- John Carpenter denies the title of “Master of Horror,” focusing on his hobbies instead.
- He remains unbothered by negative reviews for his new series, John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams.
- Carpenter expresses humor in interviews and a potential return to directing in the future.
Horror filmmaker John Carpenter, whose works include Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, Christine, and They Live, humbly dismisses the title of “Master of Horror” in a recent interview with Insider. Instead of embracing the label, he simply says, “I just want to play video games and watch basketball.”
Additionally, Carpenter rejects comparisons to Alfred Hitchcock, comparing himself more to “The Blob” or the “Attack of the Crab Monsters.” When talking about his new Peacock series, John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams, he is not bothered by the negative reviews, stating, “If you don’t like it, f— off. If you do like it, I like you.”
During a separate interview, Carpenter showed his humorous side by giving his take on the Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie, admitting that he missed some of the film’s main points. Finally, he expressed his potential interest in returning to directing a feature film if the right project or budget comes along. John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams is currently available to stream on Peacock.