Master of horror and godfather of the slasher subgenre John Carpenter turns 70-years-old today, but if you follow Rotten Tomatoes on Twitter, you may be under the false impressing that the lauded fear practitioner already passed away. This morning, a tribute to the Halloween directed lamented his death—which hasn’t actually occurred yet!
“John Carpenter would have been 70 years old today! We celebrate his birthday by looking back at his five favorite films.”
For his part, Carpenter is taking the goof-up in stride; he did, however, take to Twitter in order to assure his fans that he’s very much still alive!
To Rotten Tomatoes, despite how it appears, I'm actually not dead.
— John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) January 16, 2018
“To Rotten Tomatoes, despite how it appears, I’m actually not dead.”
All of us here at Horror Freak News would like to wish John Carpenter a very happy birthday. Thanks for not being dead!