31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

We did it. Day 31. We're here. And we couldn't end the month without THE best Shocktober horror movie - John Carpenter's seminal 1978 classic Halloween. With the new instalment in the franchise currently riding high at the box office, there's still life in dead ol' Michael Myers yet. Here, Carpenter introduces us to Michael … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

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Horror scene stealers #2 – Alice Cooper in Prince of Darkness (1987)

‘This is not a dream…not a dream…we are transmitting from year one-nine-nine…’ John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is one of our favourite horror films of all time, and the second of Carpenter's 'Apocalypse Trilogy' which also features The Thing (1982) and In the Mouth of Madness (1995). A quantum physics professor and his students are … Continue reading Horror scene stealers #2 – Alice Cooper in Prince of Darkness (1987)

31 scary movie moments – 31) Michael Myers wakes up behind Laurie in Halloween (1978)

There couldn't be anything else. This is our scariest moment in horror, when supposedly out for the count Michael Myers (Nick Castle) - the ultimate Boogeyman - wakes up behind unsuspecting Final Girl Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). It's the ultimate jump, a masterpiece by John Carpenter of scary things happening just out of your … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 31) Michael Myers wakes up behind Laurie in Halloween (1978)

31 scary movie moments – 23) The blood test in The Thing (1982)

John Carpenter's The Thing is completely terrifying, with body horror to the max. Kurt Russell's R.J. MacReady leads the men stuck at an Antarctic research station whilst they struggle to survive 'The Thing' - an alien lifeform that takes control of its host and resembles them. So you never know who the alien could be … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 23) The blood test in The Thing (1982)

31 scary movie moments – 3) Prince of Darkness (1987) dream sequences

Another of our favourite horror movies is John Carpenter's seriously eerie Prince of Darkness. A priest (Donald Pleasence) invites a professor and his students into an abandoned church in Los Angeles to investigate a massive cylinder containing lots of mysterious green goop. EVIL goop. Local homeless people (including a great cameo by Alice Cooper) are … Continue reading 31 scary movie moments – 3) Prince of Darkness (1987) dream sequences

31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

John Carpenter's Halloween is, of course, the number one Halloween horror movie. Carpenter introduces us to Michael Myers as a six year old, who kills his sister in Haddonfield, Illinois. Committed to Smith's Grove Sanitarium, he escapes aged 21 to steal an iconic mask and kill again in his home town. He doesn't bank on … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 31 – Halloween (1978)

31 Days of Halloween – Day 29 – Prince of Darkness (1987)

This John Carpenter chiller is one of our favourite Halloween movies - if not only for the Alice Cooper cameo. An abandoned church in LA hosts a mysterious cylinder with swirling, green liquid. The liquid is active and strange things are happening in the city, from swarms of flies through to loads of people just … Continue reading 31 Days of Halloween – Day 29 – Prince of Darkness (1987)