Horror Half-Week, Day 4: Favorite things about… Halloween (1978)

The day of spooks and scares has finally arrived! Today, we’re celebrating with what is certainly one of my top five all-time favorite horror films. In case you missed ’em, the rest of 2018’s Horror Half-Week reviews: Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957), The Brain Eaters (1958), and The Living Skeleton (1968) The favorite film: Halloween, an iconic 1978 horror film directed by John Carpenter The … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 4: Favorite things about… Halloween (1978)

Halloweek: The Craft (1996)

Happy Halloweeeeeeen! Halloweek, TMP’s celebration of all things spooky, wraps up today with a film that is somewhat of a modern classic (or at least a cult classic): 1996’s The Craft. “We are the weirdos, mister.” Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney) has just arrived in Los Angeles, her family moving into an old villa. At her new school, she struggles to fit in, at first. And … Continue reading Halloweek: The Craft (1996)

Collector’s Corner: Favorite horror purchases!

October is the month for all things spooky and, though TMP will be giving the season a proper “Halloweek” celebration starting next Tuesday, I thought I’d bring some cobwebs and ghosts and masked murderers to this edition of Collector’s Corner, too! In the last Collector’s Corner we looked at a breakdown of my film collection by genre, and you may remember that horror wasn’t one … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Favorite horror purchases!

Horror Half-Week: Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Kicking off this year’s spooktacular Horror Half-Week with a truly groundbreaking classic of the genre: Night of the Living Dead! Starting with today’s ’60s flick, we’ll be working our way backwards in time. Stay tuned tomorrow for a review of a ’50s film, and throughout the next couple of days for reviews of chillers from the ’40s and ’30s! The favorite film: Night of the … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead (1968)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: What to Watch #33 + a spooky playlist!

Welcome to the special spooky edition of What to Watch! Just in time for Halloween and TMP’s annual Horror Half-Week feature, I’ve decided to change this week’s WTW up a bit by focusing on horror/sci-fi/thriller films playing over the next week on TCM and by including a fun, spooky playlist to get you in the Halloween spirit. All times are listed in EST and subject … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: What to Watch #33 + a spooky playlist!

The two-month-late Halloween Movie Meme

Way back on October 31 The Girl with the White Parasol hosted the Halloween Movie Meme – a fun questionnaire about spooky films. I didn’t discover the meme until Halloween day, when I saw it posted on Noir and Chick Flicks, and I’d already made my post for the day, so it’s appearing here a few months late. But any day is a good day … Continue reading The two-month-late Halloween Movie Meme

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 4: The Sentinel (1977)

A note from Lindsey: Happy Halloween! This post concludes TMP’s four-part, through-the-decades Horror Half-Week series in honor of the spooky holiday. Previous posts in the series: 1940s (The Face of Marble), 1950s (Attack of the Puppet People), 1960s (Carnival of Souls) Glamorous model Alison Parker (Cristina Raines) is in love with her rich, handsome boyfriend Michael (Chris Sarandon) but isn’t quite ready for the commitment … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 4: The Sentinel (1977)