Father Gore’s October Recommendations – Vol. 4: Supernatural

A supernatural feast fit to make any Halloween season movie marathon real freaky

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Prayers to a Consumer God: American Decay + Ideological Control in THEY LIVE

Generally disregarded by the mainstream, John Carpenter’s THEY LIVE (’88) is a prophetic piece of sci-fi cinema.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: Carpenter’s Hyperviolent Dystopian Prison State

John Carpenter’s dystopian classic is a vision of a prison state where American democracy and institutions have failed; where violence and chaos reign!

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Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers

Halloween. 2007. Directed & Written by Rob Zombie; based on the original screenplay by John Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Malcolm McDowell, Brad Dourif, Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Richard Lynch, Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Danny Trejo, Lew Temple, Tom Towles, Bill Moseley, & Leslie Easterbrook. Dimension Films/Nightfall Productions/Spectacle Entertainment Group/TrancasContinue reading “Rob Zombie Presents Halloween: The Horrific Origins of Michael Myers”

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The Fog: A Chilling American Ghost Story

John Carpenter’s The Fog. 1980. Directed by John Carpenter. Written by Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Janet Leigh, John Houseman, Hal Holbrook, Charles Cyphers, George ‘Buck’ Flower, and Jim Haynie. AVCO Embassy Pictures/EDI/Debra Hill Productions. Rated R. 89 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ An impressive aspect about John Carpenter, otherContinue reading “The Fog: A Chilling American Ghost Story”

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Isolated Paranoia: John Carpenter’s The Thing

John Carpenter’s The Thing. 1982. Directed by John Carpenter. Screenplay by Bill Lancaster, from a story by John W. Campbell Jr. Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart, Charles Hallahan, Peter Maloney, and Donald Moffat. Universal Pictures/Turman-Foster Company. Rated R. 109 minutes. Horror/Science Fiction ★★★★★ It’s hardContinue reading “Isolated Paranoia: John Carpenter’s The Thing”

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Halloween II: One of the Few Perfect Slasher Sequels

Halloween II. 1981. Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Screenplay by John Carpenter & Debra Hill. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Dick Warlock, Leo Rossi, Gloria Gifford, and Tawny Moyer. Dino De Laurentiis Company. Rated R. 92 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) ThereContinue reading “Halloween II: One of the Few Perfect Slasher Sequels”

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John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN: Enduring Decades of Fear

John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN is as good today as in 1978. Well, Father Gore wasn’t alive then, but he’s sure it was scary then, too.

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THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror

The Stranger. 2015. Directed and Written by Guillermo Amoedo. Starring Cristobal Tapia Montt, Ariel Levy, Luis Gnecco, and Nicolas Duran. Sobras International Pictures. Unrated. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Mystery. ★★★1/2 Eli Roth, though some may say different, is a great talent. I enjoy his movies because they’re fun. I really enjoy him as a producer, as well.Continue reading “THE STRANGER is Eerie Indie Vampire Horror”

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John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Action on a Sweet Soundtrack

Assault on Precinct 13. 1976.  Directed & Written by John Carpenter.  Starring Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West, Tony Burton, Charlie Cyphers, and Nancy Kyes.  Image Entertainment.  Rated R.  91 minutes.  Action/Crime/Thriller ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★ (DVD release)Assault on Precinct 13 is one of the best action thrillers of all-time. It’s probably my personal favourite if IContinue reading “John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13: Action on a Sweet Soundtrack”

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