Five days ago, John Carpenter tweeted this sad news:

“Gary B. Kibbe, the great cinematographer, has passed away at 79. He photographed most of my movie since 1987. He was a kind man, a great collaborator. I’ll miss him”.

It’s usually Dean Cundey who tends to be most associated with Carpenter’s movies, but Kibbe’s often very similar work on the likes of In the Mouth of Madness, They Live and especially Prince of Darkness is just as impressive and adds immensely to the atmosphere of the films. Kibbe also photographed RoboCop 3, Double Dragon and episodes of Tales from the Crypt, but he spent far more of his career as the camera operator on many films including Halloween 2, Big Trouble in Little China, Stand By Me and Misery.

R.I.P. Gary.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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