Listen to John Carpenter talk about the Halloween

For all of you who are fans of the Halloween films, and not those God awful Rob Zombie films, you’re gonna love this!. This was a podcast the Rotten Tomatoes team did awhile back with director John Carpenter (Escape From New York, Halloween). In it, he talks about the making of this classic horror filmContinue reading “Listen to John Carpenter talk about the Halloween”

Remember to follow these simple rules this Halloween

Remember kids, this Halloween isn’t about having fun, but about learning  all the things that make having an anal retentive parent a pure joy during the holidays.  This 1977 PSA does make a lot of good points, cause everyone remembers those sadistic plastic mask that would cut the shit out of you if you crackedContinue reading “Remember to follow these simple rules this Halloween”

John Carpenter’s Enduring Classic Halloween

Ten years after a young boy named Michael murders his babysitter and her boyfriend in the sleepy town of Haddonfield, IL, he returns to finish wreaking his revenge. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode, Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis, P. J. Soles as Laurie’s friend Lynda, Halloween is directed by John Carpenter based on a screenplay written by Carpenter and Debra Hill. IContinue reading “John Carpenter’s Enduring Classic Halloween”

Clive Barker’s Classic Vision of the Beyond – Hellraiser

The news that Clive Barker will be involved in a reboot of the Hellraiser franchise made me want to go back and revisit the original.  After all, Hellraiser has shaped (and warped) minds like mine for more than 25 years.  If it comes to pass – we all know how these things (somtimes don’t) goContinue reading “Clive Barker’s Classic Vision of the Beyond – Hellraiser”

Is the 2010 Remake of The Crazies Better Than the Original?

Life moves at a different pace in Ogden Marsh, Iowa.  That is, until a downed military airplane carrying a to-be-decommissioned biological weapon crashes and contaminates the water supply.  Soon after, the once neighborly population begins tearing itself apart. The 2010 Breck Eisner remake of George A. Romero‘s The Crazies lends itself well to modernization.  In a world where everything can beContinue reading “Is the 2010 Remake of The Crazies Better Than the Original?”

Director Alexandre Aja’s Terrifying Remake of The Hills Have Eyes

The effects of nuclear testing have had a long lasting and devastating effect on a desolate mining community in the hills of the New Mexico desert.  One thing’s clear – someone has to pay. On their 25th wedding anniversary, Bob (Ted Levine) and Ethel (Kathleen Quinlan), traveling across the desert in their Airstream trailer withContinue reading “Director Alexandre Aja’s Terrifying Remake of The Hills Have Eyes”

Can we get a NIGHTBREED reboot…please?

It’s been close to 25 years since the movie hit the screens, but no movie has ever had the same effect on me as this one did when it arrived. At the time, I was so used to seeing Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, I don’t think I knew what to expect, but Nightbreed was a cleverContinue reading “Can we get a NIGHTBREED reboot…please?”

HOUSE is a bad trip caught on film

The 70’s…yeah, what else needs to be said? A decade filled with outstanding art, music, cinema and most importantly Horror. The Exorcist, Halloween, The Omen and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre carved an indelible mark into the psyche of the youngin’s brave enough to watch and some adults too. But during this Renaissance there was somethingContinue reading “HOUSE is a bad trip caught on film”

Surviving the Horror of the Home in The Silent Scream

The year is 1980.  It’s Autumn and Scotty Parker is starting school.  In a crunch to find an apartment, she hastily rents a room in a grand hilltop mansion overlooking the ocean.  What is it they say about things being too good to be true?  She makes fast friends with the other boarders and asContinue reading “Surviving the Horror of the Home in The Silent Scream”

Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with The Woman

When a country lawyer finds a near-feral woman in the woods of his property, he gets an idea.  He’ll capture and culture her.  With the assistance of his family, he’ll “save” her from her wild ways and bring her to civilization.  What could possibly go wrong? The Woman is the 2011 follow-up to Offspring and isContinue reading “Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with The Woman”