Murder by Decree (1979)

Bob Clark always surprises me. How can the same director create Porky's, A Christmas Story, Black Christmas, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and Deathdream? Here's one more movie that doesn't seem like it belongs in his list of films: a Jack the Ripper movie where the real-life killer battles with Sherlock Holmes. Written by playwright John Hopkins (Thunderball)… Continue reading Murder by Decree (1979)

TABLOID WEEK: The Late, Great Planet Earth (1979)

The Late, Great Planet Earth started as a best-selling 1970 book, released as the hippie occult generation's dreams flamed out at Altamont and was annihilated on Cielo Drive. Written by Hal Lindsey with Carole C. Carlson, it was adapted by Rolf Forsberg and Robert Amram and became the film we're about to get into. That's the thing… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Late, Great Planet Earth (1979)

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.… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (1979)


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