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The Films Of John Carpenter. 
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Was thinking about horror films and then got to thinking about horror film directors. If I were to make a list of fave horror film directors, there are three definites for it (Carpenter, Romero and Craven), although after those I would have to tconsider how many actual horror films a director must have made before he/she can be considered a horror film director (Sam Raimi will definitely also go on the list. But should Brian De Palma since only one of his films falls directly into the horror category). Then I happened across an interview with the aforementioned Carpenter in the Onion Av/Club. So I realized it was list time:

1: Halloween
2: The Thing
3: Assault On Precinct 13
4: The Fog
5: Escape From New York
6: Vampires (underrated)
7: They Live
8: Escape From LA
9: Starman
10: Christine
11: In The Mouth Of Madness
12: Village Of The Damned
13: Memoirs Of An Invisible Man
14: Ghosts Of Mars (easily his worst ever)

Omitted Dark Star, Someone's Watching Me and Prince Of Darkness all of which I haven't seen.

So what's your choices?

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Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:08 pm
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I always thought Ghosts Of Mars was a pretty underrated film, Mouth Of Madness and Memoirs were both just awful.


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Anything he made after "Starman" is crap, as far as I'm concerned. :| You should definitely see "Dark Star," though. It's a funny, near-spoof of "2001" (as well as a slight precursor to "Alien," thanks to Dan O'Bannon also being involved [as well as acting in] the film).


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Memoirs of an Invisble Man is my favorite of his. I think it's very funny.

Also dug The Thing, Vampires and In the Mouth of Madness.

Village of the Damned is awful though.


Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:22 pm
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Memoirs of an Invisble Man is my favorite of his. I think it's very funny.

Also dug The Thing, Vampires and In the Mouth of Madness.

Village of the Damned is awful though.

I thought Village Of The Damned was pretty "damned" underrated, heh.


Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:42 pm
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Vexer wrote:
I thought Village Of The Damned was pretty "damned" underrated, heh.


You know with a movie that has Superman, Luke Skywalker and Crocodile Dundee's woman...I expected better.

Also, my list:

1. The Thing
2. Big Trouble in Little China
3. They Live
4. In the Mouth of Madness
5. Halloween
6. Escape from NY
7. Prince of Darkness
8. Ghost of mars
9. Village of the Damned
10. Assault on Precinct 13


Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:49 pm
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Jeff's list is as good as a perfect match for me

On great horror directors:
Terence Fisher

Rob


Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:01 pm
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