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Donnie Iris latest album. King Coo,
would have been better labeled "King of
Iris recently has enjoyed some commer
cial success with his single "Ah, Leah!'
And a live version of his first hit, "The
Rapper," surfaced this past summer and
enjoyed considerable radio' play. This song
was originally recorded in 1969 with his
first band, the Jaggerz.
A recent Rolling Stone article, written
before the release of King Coo, described
Iris and his band as providing "fresh s
heavy-metal flourishes and dreamy har
monizing for Iris craftsmanlike, hook-'
happy pop songs."
Iris does try to do some interesting
things on King Cool. He recalls the 1950s
with his vocals and piano, using synthe
sizers predominantly. And the strong rhy
thm section, including drummer Kevin
Valentine and bassist Albritton McClain,
maintains a firm rock and roll base.
King Cool does not reach far enough to
succeed in making all these factors re
freshing. Instead, the songs are standard
pop fare. This album is a collection of 10
songs all capable of receiving commercial
radio play. Each song has a fast, snappy
beat. Iris unfortunately prefers to use the
fade-out to end his songs in all but one of
The lead song, "Sweet Merilee" is ty
pical of the album's shortcomings. This
pleasant-enough pop song breaks down
in the chorus when Iris drowns the song's
strength and appeal with too many syn
thesizers and mushy harmonies.
This problem recurs throughout the
album. "Broken Promises" is a textbook
example of how pop rock can be success
fully carried by synthesizers with only an
occasional guitar added. "That's the Way
Love Ought To Be" begins with a strong
guitar riff, but cliched use of synthesizers
and vocals water down the song's power.
The writer on King Cool also leans
toward cliche, investigating typical rock
and roll topics which have all been co
vered before. For example, "The Last To
Know" treats the well-known story of a
lover who is the last to find out his baby
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... band's latest album King Cool is 'standard pop fare'
has been cheating on him. Unfortunately,
Iris does not reveal any new angles on this
"Love is Like a Rock" is the album's
strongest cut. It begins with a simple but
strong guitar riff. Iris wisely does not
water his most powerful number down
with weak pop synthesizers. Even the har
monizing vocals in the chorus increase in
stead of decrease the song's strength. The
harmonizing here strongly resembles
Queen's on "We .Will Rock You."
King Cool could have been a fairly
good rock and roll album. Although his
songs are not terribly innovative, Iris
writes with a good sense for rock and roll
beat and topics. But good talent is buried
under the overused synthesizer and vocal
hooks. These hooks may make King Cool
more accessible to the general public, but
they ruin an otherwise upbeat rock and
Halloween sequel lacks style of 'predecessor
By DENNIS GOSS
DTH Staff Writer
October 31, 1978, Halloween. What should have been
a typical night of tricks and treats for the sleepy town of
Haddonfield, Illinois turned out to be a living nightmare.
It was the night he came home, leaving a trail of corpses
in his path.
This was the basis of Halloween, one of the most suc
cessful independent movie productions of all time. The
film was critically acclaimed and gave rise to a cycle of
low quality, imitative slasher films above which Hal
loween still stands.
However, producers John Carpenter and Debra Hill
seem to have forgotten the elements of their first success.
Halloween II never reaches the level of intensity or credi
bility that its predecessor did.
Halloween II literally picks up where the original left
off. Once again the story follows Michael Myers, the
Shape, an escaped mental patient, in his attempts to seek
out and kill Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis). And this
time, the audience finds out why.
Technically, Halloween II possesses some of the ele
ments which made the original so successful. For exam
ple, director Rick Rosenthal effectively utilizes the track
ing shot to indicate when the killer is on the scene. The
use of dark spaces and moving shadows in many scenes
creates a suspenseful atmosphere, which quickly assumes
control of the audience. One is made to respond to any
and every hint of danger.
Despite its good technical quality, the problems with
Halloween II become apparent quite early in the film.
Unfortunately, the sequel departs from the original film's
policy of not assaulting the audience with excessive
blood and gore.
