Monday, 20 October 2008

Widescreen horror

In a recent interview with aint it cool news (a link to which I can't find at this moment), Blade screenwriter David S. Goyer was extolling the virtues of widescreen imagery in horror movies — saying something along the lines that all horror films should be shot in widescreen — with particular emphasis to Dean Cundey's amazing work on John Carpenter's Halloween.

In light of the fact that Halloween is almost upon us, here are a few examples of Cundey's creepy framing. Click each one for a bigger view.

* Screen grabs from dvdbeaver, a site well worth visiting.


J.D. said...

Cundey is THE man! His work with Carpenter is incredible. Also, check out his compositions on ESCAPE FROM NY, which are pretty amazing for what is a essentially a pulpy B-movie.

I also love the work he did on THE FOG and THE THING... it's a shame they haven't done anything together since BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. I wonder if they had a falling out?

Mark Salisbury said...

Cundey had his Spielberg/Zemeckis phase. Maybe the two are related.