Looks like old man Carp needs a little cash again. I've seen interviews with him and he is not afraid to talk about how nice it is to still be able to make money off of Halloween, and all of it's remakes. Wish he could squeeze out one more gem but the industry has crushed this man so much I don't think he has it in him. Hope it plays near me though...
It's been a while back now, but Carpenter's episode of Masters of Horror, Cigarette Burns, was easily his best since In the Mouth of Madness.
Never liked any of the Halloween movies past the 3rd, but if it's showing somewhere near here (hopefully there will be screening in Canuckland) I will definitely see it.
A lot of people would say this movie started a genre, that I don't know, but it definitely popularized and revolutionized the slaher genre. My question is does Carpenter give credit to Black Christmas as an influence? Too me that's when the slasher genre was first solidified in one movie. Though realistically it's not so different from a lot of the giallo flicks from the 60's and 70's.