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John Carpenter Makes a Directorial Comeback with ‘Suburban Screams’ by John Carpenter

After a Prolonged Hiatus, Iconic Horror Master John Carpenter Returns to Direct ‘John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams

“It has been quite some time since the master of horror, John Carpenter, one of America’s most celebrated directors, has graced us with his directorial talents. While he has been busy with video games, making music alongside his sons, and composing scores for new Halloween movies, Carpenter hadn’t shown a strong inclination to step back behind the camera. However, that’s about to change.

Peacock’s upcoming six-episode series, ‘John Carpenter’s Suburban Screams,’ takes an ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ approach to anthology horror. The series presents ‘true tales of terror’ from American cul-de-sacs, narrated through documentary-style interviews and firsthand accounts. ‘Suburban Screams’ also incorporates cinematic reenactments, and notably, one episode directed by Carpenter himself. To top it off, there’s even a trailer to stoke our excitement.

The trailer lives up to the ‘genre-busting’ promise Peacock has made, blending talking head interviews, archival footage, local news segments, and cinematic reenactments, with at least one directed by Carpenter. In addition to directing an episode, Carpenter is also composing new music for the series.

While the show’s format may differ from Carpenter’s previous work, which is a cause for some reservation, the sheer prospect of his involvement is enough to draw us in. After all, it’s been an unlucky 13 years since his last movie, 2010’s ‘The Ward.’ Of course, this isn’t Carpenter’s first foray into television; he previously participated in the omnibus TV movie ‘Body Bags,’ which also bore his name, and contributed to Showtime’s ‘Masters Of Horror’ series with two episodes.”

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