Happy Halloween! If you’re looking for last minute spooky goodness, check out my commentary for John Carpenter’s masterpiece The Thing! It’s mandatory yearly viewing for me on Halloween night and it’s never let me down with entertainment. Stay safe and keep the tricks as treats.
There is a lot to say about the sequels to John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s original Halloween film. Some good things. Some bad things. But every blue moon we are graced with something truly special. Good? That’s arbitrary. What this is… is cinema
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Back in 2018, I hosted a retrospective podcast series about the history and varying quality of the entire Halloween franchise. It was one of the most entertaining experiences I’ve ever had through podcasting and in honor of the actual Halloween season, I wanted to share it yet again. Enjoy!
Is there a better title for a horror movie like this? Not outright terrifying, just an all around crowd pleaser that just leaps off the screen. Fright Night. It has that special zing when you say it.Continue reading “A DOUBLE-BILLING OF ’80S POP HORROR: WELCOME TO FRIGHT NIGHT”
“The night, it’s deafening.”
One of the first images in Near Dark is young Adrian Pasdar as Caleb, slapping a mosquito as it draws blood from his arm. A nuisance, not something to be thought of twice. Caleb is relaxing against the moody Midwestern sky without a care in the world. The only thing drawing his attention is friends, alcohol and a gorgeous girl wandering the streets seemngly without a care herself. The night beckons him.Continue reading “BLOOD, HEDONISM, AND HUMANITY IN NEAR DARK”
“Does this word not sound to you like the midnight cry of the Deathbird. Take care in saying it, lest life’s images fade into shadows and ghostly dreams rise from your heart and nourish themselves on your blood. Long have I contemplated the origin and recession of the Great Death in my hometown of Wisborg. Here is its story. There lived in Wisborg Hutter and his young wife Ellen.”