Boo! John Carpenter's Really Creepy Student Film Found

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When you're a world-famous director, it's hard to get away from your past, and that includes people who want to pore over your student films and look for clues to your future work. This was certainly true for George Lucas, whose short film "Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB" became his debut feature-length film "THX 1138."

The discovery of  30 minutes of the first film that Alfred Hitchcock was ever credited on, "White Shadow," was greeted with great excitement from Hitch fans and scholars.

Appropriately enough for the season, horror master John Carpenter's first student film was just discovered in the archives of his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

The black-and-white short, "Captain Voyeur," sounds as creepy as anything Carpenter's directed.

The archivist who found the film's preprint materials described the film to The Hollywood Reporter, and it sounds like it has quite a bit in common with his incredibly terrifying movie, "Halloween." According to THR, "the voyeur puts on a pair of glasses over his mask, much in the manner that Michael Myers wore glasses over the bedsheet covering his head in the 'Halloween' prologue. Like the 1978 film, much of 'Captain Voyeur' is shot from the point of view of the attacker, and the woman being stalked 'could have been a young Jamie Lee Curtis,' she resembled the 'Halloween' victim so strongly, Everett noted."

As of THR's report, John Carpenter had not yet been informed of this development. We're also waiting on word from Rob Zombie on whether or not he'll remake this Carpenter classic as well. (Kiddng, RZ! Rock on with your "Lords of Salem" bad-assery.)

Although our jack 'o' lanterns will have rotted away by the time we get to take a peek at "Captain Voyeur" (and, seriously, how creepy is that title?), the National Film Preservation Foundation will eventually be released to the public. Stock up on candy corn now! Well, that's just good advice in general.