It was recently announced that a remake of John Carpenter’s ‘Escape From New York’ is in the works.
But there’s a reason his work remains popular; Carpenter’s vision of sci-fi, horror and fantasy was very ahead of his time, so much so that much of his work were box office disappointments. But through cable and VHS it captured the imagination of pre-teen boys in the 70’s and 80’s.
In recent years, his work has grown in popularity thanks to Internet praise and deluxe Blu-Ray packages.
In honor of Carpenter’s original movies, here are his seven best.