Friday, 31 October 2008

HAPPY HALLOWEEN


Almost time to sign off for tonight, and enjoy a double bill fit for the spookiest night of the year. Our first film will be John Carpenter's essential HALLOWEEN which has been enjoying some excellent coverage on Jeremy's Moon In The Gutter blog. At this time of year, I always recall my first viewing of this film which - if memory serves me correct - was in 1978 at a cinema in Derby. This screening was actually part of a double bill with ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and served as a wonderful introduction to the work of John Carpenter. For me, this classic ranks as one of the finest genre flicks of the past 30 years and I hope this time next year to be able to enjoy it via Blu-ray(if my wife manages to work her magic on another competition, to add to the LCD TV she won earlier this year). And the other film on tonight's double-bill? CITY OF THE DEAD (aka HORROR HOTEL). A wonderfully atmospheric gem which will take us beyond the witching hour.
Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, I wish you all a fun and safe Halloween.

5 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great double bill. I hope you enjoy yourself with both those movies. I think I've watched Halloween pretty much every year since I can remember. The last few days I've watched it along with its inferior sequels. Happy Halloween!

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  2. We enjoyed the double-header, Keith. Good to read you've been giving all the films a spin. What do you make of Season Of The Witch? Seriously under-rated, in my view.

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  3. I'll be honest that I hated it years ago when I first saw it. I've grown to actually enjoy it as the years have gone on. It just took me a few viewings to get there. I do think it's seriously underrated.

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  4. Yep, good call mate. Took me a while to get my head round around it.

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  5. I'm always down for a John Carpenter double bill and this one sounds great. I rewatched PRINCE OF DARKNESS and THE FOG over the weekend. Love those films...

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