Tourist Trap (1979)

According to It Came from the 80s!: Interviews with 124 Cult Filmmakers, Tourist Trap was originally going to be directed by John Carpenter. However, co-writer J. Larry Carroll was unhappy with how much he wanted, so he nominated his writing partner David Schmoeller (Puppetmaster and the movie that led to Please Kill Mr. Kinski, Crawlspace) to direct. Along the… Continue reading Tourist Trap (1979)

Frightmare (1974) vs. Frightmare (1983)

There are two movies named Frightmare. Both are enjoyable on their own merits, despite the fact that Prism re-released the 1974 film as a sequel to the 1983 one, which makes no sense. Whether you choose an older British cannibal or a movie star who seems to defy death, both films are quite entertaining. Consider… Continue reading Frightmare (1974) vs. Frightmare (1983)

The Incantation (2018)

Lucy Bellerose has come to the Loire Valley in France on vacation but has ended up inheriting a chateau that's inspired all manner of local legends and fears. What happens when a girl addicted to social media ends up confronting the unknown? If we learned anything from Dan Brown ripping off Holy Blood, Holy… Continue reading The Incantation (2018)

Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Eddie and his family have just inherited a frightening house that was built over the doorway to Hell. And then Eddie finds out that he has another inheritance: the title of the evil master of the world. What would you do if you finally had all the power you ever craved? A sequel in… Continue reading Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

How does a slasher killer achieve his or her fame? What are the steps and rituals that must be adhered to? Why would they want to enter into a life of killing and being killed? And once you've been selected as their Final Girl, is there any way to break the cycle? These questions and… Continue reading Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Hangar 18 (1980)

Sunn Classic Entertainment may have made Grizzly Adams, but they were really known for four-walling theaters, renting them and making all of the money. The films they showed tend toward conspiracy theories, starting all the way back in 1975 with The Outer Space Connection and continuing with In Search of Noah's Ark, The Lincoln Conspiracy, In Search of Historic Jesus, The Bermuda… Continue reading Hangar 18 (1980)