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Carpenter, John 1948-

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Most widely held works by John Carpenter
Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )

131 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member 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
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eerie, supernatural vengeance is let loose upon a town whose past is steeped in greed and murder
Assault on Precinct 13 by Qiang fa lan ke rui xi( Visual )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside an abandoned police station, a handful of cops and some convicts on their way to Death Row must join forces to defend themselves against a vicious gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to destroy
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )

82 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,345 WorldCat member 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
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
Big trouble in Little China by Kim Cattrall( Visual )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member 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
John Carpenter's Starman by John Carpenter( Visual )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member 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 isn't picked up by his mothership in three days he'll die. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion
Christine by John Carpenter( Visual )

40 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member 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
Guys and dolls the new Broadway cast recording by Frank Loesser( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Carpenter's Escape from L.A by John Carpenter( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the 9.6-quaked Los Angeles of 2013 comes Snake Plissken (Russell). His job: wade through L.A.'s ruined landmarks to retrieve a doomsday device"--Container
They live by John Carpenter( Visual )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man discovers that aliens are masquerading as humans while they lull the public into submission through sublimal advertising messages. Only specially made sunglasses make the deadly truth visible
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Myers, a psychopath left for dead, picks up where he left off stalking the halls of the hospital where his sister lies waiting
John Carpenter's Vampires by John Carpenter( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member 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 Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter( Visual )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member 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
John Carpenter's Halloween( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 416 WorldCat member 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!
Halloween by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 369 WorldCat member 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
Halloween III season of the witch by Tom Atkins( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder-suicide in a northern Californian hospital leads to an investigation by the on-call doctor, which reveals a plot by an insane toymaker to kill as many people as possible on October 31st through an ancient Celtic ritual and deadly Halloween masks
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that its' crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew
Tales from the script( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenwriters ranging from newcomers to living legends share their triumphs and hardships in a probing, insightful, and often hilarious odyssey through the world of movie storytelling. Celebrated scribes reveal the fascinating creative adventures that gave birth to beloved classics (and notorious flops). By analyzing their triumphs and recalling their failures, the participants explain how successful writers develop the skills necessary for toughing out careers in Hollywood
Halloween H20 twenty years later by Steve Miner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurie Strode, using an assumed name and now the dean of a Northern California private school, is still struggling with the horrifying 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Meyers. When he reappears, she must conquer her fears and battle him one last time, for the life of her son hangs in the balance
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Armitage, Frank.

Armitage, Frank 1948-

Carpenter, John Howard.

Carpenter, John Howard 1948-

Carpenter, Johnny.

Carpenter, Johnny 1948-

Chance, James T.

Chance, James T. 1948-

Chance, John T

Chance, John T. 1948-

Con Karpenter

Džon Karpenter

Haight, Rip

Haight, Rip 1948-

John Carpenter americký filmový režisér, scénárista a producent

John Carpenter Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Carpenter amerykański reżyser filmowy i scenarzysta

John Carpenter réalisateur américain

John Carpenter regista statunitense

John Carpenter US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent, Schauspieler und Filmmusikkomponist

Quatermass, Martin

Quatermass, Martin 1948-

Τζον Κάρπεντερ

Джон Карпентер

Джон Карпентър

ג'ון קרפנטר

جان کارپنتر نویسنده، آهنگساز، فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، کارگردان، و تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

جون كاربتنر

জন কারপেন্টার

จอห์น คาร์เพนเตอร์

존 카펜터

카펜터, 존 1948-

カーペンター, ジョン


The fogThe thingJohn Carpenter's Escape from New YorkJohn Carpenter's StarmanChristineJohn Carpenter's Ghosts of MarsJohn Carpenter's HalloweenDark Star