Well that was fucking nuts in a Hammer Horror, grab you by the yahoo kind of way.
I guessed the twist, and then James Wan laughed and called me an amateur. That third act was bonkers and I loved it.
What needs to be said about the Hitcher?
Rutger Hauer is insanely great as John Ryder, who is just evil & chaos in human form, and C. Thomas Howell as the innocent that Ryder corrupts into his world. He tells him what he wants at the beginning, that he wants Jim Halsey to stop him. The things he does is just evil, and he swarms poor Halsey with all of it.
This was a staple back in the prime HBO years,…
John Carpenter had one hell of a run from 1976 to 1988, and Halloween is one of the best. Everything about this one works so well together, from the wonderful Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, and the rest of the those crazy 70's kids. The pace moves along at the exact timing it needs to, and the right amount of humor keeps the viewers emotions up and down. Of course, the halloween theme is one of the most…
John Carpenter knows how to craft exactly what he needs for each of his films. Assault on Precinct 13 is basically an urban western, and with the 70's vibe in it, it makes a impact on the scene. A series of unfortunate events sets up follows up the opening scene, where police officers gun down 6 gang members. A father brought to silence from rage and grief leads an army of combined groups of hoods and thugs to the (almost) empty 13th Precinct. The Assault begins. Snappy dialogue, a good lead, and and that violence that films from this era really make it work.