As many of you probably saw last year, I did my TOP 13 HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME for the Stan Winston School of the Character Arts last year. In case you missed it, here are links to both PART 1 & PART 2. http://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/top-13-halloween-movies-part-one http://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/halloween-movies-top-13-part-two But like all good horror movies themselves, that list needed a … Continue reading THE RETURN OF MY TOP 13 HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIES – For the Stan Winston School.
When I do these lists each year, people inevitably ask me, “You’ve missed some obvious and amazing horror movies. Why haven’t you put (insert film here) in yet?” Well dear friends, as any good horror writer/filmmaker knows, it’s just as important how much you hold back as it is how much you deliver. And as … Continue reading 10/31/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #31 – Rosemary’s Baby
I had to get one more Jamie Lee Curtis flick in here before this year goes bye-bye. And this time I’m going sequel. I know this film can be divisive. Hell, let’s be honest, aren’t ALL sequels?? But in my humble opinion, Halloween II is actually a great follow-up to the original Halloween. For one, … Continue reading 10/30/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #30 – Halloween II
Yep, another 80’s horror movie. I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. But come on, this is The Lost Boys here. This is Peter Freakin’ Pan for the horror crowd. This movie is what Twilight WISHES it could be. This is teen vampire angst done right. The storyline follows a newly divorced mother and her two sons … Continue reading 10/29/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #29 – The Lost Boys
In honor of my most recent article I wrote on Halloween Horror Movies for the Stan Winston School (https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/top-13-halloween-horror-movies-jeff-dixon), there’s no better horror movie to write about today than Stan Winston himself’s directorial debut, Pumpkinhead. As with most of the movies I choose for these lists, I have an interesting connection to this film. It … Continue reading 10/28/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #28 – Pumpkinhead
Okay, let’s get bizarre. But let’s not just get typical bizarre, let’s get 70’s bizarre! Oh man, Phantasm is such an amazingly insane movie. There's a reason it's considered a cult classic. Let me attempt to describe the premise. Hmm, let’s see. There’s this VERY tall man (aptly named, the Tall Man), who seems to … Continue reading 10/27/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #27 – Phantasm
Yeah, I know there’s been five Final Destinations (and yep, a 6th is in development), so I get all the jokes that it’s never quite “final”. But you know what? I so don’t care. I love this franchise. It’s exactly what I enjoy at the movie theater. It’s silly. It’s fun. It doesn’t take itself … Continue reading 10/26/13 – OCTOBER HORROR MOVIE RECOMMENDATION #26 – Final Destination 2