Genre Fan. Queer.
“He came home...”
Carpenter’s sense of alienation from “the group” externalitied with cynicism and paranoia before his VFX opus The Thing; that is to say that John Carpenter’s distrust of systems, of status quo, of a comfortable complacent ignorance is brought to smoldering life. The playfulness of Halloween becomes the device selected to point out real, deeply American anxieties; that despite our best efforts and want of trying, we have monsters amongst us, and no thanks in part to the…