The Improbable Opening of Night Of The Demon

Year: 1957 Director: Jacques Tourneur Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis With Halloween fast approaching I, like many others, have upped the horror quota in my viewing habits, revisiting prominent titles as well as exploring far-flung classics. It's taken too long for me to reach back to Jacques Tourneur's Night Of The Demon (aka Curse Of … Continue reading The Improbable Opening of Night Of The Demon

Review: Halloween (2018)

Director: David Gordon Green Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Andi Matichak One of the creepiest things about Halloween (2018), right out of the gate, is the appearance of the Miramax logo, which hasn't been seen in many a year, and certainly not since the expulsion of the Weinsteins. Ballsy/deluded of someone to hold on to … Continue reading Review: Halloween (2018)

Review: Happy Death Day

Director: Christopher Landon Stars: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine Another year, another slim collection of studio horrors timed to land around Halloween, and none of them ever seem to cut the mustard, right? I mean, fuck, Jigsaw looks terrible. We were all pining for a seventh (eighth? I lose track) run around the torture porn bases … Continue reading Review: Happy Death Day

List: 50 Greatest Horror Films (25-1)

Let us continue then. Compiling this list hammered home for me the diverse nature of the beast at hand. Horror has so many subcategories. Vampire pictures. Zombie pictures. Portmanteau films. Found footage. And horror arrives at different tempos. There are the zany comedies. The restrained chillers. The gonzo gorefests. The brutally nihilistic. And, as in … Continue reading List: 50 Greatest Horror Films (25-1)

Why I Love… #84: Halloween II

Year: 1981 Director: Rick Rosenthal Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode),  Donald Pleasance (Dr Sam Looms), Charles Cyphers (Leigh Bracket), Lance Guest (Jimmy), Dick Warlock (The Shape) Genre: Horror With the aim in mind here at thelosthighwayhotel to provide a diverse range of reviews and essays I might ordinarily have considered it far too soon … Continue reading Why I Love… #84: Halloween II