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Carpenter, John 1948-

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Most widely held works about John Carpenter
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Halloween by John Carpenter( Visual )
79 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,521 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 )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Northern California town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter( Visual )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,370 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
The thing by John Carpenter( Visual )
65 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,241 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
Big trouble in Little China by Kim Cattrall( Visual )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 1,083 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
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )
32 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 963 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
Christine by John Carpenter( Visual )
47 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 865 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
Starman by John Carpenter( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden, and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days, he'll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion."--Container
Halloween II by Rick Rosenthal( Visual )
20 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 554 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 Halloween ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and German and held by 472 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!
They live by John Carpenter( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 471 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
John Carpenter's Escape from L.A by John Carpenter( Visual )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 417 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
Ghosts of Mars by John Carpenter( Visual )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and French and held by 340 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 Vampires by John Carpenter( Visual )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 323 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
Halloween ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 314 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 )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 302 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
Tales from the script ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 288 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 )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 283 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
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )
24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 268 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 it's 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
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Armitage, Frank
Armitage Frank 1948-....
Carpenter, John Howard.
Carpenter John Howard 1948-....
Carpenter, Johnny 1948-
Chance, James T.
Chance James T. 1948-....
Chance, John T. 1948-
Haight, Rip
Haight Rip 1948-....
Quatermass, Martin
Quatermass Martin 1948-....
カーペンター, ジョン
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