Archives For Horror

I love discovering old movies that I haven’t seen before because I’m often impressed with the simplicity of the effects and the power of story.

I rented two Rod Taylor films this month, and I had never really seen him in anything until now. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds (1963) and George Pai’s The Time Machine (1960). Both films were really interesting and different, but there was something about them that connect them in my mind: they both used completely ordinary objects and ideas to sell a fantasy, yet I was on-the-edge-of-my-seat interested in both of them the entire time. Continue Reading…

Peter Jackson is one of the best director’s of our generation, in my opinion. His films have ranged from indie slasher flicks to elegantly delivered epics. Although not all of his movies may seem similar, they all have one characteristic that unites them: a brilliantly executed story. But I think what makes his films so compelling is the man behind the movies, and I definitely think his life of filmmaking can be used to offer a budding filmmaker some guidance. Continue Reading…