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.

2 comments:

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.