September 4, 2015

Things are looking up

Some recent Blu-ray arrivals. Watch for reviews to come.

Can't wait to see The Exorcist III again - still love this line of dialogue:

"If you looked with the eyes of faith you'd see me."

Chilling and pretty representative of William Peter Blatty's outlook.

Speaking of which, I think it's time for another spin of The Ninth Configuration - his wonderful bizarre sloppy masterpiece.

September 2, 2015

RIP - Wes Craven

[Editorial aside: I'm getting really tired and sad writing RIP posts - it's time to step up the reviews and commentary. Watch for my own take on the "31 Days of Horror" theme.]

R.I.P. Director Wes Craven

Nice brief career profile at ESQUIRE.

While I wasn't the biggest of his fans, he did create two undeniable horror movie icons: Nightmare on Elm Street's Freddy Kruger and the Scream comic-horror franchise. He was also a great interview subject; here's a perfect example from Filmmaker Magazine: LINK

I think one of his best is the under-appreciated THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW:

Faces on Film

Part One