Fright Show (1985)

Man, it’s a real letdown learning that other than the first Fangoria Tom Savini documentary that everything that Starlog and Fangoria video is absolutely horrible.

Take this Damon Santostefano-directed* piece of garbage. Santosefano also directed the classic Scream Greats, Vol. 1 “Tom Savini, Master of Horror Effects” and inversely in no way classic Scream Greats, Vol. 2 “Satanism and Witchcraft.” He also directed Severed Ties, which has Johnny Legend, Oliver Reed, Garreyy Morris and Elke Sommer in the cast, so I have to find that one.

At least this movie is only an hour long, even if the Alien comedy segment feels like it goes on forever. It was also known as Cinemagic, which does not make it any better than it is.

*Actually, he only directed the beyond bad film critic wraparound. The other directors were Jeffrey Baker for “Illegal Alien, Frank Kerr for “Nightfright,” Jonathan Mostow making “Dr. Dobermind” and Richard Taylor for “The Thing in the Basement.” Of these directors, Mostow has had the most success, directing Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Surrogates.

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