Tag Archives: anniversary

John Carpenter’s ‘THE THING’ (1982) Returning To Theaters

The Thing (1982)

Many consider John Carpenter’s THE THING (1982) to be one of the greatest horror films of all time. It’s my favorite. It’s Seth’s favorite, too (read his tribute here)! The film turns 40 years old this month, if you can believe it? The film’s age means a lot of us, …

Read More »

‘Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’ Three Decades Later – Retro Review

July 28, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. The film took us out of Camp Crystal Lake and small town scenery of the previous F13 films, and placed our unwilling participants on a wild boat ride trapped with one of the creepiest, …

Read More »

Celebrating De Palma’s ‘Sisters’ On Its 45th Anniversary

“I saw a murder, and I’m going to prove it!” Sisters is Brian De Palma’s seminal masterpiece and his first foray into the psycho thriller genre. The film is a welcome addition to any film fan’s collection. With hypersensitive cinematography and dripping with Hitchcock allurement, Sisters is just as important …

Read More »

Remembering Bram Stoker On His 170th Birthday

For more than a hundred years, the name Count Dracula has struck ice-ridden chills into the hearts of literary readers. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, is just as well known as his infamous character. The author also has the prestige of having his own award, called The Horror Writer’s …

Read More »

‘The Sixth Sense’ (1999) Is Still Commanding Us – Retro Review

On August 6, 1999, anxious viewers of The Sixth Sense shivered in their seats as the cute little boy, Cole, known to his peers as “freak,” revealed his big secret. From that moment on, “I see dead people” has become a phrase possibly more known than the movie itself. Young Cole …

Read More »

Celebrating 35 Years of John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’

The Thing

John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) is my favorite horror movie. It may be my favorite movie, period. It is, frankly, a masterpiece that sits atop many a horror aficionado’s Top 10 list. I remember watching it with my father as a kid. It terrified me. It stuck with me. It’s …

Read More »

Fear (1996) – The Teenager’s ‘Fatal Attraction’ Turns 21

When James Foley’s Fear was first released 21 years ago on April 12th, teenage girls everywhere swooned at the sight of former Calvin Klein model and Funky Bunch member Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg seducing innocently sexy Reese Witherspoon. There was no denying that the sexual tension between these two blazed through the …

Read More »

The New York Ripper: Fulci’s Underrated Sleaze Classic Turns 35!

I’ve been a horror fan for the majority of my life, but when it comes to Italian horror, I’m a late bloomer. I did not discover most of my favorites until I was in my mid-twenties. When it comes to Italian horror, my favorite director is Lucio Fulci. While I …

Read More »

Dario Argento’s Classic SUSPIRIA Turns 40!

When it comes to Italian horror, few films are as widely praised and respected as Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. Do a search for “Classic Italian Horror” and this 1977 classic appears on every “Best Of” list you’ll find. Fans and critics alike consider it a true masterpiece of horror. Suspiria was released …

Read More »