A&E Network held a premiere party for their new series BATES MOTEL on March 12th at SoHo House West Hollywood. BATES MOTEL is inspired by Hitchcock’s film, PSYCHO and we all remember the shower scene in that film…hard to forget. This is a prequel that will explain how Norman Bates became the Norman Bates of the film. How his psyche unravels through his teenage years and about his relationship with his mother Norma. The red carpet was in the parking garage of the building and all I can say it was really hot even though it was cold outside. Walking […]Read On »
Wes Craven’s most famous filmmaking creation is still arguably the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise, but the supernatural aspects of his latest offering as writer/director, MY SOUL TO TAKE, are closer to those in THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and SHOCKER. What’s surprising is that SOUL is sincere about depicting the high school travails of its main characters – this goes well beyond the interest SCREAM (directed by Craven, written by Kevin Williamson) showed in such things. Instead, it’s as though the horror elements of SOUL were married to a John Hughes movie, or even Craven’s school-orchestra drama MUSIC OF THE HEART. Plenty of horror films (including a number of Craven’s) are set in and around high school, but few deal this extensively with high school. The shift in emphasis is a bit surprising, but on the whole, it works.