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My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is coming, and the dead shall rise from their graves. At least on a TV screen near you. We are awash in lists of the greatest horror movies ever made, and everybody’s trying to come up with a twist of their own. Well, I decided to just list my 12 favorites, a bunch of … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Horror Movies

Manchurian Candidate: Agent Solitaire

IF YOU COME IN FIVE MINUTES AFTER THIS PICTURE BEGINS, YOU WON’T KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT! WHEN YOU’VE SEEN IT ALL, YOU’LL SWEAR THERE’S NEVER BEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT! This movie ran into bad luck. Or was it really that bad? It’s been said sometimes that The Manchurian Candidate was pulled from distribution when … Continue reading Manchurian Candidate: Agent Solitaire

My 12 Favorite Films

Compiling a list of what you believe are the greatest films ever made is a daunting task. Every critic and movie buff has a more or less available list hidden somewhere in their minds (or plainly written down, carefully cultivated). I have resisted to do the latter for many years, even though my list really … Continue reading My 12 Favorite Films

Touch of Evil: Terror on the Border

THE STRANGEST VENGEANCE EVER PLANNED! In the late 1950s, Orson Welles was back in Hollywood after making a few films in Europe. At that time, nobody paid much attention to him as a filmmaker anymore. He decided to direct Touch of Evil, a loose adaptation of a thriller novel, either because Charlton Heston refused to … Continue reading Touch of Evil: Terror on the Border

The Fog

WHEN THE FOG ROLLS IN… THE TERROR BEGINS! A California fishing town is about to celebrate its centennial when its dark, dirty past comes back to haunt them – in the shape of a thick fog. One of John Carpenter’s most popular thrillers, essentially a very simple but good old-fashioned ghost story, reunites him with Jamie … Continue reading The Fog

Psycho: The Sins of the Mother

THE SCREEN’S MASTER OF SUSPENSE MOVES HIS CAMERA INTO THE ICY BLACKNESS OF THE UNEXPLAINED! Alfred Hitchcock decided to shake things up in 1960 after making several films that were in color, generously budgeted and featured A-list stars. His new picture would have a smaller budget, no Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant, it would be … Continue reading Psycho: The Sins of the Mother

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER. 20 years after first encountering the murderous Michael Myers, Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds that adulthood and a nice job still can’t protect her from him. Curtis came up with the idea for this seventh film in the series, a homage to the original done in the style of Scream (1996). She … Continue reading Halloween H20: 20 Years Later