For all its frightening moments, Halloween actually features one of the great speeches in the pantheon of horror, Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) musing about his encounter with a young Michael Myers: “I met this six-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes… the devil’s eyes…” It’s a wholesale rejection of social constructivism,Continue reading “Halloween”

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is the Saved by the Bell of horror: stupid, corny, crappy and inexplicably popular. And it’s a shame because the sequel offers some dynamic set pieces and the occasional kernel of what might’ve been a really good movie. However, it’s marred by crappy performances. By contrast, A Nightmare onContinue reading “A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge”