The Friday (10/30/2020)

My review for the Scarecrow blog this week, and etc.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Join us tomorrow, Saturday October 31, at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, for another session of Scarecrow Academy’s “The Art in Horror: Horror and the Director.” You can register for this Zoom discussion here. Our subject this week is Nicolas Roeg’s 1973 film Don’t Look Now. My video introduction to our session is on YouTube.

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The 2000 Eyes project at Parallax View continues, with more reviews of year-2000 movies. My appearances this week are pieces on Joan Chen’s Autumn in New York, and Paul Verhoeven’s Hollow Man.

At my 1980s website What a Feeling!, I’ve offered up some sideways-horror movies for Halloween week. The weirdies are: George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick, with Jack Nicholson’s lil’ devil via an Updike novel; Jon Hess’s Watchers, with Corey Haim; Matthew Chapman’s Heart of Midnight, dominated by Jennifer Jason Leigh in the early stage of her career; Bruce Robinson’s How to Get Ahead in Advertising, the one where Richard E. Grant sprouts a talking boil on his neck; and Jack Sholder’s The Hidden, the fun sleeper with Kyle MacLachlan as an FBI agent who says he’s from Seattle.