August 21, 2020
The ingenious twist is the inclusion of Boris Karloff as an incarnation of himself
June 22, 2020
It was one of the most powerful films of 1968 and one of the greatest directorial debuts of all time. And I believe the best film ever produced by Roger Corman.
May 24, 2020
...a low-key character study of two very different men...
September 26, 2013
Maximum suspense! Should be required viewing for any serious movie buff.
September 10, 2012
...we don't, we can't, know why a Charles Whitman, a Bobby Thompson, a Michael Clark or a James Holmes does what he does. So we say they are mad.
September 25, 2007
Aware of the virtue of implied violence, Bogdanovich conveys moments of shock, terror, suspense and fear.
June 24, 2006
A fascinatingly complex commentary on American mythology, exploring the relationship between the inner world of the imagination and the outer world of violence and paranoia, both of which were relevant to contemporary American traumas.
November 1, 2003
It's difficult not to wonder how many Bobby Thompsons are out there right now, driving around with an arsenal in their trunks, ready to fire their first shots.
August 13, 2003
A beautiful, disturbing, masterful fiction-filmmaking debut for Bogdanovich
August 5, 2003
frightening in a way few horror movies are because it taps so directly into real fears
July 30, 2003
An unconventional horror picture that draws a comparison between the real-life horror of the 1966 Charles Whitman murder spree and the fictional horrors of movie legend Boris Karloff.