Category: Criticism

Carrie On

De Palma meets King

Carrie is truly a unique entry into the horror genre but sadly Brian De Palma’s direction fails to rise to the standard of the source material and the performances of his female leads.
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Tobe Hooper Gutted Film with THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

Tobe Hooper gave film permission to push its audience to new, unforgiving extremes

Tobe Hooper, the maverick independent filmmaker who viciously unmade the horror genre with his 1974 masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, has died at 74. His filmography is loaded with gems, including the bananas cross-genre camp classic Lifeforce and the endlessly debated partnership with Steven Spielberg, Poltergeist. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, however, is a towering landmark,
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