John Carpenter

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor and composer. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s.

Most films in Carpenter's career were critical and commercial failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). However, many of Carpenter's films from the 1970s and the 1980s such as Dark Star (1974), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), The Fog (1980), The Thing (1982), Christine (1983), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Prince of Darkness (1987) and They Live (1988) have since been seen as cult classics, and Carpenter has been acknowledged as an influential filmmaker.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 Lost Themes John Carpenter 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Hits, Volume II John Carpenter 1
1992 Halloween: The best of John Carpenter (re-recordings) John Carpenter 1
Halloween 1-6 Horror-Collection John Carpenter 1
Halloween: Music From the Films of John Carpenter John Carpenter 1

Album + Compilation + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Greatest Hits John Carpenter 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1979 Halloween John Carpenter 6
1981 Halloween II John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 6
1981 John Carpenter's Escape From New York John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 5
1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 3
1984 The Fog John Carpenter 8
1986 Big Trouble in Little China John Carpenter 3
1987 Prince of Darkness John Carpenter in association with Alan Howarth 6
1988 They Live John Carpenter & Alan Howarth 2
1990 Christine John Carpenter 1
1993 Body Bags John Carpenter & Jim Lang 1
1995 In the Mouth of Madness John Carpenter 1
1995 Village of the Damned John Carpenter and Dave Davies 2
1996 Escape From L.A. Shirley Walker & John Carpenter 4
1998 Halloween: 20th Anniversary Edition John Carpenter 1
1998 Vampires John Carpenter 1
2001 Ghosts of Mars John Carpenter 1
2003 Assault on Precinct 13 John Carpenter 4


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1983 The End (Assault on Precinct 13) John Carpenter 1
1999 The End (Assault On Precinct 13) (Silent Breed's Assault Remixes) John Carpenter 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Dark Star John Carpenter 1

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