"People don't seem to realize that we showed next to
no blood in the first picture," said producer Debra Hill.
"You think you're seeing a lot more than we're showing
you. Chopping off people's limbs isn't scary or enter
taining, it's disgusting." .
Based on Hill's comments on the first film, found in a
recent issue of Sneak Preview, there is a surprising
about-face in the sequel. In fact, the audience is sub
jected to no less than 11 brutal, grotesque murders, and
a particularly disturbing segment with a small boy who
has bitten into a razor blade. The shots, although mostly
brief, are graphic, unnecessary, and unforgivable.
Another area where Halloween II loses credibility is
the handling of Myers and the force that drives him to
murder. There is some confusing discussion of an an
cient Celtic rite which may be a factor in the murders,
but its significance is unclear and only clouds the issue.
Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasance) firmly believes that
Myers is the personification of evil. Myers repeatedly sur
vives' mortal wounds and exhibits superhuman strength,
so maybe Loomis is right. But the film has become too
much of a joke by the end for the audience to care.
Another problem in the film is the Haddonfield Me
morial Hospital, the setting for much of the story. The
unusually sparse staff is unbelievably incompetent.
When the boy with the razor blade lodged in his gum
comes in, the receptionist informs his mother in a snide
way that she must fill out some forms before he can be
treated. Because this portion of the film is so unrealistic,
the credibility of the work as a whole is diminished.
John Carpenter's philosophy of film and audience in-'
volvement, found in Sneak Preview, is the foundation of
Halloween and its sequel. "Movies are not intellectual,
they are not ideas," said Carpenter. "Movies are emo
tional, an audience should cry or laugh or get scared."
This philosophy is certainly present in Halloween II.
The film is not really a psychological study of why
Michael Myers has killed repeatedly. Although one does
find out toward the end of the film his motive for at
tacking Laurie Strode, the fact is not dwelled upon, and
it adds very little to the film. Halloween II seems to sim
ply be Carpenter's way of cinematically saying boo!
Since Halloween paved the way in 1978, the film in
dustry has been flooded with "slice 'em up" formula
horror pictures which put quality beside the point, "We
started the cycle with Halloween" said producer Debra
Hill, "and maybe we'll end it with Halloween II." It
would be very nice if that were the case.
Halloween II is now playing at the Ram Triple.
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The Workshop on International Careen continues with pro
grams on International Careers with Non-Profit Organization,
from 3-5 p.m. in 224 Union, and U.S. Government Interna
tional Careers, from 7-9 p.m. in 224 Union. Receptions will
follow each program sponsored by the Model UN Cub and
Campus Y, respectively.
The Board members of Minorities in Mass Media will have a
board meeting at 5 p.m. in 044A Swain Hall, room 212.
- There will be a Blood Drive at Chi Psi Fraternity from
noon-5 p.m. AO are asked to give. The location is 321 Cameron A v.
French Honor Society will have an organizational business
meeting at 5 p.m. in 201 Dey HaH. We will be planning future
projects, so members please come.
The University Relations Committee of Student Government
will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in 217 Union. Information on a
committee press release will be discussed.
Americans for Common Sense will meet at 7:30 p.m. in 106
There will be a meeting of the Association of Religious Stu
dies Students at 7:30 p.m. at 223 McCauley St.
- Ebony ReadersOnyx Theatre will meet at 7:30 p.m. in
Craige Rec. Room.
UNC Hiltd continues its fine tradition of culinary delight
from 6-7:30 p.m. Enjoy a wide variety of food at reasonable
prices at the Hillel House, 210 West Cameron Ave., behind
The Graduate English Club presents a lecture by Gay Wilson
Allen titled "Experiences in Writing a Biography of Emerson"
at 3 p.m. in Greenlaw Lounge. The biography's official
publication date was Oct. 28, 1981.
The Industrial Relations Association will have a meeting at 4
pjn. in 202 Union. All members are urged to attend.
A Running Clinic is being held at 1 1:30 a.m. in the Pit. The
clinic is sponsored by the Footfalls Roadrace Committee.
