Questions tagged [john-carpenter]

Prolific American director, born 1948, whose work includes several SF and horror films.

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What SF&F movies are referenced in this gif?

This adorably badass gif is the work of Truck Torrence, aka 100% Soft Obviously, the whole thing is a reference to John Carpenter's They Live, and it appears that all the references are to Carpenter ...
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Has John Carpenter commented on The Thing (2011)?

And/or did he in any way collaborate with the 2011 movie? Did he endorse it/the script or anything about it in any way? Has he publicly commented on it in any way?
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What was the origin of the famous movie quote “all out of bubble gum”?

In John Carpenter's They Live we hear the famous line I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all outta bubble gum. It obviously made it into the general vernacular, but was ...
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In the movie They Live how do the glasses work?

In the John Carpenter's classic movie They Live, the hoffman lenses glasses play a central role in unearthing the alien illusion. Has it ever been revealed how They Work? ...
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Why didn't The Thing (1982) fare better at the box office?

The horror sci-fi movie The Thing, directed by John Carpenter and released in 1982, is generally regarded as a very good movie in its genre, having been named the scariest movie of all time by the ...
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Radio operator's throat in The Thing (1982) and The Thing (2011)

When MacReady discovers the body of radio operator Colin in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), the throat is severely wounded — large amounts of skin, cartilage, and tissue are missing. In ...
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Ending of John Carpenter's The Thing

In the ending of John Carpenter's classic 1982 sci-fi horror film The Thing, is Of course, it is not said or confirmed explicitly within the film. Is there evidence outside the film that ...
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How is The Thing's memory stored, transferred and integrated?

In John Carpenter's "The Thing", the creature assimilates Blair and tries to build a UFO from scrap. I understand that the DNA of the creature takes over that of the host, but how is complex ...
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How did the Thing build a spaceship?

In the beginning of the 80's The Thing, we see a spaceship crash land on earth 100,000 years ago, and it freezes in Antarctica. The creature within can assume the forms of its victims. The ability ...
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Is John Carpenter's The Thing influenced by At the Mountains of Madness?

The plot of both stories, a group of scientists uncover an alien being which ends up wreaking havoc on their encampment. In At the Mountains of Madness, we don't see the devastation caused by the ...
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In “They Live”, could the human collaborators see through the illusions?

In They Live, the world is filled with hidden messages, as well as aliens and alien technology hidden from normal human sight. The rebels had "Hofmann lenses" available as sunglasses and contact ...