Hundra (1983)

Who has had a crazier life than Matt Cimber? Born Thomas Vitale Ottavian, he met his first wife Jayne Mansfield when he directed her on Broadway in Bus Stop. Just think about how his other two wives felt, competing with Jayne Mansfield. Come on. He's directed everything from Mansfield's last movie Single Room Furnished to The Sexually Liberated Female, a… Continue reading Hundra (1983)

TABLOID WEEK: The Inheritors (1983)

In 1979, Austrian film director Walter Bannert was simply enjoying a meal at a Vienna cafe when he was beaten by a gang of neo-Nazis. That's when he determined that he would research these groups by convincing their leaders that he was making an objective documentary. He ended up spending three years with these groups in West Germany… Continue reading TABLOID WEEK: The Inheritors (1983)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Demons of Ludlow (1983)

Thanks to Dustin Fallon from Horror and Sons for this entry. He's been instrumental in helping us get writers for this project and is one hell of a nice guy. Also, his site is great! As the population of a small, quiet town prepares to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of its founding, the literal ghosts… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Demons of Ludlow (1983)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: High School U.S.A. (1983)

Once upon a time, when network TV actually mattered, they'd gather all of their stars once a summer and put them in a TV movie. Or they'd grab the cast of Facts of Life and send them to France. It was a big deal to me when I was a kid. And there are kids growing… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: High School U.S.A. (1983)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Deadly Lessons (1983)

On March 7, 1983, ABC presented this slasher movie of sorts that's packed with plenty of great talent and enough twists to get you from commercial break to commercial break. Stephanie Aggiston (Diane Franklin, Better Off Dead, Amityville II: The Possession) is spending the summer at Starkweather Hall, a rich girl's boarding school. She's a simple young lady, so she doesn't fit in… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Deadly Lessons (1983)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 1: A Night to Dismember (1983)

The first challenge on the list: 1. THE LADY AUTEUR: Pioneering women directors in psychotronic cinema. Now see who's wearing the pants in Hellywood. I've gone with Doris Wishman, who produced and directed at least thirty films over four decades, mostly in the usually male-dominated genres of sexploitation and pornography. Her film career began as a… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 1: A Night to Dismember (1983)