assault on precinct 13

Uncovering Curiosities: Stuart W. Bedford’s GOOD TIDINGS

Good Tidings is a down and dirty low budget horror from director Stuart W. Bedford. This British has high aspirations, taking elements of classic horror movies like Halloween and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, John Carpenter’s classic siege movie [...]

November 23, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Kevin Greutert’s JACKALS

With an creepy opening ripped straight from John Carpenter’s Halloween (with a touch of Michael Mann’s Manhunter), Jackals gets off to a good start. This 2017 home invasion/siege movie gives you everything you could want from a genre film [...]

November 21, 2020

John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

Released in 1976, Assault On Precinct 13 was John Carpenter’s second feature film after the low budget science fiction film Dark Star. The film is a homage to the great Howard Hawks and it’s a riff’s on the director’s 1959 [...]

June 29, 2020

Trailer: VFW Looks Like It’s Going To Kick Serious Ass

Hubba, hubba hubba. This first trailer for VFW ticks all the right boxes for Movies In Focus. Director Joe Begos appears to have delivered a wonderfully gnarly siege movie. That’s totally in the MIF wheelhouse.  Pitched as The Wild Bunch [...]

December 11, 2019

Review: John Carpenter’s THE FOG Is A Classic Ghost Story

After taking a break from horror to make Elvis in 1979, John Carpenter returned to the genre with The Fog, an atmospheric ghost story set in the fictional Californian town of Antonio Bay.  When The Fog starts rolling-in, so does the crew of [...]

October 16, 2018

Notes On John Carpenter’s THE FOG

Movies In Focus introduced The Fog (1980) at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum as part of a John Carpenter Season (find out more). Guests were treated to a foggy display in the Shire Hall (see below) and a ghost tour before watching the [...]

March 12, 2018

Teaser Trailer For Christmas-Set Horror GOOD TIDINGS

Back in July Movies In Focus brought you news of Good Tidings, a Christmas-set horror movie with a 2016 release. Now we get our first glimpse of the flick, which aims to riff on classic genre movies like Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw [...]

October 18, 2015

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