movie film review | chris tookey


Unknown - all rights reserved
  Targets Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.38 /10
Boris Karloff , Tim O'Kelly , James Brown
Full Cast >

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Written by: Peter Bogdanovich from Bogdanovich and Polly Platt's story

Released: 1967
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 90


An ageing horror star (Boris Karloff) confronts a crazed sniper (Tim O'Kelly) at a drive-in movie.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

Bookmark and Share

As in Joe Dante's Matinee (1993), there's some attempt to investigate the difference between screen horror and the real thing, but the idea isn't thought through. Nor is there enough narrative to sustain a full-length feature. But Karloff gives one of his best performances and first-time director Bogdanovich certainly creates suspense and an exciting finale. Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs did an excellent, atmospheric job on a low budget; he went on to shoot Easy Rider, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Ghostbusters.

Key to Symbols