John Carpenter to Direct Darkchylde has breaking Halloween news that director John Carpenter (the original Halloween, The Fog and The Thing) will be directing the feature film adaptation of Randy Queen’s popular comic book series Darkchylde.  Announced via a special teaser poster image from Randy and Sarah Queen’s Darkchylde Entertainment and Carpenter’s Storm King Productions, you can read their accompanying announcement below:

“Big progress for the Darkchylde feature film adaptation. The last we reported on the potential film WETA had revealed some test FX to the public.

Today, it was revealed (on Halloween of all days), John Carpenter is on board to direct Darkchylde. The film is based on the comic by Randy Queen about an amiable southern teen cursed to become the creatures from her many recurring nightmares. Every time Ariel Chylde transforms, she sheds her skin and a new nightmare emerges from her Id to act out her deepest, darkest impulses

John Carpenter and Sandy King’s Storm King Productions have allied with Randy and Sarah Queen’s Darkchylde Entertainment to produce the film, following the release of that aforementioned test footage created by Richard Taylor’s Academy Award Winning Weta Workshop.” 

You can see a larger version of the teaser poster image and read the rest of the story, including quotes from Carpenter and Darkchylde creator Randy Queen over at