Sugar Hill

1974 American International Pictures Directed by Paul Maslansky Produced by Elliot Schick Written by Tim Kelly Here’s the brilliant thing about SUGAR HILL. It’s not just a Blaxplotation movie. It’s a very good one, in fact. And it’s a good horror movie that also merges the revenge movie genre as well. But here’s where SUGAR […]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

1985 New Line Cinema/Heron Communications/Smart Egg Pictures Directed by Jack Sholder Produced by Robert Shaye Written by David Chaskin Based on characters created by Wes Craven Music by Christopher Young Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin/Christopher Tufty Edited by Bob Brady/Arline Garson When discussing the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series with others, the question always comes up […]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street

1984 New Line Cinema/Heron Communications/Smart Egg Pictures Written and Directed by Wes Craven Produced by Robert Shaye Music by Charles Bernstein  Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin Edited by Patrick McMahon/Rick Shaine I honestly do feel sorry for those of you who missed the 1980’s. Because you missed the craziest, most insane and yet most fun decade […]

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The Innkeepers

2011 Glass Eye Pix/Magnet Releasing Written, Directed and Edited by Ti West Produced by Larry Fessenden Cinematography by Eliot Rockett Music by Jeff Grace There’s a lot of folks who are horror fans who are not going to like THE INNKEEPERS. And that’s okay. I fully understand that there’s an entire generation that has been […]

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The Shining

1980 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Stanley Kubrick Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson Based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King Cinematography by John Alcott Edited by Ray Lovejoy Music by Wendy Carlos/Rachel Elkind Hard as it to believe nowadays when THE SHINING is considered to be a horror masterpiece and […]

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The Keep

1983 Paramount Pictures Directed and Screenplay by Michael Mann based on “The Keep” by F. Paul Wilson Produced by Howard W. Koch Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by Dov Hoenig/Chris Kelley Music by Tangerine Dream Say the name Michael Mann to any reasonably informed movie fan and they’ll most likely rattle off the titles of […]

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Ganja & Hess

1973 Kelly/Jordan Enterprises Directed and Written by Bill Gunn Produced by Chiz Schultz Music by Sam Waymon Cinematography by James E. Hinton  Edited by Victor Kanefsky If you’ve been reading my reviews here at The Ferguson Theater then you know full well that one of my particular bugaboos is how African-Americans are so poorly represented in […]

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