Suffer, Little Children (1983)

A beyond low budget film made by a drama school and directed by the former owner of the Brixton Academy, Alan Briggs, this movie is strange beyond strange. Basically shot on VHS yet proclaiming that it's based on true events, it comes off as both amateur hour and endearingly earnest. It's a combination that more… Continue reading Suffer, Little Children (1983)

Star Wars Droppings: Space Raiders (1983)

Space Raiders AKA Star Child was directed by Howard R. Cohen (Saturday the 14th, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back and the scripts for Unholy Rollers, Deathstalker, Stryker, Barbarian Queen and The Young Nurses) and produced by Roger Corman as part of his new Millennium's films, where he also produced Love Letters, Screwballs and Suburbia. If you think you've seen the spaceships and special effects and… Continue reading Star Wars Droppings: Space Raiders (1983)

Mortuary (1983)

Hikmet (or Howard) Avedis studied at the University of Southern California and won the George Cukor Award, which totally prepared him for a lifetime of working in exploitation fare. With titles like The Stepmother, The Teacher (consider it the grindhouse version of The Graduate), The Specialist (where Adam West fights against the water company), the Connie Stevens' classic Scorchy and… Continue reading Mortuary (1983)

The House On Sorority Row (1983)

This film was inspired by the 1955 French film Les Diaboliques and was originally titled  Screamer and Seven Sisters by its writer and director Mark Rosman. It also has the alternate title House of Evil, but none of those are as evocative and interesting as The House On Sorority Road. Vincent Perronio, who often works with John Waters,… Continue reading The House On Sorority Row (1983)