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Movies In Focus’ Top 20 Horror Films

It’s very difficult to distill something into a list of ‘bests’. However, sometimes it’s good to take stock of something and evaluate the quality, trying to understand what it should or shouldn’t be. I’ve been writing about films for a [...]

October 30, 2016

Interview: John Carpenter Talks Music, Movies And Hollywood

Photo by Kyle Cassidy © Storm King Productions John Carpenter is one of the most influential filmmakers of the last 50 years. He began his career with Dark Star before making the cult classic Assault In Precinct 13. He then hit career pay dirt [...]

May 11, 2015

Profile: Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell‘s first screen appearance was opposite Elvis Presley in 1962’s It Happened At The World’s Fair (he plays a kid who kicks Elvis in the shin). He went on to have a long career as a child star for Disney, before teaming [...]

March 17, 2013

DVD Review: British Sci-Fi STORAGE 24

Take a measure of John Carpenter mixed spice (The Thing, Assault On Precinct 13), add a touch of Alien, a pinch of Shaun of the Dead and a smidgen of Die Hard, bring to the boil and rest. Now, get ready to serve-up some Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

October 18, 2012

John Carpenter: An Introduction

Here’s a bit of a rundown on some John Carpenter films. He’s a masterful director who seems to have fallen off the radar in recent years. I am, and always be a fan. Carpenter is a true cinematic great who has been overlooked by Hollywood [...]

May 29, 2012

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