Happy Birthday to John Carpenter, the Very Much Alive Master of Horror

The Master of Horror John Carpenter turns 70 years young today. He just finished an ambitious world tour, where his band performed notable tracks from his films’ soundtracks to sold-out crowds. He’s also going to be involved with the newest Halloween revisit, reportedly writing a few cues for the flick.

John Carpenter performs a piece from “The Thing” during his 2017 tour at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Photo by Mary Anne Butler

This morning, however, review giant Rotten Tomatoes tweeted maybe not the most well-researched thing in the world. The site, which was more than likely just trying to get their editorial out there, worded their Carpenter birthday tweet poorly.

Here’s a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet:

A screenshot of the aforementioned tweet

Needless to say, “would have been” can only be taken one way, and the internet reacted. Obviously, it was only a matter of time before John himself commented on the matter.

RT has since tweeted this sentiment:

We’re pretty damn glad John is still with us — there’s no telling what other amazing tales we’ll get from the Master.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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