John Carpenter has been speaking to www.bloody-disgusting.com about his upcoming segment in the Showtime cable network series Masters of Horror which has just started filming its first few episodes recently in Vancouver.
In what sounds like a fan boy's wet dream, the series will run for 13 one-hour parts, with each section to be directed by a 'Master of Horror' director, with such revered genre names as Dario Argento, John Carpenter, John Landis, Roger Corman, Tobe Hooper, Stuart Gordon, George Romero, Mike Garris, Don Coscarelli, Joe Dante and Larry Cohen.
John Carpenter told www.bloody-disgusting.com;
"Each of us has an hour long episode to shoot in ten days, the first director they chose was John Landis - and he's now way over budget and way over schedule. Dario Argento starts next week, they pushed me later down schedule."
JC will be shooting a script by internet scribe Drew McWeeney from aintitcool entitled Cigarette Burns and he expects to shoot sometime in July.
Landis is directing Deer Woman, starring Brian Benben, which he co-wrote with his son Max (he's actually shooting around Vancouver's Riverview Mental Institution - a location familiar to those Halloween: Resurrection fans out there - it's where Laurie Strode was committed).
Dario Argento is directing Jenifer, based on the comic book by Bruce Jones and Bernie Wrightson and Coscarelli will helm Incident On and Off a Mountain Road adapted by Coscarelli and Stephen Romano from Joe Lansdale’s short story, which appeared in the same collection as Bubba Ho-Tep.
Garris is set to film Chocolate, adapted from his own short story, whilst Gordon will direct Dreams in the Witch House, adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft classic by Gordon and frequent collaborator Dennis Paoli (huh? - Gordon doing Lovecraft - no way! I don't beleive it!).
IDT Entertainment Sales will provide worldwide distribution of the series and Anchor Bay Entertainment will handle all video releases.