Michael Myers has haunted me for years in my sleep. Even before I knew who Freddy Kruger was. One film has sustained me this long, even though they clearly have never figured out how to expand on the effect.
John Carpenter's Starman - 1984 Director John Carpenter Screenplay by Bruce A. Evans & Raynold Gideon Starring Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Phalen, Dirk Blocker, M.C. Gainey In my mind's eye, Starman is a big hit that was seen by everyone in the 1980's. When Jeff Bridges was nominated for an Oscar as … Continue reading Forgotten Gem: Starman (****1/2) is better than Dutch Apple Pie
The work is a tribute but it manages to transcend. See this film if you want to know fear that opens the mind.
The Changeling - 1980 Director Peter Medak Starring George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, John Colicos, Jean Marsh, Helen Burns, Madeleine Sherwood Screenplay Russell Hunter, William Gray, Diana Maddox It's hard for me to picture George C. Scott as a happy man. While I am sure many could agree with me on this sentiment, our reasons may differ. My mind's eye has forever … Continue reading Forgotten Gems: The Changeling house as haunted as the Man
It's a nearly classic duo of films waiting for a third. Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects have a place in the sickened hearts of cult followers. He had something big on the horizon when he was derailed by the quick but unfulfilled success of the Halloween remake and its dud of a … Continue reading Halloween Gems: Cool Papa E Reviews The Firefly Films Of Rob Zombie
John Carpenter's The Ward - 2011 Directed by John Carpenter Starring Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris, Susana Burney, Dan Anderson Written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen The best of John Carpenter is among the best films of the late 70's and early 80's. Halloween, Assault on Precinct … Continue reading John Carpenter’s The Ward has plenty going for it, even if he’s working with a pedestrian script