TABLOID WEEK: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)

René Cardona Jr. didn't stop with making a softcore porn shark movie with Tintorera…Tiger Shark or the utterly baffling Bermuda Triangle. Now, he's back to shock you senseless with the kind of true retelling of the Jonestown Massacre, Guyana: Cult of the Damned. He's no stranger to strangeness -- after all, his father made Santa Claus vs. The Devil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PpCu6ePil0… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)

WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

When I was 16 years old, I probably watched Phantasm II every single day. Honestly, I was completely obsessed with the film and its gliding metal spheres that promised destruction every time they whizzed past the screen. At that stage of my life, I hated where I was and couldn't wait to be where I was… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: The Shark Hunter (1979)

Enzo G. Castellari gets plenty of love around these parts. After all, he brought us 1990: The Bronx Warriors, Escape from the Bronx and Warriors of the Wasteland, amongst others. Of course, we already covered his Jaws Xerox The Last Shark this week, but that's not the only shark movie he made. And get this -- he's bringing Franco Nero… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: The Shark Hunter (1979)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: The Great Alligator (1979)

Sergio Martino directed some of my favorite films of all time, such as The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, All the Colors of the Dark, 2019: After the Fall of New York, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key as well other completely out there films like Hands of Steel, Torso, American Tiger, The Mountain of the Cannibal… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: The Great Alligator (1979)

LOST TV WEEK: Salvage 1 (1979)

Originally airing on January 20, 1979, the pilot called Salvage debuted to high ratings. It was an intriguing start to a series. Harry Broderick (Andy Griffith) and his Jettison Scrap and Salvage Co. have a dream, as stated in the show's opening words: "I want to build a spaceship, go to the moon, salvage all the… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Salvage 1 (1979)

The Day Time Ended (1979)

John "Bud" Carlos been behind so many movies that others would spit upon, such as The Dark and Kingdom of the Spiders. Now, he's back with a movie for the hip now generation. It's time to talk about solar energy. It's time to talk about the world after this one. It's time to be bored senseless. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2PkSwkhSas The… Continue reading The Day Time Ended (1979)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Demon (1979)

Imagine a movie that starts with a fourteen year-old girl being killed by a faceless maniac wearing a black leather glove with razor-tipped fingers. If you're ready for that before the first credits roll, then you're ready for The Demon. That very same killer then kills a trucker, steals all his money and gets a place in a… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Demon (1979)