STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow (1982)

Sometimes, a movie is so perfect that you can't objectively discuss it. Creepshow is that kind of movie -- a perfect combination of portmanteau, E.C. comics, goopy special effects and gross-out humor. It's also the perfect melding of some of the greatest talents in horror -- George Romero, Tom Savini, Bernie Wrightson and Stephen King. This film… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow (1982)

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

LARRY COHEN WEEK: Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

Back in the early 1980's, the VHS market allowed my family to enjoy movies that never made it to Ellwood City, about an hour from Pittsburgh. Our hometown video store, Prime Time Video, was packed with films that fascinated me. I wish that someone had footage of all of the movies on shelf. I know… Continue reading LARRY COHEN WEEK: Q The Winged Serpent (1982)

MANGIATI VIVI: Eating Raoul (1982)

I love Paul Bartel. He elevates any movie that he makes a cameo in. And if he only directed Death Race 2000, he'd already have earned my adoration. Additionally, I love Mary Woronov. Much like her frequent collaborator Paul, she also makes any movie better just for showing up for a few moments. Together, they made Eating… Continue reading MANGIATI VIVI: Eating Raoul (1982)

FUCKED UP FUTURES: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

One of the nice things about an Italian ripoff film is that it allows us to revisit the worlds of our favorite movies. You don't need any exposition or set up -- you already know all about how New York City got even worse from Escape from New York. Just sit back and enjoy, because Enzo G.… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES: 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)