There’s no filmmaker quite like John Carpenter, and it’s about time the man got some awards love for his staggering work. Enter the Fantasia Film Festival, who are presenting Carpenter with a lifetime achievement award. And since the festival is virtual this year it means Carpenter doesn’t have to leave his house to collect it, and that will no doubt appeal to him, as the legendary director really just wants nothing more than to hang around his pad playing video games these days.
John Carpenter, the living legend responsible for Halloween, The Fog, They Live, Big Trouble in Little China, In the Mouth of Madness, Prince of Darkness, The Thing, and much more, will receive the Fantasia Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s (virtual) Fantasia International Film Festival. The fest is also offering “a masterclass from Carpenter, where he’ll discuss everything from his own festival origin story to his awe-inspiring career” as well as his more recent gig as a touring musician.
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