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A Chat With Roger Corman: 60 Years of Filmmaking and Still Going Strong

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.

Kurt Russell Teaches Us the Art of the Steal

Alex Simon | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

If you're a guy of a certain age (think Gen X), Kurt Russell was that actor you discovered as a child who wasn't just a familiar face on the big and small screen, he was your buddy you grew up with.

John Carpenter's Prophetic Visions of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

As freedom crumbles around us, why do "we the people" allow it to happen? In Carpenter's view, the real enemies of freedom -- the real aliens -- are us.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Halloween Showcase 2013

Dan Persons | Posted 12.28.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You'd think the weekend before Halloween that the studios would be falling all over themselves to get something suitably bone-chilling into theaters. ...

Keith David: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Quick, when I throw out the name Keith David, what's your first thought? Him casting a suspicious glance towards Kurt Russell in The Thing? The fistfight with Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live? Face it, the guy's been around.

David Lohr

Teen Watched Rob Zombie's 'Halloween' A Lot Before Killing Mom, Sister (READ FULL CONFESSION)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2013 | Crime

A judge in Texas has released a teenage murder suspect's confession, in which he says the 2007 film "Halloween," by heavy metal musician and film dire...

They Live Redux

Glen Martin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Martin

We must stop fighting each other and recognize where our true interests lie -- and it is naïve to think they lie with Romney.

Unfairly Maligned Monsters: Why Horror Matters

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Varrati

Horror routinely gets passed over for award nominations, and Stephen King, though decorated and honored, has had to face venomous criticism from crusty academics his whole writing career. We monster kids routinely get looked down upon by the "real" artists.

The Romney Thing: It's Not Human ... Yet

Robert Brenner | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

In the frozen wasteland of Antarctica, a political scientist makes a terrifying discovery: ROMNEY: Hi, I'm Mitt Romney! SCIENTIST: Oh my God! You're an alien.

DVD Review: John Carpenter Returns to Horror With The Ward

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

That this film was given a token theatrical release just last month is only because it happens to be helmed by one of the more respected horror filmmakers of the 1970s and 1980s. But the era of John Carpenter is long over.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: John Carpenter's The Ward & Zookeeper

Dan Persons | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

How does a show handle the situation where two, exciting films are released on the same weekend? We don't know, but this weekend we saw John Carpenter's The Ward and Zookeeper, so we decided to cover both of those instead.

Exclusive: Horror Cinema Master John Carpenter Returns To Form With The Ward

Brad Balfour | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

When word had it that veteran director John Carpenter was returning to feature films with the release of his latest, The Ward, I jumped at the chance to talk with him.

The Agenda: Indie Rock Holiday Concerts And Christmas TV Specials

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Attend Buzzbands.la's holiday party at The Echo to hear local indie bands Lonely Trees and John Carpenter (among others). It's all for a good cause--p...

Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween Queen Makes the Scene

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gregory Weinkauf

Elegant, astute and ticklishly real, Jamie Lee Curtis recently spent an October day signing her children's books at the grand opening of the new gallery location of Every Picture Tells a Story.

PHOTOGRAPHY:In Search Of LA: Music - John Carpenter: Enchantment, With A Heavy Beat

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Stevenson

Fairy Tales Forgotten, the first album recorded by John Carpenter and J. Explosive since moving to LA, should quietly begin to build a small, dedicated cult following for these quirky artists.

Mighty Movie Podcast Interview: The Exploding Girl and Tales from the Script

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

So actress Zoe Kazan slips into the room, gives director Bradley Rust Gray a hug, and lingers a minute to answer a couple of questions. Quite unantici...

Jeff Bridges, and the Grizzling of the All-American Boy

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Perhaps his clean-cut, boyish image obscured my ability to recognize the astonishing talent he possessed from the start. Regardless, I could see it now: Jeff Bridges has always been a lot more than a pretty face.

Escape from New York: Slighty Dated, but Still a Fantastic Proto-Action Blockbuster

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

John Carpenter just might be the best filmmaker of the 1980s. With 1976's Assault on Precinct 13 (rating: 85), and 1978's Halloween, Carpenter began a...

Horror Chick: Why Do We Like Scary Movies?

Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rachel Sklar

Melissa Lafsky is a friend of mine, but she's always seemed strange to me for one reason: She loves horror movies. Loves them. Thrillers, slashers, cr...

Big Trouble in Little America

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Sirota

Big Trouble in Little China debuted in 1986 -- arguably the peak of American world supremacy.

John Carpenter's American Vision

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Often missed by those seeking a good scare, Carpenter's films are infused with a strong anti-authoritarian, laconic bent.