In “Helliversity,” a group of American exchange students is terrorized by a vengeful spirit while locked inside a high-security foreign university.
While Dark Star is technically John Carpenter’s first film, Assault on Precinct 13 is his first solo directing gig and the first to really feel like a Carpenter film. The glorious widescreen, the confined space, the dark humor, the blue-collar badass – all of the elements he’ll frequently revisit are there. Not to mention how incredibly assured the entire film is. With Precinct 13, Carpenter skipped the amateur phase of filmmaking and stepped right into the “master” class. While it may not be as synonymous with Carpenter as Halloween or The Thing, this low-budget love letter to Hawks’ Rio Bravo and Romero’s Night of the Living Dead stands as one of his best (and personally, one of my favorite films of all time, so pardon me if I gush a bit over this Blu-ray). READ MORE
Halloween III: Season of the Witch has always been the black sheep of the franchise, mainly because it’s the only film to not feature Michael Myers as a character (though, there are Halloween TV commercials playing in the background), but it’s always been my second favorite entry. The original film does a great job of establishing a villain who is just plain evil without the use of an unnecessary long-winded explanation or convoluted back story, and has an ending that drives the idea that evil can never really be defeated home. With the exception of Season of the Witch, every other film in the series tried building up the mythology and failed because they were based on a half-baked idea (the sister thing is still dumb, but the Thorn cult could’ve been neat – key word here is “could’ve”), boring, edited into oblivion, or a combination of all three. READ MORE
Seven youths have to defeat a demonic creature named Pennywise which dresses in a clown suit and terrorizes a 1960′s town in Maine.
An evil toymaker plans to kill all the kids out for Halloween in this non-sequel to the other Halloween movies