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Turbowars
11-16-2003, 03:36 PM
I had John sign my book and THE THING DVD cover yesterday at Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA. I asked if there was a chance for a The Thing part 2 and he said "no, because the studio would make a comedy of it". Didn't make sense, but if you read his book John Carpenter The Prince of Darkness you can see where he's coming from. Cool guy, wish I could have sat down with him and talked for 10 minutes, but I bet all 150+ fans did also.

James Boba Fettfield
11-21-2003, 05:32 PM
I had John sign my book and THE THING DVD cover yesterday at Dark Delicacies in Burbank CA. I asked if there was a chance for a The Thing part 2 and he said "no, because the studio would make a comedy of it". Didn't make sense, but if you read his book John Carpenter The Prince of Darkness you can see where he's coming from. Cool guy, wish I could have sat down with him and talked for 10 minutes, but I bet all 150+ fans did also.

One of the few directors whose majority of films I enjoy.

You should of brought a copy of the Christine dvd for him to sign. That's what would of brought.

Turbowars
11-21-2003, 06:57 PM
One of the few directors whose majority of films I enjoy.

You should of brought a copy of the Christine dvd for him to sign. That's what would of brought.He would only sign the book and one other thing. The Thing is a much better film than Christine IMO. He even admits to screwing Christine up in his book.

James Boba Fettfield
11-21-2003, 06:59 PM
Ha ha, I know he doesn't have a lot of love for Christine. Which is why it'd be fun to bring it. It's like having Pantera sign some of their albums from their glam era.

Good times ;)

Turbowars
11-21-2003, 07:11 PM
Ha ha, I know he doesn't have a lot of love for Christine. Which is why it'd be fun to bring it. It's like having Pantera sign some of their albums from their glam era.

Good times ;)I hear ya!:)

James Boba Fettfield
11-22-2003, 06:21 PM
That book you said he released, is that the one that's got chapters about each of his films?

Turbowars
11-22-2003, 06:25 PM
That book you said he released, is that the one that's got chapters about each of his films?That would be correct.:)

James Boba Fettfield
11-22-2003, 06:34 PM
That's the book I've been wanting to read then. They Live, Big Trouble in LCT, and Vampires. I'd like to read Carpenter's thoughts on those films, and quite a few of his others.

Except for In the Mouth of Madness, I didn't care for that one too much.

Turbowars
11-22-2003, 06:49 PM
That's the book I've been wanting to read then. They Live, Big Trouble in LCT, and Vampires. I'd like to read Carpenter's thoughts on those films, and quite a few of his others.

Except for In the Mouth of Madness, I didn't care for that one too much.I never saw In the Mouth, heard it was crap. I have never seen The Fog, Is it good? I love the rest of his stuff, but The Thing is the best of the bunch. I saw it in the threater when was young. I don't think my mother knew what kind of horror was in the film, but the dog part scared the crap out of me. It's still my favorite horror film of all time. I never knew how bad it did in the theaters. You should really read the book, because Johns life was really changed after The Thing and was fired from other film because of it.

James Boba Fettfield
11-22-2003, 06:57 PM
I've never seen The Fog, well I have but it's been so long now that I can't remember much about it. The dvd is around $9, and I'm thinking of buying it soon, maybe a Christmas gift for myself.

As for The Thing, my dad was a fan of the film and a few years back I thought I'd buy the dvd to check it out properly (we had a copy of it on Beta, so you can guess why I never really watched it before dvd.) But it's an excellent movie, though. My youngest brother who is 8 watched the movie, and he was into that scene where the head acts like a spider.

His more popular work, Halloween, I like it, but I never thought it was as great as a lot of other people do. Carpenter's got a lot of lesser known films that tanked at the box office that are actually pretty good. It's bad to hear about the The Thing doing as bad as it did revenue wise, but the man's got a strong following in horror still, unlike Wes Craven who's all but pussied out in horror.

2-1B
11-22-2003, 11:16 PM
Easy on Wes, he'll be back eventually. :D

Well I'm one of those folks JBH mentioned who ADORE Halloween, it's one of my favorites. :happy:

I sent Carpenter a fan letter awhile back but haven't received an autograph yet. I'm holding out hope. :)

Congrats on your meeting, Turbo. :)

Turbowars
11-22-2003, 11:40 PM
Easy on Wes, he'll be back eventually. :D

Well I'm one of those folks JBH mentioned who ADORE Halloween, it's one of my favorites. :happy:

I sent Carpenter a fan letter awhile back but haven't received an autograph yet. I'm holding out hope. :)

Congrats on your meeting, Turbo. :)Thanks you. It was nice talking to him.I hope you get your autograph :)

2-1B
01-27-2004, 02:47 AM
Hey ! I got my autograph ! :D

I believe it was on December 22nd when I got it. I sent it back in July or August so it was a bit of a wait but well worth it. I got a great b&w 8x10 personalized and I got TWO temporary Snake tattoos. :crazed:

Class act, it looks authentic compared to the "in person" autographs I've seen of his. :)