All of the 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

We did it! Today's the final day of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge! Check out our final films. And while you're at it, check out Scarecrow Video and donate some money to their fine efforts! You can also see this list on Letterboxd. 1. The Lady Auteur: Pioneering women directors in psychotronic cinema. Now see who's… Continue reading All of the 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge movies in one place

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 31: Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Day 31 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 31. In the Graveyard. The graveyard seems a fitting place to end a journey. But for some it might just be the beginning...ZOMBIES!!! How did it take so long for this, one of my favorite movies of all time, to make it to the site? This is… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 31: Return of the Living Dead (1985)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Absurd (1981)

Day 30 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Slash Your Face. A solo maniac is out to get ya. You can run but you can't hide! I've been wanting to watch Absurd, the truly bonkers movie from the scumbag team supreme of Joe D'Amoto and George Eastman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDd_zD5V448 Originally called Rosso Sangue (Red Blood), this movie… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Absurd (1981)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: La Venganza de los Punks (1987)

Day 29 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is all about gangs. Specifically, one where a group of ne'er-do-wells do some serious menacing. I've been wanting to talk about this movie for some time, so this gives me the perfect opportunity to blow some minds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZLexc3qyo The sequel to 1980's Intrepidos Punks, this one ups the ante… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: La Venganza de los Punks (1987)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: Hardware (1990)

Day 28 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 28. Home Invasions. Unwanted visitors can really make a mess out of things. I've always been a major favor of Richard Stanley, from his documentary The Otherworld to his attempt to direct The Island of Dr. Moreau and the documentary that ensued, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: Hardware (1990)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: The Wraith (1986)

Today's Scarecrow Psychotronic challenge is 27. MODUM ONERARIIS: A movie about transportation methods. A car, rollerblades, a broom, flying saucer...whatever gets you there. I've been wanting to talk about The Wraith for some time, so this is the perfect opportunity. In another version of our reality, The Wraith was the Top Gun of 1986. People are still wearing t-shirts of it, dressing… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: The Wraith (1986)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 26: Starship Troopers (1997)

Day 31 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 26. MILITARY INVOLVEMENT. When the men in green take on the little green men. I've decided to go with a movie that gets unfairly maligned -- Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, which may be the most anti-government, anti-imperialism movie ever made. Trust me -- I have plenty to say about… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 26: Starship Troopers (1997)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 25: Nightmare (1981)

Today's Scarecrow Psychotronic challenge is 25. INSTITUTIONALIZED. An antagonist from the funny farm. I've answered with Nightmare, which probably best known for being a video nasty, one of the 72 films that violated the British Obscene Publications Act of 1959. In fact, its distributor was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing to edit the film.… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 25: Nightmare (1981)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 24: Dead Silence (2007)

Day 24 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 24. PUPPETS OR DOLLS: Sometimes they play back. When I first started dating my wife, this was a movie that she picked for us to watch. While I scoffed at the time, it's been in our DVD player more times than I may like to admit. It's… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 24: Dead Silence (2007)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: 976-EVIL (1988)

Day 23 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 23. Creepy Phone Calls. Reach out and touch someone before they reach out and touch you. At one point, 976 numbers were everywhere. You could call anyone and everyone -- the Cory's, Santa, Freddy -- all for just 99¢ a minute. Most people have forgotten about them… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: 976-EVIL (1988)