It doesn't matter what time of year it is, any time you watch Halloween it becomes October 31st for an hour and a half. Anchor Bay Entertainment reminded me of this with its 35th Anniversary Edition of John Carpenter's slasher masterpiece. It's always a pleasure to re-visit Haddonfield and spend a little more time with Michael Myers, Dr. Loomis, Laurie Strode, and all her friends.
I’ll admit, coming up with new ideas is not always easy. Furthermore, when it’s your job to create ideas and your performance is judged by how well those ideas are received, it’s understandable that you might use something that already has been proven to work. Horror movies are perhaps the best example if this.
Everything Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers accomplished by bringing back the masked knife-wielding maniac with an injection of Hitchcockian suspense was demolished by the fifth installment in the franchise. Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers is a sad attempt at taking the back story of the killer and expanding upon it. This movie is the perfect example of producers and screenwriters trying to make more out of something than is possible. Anchor Bay's release of the film on Blu-ray gives fans a chance to revisit it and scratch their head in bewilderment at the ridiculous subplot alluded to.
Welcome back for another edition of News Bits! What is it you ask? Well, the film world can get quite overwhelming at times in the news that releases. Unfortunately some of this news is just too small to warrant a full article. Rather than deprive you of the news, we've created this section. This week in news bits we’ve got posters, trailers, a new comic book movie inspired soda, and more!
Halloween is a pretty big holiday, so it's no surprise, that us here at TMP aren't the only ones talking about it. So for this special Halloween edition of News Bits, we're bringing you the best Halloween articles (movie-themed of course) and news from around the net.
One of the most essential aspects of a horror movie is a good villain. Without one, you have nothing for the film’s scares to rely on. I imagine most of you are spending today, Halloween, looking back on some of your favorite horror movies. I imagine most of them have a villain who has withstood the test of time, who remains scary even to this day. Some horror villains aren’t that lucky. They may not have the fame of a Jason or a Freddy, but they are scary all the same. Let’s take a look at the six non iconic scary movie bad guys who, for better or worse, have seen better days.
When it comes to art, any medium can become something amazing or impressive. Around Halloween, the chosen medium is of course pumpkin carving! There are some truly amazing works of pumpkin art out there, so to help celebrate the holiday, we're highlighting the best movie-themed Halloween pumpkin carvings.
Halloween is the ultimate time of year to enjoy some well mannered scares. Be it Saw or Friday the 13th, everyone has their own set of films to get them in the Halloween spirit. But sometimes, a horror movie just won’t do. Maybe you scare easy, or just don’t like horror movies. I won’t judge. But then what do you turn to to get in the Halloween mood? Well, there are alternatives to scares. Sometimes, the most unlikely of films are the most likely to get you in the spirit of good old Hallows Eve. Here’s 6 of those films.