A Color Story: Beetlejuice

Title: Beetlejuice Year: 1988 Director: Tim Burton Writer(s): Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren (screenplay), Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson (story) Producer(s): Michael Bender, Larry Wilson, Richard Hashimoto Costume(s): Aggie Guerard Rodgers Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Michael Keaton.* It’s a Tim Burton film, you know a Burton film … Continue reading A Color Story: Beetlejuice

SoH Reviews: Maximum Overdrive

What can I say about this movie…? I’m still a bit stunned. I went into this movie with some idea of what this movie was about and I was not disappointed! I have a lot of thoughts and critiques about this film so let’s get into my review of 1986’s Maximum Overdrive. Directed and written … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Maximum Overdrive

The Hype of Re-Animator: Is it valid?

A few weeks ago, Comet TV was showing a film with a familiar face: Jeffrey Combs. Granted, I recognized the other two actors alongside him (Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton) and it was the film From Beyond. It then reminded me, fuck, I had never seen Re-Animator. Yes, I am one of those people who take … Continue reading The Hype of Re-Animator: Is it valid?

Fright Night (1985); there are good reasons to be afraid of the dark.

Title: Fright Night Year: 1985 Dir.: Tom Holland Producer(s): Herb Jaffe Writer(s): Tom Holland Company: Columbia Pictures Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Roddy McDowall. Vampires. It’s a popular concept or genre in horror. You know, you got the “first” vampire horror interpretation Nosferatu, film 1922, black and white and based off … Continue reading Fright Night (1985); there are good reasons to be afraid of the dark.

Evil Dead 2; the comedy/horror of the decayed.

Title: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Year: 1987 Dir.: Sam Raimi Producer(s): Robert Tapert, Alex De Benedetti, Irvin Shapiro Writer(s): Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel Company: Renaissance Pictures Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Denise Bixler, Ted Raimi. In the previous post, which I spoke about The Evil Dead (1981), I did … Continue reading Evil Dead 2; the comedy/horror of the decayed.

The Shining; Wendy, I’m home!

Title: The Shining Year: 1980 Dir.: Stanley Kubrick Producer(s): Stanley Kubrick Writer(s): Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson Company: Warner Bros. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd I haven’t seen The Shining in a long time. I couldn’t tell you a complete scene without cheating thanks to Google. However, visually, I … Continue reading The Shining; Wendy, I’m home!