CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Game (1984)

Is Bill Rebane a horrible filmmaker or a secret genius? If we're to go by Blood Harvest, I lean toward the latter. However, every single other one of his films that I've watched so far has left me feeling like that movie is his lone success, his moment where the hundreds of monkeys all writing… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Game (1984)

WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part one

I'll admit it. I'm guilty. I've unfairly maligned this franchise because of where it ended up versus where it began. And it's time that I rectified that situation. Over the past few weeks, I've been watching them all over again from the beginning and have come to change my opinion. Well, at least until the… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part one

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Sins of the Past (1984)

A group of call girls all decide to quit the business when one of them is killed. They change their names, leave town and make lives for themselves over the next 13 years. Then, one of them is killed and the rest soon learn that her killer is looking for the rest of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_aA0ZQn6ko… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Sins of the Past (1984)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Invitation to Hell (1984)

If seeing the names Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy, Susan Lucci and Wes Craven all together on one movie doesn't get you interested, I have no idea why you're reading this site. This movie is everything ridiculous and awesome and wonderful about why I watch these kinds of movies. To wit, Robert Urich donning a spacesuit… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Invitation to Hell (1984)

EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Mad Warrior (1984)

Remember when I said, we'll get to the sequel to W Is War in the future? The future is now. And in this future, everyone will ride a tricycle with armor and flames all over it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XnpjqZPQRI After World War III, the planet is destroyed. But on an island in the Pacific, some survive in a… Continue reading EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Mad Warrior (1984)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Children of the Corn (1984)

Children of the Corn started as a short story first published in Penthouse Magazine that was later collected in the 1978 book Night Shift. It's a story incredibly similar to Tom Tryon's novel (and the film) The Dark Secret of Harvest Home. You could also draw parallels to Narciso Ibáñez Serrador's Who Can Kill a Child? or Village of the Damned.… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Children of the Corn (1984)

MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Rock and Rule (1984)

Nelvana was a Canadian animation powerhouse in the 1980's, producing the Boba Fett cartoon in the Star Wars Holiday Special, Droids, Ewoks and even the live action Whoopi Goldberg movie Burglar. Along the way, Nelvana's franchises have been shown on over 360 television stations in more 180 countries, in approximately 50 languages. But their first major film was Rock… Continue reading MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Rock and Rule (1984)