John Carpenter report card

Discussion in 'General' started by SaviniFan, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. tenebre

    tenebre Guest

    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) A

    • Vampires (1998) B+

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) B+

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A+

    • Village of the Damned (1995) B+

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) B

    • They Live (1988) A+

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) A+

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A+

    • Starman (1984) C

    • Christine (1983) A

    • The Thing (1982) A+

    • Escape from New York (1981) A+

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) B+

    • The Fog (1979) A

    • Halloween (1978) A+

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) B+

    • Dark Star (1974) c
     
  2. sacateca

    sacateca Guest

    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) B
    • Vampires (1998) B
    • Escape From L.A. (1996) B+
    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A
    • Village of the Damned (1995) B-
    • They Live (1988) B+
    • Prince of Darkness (1987) B+
    • Starman (1984) B
    • Christine (1983) B+
    • The Thing (1982) A
    • Escape from New York (1981) A
    • The Fog (1979) A
    • Halloween (1978) A
    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A
    • Dark Star (1974) B-

    PS: Saying Titanic is the worst movie ever might be exaggeration but it works as a statement and is not _that_ far from the truth :) It is calculated, formulaic, has disgustingly plastic characters and is only well made from a technical standpoint without any artistry or skill outside technics. Then again, most movies these days are like that, they let anyone direct movies...the days of artists and auteurs are just about gone and it's all about the lowest common denominator and formulas for reaching that.
     
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  3. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    halloween is his best film A+
     
  4. Demon

    Demon Don't Fuck With Dolly!

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) B+

    • Vampires (1998) B-

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) C-

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) D+

    • Village of the Damned (1995) D-

    • Body Bags (1993) A-

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) C-

    • They Live (1988) B

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) B

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) B

    • Starman (1984) B-

    • Christine (1983) A+

    • The Thing (1982) A+

    • Escape from New York (1981) A+

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) C-

    • The Fog (1979) A

    • Halloween (1978) A+

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A+

    • Dark Star (1974) Never Seen it
     
  5. Agent Z

    Agent Z "Get to the river...

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) Never Seen

    • Vampires (1998) Never Seen

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) C

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Never Seen

    • Village of the Damned (1995) Never Seen

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) Never Seen

    • They Live (1988) A-

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) B-

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) B

    • Starman (1984) B

    • Christine (1983) B+

    • The Thing (1982) A

    • Escape from New York (1981) A-

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) B

    • The Fog (1979) B+

    • Halloween (1978) A

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A

    • Dark Star (1974) Never Seen (And have owned for a year now. I suck)
     
  6. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) C+

    • Vampires (1998) F

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) C+

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) B-

    • Village of the Damned (1995) B

    • Body Bags (1993) (haven't seen)

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) C

    • They Live (1988) C

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) (don't really remember it)

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) D

    • Starman (1984) B

    • Christine (1983) A+

    • The Thing (1982) A-

    • Escape from New York (1981) B+

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) (no idea)

    • The Fog (1979) A-

    • Halloween (1978) A++++

    • Dark Star (1974) (Never Seen it)
     
  7. Bobbywoodhogan

    Bobbywoodhogan Active Member

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) C
    Vampires (1998) B
    Escape From L.A. (1996) C
    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A+
    Village of the Damned (1995) B
    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) B
    Body Bags A+
    They Live (1988) A+
    Prince of Darkness (1987) A
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A+
    Starman (1984) B
    Christine (1983) B+
    The Thing (1982) A+
    Escape from New York (1981) A
    Elvis - The Movie (1979) ?
    The Fog (1979) A+
    Halloween (1978) A+
    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) ?
    Dark Star (1974) ?
     
  8. Wow, for all of you people giving In The Mouth of Madness A's and B's....have you ever actually watched the film? Cause it's quite shitty.
     
  9. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Not 'shitty'
    The magic word here is 'underrated' ;)
     
  10. MapleBob

    MapleBob Guest

    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) Never Seen

    • Vampires (1998) C-

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) B+

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) D

    • Village of the Damned (1995) D-

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) Never Seen

    • They Live (1988) A+

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) A+

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A

    • Starman (1984) B-

    • Christine (1983) C-

    • The Thing (1982) A+

    • Escape from New York (1981) A-

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) Never Seen

    • The Fog (1979) B

    • Halloween (1978) A

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) B+

    • Dark Star (1974) B-/C+
     
  11. MarkWarner

    MarkWarner New Member

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    • Ghosts of Mars A

    • Vampires A-

    • Escape From L.A. A

    • In the Mouth of Madness C

    • Village of the Damned D

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man C+

    • They Live A+

    • Prince of Darkness A+

    • Big Trouble in Little China A-

    • Starman B+

    • Christine A+

    • The Thing A++++ (Best Carpenter film)

