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Horrible Horror - Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

I don’t know what else you would be expecting from a title like this.  So this is about the psychotic Ricky Caldwell (Bill Mosely) who wakes up from a coma.   462 more words


The Shooting (1966)

This is a movie I’ve been planning to see for quite a while now. Yesterday finally got around to it. Monte Hellman‘s “The Shooting… 776 more words

Moving pictures, #35

Your usual selection of classics and obscurities. I’m going to have to find something new to post about when I’ve finished these– oh wait, I’m supposed to be a science fiction writer, I can always post about that, you know, science fiction and writing and, er, books… 1,538 more words


Film Review: China 9, Liberty 37 (1978, directed by Monte Hellman)

Directed by the legendary Monte Hellman, China 9, Liberty 37 is a revisionist take on the western genre.  Fabio Testi plays Clayton Drumm, a legendary gunslinger who is about to be hung for murder.   613 more words


Monte Hellman's "Road to Nowhere" Takes Us Back to the Crossroads Where Movies took a Wrong Turn, and Sets Them Right Again

There is no shortage of movies about making movies. Plenty of them, from “The Big Knife” to Contempt,” have been damn good. But none of them comes close to “Road to Nowhere,” a movie that goes outside what most people think a movie is supposed to be. 1,310 more words

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Director: Monte Hellman

If The Shooting is a brutal, objectivist western, Ride in the Whirlwind furthers that sensibility with touches of dramatic irony that only serve to underscore the nonpartisan, severe world all the more. 151 more words


The Shooting (1966)

Director: Monte Hellman

Shot along with Ride in the Whirlwind over a period of six weeks, The Shooting is an existentialist western, using familiar archetypes and scenarios of the genre with a very contemporary, experimental aesthetic. 188 more words