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)

Cherry 2000 (1987)

Steve De Jarnatt has exactly three theatrical movies on his resume and all three are unique and intriguing works of art. Strange Brew, the blend of Hamlet and Canadian humor starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas as their SCTV characters Bob & Doug McKenzie, was his first writing credit. Miracle Mile, in which Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham… Continue reading Cherry 2000 (1987)

Over the Top (1987)

Stirling Silliphant wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for 1967's In the Heat of the Night, as well as The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, Village of the Damned,  Telefon, The Enforcer, Shaft In Africa and more than 700 hours of prime-time television drama to his credit. He was also a close friend and student of Bruce Lee, who he featured in the… Continue reading Over the Top (1987)