Am I excited? Yes. After all, John Carpenter is probably my favourite director of all time. So you can imagine the joy building up inside thanks to news that J.C. is about to end his seven year feature film hiatus. That’s right, Mr.Carpenter has finally decided to take a break from playing video games, watching basketball and cashing in on remakes of his previous films. His first feature film project since 2001’s Ghosts of Mars (which I loved) is titled ‘LA Gothic’, and apparently casting has begun. Here’s a short synopsis from Shock Till You Drop:
Five interwoven stories of high-octane horror centering on a vengeful ex-priestÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s efforts to protect his teenage daughter from the supernatural evils of L.A.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s dark side.
The first sign of good news? Los Angeles. Some of Carpenter’s best films are set in LA/California; They Live, Prince of Darkness, Big Trouble in Little China (San Fransisco), and of course…Escape From LA!!! The second sign of good news; ‘vengeful ex-priest’. ‘Nuff said. The last piece of good news; the log line reads like pure, unbridled exploitation with some supernatural elements thrown in for good measure. Definitely something Carpenter excels at.via]