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Carpenter, John 1948-

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Most widely held works by John Carpenter
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

156 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers brutally killed his older sister. The silent child was incarcerated in the Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of psychiatrist Sam Loomis. Michael's hometown of Haddonfield was slowly beginning to forget the tragic crime. That is until Loomis returns to the town to warn them of Myers' escape from Smith's Grove. With Michael set on killing a group of high school students, Loomis gets the hesitant town sheriff to help him stop Michael before it's too late
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

40 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Northern California town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter( Visual )

49 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside an abandoned police station, a handful of cops and some convicts on their way to Death Row must join forces to defend themselves against a vicious gang called Street Thunder
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

96 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them
Big trouble in Little China by John Carpenter( Visual )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped
John Carpenter's Starman by John Carpenter( Visual )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days he will die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
Christine by John Carpenter( Visual )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line--but she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine, a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Guys and dolls : the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting
They live by John Carpenter( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through sublimal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible
John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. by John Carpenter( Visual )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device"--Container
John Carpenter's Vampires by John Carpenter( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie is a headstrong police lieutenant on Mars. She and her squad are sent to a remote region to apprehend a dangerous criminal, and they come to discover that he is the least of their worries. The mining operation has unleashed a deadly army of Martian spirits who take over the bodies of humans. They are determined to destroy all the invaders on the planet
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

17 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )

75 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that it's crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew
Halloween III : season of the witch by Tom Atkins( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halloween III is an entirely original new movie based on the idea of Halloween and using the title but otherwise having nothing in common with the previous Halloween films. The story features witchcraft, robots, and a diabolical plot to scare 50 million children to death!
Halloween by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and French and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now confined to a mental institution, Laurie quickly falls victim to her brother, Michael, whom she thought she had beheaded. Cut to Haddonfield, IL, where a sextet of college students is assembling for the production of an online reality show in which they'll spend the night locked up in the killer's childhood home being filmed by dozens of cameras and broadcast over the Internet. As they hunt for clues about Michael's tortured childhood, he arrives to stalk them relentlessly one by one
Tales from the script( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood
Now that's what I call Halloween( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Monster Mash to John Carpenter's Halloween Theme, this collection features some of the spookiest songs. Also included are classics from Warren Zevon, Run-D.M.C., Blue Oyster Cult, and INXS
 
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Christine
Alternative Names
Armitage, Frank

Armitage, Frank 1948-

Carpenter, John Howard.

Carpenter, John Howard 1948-

Carpenter, Johnny

Carpenter, Johnny 1948-

Chance, James T.

Chance, James T. 1948-

Chance, John T.

Chance, John T. 1948-

Con Karpenter

Džon Karpenter

Haight, Rip

Haight, Rip 1948-

John Carpenter americký filmový režisér, scénárista a producent

John Carpenter Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Carpenter amerykański reżyser filmowy i scenarzysta

John Carpenter réalisateur américain

John Carpenter regista statunitense

John Carpenter US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent, Schauspieler und Filmmusikkomponist

Quatermass, Martin

Quatermass, Martin 1948-

Τζον Κάρπεντερ

Джон Карпентер

Джон Карпентър

Ջոն Կարպենտեր

ג'ון קרפנטר שחקן אמריקאי

جان کارپنتر نویسنده، آهنگساز، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، کارگردان، و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

جون كاربتنر

জন কারপেন্টার

จอห์น คาร์เพนเตอร์

존 카펜터

카펜터, 존 1948-

カーペンター, ジョン

ジョン・カーペンター

約翰·卡彭特

约翰·卡朋特

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The fogThe thingJohn Carpenter's StarmanChristineJohn Carpenter's Escape from New YorkJohn Carpenter's Ghosts of MarsJohn Carpenter's HalloweenDark Star