2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: An American Werewolf In London (1981)

DAY 10: ANALOGUE MANIPULATORS: Practical effects are the truth. No CGI will be tolerated. There must have been something in the water in 1981, as The Howling, Wolfen, Full Moon High and this film all came out in those same twelve months. While all three are interesting films for different reasons, An American Werewolf In London astounded audiences with… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: An American Werewolf In London (1981)

Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

William Asher was credited by many as inventing the TV sitcom. He brought Our Miss Brooks from radio to TV, directed 100 out of 179 episodes of I Love Lucy, produced and directed Bewitched (which starred his second wife Elizabeth Montgomery) and also had episodes of Make Room for Daddy, The Twilight Zone, The Patty Duke Show, Gidget, The… Continue reading Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 5: Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

DAY 5. MUMMY'S DAY: An ancient woman wrapped in linen has resurfaced with new purpose. There are plenty of mummy films to choose from, but ever since I wrote this article on section 3 video nasties, I've been wanting to watch this. Dawn of the Mummy was directed by Farouk "Frank" Agrama, who was also… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 5: Dawn of the Mummy (1981)

Bloody Birthday (1981)

Director Ed Hunt brought us The Brain and Starship Invasions. But as the slasher boom continued, he combined The Bad Seed with the multiple murders that audiences were demanding. Jose Ferrer is along for the ride as a doctor and to add some Old Hollywood star power to the proceedings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm0yGeH-tKo June 9, 1970. Southern California's Meadowvale General… Continue reading Bloody Birthday (1981)

Three movies in one! Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) Grand Theft Auto (1977) Eat My Dust (1976)

About the Author: R.D Francis is the writer of The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, the Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis. Both non-fiction works explore the myth and mystery behind the 1974 album, Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1—an album many believed… Continue reading Three movies in one! Smokey Bites the Dust (1981) Grand Theft Auto (1977) Eat My Dust (1976)