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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 in his career, he is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction films from the 1970s and 1980s.

Almost all the films in Carpenter's career were critical and commercial failures, with the notable ... more »

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  • ''Was it the Boogey Man?''
    John Carpenter (b. 1948), U.S. director, screenwriter. Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis), Halloween, after the murderer has been shot (1978).
  • ''See anything you like?''
    John Carpenter (b. 1948), U.S. director, screenwriter. Lynda (P.J. Soles), Halloween, appearing topless before a costumed murderer, believing him to b...
  • ''He came home.''
    John Carpenter (b. 1948), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance), Halloween, finding that the insane Michael Meyers has returned t...
  • ''I spent eight years trying to reach him and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was lying behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil.''
    John Carpenter (b. 1948), U.S. director, screenwriter. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasance), Halloween, a psychiatrist, discussing Michael Myers with the loc...
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