GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

Originally airing on Wednesday, October 10, 1973 — and also known as Nightmare in Europe — 45 years have done nothing to hide to hide the weirdness and ability to frighten that this TV movie possesses. Sally Farnum (Kim Darby, who started her career in True Grit and has appeared in memorable roles in Better Off Dead and Halloween: The […]

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 […]