Tag: John Carpenter

It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In addition to being one of the finest horror films ever made, Halloween also introduced the world to one of the most enduring horror characters of all time: Michael Myers. Silent, relentless, and remorseless, Michael Myers is the boogeyman who lurks in dark corners and underneath beds, waiting with inhuman patience to make you his … Continue reading It Was the Boogeyman: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Monster Monday: The Blob

Monster Monday: The Blob

I am burdened with glorious purpose, fiends, for today is Monster Monday! I have two monsters for you today, from The Blob (1958) and The Blob (1988). Since the 1988 version is a remake of the 1958 film, you might think that both Blobs are basically the same monster. Dearest readers, they are not. The … Continue reading Monster Monday: The Blob

Monster Monday: They Live

Monster Monday: They Live

Happy Monster Monday, fiends! Today's monster comes from John Carpenter's classic anti-establishment sci-fi-action-horror-comedy They Live. Featuring one of the most famous fight scenes and one of the most hilariously ludicrous tough guy lines in film history, They Live is a must-see. I normally only include monster photos on Monster Monday, but since today is a … Continue reading Monster Monday: They Live

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares

I love a good jump scare. As I've mentioned, I am particularly susceptible to jump scares, no matter how predictable or stereotypical they are. I am startled by every window blown open by the wind and every cat that jumps yowling into the frame. They always make me jump a few feet out of my seat, but that … Continue reading Fun with Horror Tropes: Jump Scares