John Carpenter has left a lasting impression on film fans and film makers alike, due to his ground breaking movies, from the likes of Halloween, Escape From New York and The Thing. We have collected all the scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to get an aggregate score of his entire Filmography…
20 – Ghosts of Mars (2001)
Long inhabited by human settlers, the Red Planet has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long-dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders.
3.77 out of 10
19 – Village of the Damned (1995)
An American village is visited by some unknown life form which leaves the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn’t take the “parents” long to realize that the kids are not human or humane.
4.50 out of 10
17 – Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
4.67 out of 10
16 – John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
4.73 out of 10
13 – Dark Star (1974)
A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a “sensitive” and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.
6.33 out of 10
12 – Prince of Darkness (1987)
6.53 out of 10
11 – Elvis (1979)
6.63 out of 10
10 – The Fog (1980)
6.69 out of 10
9 – In the Mouth of Madness (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. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane’s mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb’s End.
6.72 out of 10
8 – Christine (1983)
6.84 out of 10
7 – Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
7.34 out of 10
6 – Starman (1984)
7.41 out of 10
5 – They Live (1988)
7.43 out of 10
4 – Escape from New York (1981)
7.65 out of 10
3 – The Thing (1982)
In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.