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John Carpenter

At age 8, began shooting action-oriented short films using his father's 8mm camera. Played in a band called the Coupe de Villes during college. While attending USC, helped produce a short, The Resurrection of Broncho Billy, which won an Oscar in 1970. Made his feature-film directing debut with the 1974 sci-fi/comedy Dark Star, which was an expanded version of his Master's thesis project. His commercial breakthrough was the 1978 horror classic Halloween, which he wrote, directed and scored.… Show more

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The Ward (2011)
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The Ward (2011)
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Halloween (2007) (2007)
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The Fog (2005)
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The Fog (2005)
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
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The American Nightmare (2000) (2001)
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Prince of Darkness (2001)
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American Nightmare (2000)
Himself
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John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)
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Halloween H2O: 20 Years Later (1998)
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Vampires (1998)
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John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)
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Escape from L.A. (1996)
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Village of the Damned (1995)
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Village of the Damned (1995)
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In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
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They Live (1988)
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They Live (1988)
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Halloween 4 (1988)
Original Music
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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
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John Carpenter's They Live (1988)
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Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
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Starman (1984)
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Starman (1984)
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Christine (1983)
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The Thing (1982)
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The Thing (1982) (1982)
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Halloween II (1981) (1981)
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Escape From New York (1981)
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Escape From New York (1981)
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The Fog (1980)
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The Fog (1980) (1980)
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Halloween (1978) (1978)
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Halloween (1978)
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The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
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Network (1976)
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) (1976)
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
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Dark Star (1973)
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Nightmares in Red, White & Blue
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Dark Star
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Big Trouble in Little China
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In the Mouth of Madness
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Halloween III: Season of the Witch
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Escape From L.A.
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John Carpenter's Escape From L.A.
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Christine
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Escape From L.A.
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Escape From L.A.
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The Runway
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Tales From the Script
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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers
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Halloween II
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Prince of Darkness
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Halloween III
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Master Pancake: Halloween
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