5 Reasons I like John Carpenter ...

John Carpenter was born on January 16, 1948. He is a famous screenwriter, producer, editor, film director, composer and on occasions, an actor. There are many reasons to like him and I am going to give you 5 reasons I like John Carpenter …

5. His Horror Movies

I totally dig the horror movies with his name on it. Every time I see his name on a horror movie, I know that it is going to be a good movie and can’t pass it up.

4. Relies upon Taunt

I like how he relies upon taunt, instead of excessive gore. It seems his stories always have a unique ending to them.

3. His Films

His films have been characterized by minimal photography and minimalist light. He describes himself as being influenced by Alfred Hitchcock, Howard Hawks and Nigel Kneale. Oh yeah and The Twilight Zone.

2. Career Span

John Carpenter’s career has spanned over 30 years. Who else has been in the career for that long? By now, he is definitely labeled as a professional.

1. Marriage

While he has been divorced before, the wife he is with now is his second wife. I still admire him, because he married her in 1990 – they have been together for a long time. Her name is Sandy King.

There you have 5 reasons I like John Carpenter. He is definitely a great man and there is no denying this. Of course, there are some people out there that despise him. Do you like him?

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