LOST TV WEEK: The Gladiator (1986)

Here's the IMDB description of this TV movie/pilot: "A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges." Sounds like a Mad Max clone, right? But what if I told you that it starred Ken… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: The Gladiator (1986)


Back in my teenage days of haunting Prime Time Video, the case to this movie would call out to me. It featured a photo inspired by Henry Fuseli's painting The Nightmare, with a near-nude Natascha Richardson being menaced by a goblin who has decided to squat on her chest. And while this is an arty film directed by… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Gothic (1986)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: The Wraith (1986)

Today's Scarecrow Psychotronic challenge is 27. MODUM ONERARIIS: A movie about transportation methods. A car, rollerblades, a broom, flying saucer...whatever gets you there. I've been wanting to talk about The Wraith for some time, so this is the perfect opportunity. In another version of our reality, The Wraith was the Top Gun of 1986. People are still wearing t-shirts of it, dressing… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 27: The Wraith (1986)

Vicious Lips (1986)

I love Comet. It's like having old-time TV back, finding movies that you never knew existed as they are beamed directly into your home without you having to search for them. One Sunday afternoon, before a great nap, I discovered this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPWrd7CDh-I The Vicious Lips are trying to become the biggest rock band in… Continue reading Vicious Lips (1986)

Slaughter High (1986)

A prank goes wrong on April Fool's Day and suddenly, the makers of Friday the 13th realize that the title is already taken, so instead, we have Slaughter High. Really. It actually had that title until they discovered it was taken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrj8ILC_Cqg Years ago, the cool kids screwed Marty the nerd. However, these pranks go way past… Continue reading Slaughter High (1986)

Terrorvision (1986)

Movies like this are why we created this website. Terrorvision is a lunatic voyage into the 80's with tongue planted so firmly in cheek, it's gorily popping out the other side. It's one of the strangest films you'll see. And it gets a high recommendation from us. Why? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUD0jgnoS-8 Ted Nicolaou directed more than just this… Continue reading Terrorvision (1986)

MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Hands of Steel (1986)

Francis Turner (John Saxon, who I will opine is my favorite American actor in a foreign genre film ever) has created a cyborg who is 70% robot and 30% human, Paco Queruak. He programs him to kill a scientist with plans to cure acid rain (that was a big problem back in the 80's that, much… Continue reading MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Hands of Steel (1986)