Tag Archives: John Carpenter

The Golden Child (1986)

Chandler Jarrell portrayed by Golden Globe winner Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) is a private investigator. His specialty is finding lost children. At the start of the film, something transpires, which will require Jarrell’s services. In a temple located in … Continue reading

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“Halloween II” (1981)

“Halloween II” begins with the ending footage from the 1978 classic “Halloween.” Laurie Strode, portrayed by two time Golden Globe winner Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), has managed to survive a hellacious ordeal. Thanks to her own fighting spirit and … Continue reading

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“Village of the Damned” (1960)

“Village of the Damned” begins on what appears to be an idyllic afternoon, in the English countryside, in the village of Midwich. Gordan Zellaby, portrayed by Oscar winner George Sanders (All About Eve) is talking with his brother-in-law, Major Alan … Continue reading

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“Halloween” (2018)

On October 25, 1978, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” premiered in Kansas City, Missouri. The movie has gone on to achieve iconic status within the annals of horror films. From what I’ve read, and from interviews that I’ve seen with cast members … Continue reading

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“He Knows You’re Alone”

Two-time Oscar winner, and four-time Golden Globe winner, is just a snippet of the accolades that Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) has received during his illustrious career in film. Hanks, like everyone who has gone on to achieve greatness in their … Continue reading

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“Scream”

There are three sounds a viewer hears when watching the opening scene to the film “Scream:” a heartbeat – a ringing telephone – and the screams of an unknown woman. The telephone is answered by Casey Becker, who is played … Continue reading

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“Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television”

On April 22, 1954, in New York City, William M. Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, which was chaired by Tennessee Senator, Estes Kefauver. Gaines asked for, and was granted, permission to … Continue reading

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“Jodorowsky’s Dune Presents Interesting What If Question.”

The captivating documentary “Jodorowsky’s Dune” concerns itself with the failed attempt to turn Science-Fiction author Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel of the same name into a film. The most intriguing aspect of the movie is learning about how the avant-garde, Chilean … Continue reading

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“Halloween – 35 Years Later, Still One of the Best”

“I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old … Continue reading

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“John Carpenter – A Director Who Wears Many Hats”

“When you’ve been in the movie business for as long as I have your priorities change. The reasons I got into it in the beginning were very pure. I was driven by a creative urge to be a part of … Continue reading

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