John Carpenter double feature!
#25) The Fog (1980) (Oct 25)
"It just got cold in here..."
I'm sure everyone else has seen this, so there's not much for me to say. Good atmosphere, good pacing, good music, good Atkins. Good time.
I don't think I'd put this in the same league as Halloween or The Thing but it was definitely a great movie and I had a fun time with it. The scares were done very well compared to the pathetic and predictable attempts at jump scares we get in modern horror movies. They had some real unexpected jumps in there. Good times.
#26) In the Mouth of Madness (1994) (Oct 26)
"Reality is not what it used to be."
Carpenter doing a Lovecraftian style tale? Awesome. I loved this. I'm not going to go into the story on this one, but the way the mystery unfolded as the insanity grew was so well paced and Sam Neill was terrific. Really cool visuals and a very creepy atmosphere.
Now I'm going to have to rewatch Prince of Darkness too. Too bad October is running out of days
It's crazy how good Carpenter's output was during the 70s to the 90s. What the hell happened?