John Carpenter

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Les Misérables

Here’s a question nobody seems to be asking. What effect have the gilets jaunes disturbances had on the Cannes film festival? The last time the bash b(...)

Fiona Glascott: When I’m away from London, I miss it.

Favourite current book? I just read Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. It’s about an old lady in America who’s in her 60s or 70s. The book is (...)

Nosferatu

At any random point in the last century, somebody, somewhere has been writing an article on “a new golden age for horror”. Meanwhile, somebody else wa(...)

Halloween: Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 film

John Carpenter had only shot and scored two semi-obscure features when the film producer Irwin Yablans came to him with a proposal: make a low-budget (...)

Burnley manger Sean Dyche: “We wanted more players in but it was very difficult financially.” Photograph: Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

Last season’s overachievers Burnley sit bottom of the Premier League with a single point from five games. Should they lose to fifth-placed Bournemouth(...)

Space Dimension Controller aka Jack Hamill: “I loved Escape from New York and other John Carpenter films when I was a kid”

As Space Dimension Controller, Jack Hamill has cultivated a style of electronic music that is indebted to synth-led cinema scores, the electro-funk ra(...)

Sissy Spacek in ‘Carrie’

Stephen King is not the most-adapted author in history. It just feels that way. The International Movie Database lists a staggering 238 credits, but t(...)

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Frankie Rose was not in the best place while writing her fourth album. Having returned to her hometown of (...)

Julia Ducournau: “When I was growing up I heard [my doctor parents] talking about diseases and I would picture them and fantasise about them.” Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty

Move over, creepy pasta and found footage; there’s a dapper new kind of art-horror about town. A sub-genre that once looked to have peaked around 1977(...)

Forgive them their trespasses: Daniel Zovatto, Jane Levy and Dylan Minnette in Don’t Breathe

If you were feeling disputatious, you could reasonably argue that Don’t Breathe – a modestly budgeted box-office smash in the US – is not really a ho(...)

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