John Carpenter

John Carpenter Trailers

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John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres in his four-decade career, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.

Most Popular John Carpenter Trailers

Total trailers found: 88

In the Mouth of Madness Trailer (1994)

12 December 1994

With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life.

Vampires Trailer (1998)

15 April 1998

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.

Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Trailer (2006)

13 October 2006

This historical and critical look at slasher films, which includes dozens of clips, begins with "Halloween," "Friday the 13th," and "Prom Night.

Vampires: Los Muertos Trailer (2002)

23 September 2002

Tough-as-nails vampire hunter Derek Bliss is on the hunt for "suckers" in the heart of Mexico when he receives a new assignment from a mysterious client.

Assault on Precinct 13 Trailer (1976)

05 November 1976

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

The Fog Trailer (1980)

08 February 1980

Strange things begin to occurs as a tiny California coastal town prepares to commemorate its centenary.

Eyes of Laura Mars Trailer (1978)

02 August 1978

A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.

The Thing Trailer (1982)

25 June 1982

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Halloween Trailer (1978)

25 October 1978

In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

They Live Trailer (1988)

23 November 1988

Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No Imagination", "Submit to Authority".

Escape from New York Trailer (1981)

22 May 1981

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society.

Big Trouble in Little China Trailer (1986)

30 May 1986

When trucker, Jack Burton agreed to take his friend, Wang Chi to pick up his fiancee at the airport, he never expected to get involved in a supernatural battle between good and evil.

Escape from L.A. Trailer (1996)

09 August 1996

This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes.

Assault on Precinct 13 Trailer (2005)

19 January 2005

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

The Ward Trailer (2010)

13 September 2010

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Prince of Darkness Trailer (1987)

23 October 1987

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Christine Trailer (1983)

08 December 1983

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory.

Halloween Trailer (2007)

31 August 2007

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Halloween II Trailer (1981)

30 October 1981

After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr.

Ghosts of Mars Trailer (2001)

24 August 2001

Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) is a hard nosed police chief in the year 2025. She and a police snatch squad are sent to Mars to apprehend a dangerous criminal James Williams (Ice Cube).

Black Moon Rising Trailer (1986)

10 January 1986

An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Trailer (1995)

29 September 1995

Six years ago, Michael Myers terrorized the town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He and his niece, Jamie Lloyd, have disappeared.

The Fog Trailer (2005)

14 October 2005

Trapped within an eerie mist, the residents of Antonio Bay have become the unwitting victims of a horrifying vengeance.

Charlie Brown's Blockhead Revenge Trailer (2011)

31 October 2011

The cast of MTV's 'Teen Wolf' teams up with Funny or Die and gives Charlie Brown a spooky twist.

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Trailer (1982)

22 October 1982

Dr. Daniel Challis and Ellie Grimbridge stumble onto a gruesome murder scheme when Ellie's novelty-salesman father, Harry, is killed while in possession of a strange mask made by the Silver Shamrock mask company.

Henchman: The Al Leong Story Trailer (2017)

07 March 2017

Story of Al Leong, the greatest henchman in film history.

Body Bags Trailer (1993)

07 August 1993

Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac.

Village of the Damned Trailer (1995)

28 April 1995

An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man Trailer (1992)

28 February 1992

After a freak accident, an invisible yuppie runs for his life from a treacherous CIA official while trying to cope with his new life.

Starman Trailer (1984)

13 December 1984

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona.

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue Trailer (2009)

06 August 2009

An exploration of the appeal of horror films, with interviews of many legendary directors in the genre.

The Philadelphia Experiment Trailer (1984)

03 August 1984

Based on an "actual event" that took place in 1943. About a US Navy Destroyer Escort that disappeared from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, and sent two men 40 years into the future to 1984.

Dark Star Trailer (1974)

01 April 1974

A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets.

The Silence of the Hams Trailer (1994)

13 July 1994

The federal agent Joe Dee Foster is currently investigating a serial killer, helped by doctor Animal who is isolated in a maximum security jail.

Bloodsucking Cinema Trailer (2007)

26 October 2007

The sound of flapping bat wings, an empty coffin, glistening fangs, tiny punctures on the neck, the sensual taste of blood, a blank reflection, fear of the cross, and death from daylight.

