WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part one

I'll admit it. I'm guilty. I've unfairly maligned this franchise because of where it ended up versus where it began. And it's time that I rectified that situation. Over the past few weeks, I've been watching them all over again from the beginning and have come to change my opinion. Well, at least until the… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part one

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: La Venganza de los Punks (1987)

Day 29 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is all about gangs. Specifically, one where a group of ne'er-do-wells do some serious menacing. I've been wanting to talk about this movie for some time, so this gives me the perfect opportunity to blow some minds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmZLexc3qyo The sequel to 1980's Intrepidos Punks, this one ups the ante… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 29: La Venganza de los Punks (1987)

Prison (1987)

Before Renny Harlin did Die Hard 2 (or The Adventures of Ford Fairlane). Before Viggo Mortensen was in the Tolkien films. Before Tiny "Zeus" Lister was Deebo in Friday. Before Kane Hodder played Jason for the first time in Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. Before all these things, there was Prison. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DYMikNhSUU In 1964, inmate Charlie Forsythe… Continue reading Prison (1987)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 20: The Lost Boys (1987)

Day 20 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 20. VIDEO STORE DAY. The most important day of this challenge. Watch something physically purchased from an actual video store. If you live in a place that is unfortunate enough not to have one of these archival treasures then watch a movie with a video store in… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 20: The Lost Boys (1987)

BIGFOOT WEEK: Henry and the Hendersons (1987)

George Henderson (John Lithgow) and his family are heading back from a trip to the Cascade mountains -- the first trip where he hasn't bagged an animal. That's when he hits a big critter with his Ford Country Squire. More than that, he's hit a sasquatch. And once he gets it strapped to the roof, he learns that… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: Henry and the Hendersons (1987)

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)