MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

In the 90's, there were two Julie Browns on one channel. MTV. One was the wubba wubba wubba fashionista. The other was a wild redhead who sang songs like "Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun." One guess which one we preferred? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSDfpVWsGLI Written by Brown (along with frequent collaborator Charlie Coffey and Terrence McNally) and directed by Julian… Continue reading MESSED UP AND MUSICAL: Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)

WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

After years of hating the franchise, Paramount finally decided to give the Friday the 13th series a higher quality of budget and directors. Hey -- it only took six movies! Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - 1988 Associate producer Barbara Sachs helped dream up several concepts for this film and according to writer Daryl… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

FULCI WEEK: Sodoma’s Ghost (1988)

There's a scene in A Cat in the Brain where Fulci directs a Nazi orgy like a deranged madman. The results are what opens Sodoma's Ghost, as a group of Nazi deserters and prostitutes are at play while Willy films the proceedings. Everyone dances to strange jazz music and claps their hands while watching films of the… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: Sodoma’s Ghost (1988)

HOUSE WEEK: Witchery/La Casa 4 (1988)

There are moments in Witchery that approach the madcap goofball lunacy of La Casa 3. But you have to really search for them. Just by looking at the cast -- Linda Blair! David Hasselhoff! -- that you'd be in for a much crazier ride. This has even been titled Ghosthouse II, but make no mistake. This ain't no Ghosthouse.… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: Witchery/La Casa 4 (1988)

HOUSE WEEK: Ghosthouse/La Casa 3(1988)

Ghosthouse has nothing to do with House or House 2. Then again, it also has nothing to with Evil Dead or Evil Dead 2, movies that are known as La Casa and La Casa II in Italy. But hey, who is keeping score? As you'll learn before the end of the week, the next two La Casa movies have nothing to do with… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: Ghosthouse/La Casa 3(1988)

FULCI WEEK: Touch of Death (1988)

If Touch of Death was simply the poster filmed for 70 minutes, it'd be such a better movie than what I just watched. Lester (Brett Halsey, Demonia) is a cannibal serial killer who meets, dates and eats various women, sometimes giving parts of them to his pigs. He also talks to tape recording of his own voice and… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: Touch of Death (1988)