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Uncovering Curiosities: John Carpenter’s THE FOG

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 15, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN

From the panaglide-shot opening, John Carpenter‘s 1978 horror film, Halloween is all about atmosphere. Carpenter creates tension as we creep through a family home, seeing through the eyes of a young Michal Myers. It’s an iconic moment and [...]

October 14, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Horror Anthology TALES OF HALLOWEEN

Tales Of Halloween is a 2015 horror anthology film which takes eleven of genre’s best filmmakers and offers them the chance to let their talent and imaginations run wild. Ten short films over the course of 90 minutes seems like a lot, but [...]

October 7, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Fred Dekker’s NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Fred Dekker’s 1986 directorial debut, Night Of The Creeps is a gloriously bonkers horror-comedy which blends 1950s B-movie/sci-fi with 1980s frat-boy comedy. You’d think the whole thing would buckle under the silliness of it all, but Dekker [...]

September 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

John Carpenter – 1986. It’s very likely that Big Trouble In Little China is one of the most entertaining films ever made. Kurt Russell and John Carpenter are at the peak of their powers delivering this martial [...]

August 25, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ELVIS – THE MOVIE

John Carpenter – 1979 Elvis is an exceptionally well-made TV movie from John Carpenter. This is a serious change of pace for the horror director, but he shows a deft touch in delivering an impressive musical biopic. Carpenter regular, Kurt [...]

July 7, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Jim Mickle’s COLD IN JULY

A grim, gritty and darkly comic thriller, Jim Mickle’s 2014 release Cold In July hits all the rights marks for delivering a thriller that goes against the mainstream grain. Michael C. Hall is the all-American family man who starts off a series of [...]

June 28, 2021

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