John Carpenter report card

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  1. fceurich39

    fceurich39 Well-Known Member

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    halloween A+
    the thing A+
    escape from new york A
    escape from l.a. C-
    prince of darkness A
    they live A-
    in the mouth of madness A-
    assault on precinct 13 A-
    village of the damned C
    vampires B-
    ghosts of mars B
    big trouble in little china c-
    dark star F-
    the fog B+
    body bags B+
    memoirs of an invisible man B-
     
  2. sacateca

    sacateca Guest

    In the Mouth of Madness pointless and makes no sense? i thought it's one of the most literate and sophisticated horror movies and has considerable depth in the plot...well, well, perceptions do vary :)
     
  3. DeathDealer

    DeathDealer I Inhale Horror

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    Is John Carpenter making anything new?

    I heard he pulled out of the Masters Of HOrror Series.
     
  4. Alan Smithee

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) Haven't seen
    Vampires (1998) B-
    Escape From L.A. (1996) C+ or B- depending on my mood
    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) B
    Village of the Damned (1995) Haven't seen
    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) D
    They Live (1988) A
    Prince of Darkness (1987) Haven't seen
    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A+
    Starman (1984) A+
    Christine (1983) B
    The Thing (1982) A+
    Escape from New York (1981) A+
    Elvis - The Movie (1979) Haven't seen
    The Fog (1979) A
    Halloween (1978) A+
    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Haven't seen
    Dark Star (1974) Haven't seen
     
  5. I guess it IS perception, because I got what Carpenter was trying to do with the movie I just think he lost control of it somewhere along the way. The beginning had a few good scenes but it was all downhill from there.
     
  6. 4Gotten1

    4Gotten1 Guest

    "Apparently "underrated" means "pointless and making no sense" cause that's the best way to describe In the Mouth of Madness."
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    Not according to the 20+ people on this thread who graded it with a "B" or higher, which appears to be about 50/50 by the way -- meaning half of those were "A's". To each his own.
     
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  7. Nos4ah2

    Nos4ah2 Guest

    I'll play!

    Ghosts of Mars (2001) Haven't seen it.

    Vampires (1998) C

    Escape From L.A. (1996) D

    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) A

    Village of the Damned (1995) D

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) I haven't seen it in a long time. I remember thinking it was cute at the time though. C+

    They Live (1988) B+

    Prince of Darkness (1987) B

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) A-

    Starman (1984) Meh. C

    Christine (1983) A-

    The Thing (1982) A+

    Escape from New York (1981) A-

    Elvis - The Movie (1979) Never seen this

    The Fog (1979) B

    Halloween (1978) A+

    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Never seen it!

    Dark Star (1974) D
     
  8. Well I can't help it if people are misguided into thinking shit is good...if I could do that BOY would I have fun.
     
  9. Rock

    Rock Member

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) D

    Vampires (1998) C

    Escape From L.A. (1996) haven't seen

    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) C

    Village of the Damned (1995) D

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) D

    They Live (1988) C

    Prince of Darkness (1987) C+

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) C+

    Starman (1984) B-

    Christine (1983) C-

    The Thing (1982) A+

    Escape from New York (1981) C+

    Elvis - The Movie (1979) B

    The Fog (1980) C+

    Someone is Watching Me (TVM-1978) B+

    Halloween (1978) A+

    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A-

    Dark Star (1974) B-
     
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  10. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    The superiority complex you're providing in threads like that or the Open Water one is a bit annoying and I am not writing this down to attack you. It's my honest feeling about this. And I must say that I have disagreed with many people on this forum but you cannot base an argument (hence, one serious critical discussion) when you go off like that - that is, if you care to discuss it with others. If you don't, why bother? Correct me if I'm wrong here.
     
  11. I'm actually joking most times when I say things, believe me I feel far from superior to anyone.

    I don't like In the Mouth of Madness, because in my opinion it's a very shoddily written script. I wanted to like it, I like most everything else Carpenter does, but I just did not find anything redeeming in the film.

    The constant joking in this thread was my reaction to the fact that people can't let me say that a movie sucks, in my opinion, and let it go.

