BUG’s Symbiotic Horror

One of his best, Friedkin’s BUG is an exploration of the toxicity in co-dependency, that darker side of romance.

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William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins

Cruising. 1980. Directed & Written by William Friedkin; adapted from the novel by Gerald Walker. Starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, and Joe Spinell. Warner Brothers. Rated R. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (DVD release) Cruising came about for William Friedkin in a number of ways: through his own observations aboutContinue reading “William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins”

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Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood

The Babadook. 2014. Directed & Written by Jennifer Kent. Starring Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, and Tim Purcell. Entertainment One. 93 minutes. Drama/Horror/Thriller ★★★★★ This movie certainly has been hyped up a lot as of late. Several critics who’ve written about it all seemed to enjoy it a great deal. Most recently, William Friedkin (forContinue reading “Mr. Babadook & the Horror of Single Parenthood”

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William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist

  The Exorcist. 1973. Dir. William Friedkin. Written by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, and Linda Blair. Warner Brothers Rated 18A. 132 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ (Movie) ★★★★★ (Blu ray release) By now, everyone has either seen The Exorcist orContinue reading “William Friedkin Gets to the Pulse of Fear with The Exorcist”

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William Friedkin’s THE HUNTED – A Retrospective Review

A look back at an underrated William Friedkin film.

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