The Entity (1982)

When Becca and I first started dating, we looked for this movie on DVD everywhere.  That's when we learned one of the mysteries of collecting films. Once you find something, it seemingly shows up everywhere. The Entity was directed by Sidney J. Furie (Iron Eagle, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace) and written by… Continue reading The Entity (1982)

One Dark Night (1982)

Before directing Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI - a divisive film in the series due to its humor but also one of the better Friday films -- Tom McLoughlin wrote for Dick Van Dyke, worked with Woody Allen on his science fiction comedy Sleeper, appeared as the robot S.T.A.R. in The Black Hole and played the Katahdin in Prophecy. This is… Continue reading One Dark Night (1982)

The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

King Cromwell (Richard Lynch, Bad Dreams, God Told Me To) has come the whole way to Tomb Island to find Xusia (Richard Moll, contractually obligated to be in all 1980's sword and sorcery movies, although a bad reaction to the contacts needed for his makeup caused Moll to only physically appear in the opening scene), a dead… Continue reading The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)

Ator the Fighting Eagle (1982)

Let's list the reasons why this movie made it to our site: Joe D'Amoto directed it. Where do we even start with his filmography? Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals? Antropophagus? Endgame? It's an Italian ripoff of Conan the Barbarian, which means it's going to be at the same time better, worse and more inventive than the movie that inspired… Continue reading Ator the Fighting Eagle (1982)


H. Rider Haggard's She, A History of Adventure pretty much set the rules for the Lost World genre and presented a white goddess warrior queen named Ayesha who rules a kingdom in the middle of Africa. It's been adapted many times for the screen, starting in 1899 with Georges Méliès' The Pillar of Fire. Probably the best-known version is the… Continue reading MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: She (1982)

Next of Kin (1982)

What if The Shining wasn't in the snowy hills of Oregon, but instead found itself in Australia? What if a woman found herself repeating the same horrors that her mother had faced twenty years before? And what if we decide to watch Next of Kin, today's movie of the day? Linda inherits Montclare, a retirement home that… Continue reading Next of Kin (1982)


Based on Ray Russell's novel of the same title, Incubus is all about demon rape. There's really no other way to say it. If you're looking for the definitive word on the subject, this movie would probably be your best choice. And hey, John Cassavetes is in it! The film opens in a rock quarry where… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Incubus (1982)


Director Paul Lynch also brought us the Canadian cutter Prom Night and here, he starts the action off with a bang: on Labor Day weekend 1946, a drunk (Page Fletcher, the title character from HBO's The Hitchhiker) rapes Ida Parsons at a party her rich father is throwing. She is saved by her dogs, who attack the… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Humongous (1982)


Thanks to Paperbacks from Hell, I've learned all about James Herbert, the British horror author whose four The Rats novels pretty much defined the evil rats against man genre. Imagine my surprise in finding this Canadian horror film that pretty much takes Herbert's story and runs away with it (or gets away with it). Paul Harris is… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Deadly Eyes (1982)