MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: She (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? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSkECUdCMz0 Linda inherits Montclare, a retirement home that… Continue reading Next of Kin (1982)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Incubus (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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG98tKABjfw The film opens in a rock quarry where… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Incubus (1982)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Humongous (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)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Deadly Eyes (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)

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owdnnaNs2RI This film… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow (1982)