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

Posted by January 16, 2018 Comment

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.

(Last Updated January 16, 2018 12:54 pm )