Hocus Pocus (1993)

Directed by Kenny Ortega.  Written by Mick Garris, David Kirschner and Neil Cuthbert.  Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Doug Jones and Sean Murray. Plot: a boy moves to Salem and accidentally/on purpose awakens three witches. In 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, a boy named Thackery Binx (Murray) … Continue reading Hocus Pocus (1993)

Tales of Halloween (2015)

This anthology isn't the best Halloween movie ever, but some of the stories are too good to miss out on this season.  So, let me tell you which ones you just have to see. SWEET TOOTH Written and directed by Dave Parker, this terrifying tale is about an urban legend known as "Sweet Tooth".  Sweet … Continue reading Tales of Halloween (2015)

The Stand (1994)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Stephen King.  Starring Ruby Dee, Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Corin Nemec, Rob Lowe, Adam Storke, Miguel Ferrar, Jamey Sheridan, Ray Walston, Laura San Giacomo, Matt Frewer, Bill Fagerbakke, Ossie Davis, Shawnee Smith, Ed Harris, Cynthia Garris, John Landis, Karem Abdul-Jabar and Stephen King himself. Plot: a plague breaks out … Continue reading The Stand (1994)

Critters 2 (1988)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Garris and David Twohy.  Starring Scott Grimes, Lin Shaye, Cynthia Garris, Don Keith Opper, Terrence Mann and Sam Anderson. Plot: eggs left behind on Earth, hatch and attack Grover's Bend once again In Critters 2, the town of Grover's Bend actually blames Brad (Grimes) because when he comes back … Continue reading Critters 2 (1988)

Fear Itself: The Sacrifice (2008)

Directed by Breck Eisner.  Written by Mick Garris, based on the short story "The Lost Herd" by Del Howison.  Starring Jeffrey Pierce, Jesse Plemons, Stephen Martines, Rachel Miner, Miercea Monroe and Walter Phelan. Plot: 4 criminals take refuge in a snow-covered "fort" hiding dangers they couldn't imagine Del Howison knows a lot about horror.  If … Continue reading Fear Itself: The Sacrifice (2008)

The Shining (1997)

Directed by Mick Garris.  Written by Stephen King (novel and teleplay).  Starring Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead, Melvin Van Peebles and Cynthia Garris. Plot: a recovering alcoholic and his family move into a haunted hotel so he can work as it's caretaker while in the off-season Filmed at the actual hotel the story … Continue reading The Shining (1997)