    • Escape from New York A++

    • Elvis - The Movie B

    • The Fog A+

    • Halloween A

    • Assault on Precinct 13 A++

    • Dark Star B
     
  12. tyuun

    tyuun New Member

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) D

    • Vampires (1998) C

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) C+

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) B+

    • Village of the Damned (1995) C+

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) B+

    • They Live (1988) A

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) B+

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A+

    • Starman (1984) A

    • Christine (1983) C+

    • The Thing (1982) A+

    • Escape from New York (1981) A+

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) Never Seen

    • The Fog (1979) B-

    • Halloween (1978) A+

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A+

    • Dark Star (1974) A
     
  13. BloodMan

    BloodMan Kill Time B4 It Kills You

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) - C
    Vampires (1998) - B
    Escape From L.A. (1996) - C
    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) - A+
    Village of the Damned (1995) - B
    Body Bags - B
    They Live (1988) - B+
    Prince of Darkness (1987) - B+
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - A+
    Christine (1983) - B+
    The Thing (1982) - A+
    Escape from New York (1981) - A
    The Fog (1979) - B+
    Halloween (1978) - A
    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - B
     
  14. John Gargo

    John Gargo Guest

    I think it's an A+... definitely one of his best films. I've seen it maybe 20 times.
     
  15. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) F

    • Vampires (1998) B-

    • Escape From L.A. (1996) D

    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A-

    • Village of the Damned (1995) B-

    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) C+

    • They Live (1988) B

    • Prince of Darkness (1987) B+

    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) B

    • Starman (1984) A-

    • Christine (1983) B+

    • The Thing (1982) A+

    • Escape from New York (1981) A+

    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) B+

    • The Fog (1979) A

    • Halloween (1978) A

    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A

    • Dark Star (1974) A
     
  16. RickMoe

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    Escape From New York - A
    Escape From L.A. - C
    In the Mouth of Madness - C
    Village of the Damned - C+
    Memoirs of an Invisible Man - A-
    Prince of Darkness - A-
    Christine - B+
    The Thing - A+
    The Fog - A
    Halloween - A
    Body Bags (co-directed) - A
     
  17. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    • Ghosts of Mars (2001) D+
    • Vampires (1998) B-
    • Escape From L.A. (1996) C+
    • In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A-
    • Village of the Damned (1995) B
    • Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) C
    • They Live (1988) A+
    • Prince of Darkness (1987) A
    • Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A
    • Starman (1984) B-
    • Christine (1983) B
    • The Thing (1982) A+
    • Escape from New York (1981) A+
    • Elvis - The Movie (1979) B- (Actually did catch this one many years ago, and it was pretty decent)
    • The Fog (1979) A+
    • Halloween (1978) A+
    • Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A-
    • Dark Star (1974) B+
     
  18. 4Gotten1

    4Gotten1 Guest

    Ghosts of Mars -- B
    Vampires -- B
    Escape From L.A. -- C
    In the Mouth of Madness -- A
    Village of the Damned -- B
    Body Bags -- B
    They Live -- B+
    Prince of Darkness -- A+
    Big Trouble in Little China -- C
    Christine -- C
    The Thing -- A+
    Escape from New York -- A
    The Fog -- A
    Halloween -- A+
    Assault on Precinct 13 -- B+

    The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and Halloween are his stand-outs, with a close nod to In the Mouth of Madness, which I feel is underrated.
     
  19. Apparently "underrated" means "pointless and making no sense" cause that's the best way to describe In the Mouth of Madness.

    As for my grades on his films....

    Ghosts of Mars (2001) C

    Vampires (1998) B-

    Escape From L.A. (1996) B

    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) D-

    Village of the Damned (1995) B

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) C

    They Live (1988) B+

    Prince of Darkness (1987) Surprisingly, haven't seen this

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A-

    Starman (1984) B+

    Christine (1983) A-

    The Thing (1982) A+

    Escape from New York (1981) A+

    Elvis - The Movie (1979) Never seen this

    The Fog (1979) A

    Halloween (1978) A++

    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A

    Dark Star (1974) Never saw this
     
  20. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    Ghosts of Mars - B
    Vampires - C
    In the Mouth of Madness - B+
    Village of the Damned - B
    They Live - A-
    Prince of Darkness - A+
    Big Trouble in Little China - C-
    The Thing - A
    Escape from New York - D+
    Halloween - A+
    Assault on Precinct 13 - A
     

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