Trailer Tracks: The Fog (1980) – John Carpenter

  I’m a huge John Carpenter fan, and came to his movies in the late 80s with Big Trouble In Little China and then a severely cut version of The Thing aired on television. I was intrigued, and started hunting down all of his movies at the local video store, Vision Video, and this one…

Hammertown Comic Con

Sue and I, with our friend and camera operator Kayleigh Book in tow, tackled the Hammertown Comic Con in Hamilton this past weekend, and we had a lot of fun! There were 3 Back To The Future guests, a couple of DeLoreans, some fantastic costumes, great art, and some cool folks to chat to! Sue…

The Thing (1982) – John Carpenter

The amazing science fiction year that was 1982 continues! As much as I love Escape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China, I think this is probably my favorite John Carpenter film, and I was so glad it’s on the 101 Sci_Fi Movies list. Based on the 1951 classic The Thing From Another…

Dark Star (1974) – John Carpenter

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings us some John Carpenter (and my fave ones are coming up a little later in the list as well!). Dark Star is an odd little film, featuring discussions of philosophy with self-aware bombs, attacks by an alien that is literally a beach ball with feet, and some really goofy effects….

Tim’s Halloween Movies

It’s Halloween! Always a fun time of year, and while I could sit here and give you my¬†favorite scary movies, I thought perhaps¬†I would just list 10 films that I really enjoy, in no particular order, ones that are good for a spooky movie night. These are movies that are fun to watch, or you…

The Fly (1986)

It’s no real surprise that David Cronenberg appears again on the 101 Horror Movies list. And this time around it’s with his updated, and body-horror version of The Fly. Jeff Goldblum plays Seth Brundle, a scientist on the verge of a brilliant discovery, teleportation via his creation of a telepod. He’s stuck on the reintegration…

Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter finally appears on the 101 Horror Movies list, and this is definitely one of my fave films from him, the others would be Big Trouble In Little China, The Thing and Escape From New York. But this film, wonderfully low-budget, intimate and scary works with the concept that less is more. It’s a…

Call Me Snake…

I’m off to a sneak preview of the new sci-fi actioner Lockout this evening. When I first saw the trailer, the only thing I could think was that it looked like a John Carpenter/Kurt Russell film without either of them (though some of the dialogue looks even cheesier) and more importantly, it looked like a…

Rare Exports

I know. It’s only April, so what the hell am I doing watching a movie about Santa Claus? Well… the short answer is I’ve wanted to see this Finnish film since I first heard about it. And now I have. I was simply delighted with this film. If you take equal parts Goonies, The Thing,…

Where Have All The Good Scares Gone?

Is it possible that the horror genre has become so spotlit in the mainstream media, that it no longer has any shadows for scary things to hide in? Fear and scares are dependent on the individual, what freaks someone out won’t phase the next. If that’s the case, shouldn’t there be more variety in the…