The Eyes of Laura Mars take 2 (1978)

We originally wrote about this movie back in October of last year, but recently had the chance to revisit it thanks to the Mill Creek blu-ray reissue that comes out on May 14. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzBIQDUBm08 We're big fans of Good Bad Flicks on YouTube and are often inspired to either check out a movie or revisit one… Continue reading The Eyes of Laura Mars take 2 (1978)

National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

It's impossible to explain to anyone who wasn't around when this movie came out what its impact was. It changed comedy. It came directly from the minds at the National Lampoon. In 1973's National Lampoon's High School Yearbook, writer Doug Kenney created the characters of Larry Kroger, Mandy Pepperidge, and Vernon Wormer, who by and large appear exactly… Continue reading National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978)

The Norseman (1978)

Look, I can hear you laughing. An 11th-century Viking prince -- played by Lee Majors of all people -- sets sails for North America to find his missing father, who has been captured by Native Americans. Yes, it's ridiculous. But it's also directed by Charles B. Pierce, who brought us The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Legend of… Continue reading The Norseman (1978)

TABLOID WEEK: The Force Beyond (1978)

The Weekly World News was launched in 1979 by The National Enquirer publisher Generoso Pope, Jr. as a means to keep using the black-and-white press that when that higher profile tabloid went to full color. Unlike any of the other rags you'd get at the supermarket, The Weekly World News was unafraid to wildly speculate on aliens, monsters and Elvis. It also introduced Batboy to the… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Force Beyond (1978)

TABLOID WEEK: Bud and Lou (1978)

This movie crushed me as a child. I had always loved Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, watching their thirty-six films on Sunday mornings, right after Ma and Pa Kettle films. Seriously, weekends in Pittsburgh in the 1970's and 80's were amazing. You stayed up all night watching Chiller Theater and then woke up late and took… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: Bud and Lou (1978)