The Curse of Michael Myers never had to be a bad movie and in fact there was a legendary work print that existed on a rough bootleg, which circulated among fans for years.
In a fun bit of personal serendipity, I finished the second, revised, and expanded edition of J.A. Kerswell’s The Teenage Slasher Movie Book the same day I got see John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween for the first time on the big screen, in the new 4k remaster, no less.
‘I’ll Take Your Dead,’ a Toronto After Dark Film Festival entrant, brings three seemingly disparate genres together by presenting powerhouse performances.
There’s always a stigma when you’re perceived as different, and the Michael-free ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’ suffers unfairly from that syndrome.
Tim Murr looks at the genesis, success, and failure of Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, the beginning of the Thorn Trilogy.
It’s hard to decide whether to love or hate Rick Rosenthal’s ‘Halloween II,’ so why not do both? Jeffery X Martin reviews the same movie twice.
BHFF selection ‘Empathy, Inc.’ overcomes its budget limitation by focusing on character to tell its virtual reality horror story.
John Carpenter’s Halloween is a classic. That is a scientific fact of science. Even if you’re not a fan of the film, you can’t deny the power of the soundtrack, the simple brilliance of its scare construction, and the impact it has had on the entire horror genre.
When the collected edition of The New Mutants: Dead Souls came across my figurative desk for 31 Days of Horror I was a bit perplexed. How do the New Mutants, which I had always viewed as “the JV X-Men” or “that book that became X-Force”, relate to horror? Well, after I was a few pages I was convinced I was reading the right book.
‘The Book of Birdie’ is a mystical horror fantasy, dripping with blood, but not in the way most genre horror fans would expect.
Over the years, when films have come my way starring Michael Ironside, I’ve begged and pleaded (usual in a professional manner…usually) with our PR reps to let me interview the man. Finally, with Ironside starring in the new film Knuckleball, the opportunity came my way this week, and I jumped on it.
Halloween makes for perfect horror of the superhero type with an old-school shriek-fest featuring your favourite masks, capes and monsters!