Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog!
The saying “they don’t make them like they used to,” is often reserved for old fuddy-duddies like me who grew up during the 80’s and have a love of all things cinematic during that time. It was the era of Spielberg, Lucas, Tobe Hooper, Richard Donner, and John Carpenter, among others. They are obviously legendary directors but the fog of nostalgia has a tendency for us to transform them into cinematic deities. As we get older, we think that nothing new could possibly compare to what came before and often we are proved right when the latest slam-bang, CGI-fueled piece of soulless entertainment comes our way. Fortunately, every once and awhile a film comes along that reminds us that, yes, they occasionally “make them like they used to.” In this case the film is “Winchester,” a good old fashioned haunted house movie.