In Conversation with John Landis

Today is my birthday, so it seems like the perfect moment to share this wonderful gift DK Canada gave me. Director John Landis has overseen the compilation of a new anthology, Haunted Houses, and it is perfect reading for the Halloween season. It’s a fantastic collection, and DK Canada arranged for me to speak with…

Doctor Who S07E10 – Hide

  I realize I’m a week behind on this one, but hey, I was on vacation and covering a film festival! But what an ep! The cloister bell rings, there’s a knock 4 times, there’s ghosts and monsters, some fun banter, and a little more investigation into the mysterious companion. Neil Cross penned this episode,…

The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

  “When people substitute¬†fear for reason…” I think that line may have just as much resonance today, if not more so, than it did in the 1950s when Robert Wise’s (Sound of Music, Star Trek The Motion Picture, The Haunting, West Side Story)¬†sci-fi classic first debuted, and earned its place on the list of 101…

The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (the original and not the heavy cgi, special effects laden version of the late 90s) is classic horror. It walks the line between psychological thriller, focusing mainly on poor Eleanor (Julie Harris), a sheltered woman who had no life of her own, but was confined to help her bed-ridden mother up until her…