Tag: John Carpenter

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

In honor of Donald Pleasence's birthday, I present to you last year's ranking of the films of the Halloween franchise. With the new movie coming out two weeks from today, I'm cautiously optimistic that I'll have a new #3 or even #2 for this list. Until then, let us enjoy the slashing and pay tribute … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Donald Pleasence: Ranking the Films of the Halloween Franchise

31 Days of Halloween: Let’s Slay Together

31 Days of Halloween: Let’s Slay Together

I'm a pretty solitary person. I don't have any horror buddies, and my spouse isn't a horror fan, so whenever I watch horror movies nowadays I usually do it on my own. But when I think back on my most memorable horror-watching experiences, most of them happened when I was with another horror fan. Don't … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: Let’s Slay Together

And the Oscar Goes to…

And the Oscar Goes to…

I'm not proud of it, but I am a bit of an awards show junkie. I love watching the fashion parade on the red carpet, I love hearing the acceptance speeches, and I love seeing awkward celebrity moments. But as a horror fan, I read today's list of Oscar nominations fully expecting to see every … Continue reading And the Oscar Goes to…

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

The most wonderful day of the year is finally here, fiends! I hope you have a spooky day and find zero toothbrushes in your trick-or-treat bag. Unfortunately, today is also the final day of our 31 Days of Halloween Horrorthon. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have, and I thank you very … Continue reading HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

31 Days of Halloween: 24-Hour Horrorthon

31 Days of Halloween: 24-Hour Horrorthon

I take my Halloween horror marathons very seriously. I take as much time off work as possible, and I usually start my spreadsheet planning in August (though I'm a little behind this year). I'll write all about this year's week-long marathon starting tomorrow and talk a bit about how I plan it out — don't … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween: 24-Hour Horrorthon

Celebrating Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Celebrating Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Happy anniversary to one of my favorite horror movies! Halloween III: Season of the Witch was released on this date in 1982. Written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, this is the only movie in the franchise that does not feature Michael Myers (though he does make a cameo appearance — we briefly see Halloween … Continue reading Celebrating Halloween III: Season of the Witch

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