FANGORIA is continuing to dig through our expansive archive for tastes of genre films past. For today’s installment, we unearthed a couple of pics from a John Carpenter classic: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.

Starring a group of relative unknowns, Carpenter’s 1976 love letter to RIO BRAVO is violent, suspenseful and relentless, offering a bleak and shocking tale of against-all-odds survival. The film, originally conceived by producer J.S. Kaplan as a cheap exploitation movie, is a classic actioner of its time, and launched Carpenter’s career as a filmmaker to watch in the ‘70s. And even if it isn’t technically horror, ASSAULT definitely knows how to fire on all suspenseful cylinders, and is guaranteed to drop your jaw once or twice.

Check out the photos below, and see Michael Gingold’s review of the recently released Shout! Factory ASSAULT Blu-ray here.



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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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