Search results for "John Carpenter"


The Thing (1982) RT 80% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Aug 2001

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Wilford Brimley  •  T. K. Carter  •  David Clennon

Big Trouble in Little China (1986) RT 82% / Audience 83%

DVD release: May 2001

When trucker Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi, to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Kim Cattrall  •  James Hong  •  Dennis Dun

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) RT 97% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2003

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Austin Stoker  •  John Carpenter  •  Darwin Joston  •  Laurie Zimmer

John Carpenter presents Body Bags (1993)

Three tales, each more terrifying than the last. . . . A woman who is stalked by an axe-weilding maniac . . . a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair . ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • TV movie
DIRECTION:  Tobe Hooper  •  John Carpenter  •  Larry Sulkis
CAST:  John Carpenter  •  Robert Carradine  •  Alex Datcher  •  David Naughton

Christine (1983)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Keith Gordon  •  John Stockwell  •  Alexandra Paul  •  Robert Prosky

Dark Star (1974) RT 79% / Audience 66%

DVD release: Mar 1999

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Brian Narelle  •  Cal Kuniholm  •  Dre Pahich  •  Adam Beckenbaugh

Elvis (1979) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Mar 2010

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music • TV movie
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Shelley Winters  •  Bing Russell  •  Robert Grayson

John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. (1996) RT 53% / Audience 39%

DVD release: Dec 1998

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Stacy Keach  •  Steve Buscemi  •  Peter Fonda

Escape from New York (1981) RT 85% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2000

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Lee Van Cleef  •  Ernest Borgnine  •  Donald Pleasence

Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Horror • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Natasha Henstridge  •  Ice Cube  •  Jason Statham  •  Clea DuVall




Halloween (1978) RT 92% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Oct 1997

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween Night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Nancy Kyes  •  P. J. Soles

In the Mouth of Madness (1994) RT 51% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2000

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Sam Neill  •  Julie Carmen  •  Jürgen Prochnow  •  David Warner

Prince of Darkness (1987) RT 58% / Audience 60%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Donald Pleasence  •  Lisa Blount  •  Victor Wong  •  Jameson Parker

Starman (1984) RT 81% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Mar 2001

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.  (more)

GENRES: Romance • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Karen Allen  •  Charles Martin Smith  •  Richard Jaeckel

John Carpenter's The Fog (1980)

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary. Inanimate objects spring eerily to life; Rev. Malone stumbles upon a ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Adrienne Barbeau  •  Jamie Lee Curtis  •  Janet Leigh  •  John Houseman

They Live (1988)

Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Roddy Piper  •  Meg Foster  •  Keith David  •  George Buck Flower

Vampires (1998) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Jul 2015

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Fantasy • Horror • Thriller • Western
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  James Woods  •  Daniel Baldwin  •  Sheryl Lee  •  Thomas Ian Griffith

Village of the Damned (1995) RT 29% / Audience 27%

DVD release: Dec 1998

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Christopher Reeve  •  Kirstie Alley  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  Michael Paré

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) RT 22% / Audience 31%

DVD release: Aug 2003

After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Fantasy • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  John Carpenter
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Daryl Hannah  •  Sam Neill  •  Michael McKean