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January 31, 2014
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  • Culling The Classics: Moby-Dick | LitReactor
  • John Carpenter reflects on Halloween 35 years on

    “Prior to Halloween, Carpenter had already known some success with the exploitation film Assault on Precinct 13 which, although a flop in the US, had enjoyed some resurgence in Europe after being screened at the London Film Festival in 1977.”

    My Dad saw and raved about Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 when it came out, and I saw it at a very young and impressionable age and loved it more than Halloween, which I expected more from. If you haven’t seen Assault on Precinct 13, or worse – if you’ve only seen the remake, stop what you’re doing and watch it now.


    “Writer/director Carpenter was approached by J. Stein Kaplan to make a low-budget exploitation film for under $100,000 but with total creative control … Assault was met with mixed reviews and unimpressive box-office returns in the United States [but] was later re-evaluated in America as one of the best action films of its era and of Carpenter’s career.” – Wikipedia

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