Oct. 19, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST
One of the great science fiction classics from the 50s, the monster silhouetted in the doorway is one of my favorite shots of all time!
Oct. 19, 2008, 12:25 a.m. CST
My favorite voice actor of all time. Boris Badinov, Haunted Mansion "Ghost Host", Ludwig von Drake, most of the animatronics in Pirates o't'Caribbean ...
Oct. 19, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST
I caught this for the female lead (she played the teacher Casey seduces in 3 O'Clock High) as well as a peek at an early Tom Hanks. I still laugh at how prominently they place Tom Hanks' name in the billing. As for the movie itself, it's a nice fright flick, especially with the aid of alcohol though the gore factor is obscenely low. Scream 2 totally ripped off the opening.
Oct. 19, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST
I've been trying to remember the name of this movie since I seen it as a kid twentysomething years ago. Angels truly walk among aintitcool
Oct. 19, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST
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Oct. 19, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST
Had a Strange Dream. Have to trust my instincts on this one.
Oct. 19, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST
CAROL KANE, you know. But I guess that's the nanny getting stalked on the phone one, who gets scared everytime a stranger calls. I keep forgetting that title. <p> By the way, Quint, my buddy and I just saw MOTHER OF TEARS and man oh man, I can't wait to hear what you think of that mess.
Oct. 19, 2008, 2:41 a.m. CST
Oct. 19, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST
The Thing? man alive!!! Strap yourself in to the creme de la creme of old timey nuclear era bad assness. and just keep watching the skies!!!
Oct. 19, 2008, 4:36 a.m. CST
Before coming up with the opening scene for SCREAM 2?
Oct. 19, 2008, 4:47 a.m. CST
Oh shit. Now he does!<p>I'm getting the hell outta here!
Oct. 19, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST
I would assume, seeing as the Scream franchise is more or less a parody of all the stalker/slasher movies, that the opening of Scream 2 was a homage to this movie.<p>Just my two cents (can I use that phrase when I'm not American?)
Oct. 19, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST
And The Thing has one of my top 3 firestunts EVER! (And it's also a great movie.)
Oct. 19, 2008, 6:26 a.m. CST
by The Amazing G
for Hanks alone
Oct. 19, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
Why no foreign films on the list?
Oct. 19, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
Oops, sorry there are foriegn films, must be a McCain moment.
Oct. 19, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST
to hear this didn't age well. i was about 12 when Fox TV channel premiered, and they used to show this movie alot. When i was 12, it was awesome, lol. And Quint's right, the fish tank moment is pretty cool. Funny story I'll try to make short. We're all used to how shower scenes play on network TV. We see the girl from the front as she goes to open her robe, then cut to her back, as the robe drops and she steps into the shower. We've all seen that 1000 times. Well, back in the day when Fox was a brand new network, somebody didn't edit this movie very well, and when the girl went to drop her robe, the movie just kept right on a-rollin, and there's her tits all over network TV. And, hey, when you're 12, that's pretty damn cool right there, lol. Fox used to have screw ups like that a LOT back when they were new. I blame Janet Jackson, lol.
Oct. 19, 2008, 11 a.m. CST
by Jawa 007
Never heard of, but sounds like it has enough going for it. As for The Thing - good movie. I always forget that Hawks produced but didn't direct and I can never remember who the director is!
Oct. 19, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST
by Napoleon Park
I Knows You're Alone Now.
Oct. 19, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST
She was actually pretty terrible in the first Nightmare on Elm Street (acting-wise). She still wasn't very good in the third one, either. That said, I was surprised to see her do a much better job in the New Nightmare (or whatever it was called).
Oct. 19, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST
I don't think he meant she was a great actor, I think he meant that the character or Nancy sort of turned the classic horror-heroin archetype around. Whereas in Halloween and Friday the 13th and any of the slasher flicks before it the female lead was a poor terrified girl, Nancy really takes on the persona of "FUCK YOU I AIN'T DYIN!" The final act of Nightmare on Elm Street plays out according to Nancy's design, not Freddy's.
Oct. 19, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST
Watcher in the Woods. At least it was in 1987, when I watched it as a wimpy ten-year-old. Gad, that one freaked me out. . . . On an unrelated topic, what's the animation in the top left-hand corner from (the tracking shot from the cross down to the shadowy figure in front of the building)? Anyone? Anyone?
Oct. 19, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST
That's from John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987).
Oct. 19, 2008, 6:01 p.m. CST
An atomic age classic. Enjoy! I hope you hit Boris Karloff in The Body Snatcher soon! Early Robert Wise greatness. Can't wait to hear your take on those.
Oct. 19, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST
If you stopped posting political junk, movie a day, scriptgirl, and old news would this site exist? Signed A concerned citizen
Oct. 20, 2008, 12:40 a.m. CST
from this post. Thats a film you HMad Fans should see!!! Fucking great film. Also Halloween rips off TCM so much. I have always looked at Halloween as the suburban Trexas Chainsaw Massacre. There are scenes that mirror each other. The phone scene is frame like the oh shit where are they coming from scene where leatherface is zoomed after he slaps himself. The LEatherface Sally Chase. The end credits with both woem all fucked up and the resolve no being there. the pam bone room vs Laurie finding her dead friends. the scene where jerry is hit in the fucking head and bob and how they sorta walked into the trap. Fuck John owes TCM so much credit. Halloween the cannibal/non family suburban Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Oct. 20, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST
sorry slightly stoned right now..
Oct. 20, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. If we didn't post our reviews, our thoughts on older films and news stories, would this site exist? Probably not, since... you know, that's what we post. I'm assuming you're trying to ask why we don't have only scoops on the front page and that's a fair question, but one I don't know how to answer. We get scoops via sources. Sometimes we get a ton at once, sometimes it slows down. With the economy slowing down the business and the threat of an actor's strike still hanging over everything, things are slower right now. There's also a lot more competition. I've noticed a ton of early reviews now coming in only link to someone else's blog, which we don't usually link to. Everybody has a blog now, so getting an out and out exclusive is much harder than it used to be, but even still Moriarty broke Brett Ratner on Conan just a few days ago, so it still happens. Within the next 24 hours I'll be posting an hour long exclusive discussion with a very well known filmmaker talking about a sequel everybody is excited about.<BR><BR>I don't know if that answered your question or not, but that's what I'm seeing from my vantage point here. I'd love to see more script reviews here, which is something I know Beaks was doing pretty well at when he first came onboard as an editor. I hope he keeps it up.<BR><BR>Gil, I'm 100% with you. I always merged this movie with the original WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, too. The lead girl looks completely like Carol Kane on the poster.
Oct. 20, 2008, 6 p.m. CST
Shirley Temples on me next Friday night.
Oct. 21, 2008, 12:10 a.m. CST
Oct. 21, 2008, 12:13 a.m. CST
Thanks for your response. You did answer my questions just sometimes I get fustrated with slowness of news reaching this site. Dark Horizons sometimes naps a story faster then you. Well with competition continous improvement will occur. One last suggestion and I will be on my way. How bout a web chat. Thanks again Later