Articles by John Carpenter


August 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

'2:22' has been sitting on the shelf for a while. After making rounds on the festival circuit, the film finds itself settling down on DVD and Blu-ray to find an audience. It is a heist/thriller that centers around four thieves and their plan to [...]

The Crazies

June 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

George Romero is a god in the horror community. With a legendary filmography, he single handedly brought zombies into mainstream cinema. While most are familiar with the 'Dead' series, Romero has quite a few films that get a fraction of the [...]

Don McKay

June 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Great thriller movies are tough to make. The debut film by a director is also tough to make. Combine the two and it is easy to see why Jake Goldberger (who also wrote the screenplay) seemingly had the cards stacked against him before his 2009 release [...]

Ice Road Truckers: Season Three

June 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

The third season of 'Ice Road Truckers' brings its dangerous, heavy hauling to Alaska's North Slope to see the truckers handle a new set of land. The goal is to get the loads from Fairbanks to Deadhorse, an Alaskan city on the cusp of the [...]

Black Dynamite

May 24, 2010 // 0 Comments

In an era where movies are continually reimagined and remade, it is nice to see there are still filmmakers who are simply inspired. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, and Scott Sanders obviously have a deep love for blaxsploitation films of yesteryear. [...]

Red Lips Double Feature

August 30, 2006 // 0 Comments

Oh, how I love exploitation flicks! They are free spirited movies that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Gone are the high dollar special effects and top tier actors. Instead they are replaced by the creativity of the crew along with up and comers that [...]


August 28, 2006 // 0 Comments

"Hoot" is on par with a typical live action Disney movie (excluding the two that star Johnny Depp). It is a nice film with a conflict that is overcome by persistence and the desire to do what is right. In this case, Roy Eberhardt (Logan Lerman) [...]

Dead And Breakfast

December 21, 2005 // 0 Comments

In the comedy horror spirit inspired by the likes of "Evil Dead" and more recently "Shaun Of The Dead", "Dead And Breakfast" has an uphill battle to achieve the notoriety of those two films. The plot is pretty simple. While [...]

Freddy Vs. Jason

December 16, 2005 // 0 Comments

This is a movie where I may lose a lot of reader respect. Call it a guilty pleasure if you wish, but I love "Freddy Vs. Jason". Both series have been on a downward spiral for some time, and the thought of merging the two seemed like a huge [...]

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

November 23, 2005 // 0 Comments

I can't even begin to explain how upset I was when I found out the horror classic "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" was being remade. Michael Bay's name being attached just added fuel to the fire. Then I saw the trailer. Leave it to the [...]
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