Rating the Films: John Carpenter
- Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
- They Live (1988)
- The Thing (1982)
- Escape from New York (1981)
- Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
- In the Mouth of Madness (1995)
- Vampires (1998)
- Escape from L.A. (1996)
John Carpenter made his breakthrough with the slasher film, Halloween, and has really stuck with the horror genre his whole career. He’s made some real stinkers, but he’s also had some clever things to say about society. He scores his own films, which is usually bad news, but always distinctive. Here’s how his films rate.
I've rated the films from a zero (horrible!) to four (wonderful!) star scale, with the links going to my reviews. As usual, I've only included films I've seen.