John Howard Carpenter is an American filmmaker, actor and composer.

Although he worked in various film genres,

he is most commonly associated with horror, action, and science fiction films

of the 1970s and 1980s. He is generally recognized as one of the greatest masters of the horror genre.

He is the twelfth highest-earning American game show contestant of all time

Carpenter is best known for becoming the first top-prize winner on the American ...

Carpenter is best known for becoming the first top-prize winner on the American ...

 Dark Star (1974) Big Trouble in Little China (1986) 75% ...  Starman (1984) 85% ...

– The Thing (1982) 83% ... – They Live (1988) 85% ... –  Escape From New York (1981) 85% ... – Halloween (1978) 96% ... – Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) 95%