“Be careful driving home tonight, because Christine is out there!” – John Carpenter, Detroit, 11/10/17.
“One Great Movie Can Change You.”Read more "Kirk’s Adventures at the Traverse City Film Festival"
Part one of a new way to review a new documentary on an old band.Read more "Long Strange Review of Amir Bar-Lev’s ‘Long Strange Trip’"
One of my most vivid memories from middle school was spending the night with a couple of my friends and sitting down to watch Napoleon Dynamite after hearing so much about through friends at school and general advertising. It had a very strange aura about it and it seemed like something that was new and […]Read more "The Genius of Napoleon Dynamite"
“What is ‘Jaws’ if not a Roger Corman movie on a big budget?” – New York TimesRead more "Beverly Gray’s ‘Roger Corman: An Unauthorized Biography of the Godfather of Indie Filmmaking’"
After a too-long absence from Hell of a Thing, I am back to continue along in our journey through the greatness that is the Horror of ’87 with one of my all-time favorites!Read more "The Horror of ’87 #4: Prince of Darkness"
On August 14th, 1987, Fred Dekker’s second film, The Monster Squad was released. Co-written with the criminally underrated Shane Black, this film emphasized Dekker’s love for early horror, as did his first film, Night of the Creeps, the year prior. The Monster Squad was the second of only three features Dekker would ultimately direct, but […]Read more "The Horror of ’87 #3: The Monster Squad"