The Crazies was an unconventional and random choice. The Crazies somehow seems more relevant now than it did in 1973. The Crazies showcased that Romero always had a knack for being ahead on content and storytelling. For today’s post, I watched 1973’s The Crazies. If it didn’t sum up what was to come in 2020, … Continue reading The Crazies (1973) Review + Relevancy
un·der·rate /ˌəndə(r)ˈrāt/ verb past tense: underrated; past participle: underrated underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something). "a very underrated film" What qualifies as an underrated film? a) It the lack of knowledge the general public knows? b) Is it genre based? c) Was a financial failure or success? Why do some feels … Continue reading Underrated: Alice, Sweet Alice
Title: Phantasm Year: 1979 Dir.: Don Coscarelli Producer(s): D.A. Coscarelli Writer(s): Don Coscarelli Company: New Breed Productions, AVCO Embassy Pictures Starring: Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, and Kathy Lester While typing this out, I heard the score of Phantasm in my head. I also hummed along. But let’s get one thing straight: … Continue reading Phantasm; if this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead.
Title: Halloween Year: 1978 Dir.: John Carpenter Producer(s): Debra Hill Writer(s): John Carpenter, Debra Hill Company: Compass International Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis. So. We’ve arrived at one of the big juggernauts of horror. Even if you’re not a fan of horror, you know the big ones: Friday the 13th, … Continue reading Halloween; the night he came home.
Title: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Year: 1974 Dir.: Tobe Hooper Producer(s): Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel, Jay Parsley, Richard Saenz Writer(s): Tobe Hooper, Kim Henkel Company: Vortex, Bryanston Distributing Company Starring: Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail, Teri McMinn, Edwin Neal, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan It looks gritty. It looks raw. … Continue reading The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; what happened is true..
Title: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Year: 1975 Dir.: Jim Sharman Producer(s): Lou Adler, Michael White Writer(s): Richard O’Brien (based on original theatre production with lyrics, etc), Jim Sharman Company: 20th Century Fox Starring: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Little Nell/Nell Campbell, Meatloaf, Charles Gray. "I would like to... if … Continue reading The Rocky Horror Picture Show: It’s a jump to the left.
Title: Alice, Sweet Alice Year: 1976 Dir.: Alfred Sole Producer(s): Edward Salier Writer(s): Alfred Sole, Rosemary Ritvo Company: Allied Artists Starring: Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Lillian Roth, Brooke Shields (first film), Niles McNaster and Jane Lowry. A movie about family. A movie about sibling rivalry. A movie about religion. A movie that’s a whodunit with … Continue reading Alice, Sweet Alice; Prey for Her.
Title: Suspiria Year: 1977 Dir.: Dario Argento Producer(s): Claudio and Salvatore Argento Writer(s): Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi, an essay (1845, Thomas De Quincey) “Suspiria de Profundis” Company: Seda Spettacoli, Produzioni Atlas Consorziate Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Udo Kier and Joan Bennett. How do we start off talking about … Continue reading Suspiria; a Dario Argento classic.