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1. The Director's Chair (2014– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Talk-Show

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Director Robert Rodriguez interviews some of the top movie directors.

Stars: Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 478

2. Henchman: The Al Leong Story (2018)

110 min | Documentary

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Story of Al Leong. The greatest henchman in film history.

Director: Vito Trabucco | Stars: Al Leong, John Carpenter, Jeff Imada, Dave Callaham

Votes: 52

3. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Season Zero (2010– )
Episode: #2 (2012)

Comedy

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Stars: Martin Billany, Tom Livesey

Votes: 5

4. The 100 Scariest Movie Moments (2004– )

TV-14 | 300 min | Documentary, Comedy, Horror

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Film-makers, performers, genre authorities and selected high-profile fans count down the most chilling moments in cinematic history. Not just from horror films, but from such thrillers as ... See full summary »

Stars: Keiko Agena, Krista Allen, David Arquette, Clive Barker

Votes: 905

5. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

Votes: 136

6. Sci-Fi Buzz (1995– )

30 min | News

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Stars: Mike Jerrick, Harlan Ellison, Forrest J. Ackerman, Jack L. Chalker

Votes: 18

7. Post Mortem with Mick Garris (2009– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Filmmaker/Author Mick Garris dives deep into the devious minds of the greatest filmmakers and creators of horror cinema.

Stars: Mick Garris, Rick Baker, Roger Corman, Wes Craven

Votes: 43

8. The Daily Show (1996– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, News, Talk-Show

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Providing comedy/news in the tradition of TV Nation and SNL's Weekend Update, Comedy Central's Daily Show reports on the foibles and of the real world with a satirical edge. In addition to ... See full summary »

Stars: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, John Oliver

Votes: 42,810

9. GUNSHIP: Tech Noir (2015 Video)

5 min | Animation, Short, Action

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In a dystopian future, contained within the videocassette, hero tries to save his love, using old VHS tapes and a little bit of magic...

Director: Lee Hardcastle | Stars: John Carpenter, Jordan Ramoth, Valerie Fox, Charlie Simpson

Votes: 56

10. Icons (2002– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary

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G4's show of original profiles, interviews and histories of the people, characters and companies that have shaped today's computer and video game landscape.

Stars: Jake Steele, Steve L. Kent, Glenn Rubenstein, Jon M. Gibson

Votes: 54

11. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)
Episode: Baby It's Cold Outside (2004)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Should we be worried about the threat from organised terrorism or is it simply a phantom menace being used to stop society from falling apart?

In the past our politicians offered us dreams ... See full synopsis »

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Fouad Allam, Omar Azzam, Osama bin Laden

Votes: 80

12. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)
Episode: The Shadows in the Cave (2004)

60 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden, Tony Blair, Jason Burke

Votes: 66

13. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 2,177

14. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: Frankenstein Goes to Hollywood (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Jonathan Rigby, Michael Roberts, John Carpenter

Votes: 66

15. The Director's Chair (2014– )
Episode: John Carpenter (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Biography, Talk-Show

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Director Robert Rodriguez interviews the legendary director John Carpenter (Assault on Precinct 13, Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York) on his influences and how he became a filmmaker.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Robert Rodriguez, John Carpenter

Votes: 43

16. Limitless (2015–2016)
Episode: Sands, Agent of Morra (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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While Rebecca and Boyle look for a kidnapped boy, Brian is forced to help Sands after he shows up at his door wounded.

Director: Rich Lee | Stars: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 793

17. The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004)
Episode: The Phantom Victory (2004)

59 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Saif Al Banna, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Abdullah Anas, Abdullah Azzam

Votes: 67

18. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )

177 min | Documentary

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Mark Gatiss examines the history of the horror film, from classic Hollywood monsters to Hammer's glory days and beyond.

Stars: Mark Gatiss, John Carpenter, Michael Roberts, Barbara Steele

Votes: 596

19. Take One: Fear on Film (1982 TV Movie)

24 min | Action

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Directors John Landis, John Carpenter, and David Cronenberg engage in a round table discussion on several of their movies and the horror genre in general. Among the topics addressed are ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Fiedler | Stars: John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, Mick Garris, John Landis

Votes: 9

20. The Angry Video Game Nerd (2004– )
Episode: Halloween (2007)

TV-MA | 16 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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Sometime after the Nerd escape from Leatherface, the crazed fan, and the red neck. He's now safe at home, but isn't in a good mood cause he has to baby sit two kids he doesn't like. In the ... See full summary »

Director: James Rolfe | Stars: James Rolfe, Micheal Mulvey, Lil' Liam Mulvey, Mike Matei

Votes: 192

21. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 337,311 | Gross: $13.78M

22. John Carpenter: Escape from New York (2016 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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John Carpenter performs the theme of his 1981 movie "Escape from New York" with a band, live, also directing the shoot.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Cody Carpenter, John Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies, John S. Konesky

Votes: 120

23. Halloween: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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"Halloween: The Inside Story" takes a look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time as it goes behind the scenes of John Carpenter's "Halloween," the "frightfest" that ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Nobile Jr. | Stars: Rob Naughton, Rob Zombie, Anthony Masi, Jeffrey Lyons

Votes: 296

24. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: Home Counties Horror (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: Rachel Jardine | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Roy Ward Baker, John Carpenter, Roger Corman

Votes: 70

25. Animal Icons (2004– )
Episode: It Came from Japan (2005)

Documentary

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A one-hour documentary on the history of Godzilla, Japan's radiation-spewing, Tokyo-trashing giant. Featuring interviews with horror movie director John Carpenter, cast and crew members ... See full summary »

Stars: John Carpenter, Steve Ryfle, George Takei

Votes: 7

26. The Thing (2002 Video Game)

Action, Horror, Mystery

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You play the part of a military team sent to investigate what happened at U.S. Outpost 31, and must face the Thing yourself.

