Tag: 1978

Movie Review – Branden Chowen on Dawn of the Dead (1978)

Title: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Director: George A. Romero Runtime: 127 minutes “My granddad was a priest in Trinidad. He used to tell us, ‘When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth.’” — Unlike Night of the Dead, it only took me one viewing to fall in love with…


The Confessional: Chris Ranson on I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

The Confessional is a periodic article that is at the heart and soul of Cinefessions. It features a writer discussing a film that he or she previously missed out on, be it a classic of cinema, or simply a movie that they’ve always wanted to see but never have, and often in detail. Entering the…


A Lifetime of Film: Ashe’s Top Ten from 1978

A Lifetime of Film covers one specific year of a Cinefessions’ writers existence, from birth to now, and goes over their top ten films from that year. It stems from a meme on Letterboxd, and is simply being expanded upon here. This week, Ashe covers 1978. While I’ve admittedly seen a lot of films in my…


Movie Review – Halloween (1978)

Title: Halloween (1978) Runtime: 91 minutes Director: John Carpenter — They don’t really get much better than Halloween. The more times I watch this horror masterpiece from John Carpenter, the more I fall in love with it. Carpenter proves that you don’t need a large budget (just $320,000 on this one, and $20,000 was for…


30-Day Horror Challenge – Day 15 – Killing Them Softly

“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”…


Movie #144 – Death of a Snowman (1978)

Movie Number– 144 Title– Death of a Snowman (1978) Running Time– 87 minutes Director– Christopher Rowley Writer– Bima Stagg Starring– Nigel Davenport, Ken Gampu, Peter Dyneley, Bima Stagg — (Originally an IP Movies Review) Blaxploitation films came into popularity in the late 60s and early 70s, with movies like Shaft, Foxy Brown, and Gordon’s War…