Captain Voyeur

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Captain Voyeur
Directed by John Carpenter
Release date
  • 1969 (1969)
Running time
8 minutes
Country USA

Captain Voyeur (1969) was the first short film by director John Carpenter while a student at USC Cinema. The 8-minute film is about a bored computer worker who becomes fixated on a woman at work and follows her back to her home. The film remained in the USC's Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive until 2011, when it was rediscovered by archivist Dino Everett.[1] The film is notable because it includes several elements that would appear in Carpenter's later horror film, Halloween. Everett says that the similarities include a striking resemblance between the lead actresses.

The film was selected for preservation by the National Film Preservation Foundation because of its historical significance in showing Carpenter's development as a filmmaker.[2]


  1. ^ "'Halloween' Director John Carpenter's First Student Film Unearthed". The Hollywood Reporter. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  2. ^ "National Film Preservation Foundation: 2011-10-26 Summer Grants". 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-10-30.