Starring: Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Catherine Hicks, Alex Vincent
Friday Night Frights kicked off the beginning of midnight movies at the Aero on August 2, 2, 2019 with a screening of Child’s Play (1988) in 35mm. Don Mancini, writer and producer, was there for the Q&A, and announced there’s a Chucky series in the works. See you next Friday, back at the Aero, when Cinematic Void screens David Lynch’s Eraserhead.
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif
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Well I was hoping that this was going to be a terrifying movie. It was indeed a terrifyingly corny movie. Faye Dunaway plays Laura Mars, a fashion photographer, who for some reason has the ability to see the murders of her friends and colleagues as they are happening in NYC. A very young Tommy Lee Jones plays a cop who is investigating the slaughters. The murderer uses a ice pick to the eye to pick off the victims. Unfortunately its not gruesome, or even scary. It blows my mind that two years later the director would direct The Empire Strikes Back.
My buddy Mark told me that apparently John Carpenter was the original writer, and was kicked off of the film. Apparently he wrote the original screenplay but it underwent heavy rewrites (mainly by (David Zelag Goodman) because they didn’t trust him. As Mark said “Imagine if he got to make the film he envisioned?” Mark is probably right. This predates Halloween. All he’d done up until then was Dark Star and Assault On Precinct 13. I can honestly say the best thing about this is a scene where Faye is driving around frantically in a fucking Pacer. A Pacer!! I got a chuckle out of that. (NW)