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In honor of Mr Carpenter’s Birthday, I’d like to present this latest guest post from Parlor Of Horror!

10 Things you Didn’t know about John Carpenter

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List compiled by Mike from Parlor of Horrorhttp://parlorofhorror.wordpress.com/

Here are some projects you probably didn’t know John Carpenter was directly or indirectly involved with…

10) The Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) (writer)

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A taut thriller with Carpenter’s trademark stalking and killing. Must see for Carpenter fans!

9) Black Moon Rising (1986) (writer)

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Sci-fi, company espionage film with Tommy Lee Jones and Linda Hamilton

8) The Philadelphia Experiment (1984) (executive producer)

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Sci-fi film rumored to be a true military experiment gone wrong.

7) Planet Terror (2007) (music)

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Carpenter’s music compositions ‘Back to the Pod/The Crazies Come Out‘ used in the Robert Rodriguez “Grindhouse” film.

6) The Coupe de Villes – mid-1970s rock band

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5) F.E.A.R. 3 – video game story line writer/consultant (with Steve Niles)

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4) Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992) (director)

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A Comedy starring Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah

3) Gorgo vs. Godzilla (short)

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In 1969 he made an independent short called Gorgo vs. Godzilla – I would love to see it – anyone have a copy?

2) ELVIS (1979) (director)

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TV movie about ‘The King’ Elvis Presley starring Kurt Russell

1) Dark Star (1974)

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Writer and Director – Low budget Sci-Fi comedy

Extras: He won an academy award for Best Live-Action Short Subject for ‘The Resurrection of Broncho Billy’ (1970). He was married to Adrianne Barbeau from 1979 -1984. They had one son together. He is currently married to Sandy King from 1990 to present.

Extras: Mr Carpenter is also responsible, along with his wife, Sandy King with bringing us the popular “John Carpenter Presents: Asylum” Comic Book.

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More info at : http://www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com

Thanks for this amazing contribution, Mike! This post rocked!

– Vic

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