John Howard Carpenter was born in Carthage, New York, to mother Milton Jean (Carter) and father Howard Ralph Carpenter.
He attended Western Kentucky University and then USC film school in Los Angeles.
Most films of Carpenter's career were initially commercial and critical failures, with the notable exceptions of Halloween (1978), The … Directed by John Carpenter.
With Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes. John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter and composer.Although Carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.. John Carpenter, Writer: The Fog.
His family moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky, where his father, a professor, was head of the music department at Western Kentucky University. Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.