Tag Archives: John Carpenter
Ghosts of Mars Review
While most diehard horror fans have their own favorite directors, most every day moviegoers won’t recognize their names. There are, however, names that have become synonymous with the genre, even for casual fans. One of those names is, of course, John Carpenter. I have managed to catch most of his flicks throughout the years, but one that has always escaped me until now is his 2001 film, Ghosts of Mars.
In a distant future, a Mars police [...]
Halloween 2018 Review
It’s not often that I get to sit and enjoy what would be considered a “mainstream” horror film. Sure, they are out there, but for the most part, I am watching direct-to-home release independent features. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it is extremely nice to take a break from those from time to time to watch something more ‘polished.’ This brings me to the mother of all horror films in 2018, in my humble opinion, David Gordon Green’s Halloween. [...]
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, [...]