Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) – Brian Gibson

A number of cast and crew (including composer Jerry Goldsmith and visual effects artist Richard Edlund) return for Poltergeist II: The Other Side and while Julian Beck seems truly terrifying as Kane, the film doesn’t have the Spielberg or Hooper magic that made the first film such a hit. The Freeling family, Diane (JoBeth Williams),…

The Thing From Another World (1951)

I was always anxious about watching this film, the John Carpenter remake is one of my favorite films, so I was worried what I would think of the original. I settled in to watch it, as it was next up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies (as is the remake a ways down the line). I…

Jaws (1975)

I love this movie so much, thank you for making it Mr. Spielberg! The music, the dialogue, the moments, the sheer fun! But if you’ve been to the blog before, you know that, it’s my all time favorite movie, and the first one I ever saw. So obviously when it came along on the list…

My First Movie Experience…

1975. My parents had a ‘discussion’, about whether I should be able to go to the drive-in with them. I was 3, going on 4. Happily (for me at any rate), according to her version of the story, my mother won out and I was introduced to the world of movies and escapism with what has become…