John Carpenter

Big Trouble in Little China
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Jack Burton (Kurt Russell) is a simple man who doesn’t believe in ghosts or magic until he’s swept into a mind-boggling adventure deep within Chinatown’s mysterious underworld. Burton’s pal, Wang Chi (Dennis Dun), is trying to...

Escape From L.A.
Escape From L.A. (1996)
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Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) resurfaces fifteen years after his escape from New York into Loas Angeles to find little hope after a devastating earthquake has left the city an island inhabited only by warring gangs, outcasts and miscreants.Snake has...

Escape From New York
Escape From New York (1981)
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In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been turned into the world's largest maximum security prison, a place where the worst of humanity is sent to rot. The U.S. Government finds itself in a major crisis when the president's plane crash lands i...

Ghosts of Mars
Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is a harrowing tale of rescue and escape from a colonized Mars 175 years into the future. Mars, 2176 AD. Long inhabited by human settlers, has become the dark and dangerous manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. 6...

Halloween (1978)
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It was a cold Halloween night in 1963 when six year old Michael Audrey Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith Margaret Myers. Fifteen years later he escapes from prison... He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, whe...

In the Mouth of Madness
In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
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Imagine a novel so overwhelmingly hypnotic, so tremendously horrifying that it paralyzes its audience with fear and turns even its most sensible readers insane. When the author disappears, an insurance investigator hired to find the writer discovers...

The Thing
The Thing (1982)
A team of scientists at a remote Antarctic outpost discover a buried spaceship with an unwelcome alien survivor still alive. Bombastic special effects overwhelm the suspense and the solid cast. Less a remake of the 1951 science fiction classic than a...