The smartest decision behind Halloween 2018 is to treat it as a tribute rather than trying to equal Carpenter’s superlative work.
By any kind of objective measure, Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake falls far short of John Carpenter’s iconic film. I still … kinda … like it?
Introducing Hounds of Love, Stephen Curry began with an apology. “I apologise in advance if anyone expected The Castle.”
The bluntly-titled Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers pairs competent scares with a surprisingly robust subtext.
An unfairly maligned horror classic? Or just kinda shitty? (It’s the second one.)
The main point of comparison for most people reviewing It Follows is Halloween. Undeniably, David Robert Mitchell’s debut feature, an insidious, diamond-sharp indie horror flick, draws heavily from John Carpenter’s classic. That’s apparent from its opening frame, an image of an American suburban street whose expansive front lawns carpeted by auburn autumn leaves could be…
The transition from acting to music is a familiar career path, particularly if you take into account the cast of Neighbours, but it’s rare to see a well-known film director dabble in professional musicianship. John Carpenter’s debut album, Lost Themes, shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, however, given he’s accumulated more than 22 credits…