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Assault on Precinct 13 | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 87%  Assault on Precinct 13  91 min,  R,  [Action, Crime, Thriller]  [John Carpenter]  [05 Nov 1976]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.4/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 98%, Metacritic 89/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 nomination.
Actors:  Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West
Plot:  A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.
Writer:  John Carpenter
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Halloween | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 83%  Halloween  91 min,  R,  [Horror, Thriller]  [John Carpenter]  [27 Oct 1978]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 93%, Metacritic 78/100, External Reviews
Awards:  5 wins & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy Kyes, P.J. Soles, Tony Moran
Plot:  Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.
Writer:  John Carpenter (screenplay), Debra Hill (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Escape from New York | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 78%  Escape from New York  99 min,  R,  [Action, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [10 Jul 1981]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 86%, Metacritic 76/100, External Reviews
Awards:  4 nominations.
Actors:  Donald Pleasence, Ernest Borgnine, Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef
Plot:  In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.
Writer:  John Carpenter, Nick Castle
Language:  English    Country:  UK, USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Starman | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  Starman  115 min,  PG,  [Romance, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [14 Dec 1984]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.0/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 81%, Metacritic 71/100, External Reviews
Awards:  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
Actors:  Charles Martin Smith, Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Richard Jaeckel
Plot:  An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.
Writer:  Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Thing | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 74%  The Thing  109 min,  R,  [Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [25 Jun 1982]
Ratings:  IMDB 8.2/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, Metacritic 57/100, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  David Clennon, Keith David, Kurt Russell, T.K. Carter, Wilford Brimley
Plot:  A crew in Antarctica finds a neighboring camp destroyed and its crew dead. Whatever killed them is nowhere to be found, unless it's hidden in plain sight.
Writer:  Bill Lancaster (screenplay), John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
Language:  English, Norwegian    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Dark Star | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 70%  Dark Star  83 min,  G,  [Comedy, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [09 Feb 1979]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.5/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 79%, Metacritic 66/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich
Plot:  In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.
Writer:  John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O'Bannon (original story and screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB
They Live | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  They Live  94 min,  R,  [Action, Horror, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [04 Nov 1988]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 83%, Metacritic 52/100, External Reviews
Awards:  3 nominations.
Actors:  George 'Buck' Flower, Keith David, Meg Foster, Roddy Piper
Plot:  A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
Writer:  Ray Nelson (short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning"), John Carpenter (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Big Trouble in Little China | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 69%  Big Trouble in Little China  99 min,  PG-13,  [Action, Adventure, Comedy]  [John Carpenter]  [02 Jul 1986]
Ratings:  IMDB 7.3/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 82%, Metacritic 53/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Dennis Dun, James Hong, Kim Cattrall, Kurt Russell
Plot:  An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.
Writer:  Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter (adaptation)
Language:  English, Cantonese    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Christine | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 64%  Christine  110 min,  R,  [Horror]  [John Carpenter]  [09 Dec 1983]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 68%, Metacritic 57/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Alexandra Paul, John Stockwell, Keith Gordon, Robert Prosky
Plot:  A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.
Writer:  Stephen King (novel), Bill Phillips (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
The Fog | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 63%  The Fog  89 min,  R,  [Horror, Thriller]  [John Carpenter]  [08 Feb 1980]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.8/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 71%, Metacritic 52/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 2 nominations.
Actors:  Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman
Plot:  An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.
Writer:  John Carpenter, Debra Hill
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Prince of Darkness | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 58%  Prince of Darkness  102 min,  R,  [Horror]  [John Carpenter]  [23 Oct 1987]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 58%, Metacritic 50/100, External Reviews
Awards:  1 win & 1 nomination.
Actors:  Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Lisa Blount, Victor Wong
Plot:  A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.
Writer:  John Carpenter
Language:  English, Latin    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Escape from L.A. | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 54%  Escape from L.A.  101 min,  R,  [Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [09 Aug 1996]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.7/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 52%, Metacritic 54/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Cliff Robertson, Kurt Russell, Peter Fonda, Stacy Keach, Steve Buscemi
Plot:  Snake Plissken is once again called in by the United States government to recover a potential doomsday device from Los Angeles, now an autonomous island where undesirables are deported.
Writer:  John Carpenter (characters), Nick Castle (characters), John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Vampires | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 46%  Vampires  108 min,  R,  [Action, Horror, Thriller]  [John Carpenter]  [30 Oct 1998]
Ratings:  IMDB 6.1/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 37%, Metacritic 42/100, External Reviews
Awards:  4 wins & 4 nominations.
Actors:  Daniel Baldwin, James Woods, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith
Plot:  Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.
Writer:  John Steakley (novel), Don Jakoby (screenplay)
Language:  English, Latin    Country:  USA, Japan    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Village of the Damned | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 42%  Village of the Damned  99 min,  R,  [Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller]  [John Carpenter]  [28 Apr 1995]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.6/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 29%, Metacritic 41/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael ParĂ©
Plot:  A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.
Writer:  John Wyndham (book), Stirling Silliphant, Wolf Rilla, Ronald Kinnoch, David Himmelstein (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Memoirs of an Invisible Man | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 42%  Memoirs of an Invisible Man  99 min,  PG-13,  [Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [28 Feb 1992]
Ratings:  IMDB 5.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 21%, Metacritic 48/100, External Reviews
Awards:  5 nominations.
Actors:  Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Michael McKean, Sam Neill
Plot:  After a freak accident, a yuppie turns invisible and runs from a treacherous CIA official, while trying to cope with his new life.
Writer:  H.F. Saint (book), Robert Collector (screenplay), Dana Olsen (screenplay), William Goldman (screenplay)
Language:  English    Country:  USA, France    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia
Ghosts of Mars | Movie Details for Director John Carpenter | www.moviesnearme.co.uk 35%  Ghosts of Mars  98 min,  R,  [Action, Horror, Sci-Fi]  [John Carpenter]  [24 Aug 2001]
Ratings:  IMDB 4.9/10, Rotten Tomatoes: 21%, Metacritic 35/100, External Reviews
Awards:  2 nominations.
Actors:  Clea DuVall, Ice Cube, Jason Statham, Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier
Plot:  In 2176, a Martian police unit is sent to pick up a highly dangerous criminal at a remote mining post. Upon arrival, the cops find that the post has become a charnel house.
Writer:  Larry Sulkis, John Carpenter
Language:  English    Country:  USA    More Info:  IMDB  Wikipedia

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