Plus: A Carpenter classic assigned!
I tried and tried to get into Lovecraft, but it always felt like bad writing in need of a good editor.
How was the original Terrifier? Was there even an original?
Looking forward to Guillermo del Toro's Netflix series dropping soon.
I watched Halloween Kills a couple nights ago. The ending was ridiculous but this reboot, reimagining, have been two of my favorites of the series.
I remember watching Ebert give the original movie a thumbs up with a ton of praise. I was around 11 when that happened. I was able to see it not too long after, maybe after vhs came out?, and the scene with Laurie in the closet grabbing for a coathanger while Michael is grabbing for her was one of the scariest scenes i remember.
Looking forward to seeing Halloween Ends.
Re: Lovecraft, I can but recommend At the Mountains of Madness. It has haunted me for years. One of those rarified (for me) texts that actually feels like the writing, itself, was haunted. Such an uncanny and wonderful feeling.
I find it interesting that you find Lovecraft's descriptions lacking. The description of Cthulu's tomb - the non-Euclidian geometry of it, etc.- was for me some of the most evocative in all of horror literature. Different strokes, I guess!