“On Set with John Carpenter” is my Halloween Treat


John Carpenter is one of my favorite filmmakers of all time, directing two of my top-ten movies with The Thing and Big Trouble in Little China. While even I have to admit he’s lost his mojo of late, there’s no denying his impact on horror cinema.

So what better time than right before Halloween (the holiday, not the film) to release “On Set with John Carpenter,” a new book full of set photos by photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker, who chronicled the making of many of Carpenter’s most famous films.

From the official book blurb:

As a hot new maverick director/writer John Carpenter invited photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker onto the sets of some of his most iconic films: Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine and Escape From New York. This book collects together the best of that on-set photography, accompanied by exclusive interview material with those involved, including key cast and crew.

The book will be released on October 21, but you can pre-order it on Amazon now.


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