Popdose Lists

Popdose Prime: 10 Movies That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the...

Film, Popdose Interviews, Television

The Popdose Interview: Robert Carradine

You might think that Robert Carradine, an actor whose filmography is far more formidable than the average moviegoer would ever imagine...


Thanks for the Turkey: “Deep Star Six”

Brine your bird with this underwater boner of a thriller....


The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 31: Halloween

Well, was anybody shocked? Remember, when I was setting up this series — back with Day 1′s write-up of May — I warned...

Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights, Film

Basement Songs: John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

Scott Malchus celebrates Halloween with John Carpenter's "The Thing" in this week's Basement Songs...



Among Us: Aliens, Invaders & Allies

Popdose delves into the strange phenomenon of aliens in our midst on TV and the big screen....


Basement Songs, Film

Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights

Last year I began to reevaluate my life (that happens when you turn 40) and the pursuit of the dream I had as a boy. What was it about...



Three Lovable Flops: The Philadelphia Experiment, Krull and Buckaroo Banzai

I have a soft spot for some of the near-misses from the 1980’s, typically big-concept genre movies that were either too earnest, too...


Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “John Carpenter’s The Fog”

Join Kelly Stitzel for the last installment of this month's Halloween-themed Soundtrack Saturday and find out what's in The Fog....


Contests, Film, Listmania

Listmania: Top 20 Scariest Films (#10-1)

There are only five days until Halloween and the Popdose staff is counting down the 20 most frightening films of all time — and as a...



DVD Review: Kurt Russell Is the King in John Carpenter’s “Elvis”

The 1979 biopic, Elvis, has finally found a home on DVD thanks to Shout! Factory. This made-for-TV movie was a huge success when it...


Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Friday Mixtape: All Souls Edition, 10/30/09

Welcome back. Are you feeling comfortable? Good. Right about now, you’re sitting casually in your seat, perhaps in a chair staring at...


Film, Revival House

Revival House: “The Night HE Came Home!”

Welcome back to Revival House, where Jeff Johnson has dimmed the lights, cued the chilling music, and is waiting to take us back to...


Film, Revival House

Revival House: Ten Great Remakes

Remakes are all the rage in Hollywood these days, and "rage" is the popular filmgoer response to most of them -- but as Jeff Johnson points...


Film, Revival House

Revival House: “I’ll Be Back”

If you’re like me, when you see a picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger in shades, a certain five-note rhythm comes to mind. There’s...