“Looking at Cusack’s entire body of work helps one realise that, with age and experience, he has built an increasingly complex and multifaceted persona, playing off his image in order to counter expectations and, probably, to remain excited by his job.”
Manuela Lazic and Adam Nayman on Conducting Interviews and Writing about Directors
“Dogs are a huge asset to the horror genre, as menaces and as loyal comrades.”
“I’ll even go so far as to say that the sequel is just as satisfying as the original, in my eyes.”
‘Darkest Hours,’ Genre and Writing: A.M. Stanley Interviews Mike Thorn
“Horror is a genre that believes, rightly, that young people are the future.”
In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite Halloween flicks.
“As an adaptation of a great 20th century novel, ‘It’ completely misses the mark.”
Mike and Anya submitted this draft on August 25, 2017 — one day before Tobe Hooper passed away at age 74.
“It’s a good year to be a Constant Reader.”
“On the levels of craft and form, this is undoubtedly the work of a skilled writer.”
“Above all, it’s about style. LaValley plays fast and loose with grammar and punctuation, paying mind to cadence and tone.”
Devious Dialogues: A Horror-Themed Column by Mike Thorn and A.M. Novak
“As the second last film in one of the great contemporary horror filmmaker’s careers, it’s an extraordinary example of artistic self-reflection and development.”
“In many ways, ‘Christine’ reflects a skepticism of the ‘I take what I want, when I want it’ system that emerges when consumerism becomes the dominant ideological force of society.”