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Master of Horror John Carpenter Answers Your Tweets

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood July 8, 2011 at 7:07AM

Yesterday Barack Obama, now John Carpenter (the director whose iconic horror films have likely scared you witless) will answer your questions live on Twitter, Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PST.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Yesterday Barack Obama, now John Carpenter (the director whose iconic horror films have likely scared you witless) will answer your questions live on Twitter, Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PST.

Carpenter's low-budget 1978 film Halloween defined and originated the slasher film genre, steadicam and all. His influential genre films continued through the 1980s with The Fog, Escape from New York, and The Thing. After a decade-long sabbatical from filmmaking, Carpenter has returned this summer with The Ward (trailer below), a tense thriller about a group of women (and an unwelcome guest) in a mental hospital in the 1960s—“Girl Interrupted…by an Angry Ghost.” The movie, which was filmed in the still-functioning, remote Eastern Washington State Mental Hospital, will be released in select cities Friday.

For a tweet from John Carpenter, send your questions to:

@ARC_Entertain, with #theward included in your tweet.

ARC Entertainment will release The Ward in Los Angeles and New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis and New Orleans on July 8, 2011.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.