The Haunting of Hill House (1963) – Shirley Jackson

Having just finished the amazing Netflix series (seriously, watch it) and loving the Robert Wise film, I felt it was time to re-read the original novel, something I’m sure I hadn’t done for about twenty years. In fact, I think I read it just before that abomination by Jan De Bont was released in 1999….

Trailer Tracks: Twister (1996) – Jan De Bont

This movie was like a ride in a theme park. It didn’t claim to have much of a story, just some interchangeable characters, some pretty impressive special effects, and a good solid two hours of entertainment. Filled with recognizable names and faces like Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Jami Gertz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cary Elwes and…

Speed (1994) Jan De Bont

  Jan De Bont’s┬ádirectorial debut lands him squarely on the 101 Action Movies list as well as garnering Oscars for Best Sound and Sound Effects Editing. Keanu┬áReeves is back, this time he’s Jack Traven, a LAPD cop playing a dangerous game with a bomber, Howard Payne (Dennis Hopper) who’s making things personal after Jack foils…