Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

“The reason I did that film was that I was dead broke and needed to do any film. I would have done Godzilla Goes to Paris.” -Wes Craven, on The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2 (1985) There’s no possible way to argue that The Hills Have Eyes II is not a bad movie, but it […]

The Silence of the Lambs, released exactly sixteen years ago today, is almost certainly the finest American film about serial killers, because it’s not “about” serial killers. It’s about Clarice Starling, FBI trainee, and how she stared evil in the face in order to stop another evil. It’s somewhere between a fable and a character […]

The greatest horror films of the 1970s, which is to say, some of the greatest horror films of all time, have an almost transcendent quality – they are among the most effective cinematic experiences imaginable. Think Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, think Carpenter’s Halloween, think Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Not just brilliant horror, some […]