Quotes by John Carpenter

John Howard Carpenter is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and composer. Although Carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s. Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, and Starman.

The best Quotes and Sayings

To make Michael Myers frightening, I had him walk like a man, not a monster.

- John Carpenter

In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum.

- John Carpenter

In Halloween, I viewed the characters as simply normal teenagers. Laurie, Jamie Lee's character, was shy and somewhat repressed. And Michael Myers, the killer, is definitely repressed. They have certain similarities.

- John Carpenter

I made a decision back in 1978 that, in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween, I would have my name above the title in order to basically brand these movies my own.

- John Carpenter

It's a very good time for horror. This business certainly has changed, but there's still room for serious horror films. Look at 28 Days Later, that's not a tongue-in-cheek picture.

- John Carpenter