What’s Their Best Film? Third Times The Charm

It’s very simple; I give you three directors and their respective filmography and you tell me what you think is their very best movie. I do list TV movies; but only if they are an original piece (“Duel”) and not an already established series (“C.S.I.”).

Without further ado, I give you:

JOHN CARPENTER

DARK STAR (1974)

ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1976)

HALLOWEEN (1978)

SOMEONE’S WATCHING ME! (TV Movie, 1978)

ELVIS (TV Movie,1979)

THE FOG (1980)

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)

THE THING (1982)

CHRISTINE (1983)

STARMAN (1984)

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986)

PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987)

THEY LIVE (1988)

MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN (1992)

IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994)

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED (1995)

ESCAPE FROM L.A. (1996)

VAMPIRES (1998)

GHOSTS OF MARS (2001)

THE WARD (2010)

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DAVID CRONENBERG

STEREO (1969)

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE (1970)

JIM RITCHIE SCULPTOR (TV Movie, 1971)

LETTER FROM MICHELANGELO (TV Movie, 1971)

TOURETTES (TV Movie, 1971)

THEY CAME FROM WITHIN (1975)

RABID (1977)

FAST COMPANY (1979)

THE BROOD (1979)

SCANNERS (1981)

VIDEODROME (1983)

THE DEAD ZONE (1983)

THE FLY (1986)

DEAD RINGERS (1988)

NAKED LUNCH (1991)

M. BUTTERFLY (1993)

CRASH (1996)

eXistenZ (1999)

SPIDER (2002)

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (2005)

EASTERN PROMISES (2007)

A DANGEROUS METHOD (2011)

COSMOPOLIS (2012)

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BRIAN DE PALMA

MURDER Á LA MOD (1968)

GREETINGS (1968)

THE WEDDING PARTY (1969)

DIONYSUS (1970)

HI, MOM! (1970)

GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT (1972)

SISTERS (1973)

PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974)

OBSESSION (1976)

CARRIE (1976)

THE FURY (1978)

HOME MOVIES (1980)

DRESSED TO KILL (1980)

BLOW OUT (1981)

SCARFACE (1983)

BODY DOUBLE (1984)

WISE GUYS (1986)

THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987)

CASUALTIES OF WAR (1989)

THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES (1990)

RAISING CAIN (1992)

CARLITO’S WAY (1993)

MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE (1996)

SNAKE EYES (1998)

MISSION TO MARS (2000)

FEMME FATALE (2002)

THE BLACK DAHLIA (2006)

REDACTED (2007)

PASSION (2012)

I can’t wait to hear from you. Take care and stay scared!!

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I was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 4, 1962. I guess that makes me old, but I certainly don't feel that way. I still play video games and listen to rock and roll music. I love movies, especially horror films. I have a beautiful wife who is my all time best friend. She supports me in everything I do. More importantly, she calls me out on my bullshit. This blog is dedicated to her for everything she's done for me.

Posted on 09/07/2012, in Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. tough picks all around…

    Carpenter – Escape from NY
    Cronenberg – Videodrome
    De Palma – Blow Out

  2. So hard to pick one,
    Carpenter: The Fog, followed by Prince of Darkness and In the Mouth of Madness (the only reason I didn’t pick Halloween is I’ve seen it too many times now)
    Cronenberg: The Fly followed by Videodrome and Scanners
    De Palma: Carrie followed by Body Double and Dressed to Kill
    (PS. The Fly is missing from your list)

  3. The Thing
    The Fly
    The Untouchables

  4. In the Mouth of Madness tied with Halloween
    Crash tied with The Dead Zone
    Carrie tied with Raising Cain

  5. THE THING (1982)
    VIDEODROME (1983)
    SCARFACE (1983)

  6. John Carpenter: Best film – Halloween; Runners-up – The Thing, Starman

    David Cronenberg: Best film – The Fly; runners-up – The Dead Zone, A History of Violence

    Brian De Palma: Best film – Blow Out; runners-up – Carrie, Scarface

  7. Carpenter: The Thing, Halloween, Christine (which i think is too underrated)
    Cronenberg: Videodrome, Eastern Promises, Dead Ringers
    De Palma: Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface (harder list for me as I’m not a real fan of De Palma

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