Horror Legend John Carpenter Calls ‘The Walking Dead’ A Rip-Off

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07.03.16 17 Comments


John Carpenter is a horror movie legend — very few directors did more to push the genre forward than he did through the 70s and 80s than he did. When you’re the guy behind Halloween, The Thing, and Christine, you’ve earned the right to be critical of the horror fare being put out these days, and John isn’t afraid to use up all his capitol on that front.

He recently bashed the original Friday The 13th movie as a cynical ripoff of his Halloween film, and apparently he feels similarly about The Walking Dead. On a recent episode of the Marc Maron podcast, Carpenter called the show out for being nothing but a rehash of Night Of The Living Dead.

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