Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

Ira Levin's 1972 novel, The Stepford Wives, and the 1975 movie that was based on it are both cultural phenomena. Even the phrase "Stepford wife" has entered into our lexicon. So why did things have to stop after one movie? Luckily, NBC aired this sequel on October 12, 1980. Whereas the original Stepford wives were androids, the… Continue reading Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

1972. TV movies. Celebrities. The occult. Oh man, when I add up all the elements of the stew that makes up Haunts of the Very Rich and the broth tastes succulent! Director by Paul Wendkos, who also was behind the supernaturally tinged The Brotherhood of the Bell, Good Against Evil and The Mephisto Waltz, not to mention the 1985 remake… Continue reading Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

Midnight Offerings (1981)

Vivian Sotherland (Melissa Sue Anderson, Happy Birthday to Me) starts this movie in front of a pentagram, conducting a ritual that will send one of her teachers up in flames and keep her boyfriend David (Patrick Cassidy, brother of Shaun and half-brother of David). Light the black candles, it's time for witchcraft in the 1980's suburbs!… Continue reading Midnight Offerings (1981)

The Victim (1972)

If you ever wonder why I love my wife so much, I was watching this movie and she walked into the room, sat on the couch and excitedly remarked, "That's Eileen Heckart!" Yes, Becca loves The Bad Seed. And she isn't shy about it. Director Herschel Daugherty's directorial efforts run the gamut of TV's classics, from Star Trek to Alfred… Continue reading The Victim (1972)

Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 3

This is part three of our interview with Amanda from Made for TV Mayhem. In this installment, we asked for some of her recommendations and thoughts on TV movies! B&S About Movies: Do you have any recommendations? AR: Sure. In the first episode of the Made for TV Mayhem Show, I go into why I love… Continue reading Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 3

This House Possessed (1981)

A rock star has a nervous breakdown and decides to recuperate in a remote house. Yet he finds himself asking, "Am I insane? Or is this house haunted?" Just by reading the title of this movie, I think you know the answer. Gary Straihorn (Parker Stevenson, former husband to Kirsty Alley and one of TV's Hardy… Continue reading This House Possessed (1981)

Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 2

We're excited to bring you the second part of our interview with Amanda from Made for TV Mayhem. In this installment, she shared her thoughts on some of the made for TV films we've covered here at B&S About Movies. B&S About Movies: Here are some of the films we’ve covered. Do you mind sharing your thoughts… Continue reading Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 2

The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Originally airing on February 6, 1978, this movie reminds me of a very important lesson: the occult was everywhere in the 1970's and it was ready to fuck your life up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y46Nfk8DyEA The film opens with Sarah (Kay Lenz, House) who joins her stepsister Patty (Morgan Brittany, who was in Death Car on the Freeway and was Katherine… Continue reading The Initiation of Sarah (1978)

Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 1

We're really excited for the chance to share this interview with Amanda Reyes, who was a major inspiration in our decision to do multiple made for TV movie weeks! She was good enough to do an extended interview and shared her feelings on several of the films we've already covered! Amanda is an archivist, author and… Continue reading Interview with Amanda Reyes of Made for TV Mayhem part 1