2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

DAY 28. A LORELESS YARN: One based on a true story. Based on Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien, this was the first Hillside Strangler movie to ever be made. It stars Dennis Fraina, acting against type as Angelo Buono and Billy Zane in an ill-looking hairstyle that one suspects is… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

Song of the Succubus and Rock-a-Die Baby (1975)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and B&S Movies, and learn more about his work on Facebook. Prior to the advent of cable television and direct-to-video movies, there were the TV Movies of the ‘70s and ‘80s produced by the “Big Three” television networks: ABC,… Continue reading Song of the Succubus and Rock-a-Die Baby (1975)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 27: Option 2: (Another Take on) The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. Day 27 Special Presentations: Made for TV movies from the ‘70s, classic era of the bronze screen R.D's note: The writing is so fast n’… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 27: Option 2: (Another Take on) The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: Someone’s Watching Me! (1978)

DAY 27. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: Made for TV movies from the '70s, classic era of the bronze screen. John Carpenter was hired by Warner Bros in 1976 to write a script based on the true story of a woman who had been spied on inside her Chicago apartment. The script, High Rise, ended up become a TV… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: Someone’s Watching Me! (1978)

2019 Psychotronic Scarecrow Challenge: Day 17: Option 2: In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I Murders (1988)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes reviews for B&S Movies. Day 17 Evil in Broad Daylight: Scary stories aren't just for the night time Tracy Keenan Wynn is the gold standard in screenwriting and teleplays.… Continue reading 2019 Psychotronic Scarecrow Challenge: Day 17: Option 2: In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I Murders (1988)

Are You In the House Alone? (1978)

Any time people wonder why women keep pushing harder and harder for their inalienable rights, you should force them to watch this movie, which shows how far our society has come since 1978. There's a scene in here that literally made us start yelling at the TV set because of how insane it is. Yet… Continue reading Are You In the House Alone? (1978)

Calendar Girl Murders (1984)

Originally airing on April 8, 1984 on the ABC Network, this made-for-TV movie aspires to be a giallo just as much as it is a slasher, but it's hamstrung by network TV limits. Sure, there's murder and mayhem, but it's a bloodless affair. Speaking of affairs -- Tom Skerritt stars as Lieutenant Dan Stoner, a… Continue reading Calendar Girl Murders (1984)

Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. Okay. Let’s get this out of the way: This is the movie were you video fringe horndogs lose it over Mariette Hartley (as Lyra-A) in a two-piece bikini sporting two belly… Continue reading Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Survival 1990 (1985)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. Remember B&S Movies’ past geographical warnings about staying the hell out of South Africa and keeping your ass in the Philippines, Italy, and Australia for… Continue reading Survival 1990 (1985)