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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: John Carpenter's 'Halloween'

    The film that kicked off hundreds of slasher imitators still can't be topped.

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    John Carpenter's 'They Live' as a Subversive Masterpiece

    How "Rowdy" Roddy Piper took on the Reagan '80s and won.

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    Hey Brooklyn: Nitehawk is Hosting a Kurt Russell Retrospective

    Williamsburg specialty film theater Nitehawk will be launching a retrospective of the actor Kurt Russell, running weekends from June 7 to 28.

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    Trailers from Hell and Neil Marshall Go for 'Assault on Precinct 13'

    Today on Trailers from Hell, director Neil Marshall ("The Descent") talks John Carpenter's low-budget 1976 thriller "Assault on Precinct 13."

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    Trailers from Hell and Neil Marshall 'Escape From New York'

    Today on Trailers from Hell, Neil Marshall -- director of "The Descent," one of the best horror movies of the last ten years -- takes on John Carpenter's kick-ass "Escape from New York," starring Kurt Russell as one-eyed Snake Plissken.

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    Watch: Vintage 30-Minute 'Fear On Film' Talk With John Landis, David Cronenberg & John Carpenter

    God, I wish this conversation between John Landis, David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, about the history, nature and culture of horror movies, could go forever. And all this back in 1982, a golden age for horror and a time when all three men were at the height of their considerable powers.

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    Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network Will Air An 'Inside the Actors Studio' for Directors

    Robert Rodriguez's El Rey Network will host an "Inside the Actors Studio"-like program for directors as well as a filmmaking reality show.

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    The Playlist Team Picks Their 13 Scariest Movies

    On the off chance you haven't literally tripped over a pumpkin in the last five minutes, we're here to remind you that tonight we celebrate the single greatest excuse ever invented to get trashed and wear skimpy clothing: Halloween. But of course, in addition to its status for some as a nationwide n...

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    Why John Carpenter Is the Most Underrated Filmmaker Of Our Time

    About a decade ago while I was attending the Vancouver International Film Festival, I ended the screening day over beers with a small group of critics. By the end of the evening, we came around to proclaiming John Carpenter the most underrated American filmmaker of our time.

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