Halloween Is Cool and All, But John Carpenter Is Really Into Godzilla These Days

Halloween Is Cool and All, But John Carpenter Is Really Into Godzilla These Days

As the marketing for Halloween Ends — and Halloween itself, for that matter — builds into a crescendo of spookiness, the director responsible for some of the holiday’s most memorable frights is turning his attention elsewhere: specifically to Godzilla, shining star of Shout Factory TV’s upcoming movie marathon, featuring the great John Carpenter as host.

The streamer’s Masters of Monsters weekend runs November 3-6 and will feature Carpenter introducing (and geeking out about) “his four favourite monster films directed by Ishiro Hondo,” according to Nerdist: Godzilla (the uncut Japanese original version, aka Gojira); Rodan; Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster; and The War of the Gargantuas.

Nerdist also shared a clip of Carpenter — whose skills as a musician and composer have long been complementary to his skills as a filmmaker — singing the praises of Godzilla composer Akira Ifukube, noting Ifukube also created Godzilla’s signature roar by “rubbing a broken-down double bass with a rubber glove.”

This is truly a case of two great tastes that taste great together, no? Masters of Monsters (featuring your host, the Master of Horror) kicks off with Godzilla on November 3 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. PT; the rest of the films unspool at the same time on subsequent nights in the order listed above. You can learn more about the movie marathon right here.

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Editor’s Note: Release dates within this article are based in the U.S., but will be updated with local Australian dates as soon as we know more.

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