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John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

Released in 1976, Assault On Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s second feature film after the low budget science fiction film Dark Star. The film is a homage to the great Howard Hawks and it’s a riff’s on the director’s 1959 [...]

June 29, 2020

More Movies To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

Movies In Focus has already delivered one list of essential movies to watch during COVID-19/Coronavirus shutdown. Things are having a serious post apocalyptic feel – a real dystopian future vibe is taking hold of the planet. We’re all [...]

March 18, 2020

Review: John Carpenter’s THE FOG Is A Classic Ghost Story

After taking a break from horror to make Elvis in 1979, John Carpenter returned to the genre with The Fog, an atmospheric ghost story set in the fictional Californian town of Antonio Bay.  When The Fog starts rolling-in, so does the crew of [...]

October 16, 2018

Notes On John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Movies In Focus and the National Justice Museum’s John Carpenter Film Season continued with Big Trouble In Little China (the first was The Fog). I once again introduced the film, offering the audience a little insight into the 1986 film. Here are [...]

April 14, 2018

Notes On John Carpenter’s THE FOG

Movies In Focus introduced The Fog (1980) at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum as part of a John Carpenter Season (find out more). Guests were treated to a foggy display in the Shire Hall (see below) and a ghost tour before watching the [...]

March 12, 2018

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