There’s been some love on these pages for Don Winslow’s novels. His latest, The Border (final part of The Cartel trilogy) is on Amazons daily kindle deal for 99p.
Series 3 of Detectorists starts on BBC 4 tonight at 10pm.
But you probably knew that.
As you were.
It being the month of ghosties and ghoulies, Empire magazine has presented its take on the 50 best horror movies of all time. Not a bad list and perhaps best seen as a conversation starter (as these lists usually are), but I do have a few comments:
What on earth is Jaws doing on the list? Scream at 3? First 10 minutes is great, but once Drew is dispatched this turns into Scooby Doo. Exorcist is too low. So is both Texas Chainsaw and The Descent I don’t get the reverence for The Shining. I never found it scary. I didn’t much like the book either, but at least the book shows Jack slowly turning insane. In the film, I always thought Jack was a bit too axe happy from the moment he walked unto The Overlook. The Cabin in the Woods is garbage. Not meta or post-modern. It just is not as clever as it thinks it is nor as scary as it wants to be. Agree with all the love for John Carpenter. He made a series of fantastic flicks in the 70s and 80s – I have vivid memories watching The Thing and Assault on Precinct 13 » Continue Reading.