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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

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

Clive Barker Joins HBO’s HELLRAISER As Executive Producer

Author and filmmaker Clive Barker has joined HBO’s new Hellraiser series as Executive Producer. Barker of course created the Hellraiser franchise, writing the novel, The Hellbound Heart which was the basis for the first film in 1987 – [...]

October 31, 2020

Notebook Reviews: THE THING

John Carpenter – 1982 Director John Carpenter delivers a brilliant sci-fi/horror with this update of Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks‘ The Thing From Another World. The Thing is loaded with great performances and brilliant atmosphere. [...]

October 30, 2020

Teaser: Next HALLOWEEN KILLS

Like a lot of movie releases, David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The follow-up to the 2018 horror hit, Halloween should have been released by now, but instead it will open on 15 October 2021. [...]

October 30, 2020

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