Angel Heart (1987)

Following the publication of his 1978 novel Falling Angel, William Hjortsberg began working on turning it into a film. His friend, production designer Richard Sylbert (Dick Tracy, The Cotton Club) took the book to Robert Evans, who was running Paramount and was ready to make the film with John Frankenheimer set to direct and Dustin Hoffman in… Continue reading Angel Heart (1987)

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

Remember Silent Night, Deadly Night? Well, that movie was a big deal before it was pulled from theaters and then became an even bigger deal on home video. A sequel was demanded and it was delivered, but it was made on a shoestring, with director Lee Harry trying to make something other than a greatest hits… Continue reading Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

I can hear you now -- we already covered the 1987 version of this story. We covered the 2014 remake, as well as the three sequels that came out of it, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday. What else could I posibly have to say about VC Andrews and the Dollanganger family?… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)

Zombies. First recorded in an 1819 history of Brazil by the poet Robert Southey and then introduced to the West in W.B. Seabrook’s 1929 novel The Magic Island, then used as a monster by Hollywood in all manner of films until perfected in Pittsburgh in 1968. Since then, I’ve seen how every nation and generation… Continue reading Revenge of the Living Dead Girls (1987)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 24: From A Whisper To a Scream (1987)

DAY 24: Short Attention Span Theater: Watch some shorts or anthology things. Jeff Burr and fellow director Kevin Meyer dropped out of USC to finish their American civil war drama Divided We Fall. Bur would follow that up with this film, which somehow got Vincent Price on board. So how'd that happen? Burr would tell… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 24: From A Whisper To a Scream (1987)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 14: Blue Monkey (1987)

DAY 14. S.T.D. Madness: No, not syphilitic symptoms! Science, Transformation & Dabbing; a cracked scientist's creative palette. Producer Sandy Howard (A Man Called Horse, The Neptune Factor -- look for that one in oh, a few hours on our site, The Devil's Rain!, Meteor) had a three-picture deal with RCA-Columbia back in the glorious days of… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 14: Blue Monkey (1987)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 6: Necropolis (1987)

DAY 666. THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP: A mass, ritual or summoning scene celebrating the Dark Prince. Holy shit, this movie. The poster art for Necropolis has called out to me many times and I've just never found the time. Now, I'm sad that I didn't get to this sooner. This movie can't be from our Earth.… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 6: Necropolis (1987)