Carpenter suit seeks 'Halloween' payments


Director John Carpenter sued horror film producer Irwin Yablans and distributor Compass International Pictures in Los Angeles Superior Court Jan. 14, claiming the two have failed to provide quarterly accounting and payments since 2004 for "Halloween." Carpenter claims Yablans and Compass have breached their 1977 agreement for the film, released a year later, but does not indicate in the lawsuit how much he is owed.