Mausoleum (1983)

Susan Nomed (Playboy Bunny Bobbie Bresee, Ghoulies) was only ten-years-old when her mother died. During the funeral, she ran from her family to the mausoleum, where the fog rolls in and a demon calls out to her. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbDIm4b98Yo Now, twenty years later, she's the heiress to her family's fortune. She's also married to Oliver Farrell (Marjoe Gortner, Starcrash), who is… Continue reading Mausoleum (1983)

FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

Director Giuliano Carnimeo is better known for his Western films with the Sartana character, as well as 1972’s The Case of the Bloody Iris, a movie that I believe is at once a giallo and a satire of the genre. By 1983, everyone in Italy was directed post-apocalyptic films. This one is pretty much The… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: 2019: After the Fall of New York

Sergio Martino gets a lot of love around here. Then again, anyone that makes five completely off their rocker giallo in two years would, too. From The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh to The Case of the Scorpion's Tail, the virtually perfect All the Colors of the Dark, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: 2019: After the Fall of New York

FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Escape from the Bronx (1983)

Remember Trash? His entire gang died back in 1990: The Bronx Warriors. But he's back and Mark Gregory is playing him again. However, in the 18 months since the last film, director Enzo G. Castellari was upset with how much muscle mass he lost, so he keeps his jacket on for most of this movie. Don't be… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Escape from the Bronx (1983)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Trading Places (1983)

In Italy, Trading Places is shown on TV every Christmas Eve, becoming a classic everyone can love. Here, it's not remembered as a holiday film. Yet it is -- a parable about how much money really matters within a week or so of time within the lives of two very different men. Louis Winthorpe III (Dan… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Trading Places (1983)