Posts Tagged ‘john carpenter’

News: John Carpenter’s Halloween Back in Theaters

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Standing behind two young gentlemen, I overheard the following exchange at a horror convention this past weekend: (Kid #1) “I heard they’re not gonna release Halloween 3D this year, or maybe ever.” (Kid #2) “The first two movies weren’t that good – that’s probably why. I don’t even get why they have all this stuff […]

Movie Review: The Thing (1982)

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Kurt Russell stars as an Antarctic scientist trying to discover the identity of a mysterious alien that slaughtered a neighboring research team. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’ve never seen John Carpenter’s The Thing, and you call yourself a horror fan, you are in for the biggest pants-shitting session of your […]

Film Review: The Thing from Another World (1951)

Into the Dark - Film Review: The Thing from Another World (1951)

When an arctic science team finds an alien buried in the ice, they bring it back to their facility where it gets loose and tries to drain their blood to feed its progeny in The Thing from Another World, directed by prolific television director Christian Nyby and produced by Howard Hawks.  This is a great […]

Rest In Peace, Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

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Into-The-Dark is sad to report that Ernest Borgnine, Academy Award winning actor of “Marty,” as well as countless television programs and other films (such as John Carpenter’s “Escape from New York”), has passed away. The 95 year old actor suffered kidney failure on Sunday, July 8, as confirmed by his manager to news outlets. As […]

Worst 2 Best: The HALLOWEEN Franchise
Part 2 of 2

Halloween: Worst to Best

The Halloween series is one of the biggest franchises in modern horror cinema. That being said, it is also rife with completely unrelated story-lines and sequels of diminishing value, both in regards to their technical competence and enjoyability. While the films’ various strengths and weaknesses can be argued over and over, the power of this franchise, […]

Worst 2 Best: The HALLOWEEN Franchise
Part 1 of 2

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Birthing seven sequels and a remake (which spawned a sequel of its own), John Carpenter’s Halloween launched a franchise that became one of the most successful sagas in modern horror cinema. The story of boogeyman Michael Myers began simply, a tale of evil incarnate stalking babysitters on Halloween night, and over a series of both […]

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