2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15 Option 2: Blue Sunshine (1978)

DAY 15. PICK YOUR POISON: One with some drugs in it. Turn on, tune in...and freak out! You know why I've never done acid? This movie right here. After all, it has an "inspired by true events" square up in the end credits. After a series of seemingly unconnected murders in Los Angeles, only one… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15 Option 2: Blue Sunshine (1978)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15: Skidoo (1968)

DAY 15. PICK YOUR POISON: One with some drugs in it. Turn on, tune in...and freak out! Otto Preminger was the king of the issue movie. To wit: The Man With the Golden Arm (drug addiction), Advise & Consent (homosexuality), Anatomy of a Murder (rape), Hurry Sundown (racial and sexual taboos) and The Cardinal (which touches on everything from… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15: Skidoo (1968)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 14: Option 2: The Neptune Factor (1973)

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. Day 14 S.T.D Madness!: Science, Transformations & Dabbling: A cracked scientist’s creative palette This writer was a wee lad when 1973’s The Neptune Factor played at the neighborhood… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 14: Option 2: The Neptune Factor (1973)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 14: Blue Monkey (1987)

DAY 14. S.T.D. Madness: No, not syphilitic symptoms! Science, Transformation & Dabbing; a cracked scientist's creative palette. Producer Sandy Howard (A Man Called Horse, The Neptune Factor -- look for that one in oh, a few hours on our site, The Devil's Rain!, Meteor) had a three-picture deal with RCA-Columbia back in the glorious days of… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 14: Blue Monkey (1987)

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)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 13: Lucky Ghost (1942)

DAY 13. DO YOU FEEL LUCKY, PUNK?: A film about luck; good, bad or ugly. William Beaudine -- as we discussed back when we watched Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter -- came back from England in 1937 and had a rough time re-establishing himself with American studios. He ended up directing all-black films, realizing that… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 13: Lucky Ghost (1942)

The Wax Mask (1997)

After discovering just bad Lucio Fulci's health was, Dario Argento decided to help him find a new project in the hopes that directing would lift his spirits and his well-being. Sadly, pre-production and Argento's work on The Stendahl Syndrome went on a few months too long and Fulci died before production could begin. The two directors rarely… Continue reading The Wax Mask (1997)