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Film Review: The Thing (1982)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: “In the midst of the Antarctic snow-field, the scientists and workers of a small American research base are shocked when a helicopter begins to circle their camp, chasing and shooting at a dog. When the helicopter is destroyed and the passenger’s are killed by accident, the dog is let into the base and the American’s begin to …

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Film Review: Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. REVIEW: “This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I’m talkin’ to whoever’s listenin’ out there.” Sandwiched between the sweet science fiction of Starman and the dark, quantum horror of Prince of Darkness, Carpenter’s 1986 film presents a happy medium blending more genres …

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Film Review: The Thing (1982) Review 2

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. REVIEW: “Now I’ll show you what I already know.” John Carpenter’s most indispensable film, The Thing, is based on John W. Campbell Jr.’s Who Goes There?, a novella dealing with paranoia and the fear of assimilation …

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Celebrate Halloween By Watching John Carpenter’s First Take Of The Opening For HALLOWEEN

Remember back in the summer when some of that awesome “never before seen” footage from John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN popped up online? Well, that dude that gave us that, Billy Kirkus, has given us all a nice little Halloween night surprise. How would you like to see John Carpenter’s first pass at the now infamous opening scene for his 1978 classic? …

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Film Review: Halloween (1978)

Rate This MovieSYNOPSIS: The first flick in the trilogy from director John Carpenter, Halloween almost single-handedly invented the 1980s slasher genre. Escaped lunatic Michael Myers (no, not the Austin Powers actor) goes on a murderous baby-sitter-slaying rampage on Halloween. Only baby sitter Jamie Lee Curtis (the quintessential scream queen) and psychiatrist Donald Pleasence can stop him. REVIEW:

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