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John Carpenter Steps Out of Retirement, Directs Music Video for Christine.

Without question, John Carpenter is one of the greatest and most prolific horror directors to ever walk the earth. He’s the creator behind Michael Myers and iconic movies like The Thing and They Live, but Mr. Carpenter’s been on a little bit of a hiatus since his last movie in 2010, The Ward. This is partially due to the renowned composer working on original tracks for his thematic albums – Lost Themes and Lost Themes II. Carpenter’s third album, “Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998,” is hitting retailers on October 20, 2017 and he’s got something special to get his fan’s engines roaring with excitement.

Briefly stepping out of directing retirement, John Carpenter has filmed a music video for the “Christine” track off his new album, which features revamped versions of all his greatest instrumental hits. Of course, genre fans recognize Christine as the 1983 movie that sees a red 1958 Plymouth Fury running down owners, gawkers, and anyone who stands in its way. The 2017 music video beautifully captures the old school essence of the original 1983 movie as Christine stalks and chases Faking It‘s Rita Volk. And this proves that the hit-maker’s still got “it” after so many decades in the business.

Find the music video below.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)