GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Deadly Lessons (1983)

On March 7, 1983, ABC presented this slasher movie of sorts that’s packed with plenty of great talent and enough twists to get you from commercial break to commercial break. Stephanie Aggiston (Diane Franklin, Better Off Dead, Amityville II: The Possession) is spending the summer at Starkweather Hall, a rich girl’s boarding school. She’s a simple young lady, so she doesn’t fit in […]

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: The Stranger Within (1990)

1974. Grove’s Mill, Minnesota. Widow Mare Blackburn’s (Kate Jackson, Charlie’s Angels) loses her 3-year old son and never sees him again. And that’s just how this movie starts! For sixteen years, Mare has blamed herself for the loss. But now, she’s finally found love again with Dan (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), who has moved to Minneapolis […]

Interview with Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of Teen Movie Hell

Subtitled “A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!,” Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s new book Teen Movie Hell does for teen films what his Heavy Metal Movies did for, well, heavy metal movies. I’ve long been an admirer of Mike’s writing and was super excited when he agreed to do an interview as part of our teen […]