While HALLOWEEN KILLS continues to slay at the box office this season, DELIRIUM caught up with the man who built that cinematic slasher universe, rewinding the clock to celebrate the 20th anniversary of John Carpenter's muscular, hyper-violent heavy metal horror hybrid GHOSTS OF MARS instead!
In an exclusive new interview with DELIRIUM, John discusses the making of this misunderstood, star studded masterpiece of action, atmosphere, bloodshed and wailing space banshees. GHOSTS OF MARS is a film that was poorly marketed at the time and a box office failure causing a frustrated Carpenter to temporarily walk away from the all-consuming Hollywood machine. But time has been kind to it and finally, GHOSTS OF MARS is finding its devoted cult fanbase.
This special seasonal issue of DELIRIUM is a love letter to GHOSTS OF MARS' majesty, with Carpenter revealing all the secrets you need to know about its making, including words on his own punishing synth-metal score. Outside of this huge new exclusive JC interview, we talk to his wife and producing partner Sandy King about her memories of making the movie as well as her fascinating career in genre cinema that dates back to 1977's THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN! We also unearth a rare, unpublished interview with John conducted on the cusp of his return to horror with THE WARD. It's the ULTIMATE deep-cut Carpenter love fest! And dig that INSANE painted conceptual cover by Canadian artist Matthew Therrien!
Elsewhere in this marvelous mag we have a fantastic new interview with auteur feminist filmmaker Anna Biller about her first film, the erotic psychedelic explosion VIVA, a crazy feature from filmmaker and film historian Chris Poggiali charting the wave of incredible 3D Kung Fu movies in the 1970s and 80s, plus new interviews with actor Owen Egerton,the legendary Bill Moseley talking PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND, a catch up with BLOOD DINER legend Jackie Kong and SO much more.