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John Carpenter Just Directed a ‘Christine’ Short Film and You Can Watch Right Now

34 years after directing Christine, Carpenter has brought her back to life.

Releasing this October from Sacred Bones Records is the compilation album John Carpenter Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, a near-comprehensive survey of John Carpenter’s greatest movie themes. The newly-recorded themes include The Fog, The Thing and Halloween.

Also found on the album is Carpenter’s theme for Christine, a track that gets its own music video today. The video was directed by Carpenter himself, and it’s being billed as his first narrative work in seven years.

The video essentially plays out like a brand new short film set within the Christine universe, and it’s a pretty massive treat for fans of the 1982 Stephen King adaptation.

Carpenter is taking the Anthology album on tour beginning in October, and you can find full dates and locations over on his official website.

Pre-order your copy today from Sacred Bones Records on Standard LP, Limited Edition LP, Deluxe Limited Edition LP, or CD, and expect it October 20!



  • MulderIsBack

    Welcome back Mr Carpenter.

  • Alanmac

    Love most of your films John but this looks and sounds like the opening to a big budget porno with a low budget porno soundtrack.

    • Homeless Joe

      Lol, but appreciate what he is giving us now, especially since we have lost, Wes Craven, George Romero, and Tobe Hooper recently, anything that Carpenter is getting involved in is something to look forward to, but your comment, lol, funny stuff.

      • Alanmac

        True. Much respect to him.

    • Hack Snyder

      “sounds like […] a low budget porno soundtrack”
      What? When I hear “low budget porno soundtrack” I think of cheaply produced 70s funk, not 80s synth music.

  • Glad this guy is busy doing things like this now. Seemed like he took too much time off in years past.

  • Necro

    I’m glad to hear he’s back to doing stuff, but I’d much prefer him direct a film. And I said DIRECT a film, not produce one! I’ll take it but I hope a film is not far behind.

  • Bodenland

    That was fun. A good reminder of the old days. The only thing I miss is Albertus, the right typeface for a Carpenter flick:

  • Sulphurdew

    Those are some tight pants.

    • gjk2012 .

      Ever since The Ward I guess he likes to put hot girls in his films now and show them off the best that he can. Old horny dog.

  • Hank_Scorpio

    I always loved Christine. Great cast, great script, great soundtrack. The only thing I didn’t like was when Christine destroyed Buddy Reperton’s Camaro….. A crime against humanity….

  • I loved that the car of the girl in tight pants was… THE THING!

  • sixfeetdownsouth

    Sofa King Awesome! Wish John Carpenter would direct more films.
    Judging from that vid, he hasn’t lost his skill.

  • Sky Commander

    I’m going to this concert and going to be meeting John Carpenter himself so glad I sprung for the VIP meet and greet gonna get my copy of Halloween and Big Trouble in Little China signed only wish I could get my copy of The Thing signed as well.

  • zombie84_41

    Always loved this song. But this video was lame. I just want another JC film that all. :(((((

  • marklola12 .

    like ive said before carpenter along with along of other directors who were big in the 80s lost all their talent as soon as the 90s came…no idea why but he cant even make a short look good now

  • Evan3

    If Carpenter’s tour included shorts of all of his movies set to scores, I’d pay immediately to see it. I don’t contest this short was tepid, but it gave me a wonderful nostalgia rush nonetheless.

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