2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 25: Nightmare (1981)

Today's Scarecrow Psychotronic challenge is 25. INSTITUTIONALIZED. An antagonist from the funny farm. I've answered with Nightmare, which probably best known for being a video nasty, one of the 72 films that violated the British Obscene Publications Act of 1959. In fact, its distributor was sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing to edit the film.… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 25: Nightmare (1981)

Frankenstein Island (1981)

Jerry Warren made plenty of movies, like The Incredible Petrified World, The Wild World of Batwoman and Face of the Screaming Werewolf. This was the last one he'd make before his death. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5h2qig Four balloonists and their dog Melvin crash onto a remote island. Yes, I just wrote that sentence. They're captured by pirates who takes them to… Continue reading Frankenstein Island (1981)

MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Firebird 2015 AD (1981)

In 2015 -- remember when -- the US government outlawed gasoline, only allowing the elite, the military and law enforcement to use it. No one is allowed to own or use a car and those who go against the law are called Burners, who are policed by the DVC (the Department of Vehicle Control). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQq1_puGp8Y… Continue reading MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Firebird 2015 AD (1981)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Looks like we're staying in Canada for another day, thanks to this 1981 slasher, directed by J. Lee Thompson (the original Cape Fear, Conquest for the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, 10 to Midnight, Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects...man, J. Lee, what a resume!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rnGSXD9R2U Virginia "Ginny" Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson,… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Dead and Buried (1981)

Potter's Bluff is one of those perfectly gorgeous New England coastal towns. You know, the kind where visitors are beaten, tied to a post and set on fire while people take photos of them. And then, when they survive, nurses stab them right in the eyeball with a syringe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Tp7l7g5ZM8 Dead and Buried was written… Continue reading Dead and Buried (1981)