john carpenter

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

The Mighty Kurt Russell

The mighty Kurt Russell turned 70 years old on 17 March 2021. The iconic actor has had a long and varied career, starring in a variety of beloved cult classics and out-right global blockbusters. Russell brings a laid-back, blue-collar vibe to his [...]

March 17, 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

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Campion’s THE DEVIL’S ROCK

The horror genre is frequently looked down on by film critics. It can often be exploitative, cheap and nasty – three things that if done right can be quite a thrill for an audience. However, it’s a difficult juggling act to get right, meaning [...]

March 5, 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

We Don’t Need A New Sequel To THE EXORCIST

Word from The Observer is that Blumhouse Productions and Morgan Creek are developing a sequel to The Exorcist with David Gordon Green. The news comes after Green’s 2018 sequel to Halloween grossed more than $255 million globally and [...]

December 22, 2020

Notebook Reviews: VAMPIRES

John Carpenter  – 1998 John Carpenter‘s Vampires might not be as good as some of his early classics like Escape From New York, The Thing or Big Trouble In Little China  but it’s still solid fun. The Tex-Mex setting echoes From [...]

December 13, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Dick Maas’ SINT

Sint (Saint) is a Dutch horror film that sees an evil Saint Nicholas descending on Amsterdam bringing death and terror, rather than the usual festive gifts. This 2010 Christmas-set horror comes from writer/director Dick Maas. Maas re-imagines the [...]

December 7, 2020

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