Tobe Hooper Does Star Wars: Lifeforce (1985)

Author's Note: This review previously posted on September 11, 2017, as part of our "Tobe Hooper Week" to commorate the life and career of the late director who left us on August 26. Thanks to Disney Studios and their release of Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, we can remember Tobe once… Continue reading Tobe Hooper Does Star Wars: Lifeforce (1985)

Star Wars Droppings: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)

Starchaser: The Legend of Orin was one of the first animated movies to mix traditional and computer animation, as well as one of the first to be released in 3D (although the Australian comedy Abra Cadabra was released first). The New York Times referred to this movie as "such a brazen rip-off of George Lucas's Star Wars… Continue reading Star Wars Droppings: Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)

Making Contact (1985)

Before Independence Day, Universal Soldier and Stargate, Roland Emmerich made Joey, which was released in edited form in the U.S. as Making Contact. Another of his movies, Hollywood-Monster, was also released here as Ghost Chase. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGrFEQNsHq0 9-year-old Joey's father may have died, but he thinks that he can talk to him on his phone. He's also being attacked by Fletcher, a ventriloquist… Continue reading Making Contact (1985)

Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

Even though Gary Brandner, author of The Howling novels, co-wrote the screenplay to this movie, it has nothing to do with his 1979 novel The Howling II, much less the original The Howling. It tries, but this movie is just too weird to fully close the loop. There's never been another werewolf movie like this one.… Continue reading Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

PURE TERROR MONTH: De Prooi (1985)

About the Author: You can read the music and film criticisms of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his rock ‘n’ roll biographies, along with horror and sci-fi novellas, on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. Don’t let the addition of this ‘80s Amsterdam-bred thriller’s inclusion alongside the American, low-brow ‘60s horrors… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: De Prooi (1985)

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)