Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Escape From New York

How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film. » 5/28/14 11:27am 5/28/14 11:27am

This Week’s DVDs are just more collateral damage to the Man of Steel

There's not much going on this week, home video-wise, but that's okay. If there were, they'd just be obliterated by Man of Steel as it focuses on its deadly battle to get all the sales this week. But look among the rubble and you find a swell new edition of Akira, tee-totaling tentacle monsters and more! » 11/11/13 3:20pm 11/11/13 3:20pm

Gods, devils, demons and more have possessed This Week’s Comics

It's a royal rumble of destructive deities this week! We have demons and the Devil running amuck in John Carpenter's Asylum! Someone is straight-up murdering gods in Thor! The Elder Gods awake from their nap (and bath) in Scott Snyder's The Wake! Check out all this and plenty of secular action in this week's comics! » 5/28/13 2:20pm 5/28/13 2:20pm

Escape from New York is getting rebooted into a trilogy

It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,… » 3/19/13 6:40am 3/19/13 6:40am

Could this be the official ending to John Carpenter's The Thing?

One great ambiguous ending is the last scene in John Carpenter's The Thing. Even short films have been made dissecting the last few minutes where Kurt Russell and Keith David drink to their impending doom. Earlier this week a completely unverified rumor popped up on Reddit claiming to know who was infected in the… » 2/19/13 8:00am 2/19/13 8:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

What if The Thing had its own kid-friendly 1980s toy line?

Remember how old Alien toy ads transformed xenobiological body horror into an excuse to sell action figures? Fake commercial maker Arlox has harnessed this instinct for this Saturday morning spot shilling articulated plastic based on John Carpenter's The Thing. "Happy birthday, kids! You all got mutated torsos." » 8/28/12 8:20am 8/28/12 8:20am

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… » 4/18/12 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

John Carpenter's music video for the Big Trouble in Little China theme…

We all know that Big Trouble in Little China is the best movie ever made (in which Kurt Russell is extremely confused). But did you know that director John Carpenter and his band the Coup DeVilles starred in a magnificent music video to accompany the flick? It's true! I owe Jalopnik bon vivant Ray Wert for this… » 12/07/11 7:25am 12/07/11 7:25am

The best They Live costumes we've seen (that don't involve sunglasses…

Rowdy Roddy Piper from They Live is one of the great last-minute Halloween costumes, but what if you wanted to be the cheese-dip faces? Kiersten Essenpreis built these fantastic They Live alien faces using basic craft store masks. I would buy one of these bad boys in a heartbeat (but for my morning commute, not… » 10/30/11 3:40pm 10/30/11 3:40pm