John Carpenter (*1948)

John Carpenter is one of the most acclaimed horror film directors in the United States. His best films are ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, the HALLOWEEN-series and THE THING. The filmography below omits several short films that Carpenter made from 1962-1970.



Dark Star (1974; dir, coscr, prod, mus)
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976; dir, scr, edit, mus)
Zuma Beach (1978; scr; made for TV)
Someone's Watching Me! (1978; dir, scr; made for TV)
Halloween (1978; dir, coscr, mus)
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978; scr)
Elvis (1979; dir; made for TV)
Better Late Than Never (1979; coscr; made for TV)
The Fog (1980; dir, coscr, act, mus)
Escape from New York (1981; dir, coscr, mus)
Halloween II (1981; coscr, prod, mus)
The Thing (1982; dir, act)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982; prod, mus)
Christine (1983; dir, mus)
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984; prod)
Starman (1984; dir, act)
The Boy Who Could Fly (1986; act)
Black Moon Rising (1986; scr, prod)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986; dir, mus)
Prince of Darkness (1987; dir, scr, mus)
They Live (1988; dir, scr, comus; based on a short story by Ray Nelson)
El Diablo (1990; coscr; made for TV)
Blood River (1991; coscr; made for TV)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992; dir, act)
Body Bags (1993; seq dir, coprod, act, comus; made for TV)
The Silence of the Hams (1994; act)
In the Mouth of Madness (1995; dir, mus)
Village of the Damned (1995; dir, act, mus)
Escape from L.A. (1996; dir, scr, mus, misc)
John Carpenter's Vampires (1998; dir, mus)
Silent Predators (1999; coscr; made for TV)
Mario Bava: Maestro of the Macabre (2000; documentary features a Carpenter interview)
The American Nightmare (2000; doc; as interviewee)
Ghosts of Mars (2001; dir)
Vampires: Los Muertos (2002; exec prod)
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005; remake of his 1976 movie)
The Fog (2005; coprod; remake of his 1980 movie)
Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005; dir; short made for TV)

© Ron Altman (last updated 07/14/06)