When I was 16 years old, I probably watched Phantasm II every single day. Honestly, I was completely obsessed with the film and its gliding metal spheres that promised destruction every time they whizzed past the screen. At that stage of my life, I hated where I was and couldn't wait to be where I was… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Night of the Sharks (1988)

One would imagine that by now, I wouldn't be snowed by a great poster. But nope. This Italian-Spanish-Mexican film is proof that if the poster looks awesome and has sharks murdering people, I will ignore all the warning flags and dive right into a movie that lulls me into a fugue state of sheer pain.… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Night of the Sharks (1988)

Grotesque (1988)

Sometimes, you encounter things on Amazon Prime that you feel were made for just you. Take this 1988 forgotten horror movie, which stars Linda Blair and Tab Hunter as family members at war with a gang of street punks while something even more terrifying waits in the wings. An insane woman tells a deformed… Continue reading Grotesque (1988)

Scarecrows (1988)

Five well-trained paramilitary operatives have stolen $3 million dollars from Camp Pendelton and taken two hostages: a pilot and his daughter. As they force them to fly them out of the country, one of them steals the cash and parachutes out into a dark and foggy field. That sets the stage for Scarecrows. After landing… Continue reading Scarecrows (1988)

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. Security guards are working at an old movie studio which has a vault of… Continue reading Hobgoblins (1988)


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)