Double Feature John Carpenter

Genre, experimental or low-budget films… the fringes of the film industry have always strongly influenced its centre. By taking a look at the seemingly insignificant, this retrospective explores the great directors and genres that have changed the course of history.

Escape from New York, by John Carpenter (1981, 99 min)

John Carpenter presents

A History of Cinema according to John Carpenter. An emblematic figure for any film lover, John Carpenter is a director who bridges the gap between classical and genre cinema.
At EntreVues’s request, for each of his own creations, he has chosen a film that inspired it. In a series of double feature screenings, the master of anguish presents the filmmakers who have gone before him.

The films :

Dark Star, 1974
/ Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick, 1964)

Assault on Precint 13, 1976
/ Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks, 1959)

Halloween, 1978
/ Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)

The Fog, 1980
/ The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963)

Escape From New York, 1981
/ Death Wish (Michael Winner, 1974)

The Thing,1982
/ The Thing From Another World (Howard Hawks & Christian Nyby, 1951)

Christine, 1983
/ Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, 1939)

Starman, 1984
/ It Happened One Night (Frank Capra, 1934)

Big Trouble in Little China, 1986
/ Zu, Warriors of the Sacred Mountain (Tsui Hark, 1983)

Prince of Darkness, 1987
/ Quatermass and the Pit (Roy Ward Baker, 1967)

They Live, 1988
/ Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1939)

Memoirs of an Invisible Man, 1992
/ North By Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

In the Mouth of Madness, 1995
/ Videodrome (David Cronenberg, 1983)

Village of the Damned, 1995
/ Village of the Damned (Wolf Rilla,1960)

Escape From LA, 1996
/ El Dorado (Howard Hawks, 1966)

Vampires, 1998
/ The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Ghosts of Mars, 2001
/ Seven Women (John Ford, 1966)


  • We are proud to announce the 12 feature films and 13 shorts & medium length films selected in the 2019 International Competition of Belfort.