23rd Nov2018

‘Escape From New York: Collectors Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Donald Pleasence, Isaac Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Ernest Borgnine, Tom Atkins | Written by John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Directed by John Carpenter In the early 1980s, New York was grindhouse heaven: a hell of neon iniquity, with every alleyway harbouring some new nameless vice. Horror had a field day: […]

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26th Oct2018

‘They Live: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Peter Jason, Meg Foster, George ‘Buck’ Flower | Written and Directed by John Carpenter They Live marked the end of an amazing run for John Carpenter, before his creative decline (in terms of filmmaking, at least) in the 1990s and beyond. Well, it had to end somewhere – and what […]

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26th Oct2018

‘The Fog: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Rob Bottin | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by John Carpenter I have a feeling The Fog is underpraised because it’s not Halloween and it’s not The Thing. Too traditional, maybe. Too hokey. Too folkloric. But for me it’s the equal of […]

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21st Dec2017

Competition: Win a copy of ‘The Thing’ on Blu-ray!

by Phil Wheat

Over the years, star Kurt Russell and master of horror John Carpenter have teamed up on a multitude of films (Big Trouble in Little China and Escape from New York to name a few) but of all their collaborations, 1982′s horror/sci-fi amalgam The Thing surely tops the list. A research team based out in the […]

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13th Oct2017

Nine Inch Nails + Friday the 13th + Halloween = Mind Blown!

by Kim Sonderholm

Imagine if Halloween fell on Friday the 13th and Nine Inch Nails decided to celebrate that by being in your ears all day? Might be a nightmare to some, to others a dream. Sound impossible? Well, then today this happened… John Carpenter is set to release Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a collection of 13 of […]

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27th Sep2017

‘Distrust’ Review (PC)

by Paul Metcalf

If you’ve seen John Carpenter’s The Thing you’ll know that feeling of claustrophobic isolation that the film created so well. When looking for a fun game, this probably isn’t the experience you are looking for. Distrust looks to give just that, but thankfully doesn’t give up on the fun. When starting the game, you have […]

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28th Nov2016

‘Assault on Precinct 13: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, John J. Fox, Henry Brandon, Kim Richards, Frank Doubleday | Written and Directed by John Carpenter I class myself as a John Carpenter fan, but the fact that I’d not seen Assault on Precinct 13 bugged me. Now thankfully with […]

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03rd Jul2014

The Scream Cast – Episode 18: Body Bags

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews. In this week’s episode Sean and Brad, staying on the John Carpenter roll, are talking the Showtime TV anthology, Body Bags with a […]

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23rd Jun2014

The Scream Cast – Episode 17: Prince of Darkness

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest episode of The ScreamCast! Each episode sees hosts Sean Duregger and Brad Henderson review a Scream Factory release, have special guests, throw out future Scream Factory release wish lists, and celebrity interviews. In this week’s insane episode, Sean and Brad talk John Carpenter’s Prince Of Darkness with special guest The Wolfman. Also, the guys unveil […]

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16th Dec2013

‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Review (Arrow Video)

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Kurt Russell, Dennis Dun, Kim Cattrall, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton, Donald Li, Carter Wong, James Pax | Written by Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein | Directed by John Carpenter When you have favourite movies it always comes as a surprise when you hear that they bombed on original release, even more of a surprise […]

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20th Oct2013

‘Halloween: 35th Anniversary Edition’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J Soles, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, Nancy Kyes, Brian Andrews | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by John Carpenter Halloween must qualify as one of the most re-released horror films in history – especially in the digital era. It often felt like Anchor Bay (especially the […]

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28th Jul2013

‘Halloween II’ Blu-ray Review [Scream Factory]

by Nathan Smith

Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Lance Guest, Jeffrey Kramer, Pamela Susan Shoop, Dick Warlock, Leo Rossi | Written by John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Directed by Rick Rosenthal I wonder what John Carpenter was initially thinking when he ended his career making an undeniably genre defining film, Halloween. When he was writing […]

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