Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from New York and The Thing are great. I didn't think much of Halloween tbh. Saw it for the first time during last year's horror marathon and thought it paled in comparison to Black Christmas. Didn't really care for Big Trouble either.
Great OP, OP.
Just a nitpick. Christine had already that name for the original owner Roland LeBay. I know you haven't watched it yet, you need to fix that ASAP. It's one of my favourite movies of all time.
- Always thought In The Mouth of Madness was not as good as Prince of Darkness. I adore the themes of Prince of Darkness and how they try to meld science and religion. I also love how neither one serves as a ward against the evil the hero(ine)s face.
I personally blame Sam Neil for his decline. For no rational reason, I just can't stand that guy.
I think The Fog doesn't get enough credit. Yeah, it's not going to rewrite history but it's such a good time, and if you're a Halloween fan it's just like a greatest hits album. .
Totally agree, people always call the character incompetent, even in this thread but he's not, he's just a side character in a conflict out of his depth and understanding, he is not useless it's just it's not his story.I don't feel like any of his films ever quite reached the genius of The Thing, but I love Escape from NY and Big Trouble in Little China quite a bit.
I actually enjoy Big Trouble in Little China now more as an adult. It becomes increasingly obvious as the movie goes on that the only person that thinks Jack Burton is the protagonist of that movie is, well, Jack Burton. He's not the great white saviour, and I love that the movie lampoons the trope.
I never really got that as a kid, and I love the movie so much more now as a result.
I should see The Fog again. It's one I don't go back to regularly because I'm just not big on it. It just had a bad production, kind of messy as a result and even Carpenter isn't a fan. It's got Tom Atkins, though, so I have no excuse in not giving it more chances. Tom Atkins makes everything better.
I hated Vampires for that exact reason, not because of Carpenter but because I was a fan of the book. I also got a couple friends into it and when we found out it was going to become a movie, by Carpenter no less we all went to see it on opening night. We were all disappointed.I also somehow like Vampires. It's the best kind of trash, with the totally unlikable macho cast, horrible attitudes, amazing swearing... I liked the book it's very loosely based on, too.