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John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter. His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles. He began... See full bio


John Carpenter movies and series available to watch on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu : 1st ratings based on IMDB, 2nd rating - Netflix / Rotten Tomatos users:
* Movie Title (sort) Year Genres (sort) Director / CreatorsLeading Actors Netflix
7.6 Assault on Precinct 13 1976 Action Crime Thriller John Carpenter Austin Stoker Darwin Joston Laurie Zimmer * 3.3/5
6.0 Escape From L.A. 1996 Action Adventure Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Thriller John Carpenter Kurt Russell Steve Buscemi Stacy Keach * 3.4/5
8.4 The Thing 1982 Horror Mystery Sci-Fi John Carpenter Kurt Russell Wilford Brimley Keith David
8.2 Halloween 1978 Horror Thriller John Carpenter Donald Pleasence Jamie Lee Curtis Tony Moran * 3.6/5
7.7 Big Trouble in Little China 1986 Action Adventure Comedy Comedy Fantasy John Carpenter Kurt Russell Kim Cattrall Dennis Dun * 3.8/5
7.6 They Live 1988 Action Horror Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Thriller John Carpenter Roddy Piper Keith David Meg Foster * 3.5/5
7.6 Masters of Horror Cigarette Burns 2005 Horror John Carpenter Norman Reedus Colin Foo Udo Kier
7.5 Escape from New York 1981 Action Adventure Sci-Fi John Carpenter Kurt Russell Lee Van Cleef Ernest Borgnine
7.5 In the Mouth of Madness 1994 Drama Horror Mystery Mystery Thriller John Carpenter Sam Neill Jurgen Prochnow Julie Carmen * 3.4/5
7.3 Starman 1984 Romance Sci-Fi John Carpenter Jeff Bridges Karen Allen Charles Martin Smith * 3.5/5
7.3 Going to Pieces the Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film 2006 Documentary Horror Jeff McQueen Ed Green Wes Craven John Carpenter - 7.6/10
7.2 The Fog 1980 Horror Thriller John Carpenter Adrienne Barbeau Jamie Lee Curtis Janet Leigh * 3.2/5
7.1 Prince of Darkness 1987 Horror John Carpenter Donald Pleasence Lisa Blount Jameson Parker * 3.3/5
6.1 Body Bags 1993 Comedy Horror Sci-Fi John Carpenter John Carpenter Tom Arnold Tobe Hooper - 5.8/10
6.0 Memoirs of an Invisible Man 1992 Comedy Romance Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Thriller John Carpenter Chevy Chase Daryl Hannah Sam Neill * 3.0/5
8.2 Grindhouse 2007 Action Horror Thriller Robert Rodriguez Kurt Russell Rose McGowan Danny Trejo * 3.5/5
7.9 The Life of David Gale 2003 Crime Drama Thriller Alan Parker Kevin Spacey Kate Winslet Laura Linney * 3.8/5
7.5 Grindhouse Planet Terror 2007 Action Comedy Horror Horror Thriller Robert Rodriguez Rose McGowan Freddy Rodriguez Josh Brolin * 3.6/5
7.3 Paranorman 2012 Adventure Animation Comedy Comedy Family Fantasy Mystery Chris Butler Kodi Smit-McPhee Anna Kendrick Christopher Mintz-Plasse * 3.8/5
7.2 Tales From the Script 2009 Documentary Peter Hanson Allison Anders Jane Anderson Doug Atchison * 3.6 /5
6.9 Halloween II 1981 Horror Rick Rosenthal Jamie Lee Curtis Donald Pleasence Charles Cyphers * 3.3/5
6.8 v The Quiet Room 1996 Drama Australia Rolf de Heer Celine O'Leary Chloe Ferguson Paul Blackwell * 3.6/5
6.8 That Guy Dick Miller 2014 Biography Documentary Elijah Drenner Dick Miller Lainie Miller Gilbert Adler - 8.2/10
6.6 The Boy Who Could Fly 1986 Drama Fantasy Romance Nick Castle Lucy Deakins Jay Underwood Bonnie Bedelia * 3.2/5
6.5 Halloween 2007 Horror Rob Zombie Scout Taylor-Compton Malcolm McDowell Tyler Mane * 3.6/5
6.4 The Philadelphia Experiment 1984 Adventure Drama Romance Romance Sci-Fi Thriller Stewart Raffill Michael Pare Nancy Allen Eric Christmas * 3.3/5
6.4 Halloween 4 the Return of Michael Myers 1988 Horror Thriller Dwight H. Little Donald Pleasence Ellie Cornell Danielle Harris * 3.2/5
6.3 Assault on Precinct 13 2005 Action Crime Drama Drama Thriller Jean-Fran├žois Richet Ethan Hawke Laurence Fishburne Gabriel Byrne * 3.4/5
6.1 The Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 Mystery Thriller Irvin Kershner Faye Dunaway Tommy Lee Jones Brad Dourif * 3.6/5
6.1 Halloween H20 1998 Horror Thriller Steve Miner Jamie Lee Curtis Josh Hartnett Adam Arkin - 5.6/10
6.8 v Starz Inside Fantastic Flesh the Art of Make Up EFX 2008 Documentary History Kevin VanHook Howard Berger Rob Bottin Josh Brolin * 3.6/5

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