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

HOUSE WEEK: House (1986)

Steve Miner has so many cinematic sins to deal with -- Soul Man, My Father the Hero, Big Bully (the next to last live action film Rick Moranis would appear in), Halloween H20: 20 Years Later -- that you almost forget that he started his career making the second and third installments of Friday the 13th and today's movie, House. Roger Cobb (William Katt, Carrie)… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: House (1986)

FULCI WEEK: The Devil’s Honey (1986)

Also known as Dangerous Obsession, this movie was intended to be Lucio Fulci's comeback after more than a year of dealing with hepatitis. It's a return to the giallo (or at least sexually related drama) that he was creating in the early 70's instead of the gore that he'd become infamous for throughout the 80's, but… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: The Devil’s Honey (1986)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

After seeing other people direct his work, Stephen King was probably pretty unsatisfied with the results. He famously disagreed with the direction that Stanley Kubrick took The Shining, after all. In 1986, thanks to Dino De Laurentiis, he got to direct this ode to insanity, based on his short story Trucks (which has also been made into a… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Maximum Overdrive (1986)

TOBE HOOPER WEEK: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

In my Fangoria reading youth, there were two constants: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the scariest movie ever and Tom Savini was the master of gore. If you put that chocolate into that bloody peanut butter, what would you get? And in a world where Freddy, Jason and soon, Michael Meyers would all get sequel after sequel,… Continue reading TOBE HOOPER WEEK: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Invaders from Mars (1986)

Following the failure of Lifeforce (at least commercially, I'm on the side of it being an interesting affair), Tobe Hooper turned to a remake of 1953's Invaders from Mars. After several writers took a shot at the script, Dan O'Bannon (the USC film student who famously created Dark Star with John Carpenter, left for Europe in the hopes of… Continue reading TOBE HOOPER WEEK: Invaders from Mars (1986)