PURE TERROR MONTH: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I first read Melody Vena's writing in last year's Horror and Sons Halloween Horrors 2018 event and learned that she won the 2017 and 2018 Monster Movie Maniac "Monster Movie Marathon" contest by watching the most movies in one month. She also wrote about Man In the Attic for us last year. My moms a… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

DAY 28. A LORELESS YARN: One based on a true story. Based on Two of a Kind: The Hillside Stranglers by Darcy O'Brien, this was the first Hillside Strangler movie to ever be made. It stars Dennis Fraina, acting against type as Angelo Buono and Billy Zane in an ill-looking hairstyle that one suspects is… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: Nightmare Beach (1989)

DAY 23. A DAY AT THE BEACH: Be sure to bring your trunks and your tanning butter. You can say that Umberto Lenzi's films are trashy, sleazy paens to mayhem and gore. I won't disagree with you. There's Cannibal Ferox, a movie that tries to take that genre further and deeper than even I thought it… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 23: Nightmare Beach (1989)

Hider In the House (1989)

When this movie was being filmed, a psychologist was hired as an adviser to ensure that Gary Busey's character of Tom Sykes was realistic. Busey was excited, as he felt that he already was the character. Fives after filming, he crashed his motorcycle with no helmet and nearly died. Busey, who campaigned against mandatory helmet… Continue reading Hider In the House (1989)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 5: Psycho Cop (1989)

DAY 12. THE FRACAS AND THE FUZZ: Something revolving around cops and criminals. How have I ended up here, watching Psycho Cop in the middle of the night? I blame the annual Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge. What started with just Maniac Cop ended with all three of those films, then I was like, well, let's see if there were… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12 Option 5: Psycho Cop (1989)

Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)

A year after the second Sleepaway Camp, Angela is back to terrorize another camp full of teenagers. Now, after running over a young camp counselor named Maria with a truck, she's assumed that identity and ready for even more murderous mayhem and flashbacks set to sing-a-long campfire songs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6FOYjm7Yqc Before things even get started, Angela (the… Continue reading Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)