John Carpenter would like to dispute Rotten Tomatoes' claim that he is dead

John Carpenter is done with directing movies. He doesn’t even really like to discuss his old movies, preferring instead to talk about video games and play one-handed keyboard all day. But while he’s largely moved on to a second career as a touring musician who sometimes dabbles in TV and comic books, he is, we are…

John Carpenter loves Sonic The Hedgehog, even the crappy one where he's a werewolf

We’ve known for a while now that John Carpenter, the legendary director of films like Halloween and The Thing, is a big video game fan. And it’s not just horror, although he has praised The Evil Within and Dead Space (the latter of which owes a tremendous debt to The Thing). He loves Borderlands and Assassin’s Creed,…

St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

John Carpenter is apparently directing a TV pilot written by David Hayter

David Hayter is a screenwriter who wrote the first two X-Men movies and Watchmen, but to video game nerds, he’s more famous as the voice of superspy Solid Snake from the Metal Gear series. Given his experience as a gruff loner who prefers to speak only in puzzled reactions to exposition dumps, then, you’d think he’d…

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