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‘John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams’ Review: Peacock’s Ho-Hum Horror-Doc Hybrid Fails to Live Up to Its Title

The 'Halloween' auteur goes behind the camera for one of six episodes in this re-enactment-heavy anthology series.

John Carpenter “Can’t Believe” He Watched the ‘Barbie’ Movie: “I Had Nothing to Do With Barbie Dolls”

John Carpenter said he is still surprised that he watched the Barbie movie this summer. During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, published online Tuesday, the writer-director-composer was asked if he ever goes to a theater to watch a movie. He explained that he hadn’t “been to a movie in a while” but that […]

Lawrence Turman, Oscar-Nominated Producer of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 96

Lawrence Turman, the principled Oscar-nominated producer of The Graduate who was behind other films including The Great White Hope, Pretty Poison, American History X and the last movie Judy Garland ever made, has died. He was 96. Turman died Saturday at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, his family announced. A former agent, he […]

‘Halloween Ends’ Review: Jamie Lee Curtis Wields the Knife, but David Gordon Green Is the Killer in Silly Trilogy Capper

Laurie Strode faces down her masked nemesis while struggling to protect her granddaughter from a new threat in this latest entry in the John Carpenter horror franchise.

‘Halloween Ends’ Trailer: Jamie Lee Curtis Seeks Bloody Revenge in Final Battle

Universal Pictures’ upcoming horror title Halloween Ends, hitting theaters and Peacock on Oct. 14, released its final trailer Tuesday. The footage sees Laurie Strode, the signature character played by Jamie Lee Curtis in the 45-year horror franchise, seek bloody revenge in a final battle with the maniacal Mike Myers that might leave only one of them […]

Box Office: John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’ to Play Again in Theaters

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic horror pic Halloween, along with the fourth and fifth sequels in the iconic series, are being rereleased in theaters for the fifth year in a row beginning later this month. CineLife Entertainment, Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films are partnering to bring Halloween, 1988’s Halloween 4: The Return of Michael […]

‘Stranger Things 4’ Volume 2 Features Terrific ‘Halloween’ Nod — And No, It’s Not the Obvious

[The story contains major spoilers for Stranger Things 4 Volume 2.]  Out of all the horror and sci-fi Easter eggs in Stranger Things 4 Volume 2, one moment in particular likely stood out for John Carpenter Halloween fans. And no, it was not Eddie (Joseph Quinn) wearing the mask, although that was an excellent touch. The […]

‘Halloween’ Maze Returns to Universal Studios Hollywood Annual Horror Nights Event

Michael Myers is on his way back to Universal Studios Hollywood for this season’s popular Halloween Horror Nights event. It was announced this week that Universal Studios and the Universal Orlando Resort would feature a maze this fall for John Carpenter’s iconic slasher franchise, Halloween. In addition to the Halloween maze announcement, the theme park […]

Zac Efron in ‘Firestarter’: Film Review

The actor stars in this remake of the 1984 horror film based on Stephen King's book.

John Carpenter Talks ‘Halloween’ Legacy, the Sequel He’d Most Like to Make and ‘Escape From L.A.’ Finally Getting Its Due

John Carpenter is a master of horror and sci-fi motion pictures — and brevity. The iconic filmmaker responsible for such classics as Halloween, The Thing and Kurt Russell’s pair of Escape films is happy to talk about his work. He’s just to the point — with a dash of witty, dry quips thrown in for […]

David Chute, Influential Film Critic and Writer, Dies at 71

David Chute, the authoritative film critic and writer who was an early champion of Stephen King, John Waters, John Woo and Asian cinema, has died. He was 71. Chute died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles after a brief battle with esophageal cancer, his daughter, Nora Chute, reported. David Christopher Chute was born on March 11, […]

William Shatner Shares Initial Reaction to Capt. Kirk-Michael Myers ‘Halloween’ Mask: “Is That a Joke?”

William Shatner was as shocked as anyone when he learned that the mask worn by slasher Michael Myers in Halloween was actually a manipulated Capt. James T. Kirk mask. In an interview with the YouTube channel Jake’s Takes, the TV and screen icon said he could not recall the moment he was told about the […]