STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow 2 (1987)

In a perfect world, Creepshow 2 would be even better than the original. But sadly, the world is not perfect and we often have to make due with what we have. Directed by Michael Gornick, who was the cinematographer for Romero's Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Day of the Dead and the original Creepshow, this follow-up is based once… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow 2 (1987)

FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: World Gone Wild (1987)

In 1970, Lee Katzin made The Phynx, a nearly lost film about a rock band's influence on world politics. It's packed with names, with everyone from Warhol superstar Ultra Violet to Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Busby Berkeley, Leo Gorcey, Colonel Sanders, Harold Sakata and the inventor of the Bloody Mary, George Jessel. Just as oddly, Katzin would… Continue reading FUCKED UP FUTURES PART 2: World Gone Wild (1987)

FULCI WEEK: Aenigma (1987)

When will young kids learn that you can't pull murderous pranks without supernatural reprisals? Take the girls of St. Mary's College, for example. They set up skinny, unattractive Kathy with Fred Vernon, that hunk of a gym teacher. But it's all a trick -- the minute Kathy starts jumping Fred's bones, cars surround them and… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: Aenigma (1987)

HOUSE WEEK: House II: The Second Story (1987)

Ethan Wiley, who injected the humor into the original House script, returns to direct the sequel, which comes from a story by Fred Dekker that Wiley adapted. If you disliked the comedy in the original film, well, get ready. This one has no interest in being serious. Prologue: a young couple gives up their child before… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: House II: The Second Story (1987)

NO FALSE METAL MOVIES WEEK: Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare (1987)

I'm 2:25 into this movie and I'm already screaming at the TV in glee. A farmhouse, somewhere that feels like Canada, with a mother -- who has hair that feels like the 80s -- is making eggs and calling everyone to eat. Then, a scream, to which her husband replies with all the intensity of… Continue reading NO FALSE METAL MOVIES WEEK: Rock ‘n Roll Nightmare (1987)


Tibor Takács (director of I, Madman and yep, that's on the list of movies to review) and a young Stephen Dorff take pre-teen trauma and metal love to the limit in this one. Glen (Dorff, who smokes those blu cigs in commercials and makes Becca sigh and was also bad ass in Blade) has constant nightmares… Continue reading NO FALSE METAL MOVIES WEEK: The Gate (1987)