Well, October is here, so to celebrate Halloween season -- and who here doesn't want to do that? -- I decided to put together a retrospective on the career of John Carpenter. Carpenter, of course, directed the film version of Stephen King's Christine, but more importantly, he's one of the major figures of horror film during its '70s/'80s renaissance.
He's also one of my favorite directors, and I try my best to never let Halloween season -- which is also scary movie season in the Burnette household -- pass by without spinning a few Carpenter flicks through the DVD player. During October of 2010, I sat down and watched the entire John Carpenter canon chronologically. That was a blast, and I plan to do it again next year (and possibly to write a series of reviews for this blog).
This year, however, I felt like doing a basic worst-to-best listing of Carpenter's films. This is, obviously, just one dude's opinion, and what I find to be weak sauce others may well find to be manna, and vice versa. That's fine by me; I'd be glad to hear dissenting opinions on the matter.
So, let's get started, shall we? In the eyes of one B. Burnette, what is THE worst John Carpenter movie of them all?