John Carpenter

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Joe Dante’s entry into the film business was so cartoonish it might easily be a scene from a Joe Dante movie. Arriving in California as an aspiring ed(...)

50 scary films to watch at Halloween
  • Film
  • October 18, 2020, 06:00

No Halloween parties. No trick-or-treating. What else is there to do but scare ourselves silly watching some terrifying films? Below you’ll find 50(...)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lay a wreath during a visit to the Garden of Remembrance, in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invoked the historic and sometime painful relationship between Ireland and Britain on Tuesday when they laid a wreat(...)

Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink in Stranger Things Season 3. Photograph: Netflix

The teenagers in Stranger Things are far too quick to blame the interdimensional shadow monster for what’s gone wrong in their community of  (...)

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(...)

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