Tag: Halloween

REVIEW: Halloween (2018)

Halloween (2018) takes place 40 years after the original film, completely wiping the slate clean of any sequels or over-complications. The Shape has been incarcerated ever since that fateful Halloween night in 1978, until he breaks out of a transport bus and heads to Haddonfield to wreak havoc. Litt...

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You Should Be Watching: Paranorman (2012)

“I didn’t ask to be born this way.” “Funny, neither did we.” Welcome back to You Should Be Watching, where I recommend movies and TV shows that deserve more attention than they’ve gotten. In keeping with the Halloween theme I’ve adopted for the season, this week we’ll be comm...

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REVIEW: Hell Fest (2018)

A traveling horror park, a group of friends looking for scares, and a merciless killer stalking them; this is the very simple setup for Hell Fest. I’ll admit that it was an intriguing one. I’ve always loved those kinds of horror festivals and mazes, and the concept of someone disguising themselv...

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REVIEW: The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

“There’s a clock in the walls. We don’t know what it does, except… something horrible.” Last Friday, Universal released The House with a Clock in Its Walls, based on the 1973 John Bellairs children’s mystery novel of the same name. I had never read or heard of the book, but t...

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Halloween (2018) Gets An Intense First Trailer

I’m a huge fan of the Halloween franchise, and have been since I got over my childhood fear of the Shape. I’ve seen every film in the series multiple times each; I’ve suffered through the worst of the franchise and soared with the best of them (post-release, obviously). When it was announced t...

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RETRO REVIEW: Halloween (1978)

Halloween is a suspense-driven horror thriller from the mind of John Carpenter, who also co-wrote, scored, and directed the film alongside his partner in crime, Debra Hill. It centers around young Laurie Strode, an average American teenager, who is terrorized by a deeply disturbed mental patient. Al...

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