Hobgoblins (1988)

Directed, written, and produced by Rick Sloane, Hobgoblins rises above expectations -- I was thinking this was just another Gremlins rip-off -- to be about diminutive furry wish-granting beasts that look a lot like my cat Norris. I think that's a compliment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiwsQBjDpQo Security guards are working at an old movie studio which has a vault of… Continue reading Hobgoblins (1988)

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)