Joe Shetina

Author, poet, screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker, essayist, idiot.

Favorite films

  • Halloween
  • Nashville
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • Eve's Bayou

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  • Prom Night

    ★★

  • Son of Frankenstein

    ★★½

  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch

    ★★★½

  • Halloween II

    ★★★½

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  • Prom Night

    Prom Night

    ★★

    The earliest slashers were way less bloody, showing that they had learned a thing or two from Halloween. What's missing is a director with any feel for tension.

  • Son of Frankenstein

    Son of Frankenstein

    ★★½

    Slow and ponderous with some flashes of fun here and there. Without Whale, it has neither the efficiency nor humor of the first two. Lugosi outshines Karloff by a mile, but the script gives him so much more to do that it'd be almost impossible for him not to.

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  • Fire Island

    Fire Island

    YES! YES! Sexy comedies are back!

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    ★★★★½

    A classic because of Whale's mastery of moods, really stunning images and effects, Rains' incredible power and menacing humor (in a performance that's half-voiceover), and the great ensemble. Una O'Connor begins her shrieking bumpkin routine here before perfecting it for The Bride of Frankenstein.