|Femmes Fatales||Aug 15 2023|
First she'll take Manhattan, then she'll take the world.
This killer image shows U.S. actress Adrienne Barbeau when she was filming the 1981 dystopian sci-fi movie Escape from New York, which is about the island of Manhattan being walled off and turned into a maximum security prison. It's another fertile concept from the mind of filmmaker John Carpenter, who cast Barbeau—his then-wife—in a pivotal role. We think of the movie is hailing from a classic era of high concept science fiction and feel that it's very much worth a viewing.
|Modern Pulp||Jun 1 2017|
Low visibility and even lower survivability.
Yes, we're tripling up on films this lovely Thursday because all three premiered today in some year or other. This third poster is the Spanish promo painted by Macario Gomez for John Carpenter's horror flick The Fog, about a town beset by a ghost ship filled with murderous lepers. It's an oldie but a goodie, we'd say, with Jamie Lee Curtis, her real life mom Janet Leigh, Adrienne Barbeau, and Hal Holbrook. Couple of takeaways from this one—Jamie Lee will hook up with any old schlub, and haunted fog really scoots. Think you can outrun it? Forget it. If you hated the 2005 remake (and who didn't) give this one a try. There are some legit chills here. The Fog premiered as La niebla in Spain today in 1980.
SpainLa nieblaThe FogJohn CarpenterJamie Lee CurtisAdrienne BarbeauJanet LeighHal HolbrookMacario Gomezposter artcinemahorrormovie review