*in a room filled exclusively with politicians* THIS IS NO TIME FOR POLITICS!!!
John Carpenter is a history buff.
No seriously, hear me out. I don't mean that I have knowledge of his scholarly habits, and that he is a voracious reader of history texts, but that above many directors, he has a respect for the context and history of a place while others too often ignore it.
This is most clearly true in The Fog where the history of the town quite literally rises from the dead to enact vengeance on those…