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John Carpenter Gets Back To Filmmaking With 'Christine' Music Video

John Carpenter is a renaissance man, but there's one medium he hasn't worked in for a while: film.

After a seven-year absence, the horror legend returned behind the camera (and in front of it) to create a music video for "Christine," an instrumental from the director and composer's upcoming compilation Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998.

The clip is a reimagining of his 1983 horror film based on Stephen King's novel about a possessed vehicle. It features a young woman (Rita Volk) in distress after her car breaks down. She flags down the driver of a 1958 Plymouth Fury, only to be chased through the streets. When she's eventually cornered, it's revealed that the vehicle isn't driving on its own, but Carpenter himself is behind the wheel. It's Carpenter's first visual work since his 2010 horror movie The Ward

In a statement (via Rolling Stone), Carpenter said the song "Christine" is "electronica for a killer car." Its one of 13 movie themes Carpenter includes on Anthology, which also features his themes from his movies Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing, and more. In October, Carpenter will set off on a North American tour where he'll perform his movie themes for live audiences.

Meanwhile, he's also developing an anthology series for Syfy based on his award-winning graphic novel Tales for a Halloween Night.