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown Trailer (2008)

24 July 2008

A chronicle of the life, work and mind that created the Cthulhu mythos.

Starz Inside: Fantastic Flesh Trailer (2008)

07 October 2008

This documentary delves into the art of make-up effects with industry legends Dick Smith, Rob Bottin, Tom Savini, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Joe Dante and many others with a strong focus on Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger of KNB Make-Up EFX.

Elvis Trailer (1979)

10 February 1979

Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Fear in the Dark Trailer (1991)

29 October 1991

A short documentary on the history of the horror film narrated by Christopher Lee.

Zuma Beach Trailer (1978)

27 September 1978

A fading rock singer goes to the beach to get away from it all and winds up getting involved in the lives of the teenage beachgoers.

Someone's Watching Me! Trailer (1978)

27 November 1978

A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest Trailer (2003)

05 August 2003

Using original interviews with director John Carpenter, stars Jamie Lee Curtis and P.J. Soles, and crew members, Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest unveils the production of the horror classic and how the ingenuity of Carpenter and his team, coupled with the shoestring budget of $325,000, drove the filmmakers to create one of the most influential horror films of all time.

Fear of clowns 3 Trailer (2012)

05 January 2012

The clown is back to slay victims so he will get a payback on a deputy with coulrophobia.

The American Nightmare Trailer (2000)

11 September 2000

An examination into the nature of 1960's-70's horror films, the involved artists, and how they reflected contemporary society.

Halloween: The Inside Story Trailer (2010)

25 October 2010

"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that redefined the horror genre in the late 1970s.

Tales From the Script Trailer (2009)

10 January 2009

Shane Black ("Lethal Weapon"), John Carpenter ("Halloween"), Frank Darabont ("The Shawshank Redemption"), William Goldman ("The Princess Bride"), Paul Schrader ("Taxi Driver"), and dozens of other Hollywood screenwriters share hilarious anecdotes and penetrating insights in "Tales from the Script," the most comprehensive documentary ever made about screenwriting.

Cigarette Burns Trailer (2005)

16 December 2005

With a torrid past that haunts him, a movie theatre owner is hired to search for the only existing print of a film so notorious that its single screening caused the viewers to become homicidally insane.

Why Horror? Trailer (2014)

03 October 2014

Horror fan Tal Zimerman examines the psychology of horror around the world to find out why people love to be scared.

The Thing: Terror Takes Shape Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

An in-depth look at the making of this cult classic

Shock Value: The Movie—How Dan O’Bannon and Some USC Outsiders Helped Invent Modern Horror Trailer (2014)

10 October 2014

Image Archive archivist Dino Everett assembled a feature-length compilation of SCA student works from the late ’60s and ’70s.

Pro-Life Trailer (2006)

24 November 2006

Angelique (Caitlin Wachs) is taken to an abortion clinic to end her pregnancy (probably the product of a rape).

Halloween 11 Trailer (2017)

01 January 2017

The 11th entry in the Halloween series. Produced by John Carpenter, Jason Blum and Malek Akkad.

Nightmare Factory Trailer (2011)

27 October 2011

Nightmare Factory, directed by Donna Davies (Zombiemania), is the story of how one Pittsburgh boy’s fascination with monsters drove him to the very top of the Hollywood food chain.

The 100 Scariest Movie Moments Trailer (2004)

26 October 2004

A television documentary miniseries that first aired in late October 2004 on Bravo (in five 60-minute segments.

Halloween Awakening: The Legacy of Michael Myers Trailer (2012)

31 October 2012

Halloween Awakening is a direct sequel to Halloween Resurrection that picks up right where it left off.

Silent Predators Trailer (1999)

13 June 1999

In 1979, a delivery truck makes its way up a lonely southern California highway in a storm, bound for the San Diego Zoo with a deadly tropical rattlesnake as cargo.

A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss Trailer (2010)

25 October 2010

Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

Satan Lives Trailer (2015)

27 October 2015

From Texas to the Vatican, Satan Lives meets with Satanists, exorcists, cult icons - believers and non-believers alike - to ask why in the age of reason the Devil remains so powerful and seductive.

Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror Trailer (2000)

01 January 2000

Documentary that explores Argento's film career.

Halloween Trailer (2018)

19 October 2018

The 11th film in the "Halloween" series.