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ABOUT STORM KING

Founded in 1991 by producer, Sandy King, Storm King Productions makes movies, television shows and fiction podcasts.

A subdivision of the company, Storm King Comics, was formed by Sandy in 2013, making her the first woman to found a comic publishing company. Starting with one series created by Sandy, John Carpenter and Thomas Ian Griffith, Storm King Comics has created award winning comics in the horror and science fiction genres for all ages spanning from 4-8 year olds, 8-12 year olds, young adults and Mature readers. They have now published over 100 books, and over 30 graphic novels and trade paperbacks.

In movies, Sandy has worked with directors including John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, John Hughes, Walter Hill and Michael Mann. She produced John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS, John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE, IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED, John Carpenter’s VAMPIRES and GHOSTS OF MARS.

In television and streaming she produced John Carpenter Presents BODY BAGS and the Amazon/BlumHouse movie, THE MANOR.

In fiction podcasts, she and John Carpenter have executive produced the serial ROANOKE FALLS for REALM, which won two Signal awards.

Sandy King
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SANDY KING

CEO, STORM KING PRODUCTIONS
FOUNDER, STORM KING COMICS
CONSULTING PRODUCER, CHRISTA MCAULIFFE

During her 40-year career in entertainment, Sandy King has worked with John Cassavetes, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Mann, Walter Hill, and John Hughes. She has also produced multiple films for John Carpenter, including THEY LIVE and John Carpenter’s Vampires, and was the Consulting Producer on the critically lauded CNN documentary Christa McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars.

Sandy is also the first female founder of a comics publishing house: Storm King Comics, which creates comics and graphic novels for a diverse audiences, from horror, suspense and science-fiction fans to young readers eager for adventure.

While overseeing more than a dozen Storm King Comics titles annually, Sandy most recently has also produced the Peacock series Suburban Screams and the award-winning horror podcast John Carpenter Presents Roanoke Falls.

Sandy is married to director John Carpenter and lives in Hollywood.

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JOHN KING

JOHN CARPENTER

Few filmmakers have had as galvanizing and enduring an impact on cinema as John Carpenter. As director, writer, producer and composer, Carpenter has brought to the screen some of the most popular and influential films in history, beginning with his 1978 breakthrough, Halloween.

Carpenter has directed an astonishing array of influential films, including horror classics The Thing, The Fog, Christine and In the Mouth of Madness, as well as Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York and Escape from L.A., the Oscar®-nominated Starman, Big Trouble in Little China, Village of the Damned, Vampires, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Ghosts of Mars and The Ward.

For TV, Carpenter received Cable ACE Award for writing the HBO Film El Diablo, and directed the acclaimed, Emmy®-winning Elvis, starring Kurt Russell. With Tobe Hooper, he co-directed Showtime’s Body Bags, and most recently created, produced and directed the Peacock docu-horror series Suburban Screams.

As a composer and recording artist, he has created Lost Themes, three widely acclaimed albums of non-soundtrack music, as well as two albums called Anthology that include his inimitable film music.

Carpenter entered the comics world co-creating John Carpenter’s Asylum, and writing “Old Man Jack” for BOOM! and “The Joker, Year of the Villain “ for DC COMICS. He is also a yearly contributor to John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight.

He is the recipient of dozens of awards and honors, including the Le Carrosse D’Or (Golden Coach) from the French Directors Guild during the 2019 Cannes Film Festival; and lifetime achievement honors from the Bram Stoker Awards, the Online Film Critics Society, and the Saturn Awards (George Pal Memorial Award).

Born in Carthage, New York, and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Carpenter attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema, where he directed his first theatrically released feature film, the 1975 science-fiction comedy Dark Star.

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