John Carpenter is a American film director, known for his work in the horror and science fiction movie genres. His career is speckled with films considered genre classics, as well as a number of movies that initially performed poorly at the box office, but went on to be Vindicated by Cable.

His films are characterized by minimalist lighting and photography, static cameras, use of steadicam, and distinctive synthesized scores (usually self-composed).

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Films (and other media) directed by John Carpenter include:

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