I attended Flashback Weekend in Chicago this past weekend, and in attendance was director Steve Miner, a brilliant journeyman filmmaker who has left an indelible mark on the horror genre. This was only his second convention! I was so excited to hear him speak because I'm such a huge fan of his work, from his contributions to my favorite horror franchise to his other horror films to his work on television, which is where most of his stuff is these days. Miner is more a workhorse than a stylist, but nearly all of his movies are functionally effective in a way that fewer and fewer movies are these days. I miss directors like him.
1. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
2. Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
3. House (1986)
4. Warlock (1989)
5. Forever Young (1992)
6. My Father the Hero (1994)
7. Halloween: H20 (1998)Halloween (2018). The only horror movie that does it better is Rob Zombie's Halloween II. Come at me.
8. Lake Placid (1999)Bill Pullman. Miner once again flexes those House muscles, mixing horror and comedy effortlessly in a lean, mean 80 minutes.That's the beautiful thing about Steve Miner: he might not have a discernible style, but he always gets the job done the best way possible.