Assault on Precinct 13 ★★★★

Trying to absorb as much early, low-budget Carpenter into my bloodstream as I can before I start writing my new screenplay. This one, for being so low-fi and primitive, holds up better than a lot of his later, more elaborate films, and indeed, is better paced and more engaging even than I remember it being. Some really appalling dialogue, but for the most part, excellent.