    ADDED: Also, if anyone else ever has a problem with my being better than them...PM me instead of taking it into the threads
     
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  12. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    Ok, that will do. :)
     
  13. 4Gotten1

    4Gotten1 Guest

    Hey, I'll be the first to admit, I like a lot of good shit. Think about that! :D
     
  14. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) Never Seen

    Vampires (1998) C

    Escape From L.A. (1996) Never Seen

    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) B

    Village of the Damned (1995) C

    Body Bags (1993) Never Seen

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) B

    They Live (1988) B

    Prince of Darkness (1987) B

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) Never Seen

    Starman (1984) Never Seen

    Christine (1983) B+

    The Thing (1982) A+

    Escape from New York (1981) B

    Elvis - The Movie [TV] (1979) Never Seen

    The Fog (1979) B

    Halloween (1978) A

    Someone's Watching Me! [TV] (1978) B

    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A

    Dark Star (1974) Never Seen
     
  15. Spitfire

    Spitfire Suspiria

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    Ghosts of Mars : C
    Vampires : B
    Escape From L.A. : B
    In the Mouth of Madness : (Never Seen)
    Village of the Damned (Never Seen)
    Body Bags (Never Seen)
    They Live : A+
    Prince of Darkness (Never Seen)
    Big Trouble in Little China: A
    Christine : A
    The Thing :A++
    Escape from New York: A
    The Fog : B
    Halloween : A+
    Assault on Precinct 13 : B+
     
  16. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    Ghosts of Mars : C
    Vampires : C
    Body Bags : B+
    They Live : A
    Big Trouble in Little China: A+++
    Christine : B-
    The Thing :A+++
    Escape from New York: A
    The Fog : A-
    Halloween : A
    Assault on Precinct 13 : A-

    All of the other titles are ones I have yet to see.
     
  17. MacReady

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    Ghosts of Mars (2001) C

    Vampires (1998) C-

    Escape From L.A. (1996) B

    In the Mouth of Madness (1995) B

    Village of the Damned (1995) C

    Body Bags (1993) C

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) B

    They Live (1988) B+ (very underrated IMHO)

    Prince of Darkness (1987) A-

    Big Trouble in Little China (1986) C+

    Starman (1984) B+

    Christine (1983) A

    The Thing (1982) A+++ (best horror flick ever, IMHO)

    Escape from New York (1981) A++

    The Fog (1979) A+

    Halloween (1978) A

    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) A
     
  18. highclassrob

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    How about marking him absent for the most part of the decade? Come back to class John and get something in the theaters! If Romero can do it so can you!
     
  19. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    Ghosts of Mars: D+
    Vampires: D+
    Escape From L.A.: B-
    In the Mouth of Madness: B
    Village of the Damned (1995): D
    Body Bags [TV]: D
    Memoirs of an Invisible Man: D+
    They Live: B+
    Prince of Darkness: B-
    Big Trouble in Little China: A-
    Starman: B
    Christine: B-
    The Thing (1982): A+
    Escape from New York: B
    Elvis - The Movie [TV]: B
    The Fog (1979): B-
    Halloween (1978): A+
    Someone's Watching Me! [TV]: C+
    Assault on Precinct 13 (1976): B+
    Dark Star: C+
     
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  20. Erick H.

    Erick H. Well-Known Member

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    GHOSTS OF MARS- B-
    VAMPIRES- C-
    ESCAPE FROM L.A.- B-
    IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS- D+
    VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED- C+
    BODY BAGS- B
    MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN- B
    THEY LIVE-A-
    PRINCE OF DARKNESS - B+
    BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA-A
    STARMAN- A-
    CHRISTINE- B
    THE THING- A
    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK- A
    ELVIS-(haven't seen it in ages,couldn't say)
    THE FOG-A
    HALLOWEEN-A
    SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME ! - (haven't seen it in ages,couldn't say)
    ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13- A
    DARK STAR- A-

    Carpenter was strong for me up to 1995,from then till the present he's been very uneven.
     

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