Thursday, October 11, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition): Night/Dark
For the 41st week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. It’s the second week of the 2018 Halloween edition as the theme is the dark/night. It’s the moment where the freaks come out at night and it’s not safe at the dark. It’s the moment to be afraid of the dark and at night. Here are my three picks all from the mind of John Carpenter:
The film that would launch a popular horror subgenre in the slasher films. It is about a man who escapes from a mental hospital and decides to terrorize people on Halloween night. It’s the film that would set standards of what to do and what not to do at night as the killer named Michael Myers just kills whoever the fuck he wants to kill and no one is safe. While the film would launch a franchise with a few having involvement from Carpenter including the upcoming film by David Gordon Green with music by Carpenter.
2. The Fog
It’s the centennial of a famous shipwreck in a small coastal town in California as a fog emerge where the ghosts of this shipwreck would come to terrorize everyone. It’s a film with a simple premise yet it’s the ensemble cast that include Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins, and Nancy Keyes that help the film sell this premise of a town dealing with this strange phenomenon.
While it’s considered a minor film from Carpenter, it is still an entertaining film about vampire hunters roaming around the American Southwest as they deal a powerful vampire trying to find a sacred cross for an upcoming ritual. Though there’s scenes set in the day, it is still a film of the night in terms of what these vampire hunters deal with as they work for the Vatican. It’s got some flaws but James Woods’ performance is so fun to watch.
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