A great John Carpenter Q&A session hosted by the New York Film Academy has surfaced and it’s a shame great words of wisdom have been lost among a cloud of controversy.
It’s been making the rounds that John Carpenter laid into Rob Zombie during the 2011 Q&A session. Why it took so long to surface is incredible given the fact that Carpenter has, usually, been reluctant to comment on Zombie’s take on his iconic film. Since the story blew up the video footage has been taken down due to news outlets taking his comments out of context.
Carpenter himself commented on the controversy via Twitter:
Here is the entire audio, including the comments regarding Rob Zombie and the “Halloween” remake, so you can not only hear the context of the comments (at the 16:44 mark) but hear great advice from the master of horror himself.
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