200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. —IMDb
John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.
Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, the son of Milton Jean (née Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, a music professor. He and his family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1953. He was captivated by movies from an early age, particularly the westerns of Howard Hawks and John Ford, as well as 1950s low budget horror and science fiction films, such as Forbidden Planet and The Thing from Another World and began filming horror shorts on 8 mm film even before entering high school. He briefly attended Western Kentucky University where his father chaired the music department, but transferred to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1968 and graduated in 1971.
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To watch it in the big screen is to visualize Carpenter's hell-like vision of humanity like it wouldn't be possble in any other medium. By doing drugs, the characters seek a way out; by martian possession, they are conquered. The frequent dream-like images of the "trips" represent, in alternation, both Freedom and Death. Earth is fascist; Mars reclaims it vengeance. And criminals and policemen unite to survive.
J’ai énormément de sympathie pour John Carpenter, cinéaste bricoleur, touche-à-tout et endossant souvent de multiples rôles pour ses films de série B. Entendons par là qu’ils manquent souvent de moyens… read review