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)

WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 2

By 1984, Jason wasn't going anywhere, even if every single sequel promised his final kill or the final chapter or the end of the series. As they say in pro wrestling, red means green. And Jason was bringing in plenty of both. (PS - We have an article on Jason in wrestling right here!) Friday… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 2

FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Warriors of the Wasteland (1984)

After 1990: The Bronx Warriors, director Enzo G. Castellari created this film, originally entitled The New Barbarians. The title change reflects the name New Line Cinema would use when they released the film in the United States. This movie checks off nearly every box when it comes to what it'll take to get me to love a… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: Warriors of the Wasteland (1984)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

At one point in this movie, Santa Claus gets shoved down by Billy, our hero, and he yells, "What the hell is wrong with that kid?" And I yelled in defense, "Santa raped his mom, you fucking asshole!" Merry Christmas, everyone, it's time to descend into the absolute nadir of scummy movies and watch something… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)