HALLOWEEN 5: THE REVENGE OF MICHAEL MYERS
After the huge success of Halloween 4, Part 5 was rushed into production and released a year later. Even the producers now lament this decision. Of all the annoying characters in slasher flicks, Tina takes the cake by far. That is hard to do.
Not the worst entry in the series (that prize belongs to Resurrection) but still tolerable.
THE LEOPARD MAN
One of the nine horror pictures Val Lewton released under RKO. This time Jacques Tourner takes the helm of director. Spotty in places as far as structure goes but still keeps in tone with the "what we don't see will haunt us more" idea behind Lewton's films.
PRINCE OF DARKNESS
An apocalypse scored by Alan Holwarth. John Carpenter's second in his loosely based 'apocalypse' trilogy is the one I have seen the least of his classic '76- 88' streak. One of the best streaks of any genre director. The nightmarish visuals show Carpenter at the top of his game and the moody score reinforces this. Lovecraft would be proud.
"Do I look like someone who cares what God thinks?"
Sooner or later your horror franchise will find itself in space. Jason found this out. Leprachaun found this out. It only took 4 movies for it to happen to our beloved Pinhead. Only this time we have flashbacks to 18th century France to show the origins of the Lament Configuration puzzle box. It's an origin story. What is a major downside is that during the post production there were massive re-shoots. This clearly shows in the pacing. Director Kevin Yagher would disown it making it an Alan Smithee film.