1982’s ‘The Thing’: Please No More Remakes–We Have Reached Perfection (review)

John Carpenter’s remake of 1951’s The Thing from Another World. A group of people at the National Science Institute Station in Antarctica are menaced by a shape shifting alien that can pass itself off as a myriad of seemingly harmless things, from a dog to a fellow colleague. Since the being could rapidly infect theContinue reading “1982’s ‘The Thing’: Please No More Remakes–We Have Reached Perfection (review)”

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)

Documentary of American horror movies. It features interviews with horror fixtures Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Darren Lynn Bousman, Mick Garris, Tom McLaughlin, George Romero, Brian Yuzna, and Roger Corman. Starting in 1910 with Thomas Edison’s adaptation of Frankenstein, it ponders the many meaningful themes explored in horror movies, like the nature of evil,Continue reading “Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film–The Title Says it All (review)”

John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ is Deliciously Twisted (review)

John (Sam Neill) is an insurance investigator with a dim view of humanity. He’s hired by a publishing company to track down its star writer Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow), who has disappeared with the last half of his new book, In the Mouth of Madness. John and editor Styles (Julie Carmen) take off for small-townContinue reading “John Carpenter’s ‘In the Mouth of Madness’ is Deliciously Twisted (review)”