What if John Carpenter did a ‘Doctor Who’ theme? Listen here!

Just in time for Halloween, YouTube user GeorgeCMusic explores how the Doctor Who theme might sound if legendary horror director and composer John Carpenter took a shot at it. He commented: “Continuing my loose series of “What If”s, here’s how I imagine John Carpenter (in association with Alan Howarth, circa 1981) might have done a Doctor Who theme. Synths … >

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Book review: ‘On Set with John Carpenter’

Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker takes us through five John Carpenter films that she was the stills photographer on: Halloween, Escape from New York, The Fog, Halloween 2 and Christine. She gives some amusing commentary on a number of the photos, and the images themselves speak volumes. They really capture the spirit of the low budget everyone-mucking-in … >

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The ‘Quatermass’ influence

The influence of the Quatermass series is manifest throughout the annals of classic British sci-fi. Writer Nigel Kneale is perhaps the most significant constant in the Quatermass legacy and it was when he was a staff writer at the BBC in the early 1950’s that the character of Professor Bernard Quatermass was created. A heroic … >

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Top 5 John Carpenter films

Some diehard fans will bemoan the lack of The Fog, Escape from New York or Dark Star; all three deserve honourable mention, though it’s the nature of these cult movies to divide opinion.

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