WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

Fright Night was the first modern horror film I ever watched. I remember painting in my parent's kitchen and my father telling me not to be afraid and just watch it with him. It's a great start -- combining the Hammer films that I loved that didn't scare me with new school special effects and metacommentary.… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Fright Night

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: 976-EVIL (1988)

Day 23 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 23. Creepy Phone Calls. Reach out and touch someone before they reach out and touch you. At one point, 976 numbers were everywhere. You could call anyone and everyone -- the Cory's, Santa, Freddy -- all for just 99¢ a minute. Most people have forgotten about them… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: 976-EVIL (1988)

Saigon Commandos (1988)

Thanks to Paul Andolina, whose website is Wrestling with Film, for sending this to us! Every October since about 2014, I've participated in a friendly movie watching competition called the Halloween Horror Movie Marathon Madness. The first couple years I joined in I tried to stick to horror movies as much as possible. However since certain… Continue reading Saigon Commandos (1988)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 4: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

Day 4 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Franchise Day. Pick something from any franchise that has four or more entries. Bonus points if it has a fast food eating scene in it - have it your way. There was no choice other than 1988's A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. I bought… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 4: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Empire of Ash (1988)

I'm going to tell you right now that this movie's poster is like the metric system that Canada -- this post-apocalyptic flick's country of origin -- uses. Whatever you plan on rating the film, double that and add thirty. That's how much better the poster is than the actual thing you're about to watch. You… Continue reading EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Empire of Ash (1988)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)

It's time for our favorite Native American warrior, Thunder, to return. This time, he takes on a racist militia in Las Cruces, New Mexico. They've refused to pay the very specific amount of $53,000 for attacking and abusing him (yes, Thunder gets beat up again) after destroying his village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iITtAfQaiQw If the promise of Mark… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Thunder 3 (1988)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Just a Damn Solder (1988)

Before Dr. Strange was in big time movies, he was in TV movies. There, he was played by Peter Hooten. Why am I telling you this? Because Pete is here to star with our man Mark Gregory today in Just a Damn Soldier. The story here is that Hooten's character gets together his mercenary pals to… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Just a Damn Solder (1988)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: Tan Zan Ultimate Mission (1988)

Terrorists are making genetic experiments on kidnapped girls. And Professor Larson has a dream. That dream is probably your nightmare, as he wants to create a master race to rule the world. Luckily, some scientific organizations in Asia and Europe have hired a group of mercenaries to kill everyone. Yay! But wait! This movie is… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: Tan Zan Ultimate Mission (1988)