Halloween (1978)

Directed by John Carpenter The term "serial killer" didn't exist when Halloween first came out.  So yeah, there had never really been anything quite like Michael Myers before he showed up.  There had been ghosts and ghouls, zombies and aliens, even the perhaps slightly more human antagonists of the occult (Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist) but there had … Continue reading Halloween (1978)

Clown (2014)

Directed by Jon Watts Clown, about a man turning into a child-eating clown, is disturbing and thus incredibly effective.  It's one of those troubling horror movies that, though it follows certain conventions, wades into frightening, disgusting territory and provokes incredibly upsetting feelings within the viewer.  On one hand such feelings may make it easy to write … Continue reading Clown (2014)