Carpenter, John 1948-
Most widely held works about John Carpenter
Most widely held works by John Carpenter
Halloween ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 780 libraries worldwide
On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!
Assault on Precinct 13 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 734 libraries worldwide
A notorious mobster is brought into an under-manned police precinct on its last day of operation. Remaining cops and prisoners must fight for their lives against a group of rogue cops intent on taking down the mobster before he testifies against them.
Halloween ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 709 libraries worldwide
On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital ... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again ... and again ... and again. Tonight is Halloween!
Big trouble in Little China ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Jack Burton is a big-talking, wisecracking trucker who goes beneath the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown to battle an army of spirits when his friend's fiancee is kidnapped.
Starman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
An alien, from a distant planet, lands in Wisconsin and arrives at the remote cabin of Jenny Hayden, a distraught young widow. The alien (Starman) convinces her to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he is not picked up by his mothership in three days he will die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.
Christine ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 548 libraries worldwide
She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is Christine, a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way.
The thing ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, the THING creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Halloween ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
The residents of Haddonfield don't know it yet, but death is coming to their small sleepy town. Sixteen years ago, Michael Myers, a ten year old boy, brutally kills his step father, his elder sister and her boyfriend. Sixteen years later, he escapes from the mental institution he has been placed in and makes his way back to his hometown intent on a murderous rampage. He is pursued by Dr. Sam Loomis who is Michael's doctor and the only one who knows Michael's true evil. Elsewhere a shy teenager by the name of Laurie Strode is babysitting on the night Michael comes home. She and her friends are now being stalked by Michael.
John Carpenter's Escape from New York ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a prison which houses the world's most brutal inmates. And when the President of the United States crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: Snake Plissken, a notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero who, in exchange for a full pardon, descends into the decayed city and wages a blistering war against the captors. But time is short: in 24 hours, an explosive charge planted inside Snake's body will end the mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!
The fog ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 379 libraries worldwide
An eerie, supernatural vengeance is let loose upon a town whose past is steeped in greed and murder.
John Carpenter's ghosts of Mars ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Melanie is a headstrong police lieutenant on Mars. She and her squad are sent to a remote region to apprehend a dangerous criminal, and they come to discover that he is the least of their worries. The mining operation has unleashed a deadly army of Martian spirits who take over the bodies of humans. They are determined to destroy all the invaders on the planet.
Halloween II ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Michael Myer, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting.
Escape from New York ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
A chilling vision of the future, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary. Air Force One crash lands inside and the President is held hostage. Only one man can bring him back.
They live ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through subliminal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible.
John Carpenter's The thing ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 296 libraries worldwide
A research team at a remote research station in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Unfrozen and unleashed, it creates havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them.
Halloween. Resurrection ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Now confined to a mental institution, Laurie quickly falls victim to her brother, Michael, whom she thought she had beheaded. Cut to Haddonfield, IL, where a sextet of college students is assembling for the production of an online reality show in which they'll spend the night locked up in the killer's childhood home being filmed by dozens of cameras and broadcast over the Internet. As they hunt for clues about Michael's tortured childhood, he arrives to stalk them relentlessly one by one.
John Carpenter's Vampires ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight.
John Carpenter's The fog ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog.
Escape from L.A ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
A chilling vision of the future, the film takes place in 2013, when Los Angeles has become a ruined landmark.
Memoirs of an invisible man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
A nuclear accident transforms a man into an invisible man! It has its advantages- he can spy on the men who put him in his predicament, he can romance his girl in a new way, and he can rob a bank if he wants to. But first he wants his molecules back.
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