BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

Cry Wilderness comes from that most painful of all movie genres -- the earnest family-friendly film with a message. This is the kind of movie that your church youth group would show on a Saturday afternoon after some lessons on Jesus. But see, I grew up Catholic, so my Saturday afternoons were spent watching Hammer… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Cry Wilderness (1987)

Prince of Darkness (1987)

The second film in John Carpenter's "apocalypse trilogy" (The Thing and In the Mouth of Madness are the other two), this was the first movie in his deal with Alive Pictures, which guaranteed him complete creative control if he made each film at a budget of $3 million dollars. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5I3Lt8PwyQ This is probably the only horror… Continue reading Prince of Darkness (1987)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 2 (1987)

In the first forty minutes of Thunder 2, the movie recaps the first film, is a rookie cop drama, tells us about corrupt cops and then becomes an Italian exploitation version of Cool Hand Luke. If you're not in, you'll never be in. This is why I watch movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr85KzxSDX0 Remember the last time we saw Luis Martinez… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 2 (1987)

The Curse (1987)

During a storm in Tennessee, a meteorite lands a farm all H.P. Lovecraft style. Soon, a teenager is in the middle of a plague that destroys crops, animals and even his family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk8ZvBQV8kQ Directed by David Keith, who acted in An Officer and a Gentleman and Firestarter amongst others, this late 80's film was released theatrically in… Continue reading The Curse (1987)

Killer Workout (1987)

Killer Workout is not the same movie as Death Spa. Sure, they're both about a killer let loose inside a health club, but they're totally different movies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxP2HKqEL4g Originally titled Aerobicide, this is all about a fitness club in LA owned by Rhonda Johnson (Marcia Karr, Savage Streets). The co-owner is her twin sister who was burned… Continue reading Killer Workout (1987)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Beyond the Seventh Door (1987)

Boris has just been released from jail and has been agreed to do just one more heist -- rob the mansion of paraplegic millionaire Lord Breston, who just so happens to be his ex-girlfriend Wendy's boss. That's the simplest explanation for a movie that is so much more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epZMiH9258U This piece of Canadian strangeness was directed by B.… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Beyond the Seventh Door (1987)