2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 3: Maniac Cop II (1990)

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. Bill Lustig and Larry Cohen return to tell the next adventure of Maniac Cop Matthew Cordell, who somehow survived being skewered with a pole and a dunk in the rivers of New York City last time. Now, he's got a junked out… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 3: Maniac Cop II (1990)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 2: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. While he may be most famous for Cannibal Holocaust, a movie so controversial that he lost his license to make films and was arrested for the suspected murder of the film's cast, Ruggero Deodato is no one-trick pony. After growing up nearby Rome's… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 2: Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12: Maniac Cop (1988)

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. Beyond being the CEO of Blue Underground, Bill Lustig will get a forever pass just for making the films Maniac and the three movies in this series. I mean, Bruce Campbell, Tom Atkins and Robert Z'Dar in the same movie? And it's written… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12: Maniac Cop (1988)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11 Option 2: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

DAY 11. THE OLD WAY. Watch a classic from 1959 or before. Herman Cohen started his climb up the show business ladder from the lowest rung, working as a gofer and usher at Detroit's Dexter Theater at the tender age of 12. By 18, he'd be the manager. His career would take him from being… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11 Option 2: I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

DAY 11. THE OLD WAY. Watch a classic from 1959 or before. A Bucket of Blood aspires to art as much as it does junk. Written by Charles B. Griffith, whose name you can associate with films as disparate as Smokey Bites the Dust, Barbarella and Death Race 2000, it's a tale of trying to figure out how to… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Splatter University (1984)

Richard W. Haines edited Stuck On You! and The Toxic Avenger and directed Class of Nuke 'Em High, Head Games and this slasher film, which features actress Elizabeth Kaitan (Robin from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Candy from the Vice Academy series) on the poster when she's not even in the movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_r19bXPJsE Years ago, a killer… Continue reading Splatter University (1984)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: An American Werewolf In London (1981)

DAY 10: ANALOGUE MANIPULATORS: Practical effects are the truth. No CGI will be tolerated. There must have been something in the water in 1981, as The Howling, Wolfen, Full Moon High and this film all came out in those same twelve months. While all three are interesting films for different reasons, An American Werewolf In London astounded audiences with… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: An American Werewolf In London (1981)