The Many Disciples of JC

Deadly Movies Connections | John Carpenter’s movie family

In the 1970s and 80s John Carpenter (Above, centre) was the saviour, sent to us to save us for our sins, to deliver us to evil and horrific temptation. Then came the 90s and JC’s powers seemed to desert him, as did his legion of actor disciples. So let’s go right back to the mid 70s and take a look at how Carpenter put together a family of actors who followed him through the rich vein of form that saw him establish himself as the horror icon we know him as today (or should that be Messiah?):
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Darwin Juston: Assault on Precinct Thirteen 1976 (the awesome Wilson), The Fog 1980 (The awesomely named Dr Phibes)
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Nancy Loomis: Assault on Precinct Thirteen 1976 (Julie), Halloween 1978 (Annie), The Fog 1980 (Sandy)
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Chris Cyphers: Assault on Precinct Thirteen 1976 (Starker), Halloween 1978 (Sheriff Brackett), Elvis 1979 (legendary producer Sam Phillips), The Fog 1980 (Dan O’Bannon), Escape from New York 1981 (The Secretary of State)
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Halloween 1978 (Final Girl extraordinaire Laurie Strode), The Fog 1980 (Elizabeth), Escape from New York 1981 (voiceover)
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Donald Pleasence: Halloween 1978 (ultimate nemesis Dr Sam Loomis), Escape from New York 1981 (The President), Price of Darkness 1987 (The Priest)
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Adrienne Burbeau: The Fog 1980 (Radio DJ Stevie Wayne), Escape from New York 1981 (Maggie), The Thing 1982 (Voiceover of random computer). And Carpenter’s former wife no less.
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Keith David: The Thing 1982 (Childs), They Live 1988 (participant in worlds greatest fight scene, Frank)
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Kurt Russell: Elvis 1979 (the King), Escape from New York 1981 (McReady but with one eye and even tougher Snake Plissken), The Thing 1982 (tough guy MacReady), Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Kung Fu tough Jack Burton), Escape from LA 1996 (ok it’s 90s but it’s still Snake Plisskin)
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John Carpenter: JC appears in 9 of his own movies in various small cameo parts. Twice as helicopter pilots (he has a pilots license).
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Did i miss anyone out? Let me know…,
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