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Carpenter, John 1948-

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Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

131 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,056 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 thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

74 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica 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, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them
Assault on Precinct 13 by Xxx( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious mobster is brought into an under-manned police precinct on its last day of operation. Remaining cops and prisoners must fight for their lives against a group of rogue cops intent on taking down the mobster before he testifies against them
Christine by John Carpenter( Visual )

74 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body by Plymouth, soul by Satan. A macabre chiller about a teenager and his obsessively jealous '58 Plymouth Fury
John Carpenter's Starman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in English and held by 933 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 isn't picked up by his mothership in three days he'll die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
Big trouble in Little China by John Carpenter( Visual )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who is suddenly hurled into a wild adventure when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped by Lo Pan's minions
Guys and dolls : the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 871 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
Halloween by Rob Zombie( Visual )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, Michael Myers, a ten year old boy, brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he has been placed in and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

71 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 747 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
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 732 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 )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 618 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 Halloween( Visual )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 521 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!
John Carpenter's Escape from New York( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter( Visual )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 470 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
John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 464 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 Ghosts of Mars( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 434 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
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog
John Carpenter by Fabrizio Liberti( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Carpenter : the prince of darkness by Gilles Boulenger( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Essentially, a lively, candid interview with Carpenter, this book thoroughly discusses each of his films and covers his background, his inspirations, and his ups and downs in Hollywood. Among the many and varied subjects that pop up are his Bible Belt childhood, German expressionism, Howard Hawks, John Wayne, The King, Barbra Steisand, Michael Myers, Kurt Russell, Stephen King, quantum physics, and attractive female extras. Included are exclusive still photographs, a filmography, and a Foreword by Halloween III director Tommy Lee Wallace."--BOOK JACKET
 
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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

John Carpenter americký filmový režisér, scénárista a producent

John Carpenter Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Carpenter amerikansk regissör, manusförfattare, filmproducent och kompositör

John Carpenter amerykański reżyser filmowy i scenarzysta

John Carpenter Director de cine y compositor estadounidense

John Carpenter réalisateur américain

John Carpenter regista statunitense

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

John Carpenter usona reĝisoro, scenaristo kaj produktoro

John H. Carpenter

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 كاربنتر مخرج ومنتج أمريكي

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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