FULCI WEEK: Murder Rock (1984)

Lucio Fulci wanted to make a giallo. But then Flashdance happened and the producers knew Keith Emerson (yes, the Keith Emerson from Emerson Lake and Palmer) and the result was...Murder Rock! Or Murder-Rock: Dancing Death! Or Slashdance! Or The Demon Is Loose! We start at the Arts for the Living Center in New York, where Candice (Olga Karlatos, the… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: Murder Rock (1984)

‘Revenge of the Nerds’ is a Rape Liturgy

I normally write for blog called Grindhouse theology, which deals almost exclusively with 'the intersection of Christian faith and horror Cinema'. On paper, Revenge of the Nerds is a comedy, which means I'm outside my comfort zone. It is a comedy, I guess, maybe in the Twilight Zone, or some other dystopian nightmare world where affluent young men… Continue reading ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ is a Rape Liturgy

NO FALSE METAL MOVIES WEEK: Rocktober Blood (1984)

I could have been the best, I could have had it made. Because of you and all the rest I wound up in a grave. In my dying day, revenge I swore I'd take. Now your time is running out! Let's kill for killing's sake! 1984's Rocktober Blood starts with Billy "Eye" Harper singing "I'm Back" while… Continue reading NO FALSE METAL MOVIES WEEK: Rocktober Blood (1984)

The Dungeonmaster (1984)

Let's face it. I love portmanteau movies. From Tales from the Crypt to Asylum, The House that Dripped Blood and The Monster Club, a good part of our DVD collection is devoted to these films (mostly of the Amicus variety). 1984' The Dungeonmaster attempts to be both a narrative and portmanteau all at the same time -- to sometimes uneven results.… Continue reading The Dungeonmaster (1984)

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)

There are movies. And then there are movies that change your entire life. Buckaroo Banzai is the film that changed mine. Why did I just have to be one thing when Buckaroo could be a neurosurgeon, particle physicist, race car driver, rock star and probably the last hope of the human race? "Is, ahh... is somebody... is somebody… Continue reading The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (1984)