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)
Director John Carpenter and cinematographer Dean Cundey shot their seminal slasher classic, Halloween, in Panavision widescreen (2.39:1), which presents a wider frame with expanded horizontal space. This type of photography is generally used on adventure epics and blockbusters that want to capture maximum space to engulf the viewer and overload your senses, but horror tends … 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.