Tag Archives: John Carpenter
Halloween II Review
The new Halloween is heading right for us this October, but before it wipes the slate clean, I figured I’d review 1981’s Halloween II. In the name of Ben Tramer, who will never be forgotten, this one’s for you.
Halloween 2 is my personal favorite in the franchise for many reasons. It can be played back-to-back with the original, it ups the ante for the body count, the backstory is revealed, and The Shape gets a fitting end… or [...]
John Carpenter's Vampires Review
There are a select few filmmakers that are synonymous with the word “legend,” when it comes to the horror genre. Undeniably, John Carpenter is one of them. Even though I tend to agree that the man is an iconic director, writer, composer, etc., I still have yet to see a large chunk of his filmography. Today, I finally got to cross another one of his great pieces of work off of my ‘to watch’ list with his adaptation of John [...]
Body Bags Review
Due to the resurgence of horror anthology films as of late, it only seemed fitting to go back and watch all of the ones I may have missed over the years. With the perfect mix of slasher flick, sci-fi thriller, and supernatural terror, what better anthology to watch than John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper’s Body Bags!
The cast of this 1993 made-for-tv movie is packed to the brim with stars, including Tom Arnold, Robert Carradine, David Naughton, Peter Jason, [...]
They Live Team Review
John Carpenter has pretty much always been regarded as one the greatest directors in the horror community. While I have seem some of his films that I think were overrated, there is no denying that a lot of his filmography really is outstanding.
The master of horror’s 1988 sci-fi action flick, They Live, utilizes the formula of that period perfectly. There’s a bunch of cheesy, yet great, one-liners, awesome 80’s action, creepy looking non-humans, and even Roddy Piper’s mullet! [...]
Village of the Damned Review
You know, sometimes a movie gets a bad rep before it truly gets a chance to shine. I feel as if John Carpenter’s remake of “Village of the Damned” is one of those films.
The year was 1995 and the horror genre was in full swing. Wes Craven had released “Wes Craven’s: New Nightmare” the year before and Carpenter had even released “In The Mouth Of Madness.” Tobe Hooper had released “The Mangler”… you get the point. Now, I have [...]