Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

I was talking to Scott Tobias about this movie, an upcoming Movie Of The Week, and we both agree that it's great, but also second-tier Carpenter. Which got me thinking about a) How there's a lot of competition in the Carpenter filmography if it's second tier and b) How I'd rank them. So, for fun I'm going to do what some publications now do for content:

Top Tier
1) Halloween
2) The Thing
3) Assault On Precinct 13
4) They Live
5) Dark Star

Second Tier
6) Big Trouble In Little China
7) Escape From New York
8) In The Mouth Of Madness
9) The Fog
10) Starman
11) Prince Of Darkness
12) Elvis

Third Tier
13) Christine
14) Vampires
15) Village Of The Damned
16) Ghosts Of Mars
17) The Ward

Someone's Watching Me
Escape From L.A.
Memoirs Of An Invisible Man
Body Bags