Tag: Tobe Hooper

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Movie Film

Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Offers a Close-Up Look at Cosmic Pessimism

“Under its brutal dissembling of anthropocentrism and customary moral divides, ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ points to the terror of a harsh and uncaring universe.”

Interview With Director Don Coscarelli, Author of ‘True Indie: Life and Death in Filmmaking’

Zach Vasquez Interviews Filmmaker Don Coscarelli

Eli Roth Replaces Trademark Irreverence with Quiet Reverence for ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

“Ultimately, it seems that the film’s pleasant and inoffensive affect is exactly what Roth intends. The work is unassuming, competently handled and ably colored within its established lines. It aims clearly and unwaveringly to please a young target audience.”

Ari Aster Essay - Hereditary

Ari Aster’s ‘Hereditary’: Hollow Horror

“What’s truly terrifying about ‘Hereditary’ is how empty it really is.”

Vague Visages Writers’ Room: Favorite Halloween Movies

In the Vague Visages Writers’ Room on Facebook, freelancers were asked to comment about their favorite Halloween flicks.

Devious Dialogues: Mike Thorn and A.M. Stanley on ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ Franchise

Mike and Anya submitted this draft on August 25, 2017 — one day before Tobe Hooper passed away at age 74.

Looking Back at Camp Crystal Lake: Mike Thorn and Anya Stanley on the ‘Friday the 13th’ Franchise

A.M. Novak and Mike Thorn Talk ‘Friday the 13th’!

The Many Peculiar Virtues of Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul to Take’

“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.”

Review: Gil Kenan’s ‘Poltergeist’

“This Poltergeist is an efficient, amiably entertaining riff on an established thrill ride, but the film does little to spook long-term.”