Salem’s Lot (1979 and 2004)

Salem’s Lot (1979) written by Paul Monash, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Tobe Hooper Salem’s Lot (2004) written by Peter Filardi, based on the novel by Stephen King directed by Mikael Salomon When I was around twelve, I caught a rerun of the original Salem’s Lot miniseries from 1979. This must […]

The Ninth Gate (1999)

The Ninth Gate (1999) written by Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, and Enrique Urbizu based on the novel El Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte directed by Roman Polanski I had seen this lesser-known effort from Roman Polanski at least twice before, and had always felt disappointed that the film didn’t take itself too seriously. The tale […]

The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher (1986) written by Eric Red directed by Robert Harmon I first watched The Hitcher sometime in the late 80’s and remember being fascinated by how relentless it was. Granted, the movie couldn’t be simpler: A young man driving a car from Chicago to San Diego picks up a serial killer with a penchant […]

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Guest contributor Rogelio Rodríguez shares his thoughts on Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) written and directed by Roman Polanski based on the novel by Ira Levin I’m not a fan of Mia Farrow’s. I don’t know anything about the work of John Cassavetes and, since I’m an atheist, I don’t believe in God […]