Richard Cardenas "So, if you don’t mind, I want to take this time to honor John Carpenter on his 65th birthday the best way I know how, which is by listing my five favorite movies of his. These next ten movies had a huge impact on me growing up and I loved pretending I was the main characters whenever my friends and I would play together. Even as I got older, these characters were the inspiration for some of the Halloween and cosplay costumes I used to wear. Especially Jack Burton – I used to have a huge fixation on that character. Anyway, here are my favorite John Carpenter films."