The Department of Speech Communication will sponsor a
Reading Hour featuring selections from the advanced prose
and poetry classes at 5 p.m. in 103 Bingham. '
The Bahai Club will meet at noon in Frank Porter Graham
Lounge of the Union. We all need spiritual food, too,' so come
and fill up.
The art department will show a film. Artists of the Seventies,
featuring interviews with 14 American artists in their studios at
8 p.m. in 115 Ackland.
"Red November, Black November," an 80-minute color doc
umentary film on the Greensboro Massacre, will be shown at 8
p.m. at United Duke Students coffeehouse, next to the post of
fice on Duke's East Campus. For more information call
The Baptist Student Union Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at
Battle House. '
A BSM Pep RaByStep Show will be held from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday in Great -Hall.
Julius Tobias, visiting artist in the Art Department, will give
a slide lecture on bis sculpture at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ackland
Art Center, room 115.
The Andubon Society's monthly meeting for November will
be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Binkley Baptist Church, just
north of University Mall near Winn Dixie. The meeting will
feature conservation issues, including the Reagan administra
tion's threat to the environment and slide presentations on acid
rain and air pollution. Students are especially welcome.
The UNC Guitar Association will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday
in 202 Hill Hall. All guitarists including classical, folk, blues,
etc. are welcome. Bring your ax.
There will be a Budget Review Committee meeting at 5:30
p.m. Thursday in Suite C Union.
Come to Kaffeekbtsh. Speak German in a relaxed and friendly
atmosphere from 3-5 p.m. every Thursday at the Newman
Center. AH levels of speakers are welcome.
The Carolina Union Performing Arts Committee will meet
at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in 226 Union.
University -Placement Services will sponsor the First Annual
Minority Career Fair from 1-5 p.m. Thursday and from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Friday in Great Hall of the Union. Over 30 com
panies and organizations will be available to talk with students,
and faculty about their company and organization. The fair is
open to ALL students.
The Mid-Campus chapter of Inter-Varsity will meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday in 216 Union. Arnold Farlowe, a UNC alumni and
Young Life worker, will speak on Scripture Applied.
The International Careers Workshop concludes with sessions
on Graduate Schools with International Programs at 3-5 p.m.
in 202 Union and International Careers in Education from 7-9
p.m. in 202 also. Receptions will follow each program.
UNC Cycling Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in 200
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet at 8:30 p.m.
Thursday in 224 Union. Program "The Mighty Murphi Art
Players," will be presented. Come and have fun.
. -. Campus Christian Fellowship will have a Bible Study on the, . ,
OUT Testament book "Nahuum" af 7 p.m. Thursday in the"4
Union. Check desk for room number, Call $42-8952 for inv
French Table Cocktail Hour will meet from 4-6 p.m. at
Papagayo's on Thursday. Come and keep your French in prac
tice. Pre-MedPre-DentPre-Vet students: Come to an interview
ing skills workshop from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday. Be prepared
for your professional school interviews. Sign up at 202-D Steele
National Abortion Right Action league will be sponsoring a
presentation by Robin Wilson of Concerned United Birth
parents at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the School of Public Health.
All interested persons are invited to attend. '
ABS Career Planning Committee will meet to organize nece
ssary publicity campaigns for MBA forum at 4 p.m. Thursday
in 224 New Carroll.
The Annual BSM Coronation Ball will be held from 9 p.m.-2
a.m. Friday in Great Hall. Miss BSM 1981-1982 will be crown
ed. "Convacus" will provide music. Tickets are $3.50 per per
son and $6 per couple and are available in the BSM' office or
through any member of the BSM Cultural Committee.
UNC Hillel will hold Shabbat Services at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Dinner will follow at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for affiliate, $3
for non-affiliates. Please make reservations before 5 p.m.
Thursday by calling 942-4057.
