"In 1974, a student film originally produced at the University of Southern California was expanded to feature length and received a limited theatrical run. It quickly gained a cult classic reputation, appearing in theaters until 1980 and was even reviewed by famed critic Roger Ebert. That movie was Dark Star, and the director was John Carpenter, who during the 1970s and 1980s became a beloved director in the horror, science-fiction and action genres.
In recent decades, Carpenter's reputation has been an inspiration and influence for many film fans and directors, even being rewarded the 2019 Golden Coach Award from the Cannes Film Festival. What better way to celebrate the majestic talent of Carpenter than looking back and ranking his entries in the horror genre?"