Forty years ago, on Halloween night, Michael Myers (Nick Castle) stalked and killed the residents of Haddonfield, Illinois. Now he’s back with a vengeance to kill Laurie Strode (the scream queen herself, Jamie Lee Curtis) and family in an all new franchise reboot by Blumhouse Productions. John Carpenter’s classic slasher flick remains an iconic cultural piece of history and is often regarded as among the … Continue reading Halloween (2018) Review
While at the local showing for the new Halloween-themed flick Hell Fest, I noticed the formatting of the film on the screen was off by several feet. Meaning that the film projected on the wall and not completely on the screen. However, five-minutes into the film I realized it simply wouldn’t be worth the effort to raise from my chair and notify the staff of … Continue reading Hell Fest Review: One Helluva Movie!
Leave it to director Eli Roth (Hostel, The Green Inferno) to make a children’s fantasy film that’s full of bizarre humor and dark imagery. I didn’t even think it was possible to make fun of the disabled in a mainstream movie anymore Yet, Roth made it happen, and somehow the well-timed joke landed a perfect 10 in the process. This movie begins where most movies … Continue reading The House with a Clock in Its Walls Review
During the month of October, I had the incredible experience of viewing Mel Brook’s 1974 comedy classic Young Frankenstein on the big screen. Sitting in an almost completely empty theater, I watched in admiration as one of my favorite actors played out one of his most famous roles, just as people did in 1974. The story, a comedic spoof based on various film adaptations of … Continue reading Young Frankenstein Review
Whenever I’m asked the question of, “what is my favorite guilty pleasure movie?”, the answer has always been Halloweentown. Sure there are movies I love that most people think are bad, like Looney Tunes: Back in Action and UHF. However with Halloweentown I accept just how bad it is, yet I love just about all of it. This Disney Channel original movie stars Kimberly J. … Continue reading Halloweentown Review
Over time, Halloween has become an iconic film of the horror genre. It is often cited as popularizing the slasher film and creating many horror movie tropes we continue to see used today. Directed by John Carpenter, Halloween was made on a relatively small budget of about 300,000 dollars, while making over 70 million in the box office. Proving just how financially successful independent, low budget … Continue reading Halloween (1978) Review
My picks for some of the best horror related films of the past few decades. 1975: Jaws 1976: The Omen Runner Up: Carrie 1977: Suspiria Runner Up: The Hills Have Eyes 1978: Halloween Runner Up: Dawn of the Dead 1979: Alien 1980: The Shining Runner Up: Friday the 13th 1981: The Evil Dead 1982: The Thing Runner Up: Poltergeist 1983: Twilight Zone: The Movie 1984: A … Continue reading 40 Years of Horror: Best Horror Films By Year 1975-2015 (In Pictures)