Hattie Gosset, writer and co-founder of Kitchen TableWo
men of ColorPress, will read from her latest work "My soul
looks back in wonderwild women don't git no blues." at 7:30
p.m. Friday at Salaam Cultural Center in Durham. Suggested
cover is $3. The event is co-sponsored by Feminary and the
Third World Women's Writers Group.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Maya Aitgelov Reception application deadline extended,
now due Thursday at noon. Pick up at Union Desk. The recep
tion is being sponsored by Forum Committee of the Carolina
Union. ' '
The Order of the Bed Tower will sponsor a banner contest at
the UNC-Clemson game. Free keg to best banner. Contact
Perry Morrison at 933-6031 if interested for important details.
SaB the Bahamas Learn to sail on field study trip in May.
Offered in cooperation with UNC IM-Rec Sports Office. Slide
program and informational meeting at 7 pjn. Saturday in 1 12
Any senior interested in reserving a room for their parents at
Hotel Europa May 15 and 16, stop by the Senior Class office in
210J Suite A by Nov. 10 and pick up a reservation form.
Scholarships are available for sophomores majoring in math,
computer science or physics through Air Force ROTC. To find
out more about this opportunity, call 962-2074 or stop by
Applications for the Kate Miltett reception after her talk on
Nov. 17 are available starting Wednesday at the Union desk.
They're due Nov. U at the Union desk.
Chapel Thrill applications wilt be accepted through Wedncs
' day. To pick up an application, come by Suite C in the Union.
Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Tar Heel face decab will be sold during the latter part of the
week in front of the Union by CAA and OBT. The decals are
necessary for a Homecoming draft beer special on Franklin.
Students interested in the Washington Center for Learning
Alternatives Washington Winterim '82 should have their appli
cations in by Nov. 20. The topic will be "The Reagan Admini
stration and the 97th Congress 1 Year Later." For more in
formation, call Charles Lamm at the Counseling Center,
Yackery Yack portraits: The last day to have your portrait
taken is Thursday. Call 962-3912 between 1 and 5 p"m. to
make an appointment. Portraits will be made in 106 Union.
Seniors You can pick up your copy of the Senior Class
Newsletter at the Union, the libraries, Y-Court and the Senior
Class office in Suite A, 210-J of the Union.
GRE (Graduate Record Examination), Dec. 12. Aptitude
and Advanced Tests. $24 each, if postmarked by Friday. Ten
dollar late fee, Nov. 7-17. Next lest is Feb. 6. December test
date is preferred for fall 1982 admission. Applications available
in 101 Nash Hall.
LSAT (Law School Admission Test), Dec. 5. $18 basic fee,
$20 Test Fee, if postmarked by Thursday. $15 late fee, Nov.
6-12. Next test date is Feb. 20, late for fall 1982; December test
date is preferred. Applications available in 101 Nash Hall.
Are yon Interested in helping battered women? The YWCA
Coalition for Battered Women is offering a 30-hour training
program for men and women who would like to become volun
teer advocates. The course will start Nov. 14 in Durham. Call
the Orange County Women's Center at 968-4646 or the Dur
ham YWCA at 688-4396 for further information.
Snow Sluing Course (PHYA H Registration deadline is
Nov. 1 1. AH registrants must attend orientation meeting on this
date at 7 p.m. in 109 Fetzer Gym. The $35 deposit will be col
lected. For more information call 962-2124 or 962-1357.
The School of Journalism's Diagnostic Writing Examination
will be given at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in 104 Howell Hall. Students may
not take JOUR 53-Newswriting unless they have passed the
DWE or have received a grade of at least C in ENGL
30-Advanced Expository Writing. Students planning to take
the DWE must register for it with the School of Journalism
receptionist Nov. 16-20 in 101 Howell Hall.
Scholarships are available for th 1982-1983 academic year in
Germany. Applications for German Academic Exchange Ser
, vice scholarships can be obtained at the International Center.
Students must have completed German 4 or its equivalent by
'. the summer of 1982. German majors are ineligible; application '
deadline is Friday. '
Attention English majors: Sheets for making appointments
with departmental advisers for pre-registration are posted on
the bulletin board opposite 212 Greenlaw Hall.
Support IXXfS newspaper recycling. Drop boxes are located at
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