Now that we're down to the final four, things are getting tough. I've oscillated between two scenes for this spot for the better part of two weeks, and I'm sure once I hit "publish" I'll second-guess myself once again. But we're in the final weeks here and no pick is a bad pick. So, without … Continue reading The Best Horror Movie Kills of All-Time: #4 – THE THING (1982)
In the process of crafting a simple tale of a masked killer stalking babysitters on Halloween night, director John Carpenter and cinematographer Dean Cundey made a bold decision to shoot their seminal slasher classic, Halloween, in Panavision widescreen (2.39:1). Which, as you may have guessed, presents a wider image than the standard (1.85:1). Those numbers … Continue reading John Carpenter’s use of space in HALLOWEEN (1978)
First things first: it was exhilarating to see a new HALLOWEEN film....in the theater....during the month of October....produced with a skill and an affection for the spirit of the series. It's been so long since there has been an iteration of this 40 year old franchise that made me feel that way. I was too … Continue reading Review: HALLOWEEN (2018)
A visceral genre flick with a wonderful, creepy concept and good performances that falls flat in the logic department.