Halloween, The Fog, Escape from New York, Halloween II and Christine are all works of art in the genre. If you’re a fan of these cult classics from prolific John Carpenter, there’s a sweet little treat waiting for you this season.
A book titled On Set with John Carpenter is hitting book stores on October 24, which promises to showcase intriguing photos —some of them never-before-seen—of Carpenter with his cast and crew of the five films mentioned above. The photos were taken by Kim Gottlieb-Walker during the time she was hired as the unit photographer for Halloween. Afterwards, Kim became a regular and captured many on the sets photos of Carpenter’s most iconic films.
Recent Halloween producer Malek Akkad stated the following about Kim’s work:
Kim’s work possesses the rare quality that far exceeds the expectations of a typical film unit still photographer. She captures a moment in time that lets the viewer become a part of the collaboration, camaraderie, and fun that is inherent on the film sets on which she has worked. Her pictures are a fascinating glimpse at the other side of the action, and tell a deeper story for fans of these great films to appreciate. Rather than just document the process, she invites us to be a part of it, and that is what sets her work apart.
You can pre-order On Set with John Carpenter from Titan Books right now for £24.99. It’s a perfect Halloween gift for any Carpenter fan around.