assault on precinct 13

Notebook Reviews: John Carpenter’s GHOSTS OF MARS

John Carpenter – 2001 Ghosts Of Mars might not be one of John Carpenter‘s best films – but its definitely far from the worst (I’m looking at you, Escape From New L.A.). This sci-fi seige movie is a semi-remake of the great [...]

March 22, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Johannes Roberts’ 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 Storage 24. Director Johannes [...]

March 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13

John Carpenter – 1976 John Carpenter‘s Assault On Precinct 13 is a taught and well-made thriller. This low budget siege film is hugely entertaining and a masterclass in tension. Assault On Precinct 13 is one of Carpenter’s finest [...]

January 22, 2021

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

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