Stars: Per Solli, Michael J. Shea, Kevin Alan Moore, Jesse O'Connell

Votes: 518

27. Into the Night with... (2002– )

Documentary

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Two celebrities meet for the first time to spend an evening in each others and the camera's company.

Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Jonathan Meese, Helene Hegemann, Till Brönner

Votes: 179

28. Seeing Through 'The Fog' (2006 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Rupert Wainwright, Tom Welling

Votes: 11

29. 100 Years of Horror (1996– )
Episode: Demons (1996)

Unrated | 24 min | Documentary, Horror

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100 Years of Horror looks at films focusing on the devil and demons.

Stars: Dana Andrews, Peter Atkins, James Bernard, John Carpenter

Votes: 21

30. A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (2010– )
Episode: The American Scream (2010)

59 min | Documentary

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Director: John Das | Stars: Mark Gatiss, Michael Roberts, John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper

Votes: 65

31. Born to Controversy: The Roddy Piper Story (2006 Video)

88 min | Documentary, Biography

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Professional Wrestling Legend Roddy Piper Is Highlighted Throughout This Special.

Director: Vince McMahon | Stars: Roddy Piper, Adrian Adonis, Lou Albano, Randy Anderson

Votes: 175

32. Unzipping Body Bags (2013 Video)

20 min | Short

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Retrospective documentary on the making of the horror anthology "Body Bags."

Director: Justin Beahm | Stars: John Carpenter, Robert Carradine, Stacy Keach, Sandy King

Votes: 14

33. October 31st (2010)

14 min | Short, Comedy, History

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In this parody of John Carpenter's horror classic, a Chinese food craving psychologist attempts to track down a former patient who has escaped from a mental hospital.

Director: Michael LiCastri | Stars: Troy Brooks, Crystal Gray, Michael Hawley, Maggie Langlais

Votes: 15

34. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: John Carpenter, Pam Grier, Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube

Votes: 12

35. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

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81 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 208,868 | Gross: $47.00M

36. CBS News Sunday Morning (1979– )

TV-PG | 90 min | News

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The news show that does personal interest pieces, and has done since 1979. Anything from interviews with actors, political figures, athletes, musicians, costume designers, fashion designers... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Osgood, Jane Pauley, Conor Knighton, Mo Rocca

Votes: 539

37. John Carpenter: Distant Dream (2016 Video)

4 min | Short, Music

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John Carpenter performs his instrumental track "Distant Dream" with a band, live, also directing the shoot.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter, Daniel A. Davies, John Spiker

Votes: 96

38. The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Video)

83 min | Documentary

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A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: John Carpenter, David Foster, Bill Lancaster, John J. Lloyd

Votes: 789

39. The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003 TV Movie)

245 min | Documentary, Horror

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A countdown of the scariest moments on film and television, as voted for by the viewers.

Directors: Mark Murray, Helen Spencer | Stars: Jimmy Carr, Kacey Ainsworth, Patrick Allen, Stephen Armstrong

Votes: 169

40. Pure Cinema: Through the Eyes of the Master (2008 Video)

26 min | Documentary

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Alfred Hitchcock often referred to his style of film making as "pure cinema" - using camera movement, editing, music and sound to tell stories that would be impossible in any other medium. ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Donald Spoto, Randy Thom, David Sterritt, William Friedkin

Votes: 25

41. Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014 TV Movie)

175 min | Documentary

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Directors: Abdullai Adejumo, Dan Exelby | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Stephen Mangan, James Acaster, Nancy Allen

Votes: 14

42. Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures (2004 TV Movie)

87 min

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Elvira hosts a show about creepy creatures in the world.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Cassandra Peterson, John Carpenter, David J. Skal, Diana Simons

Votes: 11

43. 'Halloween': A Cut Above the Rest (2003 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary

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Stars: Rino Romano, Moustapha Akkad, John Carpenter, Nick Castle

Votes: 267

44. A-Z of Horror (1997– )

Documentary, Horror

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Stars: George Arndt, Pete Atkins, Clive Barker, Virgin 'Buck' Batterman

Votes: 59

45. The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009 Video)

57 min | Documentary

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Discover what makes a Hitchcock film Hitchcockian. When it comes to thrillers and tales of suspense, there is no greater artist than Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Lawrence, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 78

46. Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television (2004 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary

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Tells the story of EC Comics, the controversy that led to the end of mainstream horror comics, and the HBO anthology series "Tales from the Crypt".

Director: Chip Selby | Stars: Wendy Gaines Bucci, John Carpenter, Russ Cochran, Jack Davis

Votes: 115

47. Fasten Your Seatbelt: The Thrilling Art of Alfred Hitchcock (2009 Video)

6 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Joe Carnahan, John Carpenter, Guillermo del Toro, William Friedkin

Votes: 9

48. Bernard Herrmann: Hitchcock's Maestro (2008 Video)

15 min | Short

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No director-composer collaboration has been more seminal to motion pictures than the partnership of Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann. In this documentary we examine the long and ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Donald Spoto, Nathan Barr, Martin Scorsese, Steven C. Smith

Votes: 23

49. Homecoming (2018– )
Episode: Helping (2018)

TV-14 | 30 min | Drama, Thriller

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Life-skills activities allow the client to envision life after Homecoming, practicing social interactions in a safe and nurturing setting.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Julia Roberts, Bobby Cannavale, Stephan James, Shea Whigham

Votes: 551

50. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

Votes: 102,568 | Gross: $19.59M



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