ANOTHER TAKE ON: Monster Shark (1984)

The list of talent involved in Monster Shark should get you pretty excited about the film. It took seven writers to get this movie made, including Lewis Coates, who you’d probably know better as Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash); Martin Dolman, who is really Sergio Martino (All the Colors of the Dark); Gianfranco Clerici (Cannibal Holocaust); Frank… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Monster Shark (1984)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Mutant (1984)

Mark Rosman started his directing career with The House On Sorority Row before working with Hillary Duff on Lizzie McGuire and directing two of her films, A Cinderella Story and The Perfect Man. He was the original director of this film, before his vision clashed with producer Edward L. Montoro. Yes, Edward L. Montoro, the man behind Film Ventures… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Mutant (1984)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Death Warmed Up (1984)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Roger Braden runs the Facebook group Valley Nightmares, which is all about the history of the films that played at the drive-ins and theaters in his home state of Kentucky. He's a great guy and I'm excited to read his take on this movie. Also known as Death Warmed Over and Robot Maniac,… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Death Warmed Up (1984)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 16: Option 3 and Option 4: Thunder Alley (1985) and Second Time Lucky (1984)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and learn about his work on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. Day 16 Rock ‘n’ Roll Miscreants: Give some screen time to the punks and/or metal heads Ask any male teenager haunting the racks of video stores… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 16: Option 3 and Option 4: Thunder Alley (1985) and Second Time Lucky (1984)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 16: Option 2: duBeat-e-o (1984)

About the Author: You can read the music and film reviews of R.D Francis on Medium and B&S Movies, and learn more about his work on Facebook. Day 16 Rock ‘n’ Roll Miscreants: Give some screen time to the punks and/or metal heads Strap yourself in. Get ready for the rock ‘n’ roll adventures of… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 16: Option 2: duBeat-e-o (1984)

Splatter University (1984)

Richard W. Haines edited Stuck On You! and The Toxic Avenger and directed Class of Nuke 'Em High, Head Games and this slasher film, which features actress Elizabeth Kaitan (Robin from Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood and Candy from the Vice Academy series) on the poster when she's not even in the movie! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_r19bXPJsE Years ago, a killer… Continue reading Splatter University (1984)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 9: The Last Starfighter (1984)

DAY 9. DIGITAL S(T)IMULATIONS: A pre-2000 movie using computer generated "special" effects. As much as we decry practical effects over CGI -- in the same way we demand physical media over streaming -- there are times when it doesn't have to be all that bad. I decided that instead of finding a poor example of… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 9: The Last Starfighter (1984)

The Hills Have Eyes II (1984)

Seven years after the original film, Wes Craven would return to the desert, bringing more folks back into the near apocalyptic territory lorded over by the mutants from the first film. In fact, if you liked that movie, you're in luck, because clips from it play throughout this one's running time. Wes Craven has disowned… Continue reading The Hills Have Eyes II (1984)