Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Johnocrypha: Prey

This is the first installment of what I call Johnocrypha, written reviews which will explore unproduced scripts, sequels Carpenter himself wasn't involved in, and tie-in media like novels and comics. First up is Prey

Going into this script, I knew nothing about it. I didn't know the story, I didn't know the production history, I didn't even know when it was written. I'm guessing around 1975-76, because Carpenter's co-writer is James Nichols, who worked on Assault on Precinct 13 as assistant director and post-production supervisor. They may have met on that film and decided to collaborate on this project. Equally possible is that their collaboration on this led to Nichols working on Assault. Hell, they could be old USC buddies, I don't know. The best guess we have for when this was written is the mid 70s. I have reasons to suspect it predates Halloween at least, but I'll get into why below.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Masters of Carpentry #3: Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

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This episode discusses Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). IMDb. Wikipedia.

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