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05-15-2005, 07:46 PM
It was revealed at the Cannes festival this year that Carpenter would return to the director's chair for his latest horror effort: THE 13TH APOSTLE. It has been four years since GHOSTS OF MARS, does Carpenter still have what it takes to bring down the horror house?

05-15-2005, 07:54 PM
I voted "Yes. Even bad Carpenter is still worth watching." I really enjoyed Village of the Damned, a film that most people seem to loathe, if that means anything to you.

05-15-2005, 08:23 PM
Yes. Even bad Carpenter is still worth watching.

That got my vote. Even though Vampires pushed its luck, it was at least worth watching once.

05-15-2005, 08:26 PM
--Maybe. His latest stuff has been spotty.--

Bad Carpenter is ........... just bad, imo.

05-16-2005, 03:46 AM
i liked ghosts of mars better than vampires,escape from la and village of the damned

05-16-2005, 06:35 AM
Hm, me too. And I hated Ghosts of Mars. :D

Erick H.
05-16-2005, 07:09 AM
Some of his recent films have been iffy,but I still think he has the potential to put out another winner.He needs to develop a strong script and not follow in todays trend of flash cutting and pointless action.His best work was more atmosheric,thats why its' well remembered.

05-16-2005, 07:20 PM
As a lover of ALL things Carpenter I believe the man still has what it takes to make a good horror film. I am eagerly anticipating his next effort.

05-16-2005, 09:57 PM
Ofcourse he still "has it". You don't just lose it after years of "having it". I think some of Carpenters weaker stuff is still superior to the best stuff of others. Halloween, The Thing, The Prince of Darkness, Christine, In the Mouth of Madness are not the exceptions to the rule. They've set the standard for which we've become accustomed.

05-16-2005, 10:10 PM
Spotty. Real spotty. Liike his complexion as he gets older. Damn! :)

05-16-2005, 10:25 PM
No. Carpenter hasn't made a great film since the 80s. Sad but true.

05-16-2005, 10:59 PM
i loved ghosts of mars too.. and almost all his other stuff.. so i am definitely looking forward to anything new by him..

i was actually just wondering the other day when he'd make something new

05-16-2005, 11:06 PM
No. Carpenter hasn't made a great film since the 80s. Sad but true.
I have to agree. I used to admire his work tremendously. Now, it's just sad. :(

05-17-2005, 03:52 AM
It will probably be horrible but chances are that I'll end up watching it if the story sounds cool. Even though Vampires was one of the worst movies I've ever seen and I don't expect his movies to be good, I'm not a Capenter fan (I am a fan of some of his movies though) so I can just take them on a case-by-case basis. Maybe he'll luck into another good one....

05-17-2005, 06:15 AM
I'll say maybe, hit or miss.

05-18-2005, 02:11 AM
Hasn't made a good film since the 80s....I'll sometimes catch some of his more recent stuff if it's on cable, but that's about it...haven't been impressed.

05-18-2005, 03:21 AM
I said maybe, but his latest stuff has been spotty. In this respect his career closely parallels, say, Dario Argento's.

05-18-2005, 04:34 AM
Spotty. Real spotty. Liike his complexion as he gets older. Damn! :)
Really? I think he looks quite good these days.


05-18-2005, 06:07 PM
Much seems to depend on, shall we say, his company. If Carpenter develops his own scripts, or chooses the right one, rewrites it and has control over the whole production, the results are always great. If not...

As for his future choices... Well, the fact that soon he will be supposedly adapting something scrawled by - heaven help John - Drew McWeeny does not bode well.

It's me, Billy
05-19-2005, 08:08 PM
I voted "Maybe. His latest stuff has been spotty.", but I'm almost to the point of "No. Carpenter hasn't made a great film since the 80s." and "No. It's time for JC to retire."

I think his last good film was 1996's Escape From L.A. His last great film was 1988's They Live. Everything Carpenter has done after 1996 has been pretty crappy IMO.