the fog

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

Notes On John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Movies In Focus and the National Justice Museum’s John Carpenter Film Season continued with Big Trouble In Little China (the first was The Fog). I once again introduced the film, offering the audience a little insight into the 1986 film. Here are [...]

April 14, 2018

Notes On John Carpenter’s THE FOG

Movies In Focus introduced The Fog (1980) at Nottingham’s National Justice Museum as part of a John Carpenter Season (find out more). Guests were treated to a foggy display in the Shire Hall (see below) and a ghost tour before watching the [...]

March 12, 2018

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

DVD Review: Dutch Christmas Horror SAINT

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 Christmas-set horror comes from writer/director Dick Maas (yes that is his real name – [...]

March 24, 2012

John Carpenter: Hollywood For Carpenter

The Films Of John Carpenter have always been a group of films that have intrigued and inspired me. I was in my teens before I discovered that he himself was inspired by the work of Howard Hawks, a director that, by that time in my life I had grown [...]

March 13, 2012