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October 29, 2012

“Halloween’s” John Carpenter Treats The Humane Society of the United States to Benefits of Movie Poster Collection

New poster designs for director’s classic films to be auctioned on eBay to highlight horror of animal cruelty

  • Eleven autographed movie posters will be auctioned off including Carpenter's "The Fog"

  • "Escape from New York"

  • "Dark Star"

  • "In the Mouth of Madness"

  • Another "Escape from New York" design - "Call Me Snake"

  • "They Live"

  • "Assault on Precinct 13"

  • "The Thing"

  • "Elvis"

  • "Prince of Darkness"

  • "Big Trouble in Little China"

Just in time for Halloween, master horror filmmaker John Carpenter, whose seminal film, “Halloween,” is back in theaters on its widest release since first chilling audiences in 1978, has chosen The Humane Society of the United States to benefit from  a new collection of limited edition, Carpenter-autographed posters. The HSUS is offering 11 posters from the collection for auction on eBay at www.ebay.com/humanesociety until November 9.

The director makes his views on the mistreatment of animals clear: “Cruelty to animals is what's shocking to me. There's no excuse for abusing any animal, so I'm glad that the sale of these posters can play a part in helping to fund their protection,” says Carpenter.

Time's running out! Bid on your favorite poster today »

Commissioned by the Screamfest Horror Film Festival of Los Angeles to commemorate their recent tribute to John Carpenter’s iconic film career, the newly designed, limited edition posters have been created by artists from around the world.  These imaginative new renderings include many of Carpenter’s signature films: “Escape from New York,” “The Thing,” “The Fog,” “Prince of Darkness,” “Assault on Precinct 13” and many others.

“Trick or treat, this is a one-time offer for all horror and John Carpenter fans, and we are extremely grateful to John for helping The Humane Society of the United States avert the horror of animal cruelty with this auction on eBay,” says Beverly Kaskey, senior director of The HSUS’ Los Angeles office.

Carpenter, a long-time animal lover who shares his life with wife Sandy, two cats and a dog, recently came to the aid of Malachi, a severely abused pitbull in his native state of Kentucky by contributing to the dog’s veterinary care and setting up a trust fund to help with the treatment and rehabilitation of other neglected and abused animals.

For fans who miss out on the eBay auction, a few un-autographed posters can be obtained at humanesociety.org/hollywood

Media Contact: Sue Blackmore: 310 440 0600 – sue@hsushollywood.org

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