M (1931)

Directed by Fritz Lang Holy sh*t is this film alive.  From the unexpected twists and turns of what has since become a fairly standard, predictable type of story to the daring use of silence and mind-boggling camera movements (still not sure how they pulled them off), there is a lot to admire in Fritz Lang's M. … Continue reading M (1931)

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)