The Company of Wolves (1984)

A while ago, I reviewed Greta, the latest from director Neil Jordan. It was not his best work. If you had asked me last week, I would have said that Jordan's best film was 2012's Byzantium. He's probably best known for The Crying Game, which I haven't seen in many, many years, and I'm concerned … Continue reading The Company of Wolves (1984)

Christine (1983) – a deeper dive

Isn’t that the one with the killer car? The movie, absolutely. But in the case of the novel, it’s a little more complicated.  Stephen King was hot shit by 1983. He’d had three of his novels turned into feature films, and all of them did very well at the box office. Producer Richard Kobritz … Continue reading Christine (1983) – a deeper dive

Who I Am Now

So it’s been about a week since I started this little introspective tangent, and I guess now we’re getting into what one could term “the good stuff”. Here’s where I deal with the big realities, in the order they came. I’m not straight. I only allowed myself to believe this near the end of my … Continue reading Who I Am Now

1982 Index

Cat People Creepshow Friday the 13th, Part III Poltergeist The Thing Best Non-Horror of 1982 I've never really gotten into E.T. The Extraterrestrial. I had the video as a kid, but it never captured me the same way it did others, and I recently revisited it to see if maybe age or nostalgia had changed … Continue reading 1982 Index

The Thing (1982)

I can't possibly narrow down my favorite horror films to a single one. The absolute best I can do is to narrow it down to a top five. Interestingly enough, this is the first time I've written about any of those five. It's not a particularly obscure choice, and is the stated favorite of several … Continue reading The Thing (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

Let's get two things clear immediately: Forget this nonsense about the curse. Sometimes bad things happen. It's a tragedy that Heather O'Rourke and Dominique Dunne died so young. But the majority of the cast either lived long, full lives, or are still alive today.Despite the rumors, this film was not directed or co-directed by Steven … Continue reading Poltergeist (1982)