Mother’s Day (1980)

Co-written and produced by Charles Kaufman, brother of Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, this is a rough affair all about an insane woman and her two even crazier sons capturing and torturing three young women. It's our thank you to mothers everywhere -- happy Mother's Day! A bunch of hippies are about to graduate from… Continue reading Mother’s Day (1980)

Nightmare City (1980)

Have you ever paused a movie and yelled aloud, "I LOVE THIS MOVIE!" and you're all alone in the room? If you've answered in the affirmative, you understand the pure joy that I felt while watching this movie. Dean Miller, an American reporter, is waiting to interview a nuclear scientist when a military plane… Continue reading Nightmare City (1980)

MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Can’t Stop the Music (1980)

This movie -- and Xandau -- are why the Razzies exist, awards that celebrate the worst in movies. It's the only movie that Nancy Walker -- Rhoda's mom and the Bounty paper towel lady -- ever directed. It's Bruce Jenner's film debut. And I don't care what anyone says, I love it in spite of everything… Continue reading MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Can’t Stop the Music (1980)

WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 1

At this point, this is the longest that we've ever gone without a Friday the 13th film since the break between Jason Goes to Hell and Jason X in 1993 and 2001. But at one point, these movies owned the box office, with one nearly every summer from 1980-1989. Why did people love them so much? And what were… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 1

Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)

Ira Levin's 1972 novel, The Stepford Wives, and the 1975 movie that was based on it are both cultural phenomena. Even the phrase "Stepford wife" has entered into our lexicon. So why did things have to stop after one movie? Luckily, NBC aired this sequel on October 12, 1980. Whereas the original Stepford wives were androids, the… Continue reading Revenge of the Stepford Wives (1980)