From the FANGORIA Vault: “ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13”
FANGORIA is continuing to dig through our expansive archive for tastes of genre films past. For today’s installment, we unearthed a couple of pics from a John Carpenter classic: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.
Starring a group of relative unknowns, Carpenter’s 1976 love letter to RIO BRAVO is violent, suspenseful and relentless, offering a bleak and shocking tale of against-all-odds survival. The film, originally conceived by producer J.S. Kaplan as a cheap exploitation movie, is a classic actioner of its time, and launched Carpenter’s career as a filmmaker to watch in the ‘70s. And even if it isn’t technically horror, ASSAULT definitely knows how to fire on all suspenseful cylinders, and is guaranteed to drop your jaw once or twice.
Check out the photos below, and see Michael Gingold’s review of the recently released Shout! Factory ASSAULT Blu-ray here.