STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sleepwalkers (1992)

What's a sleepwalker? How about shapeshifting energy vampires that survive off the energy of virgins, who can cast illusions, move things with their minds and transform into werecats? Oh yeah and their biggest weakness is cats, who can see them and kill them with their claws. And before we forget, the only way the males… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sleepwalkers (1992)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

After seeing other people direct his work, Stephen King was probably pretty unsatisfied with the results. He famously disagreed with the direction that Stanley Kubrick took The Shining, after all. In 1986, thanks to Dino De Laurentiis, he got to direct this ode to insanity, based on his short story Trucks (which has also been made into a… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Cat’s Eye (1985)

Cat's Eye takes three Stephen King stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge" (both from Night Shift) and "General," an original story. The three tales are connected by a cat, who is involved in the first two stories but becomes the main character in the final part of the film. That cat starts as a stray who is chased by… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Cat’s Eye (1985)

Bizarre (1970)

What happens when you combine British portmanteau films, William S. Burroughs cut-up techniques, 1970's philosophy, British men's magazines like Mayfair and throw in a mummy? You get a sheer burst of pure insanity like Bizarre. Also known as Secrets of Sex, the film starts with the story of a king who found his wife's lover and trapped him… Continue reading Bizarre (1970)

Cemetery Man (1994)

Throughout the 1990's, Michele Soavi kept the traditions of Italian horror alive. Starting as an actor in films like Aliens 2: On Earth, City of the Living Dead, Demons and New York Ripper, Soavi would also become an assistant director to greats such as Dario Argento (Tenebrae, Phenomena), Lamberto Bava (Blastfighter and the previously mentioned Demons) and Terry Gilliam (The Adventures of Baron… Continue reading Cemetery Man (1994)

Amityville II: The Possession

It doesn't matter to me whether or not The Amityville Horror is truth or fiction. The truth is that the original film isn't all that exciting. But the sequel? Holy shit -- the sequel is pretty much everything you want in a movie -- if you love movies filled with horrifyingly sick moments of glee. Damiano Damianim,… Continue reading Amityville II: The Possession