Targets ★★★★½

This is some twisted shit.

Targets brilliantly juxtaposes new horror with old horror - as a form of adapting to modernity (which Bogdanovich understands all too well).

The film uses Boris Karloff's Byron Orlock  to represent old and Tim O'Kelly's Bobby Thompson to represent a modern, suburban, new horror. The ideology is rather brilliant.

These two forces clash in what is one of the best finale's I've ever seen. 

Also, the cinematography is splendid here by László Kovács. So underrated.

Targets is Bogdanovich's directorial debut, and damn is it a trip.

I just killed my wife and my mother. I know they'll get me. But before that, many more will die...

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