The master of horror John Carpenter spoke recently at the microphone of avclub and the man took the opportunity to talk about video games.
John Carpenter loves video games is nothing new, and in a recent interview for avclub the man reiterated his love for this medium. In particular, it was an opportunity for him to talk again about the game that he would absolutely like to adapt into a film.
John Carpenter is interested in video games
So we can read in this interview:
Stroke: Have you ever thought about adapting a game?
John Carpenter: The only one I can think of, and I’ve mentioned it before, is dead space . It would make a very good movie. I could do that.
It must be said that the horror game has a lot of similarities with The Thing in the setting up of his watch and even in the general design of the creatures. No wonder then. But the man does not stop there and he also explains his great interest in music in video games.
AVC: Have you ever considered writing an original soundtrack for a game?
John Carpenter: If someone asked me, I would definitely do it. But no one asked!
Because yes, in addition to being a director, Carpenter is also a talented composer. He also actively participated in the famous piece of the film Halloween (in addition to directing) which you can find below:
Later in the interview John Carpenter also talks about the notion of fear in video games:
Stroke: Are you scared while playing games?
JC: Well, I don’t like things jumping out at me and threatening my character, no! Don’t threaten my character, I want to survive. Lots of games, they penalize you for being dead. It’s one of the things I love about fallout , they do not penalize you. You die again and again during a difficult mission. I like this.
Decidedly, the master of horror seems to enjoy video games very much. Hopefully a development studio can hear him (no pun intended) about his call to do an orchestral composition.