Cutting Class (1989)

Rospo Pallenberg, the director of this film, is probably better known for the movies that he collaborated on with John Boorman, like Exorcist II: The Heretic, Excalibur and The Emerald Forest. This is the one and only movie he ever directed and sadly, it's mostly known for being one of Brad Pitt's first roles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kTHM27saiY… Continue reading Cutting Class (1989)

BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Deep Blood (1989)

If you thought Joe D'Amoto didn't have a Jaws ripoff in him, then you don't know Joe D'Amoto. Or Federiko Slonisko. Or Michael Wotruba. Or David Hills. Or Kevin Mancuso. Or Joan Russell. Or Raf Donato, the name he used when he directed this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r4-1KpUqjg Joe D'Amoto had just as many names as he made movies. Born Aristide Massaccesi,… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Deep Blood (1989)

3615 Code Père Noël (1989)

Straight up, let me be honest. This movie is crazy. I say that a lot in conversations about movies that defy description. I may exclaim, this movie is insane. It's bonkers. I may use all manner of words. Let me tell you, when it comes to Christmas movies, nothing will prepare you for this. https://vimeo.com/300697913… Continue reading 3615 Code Père Noël (1989)

WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part two

In our last post, we got into the origin of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. Now, sadly, we start to discover why -- and when -- the series started to go downhill. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - 1989 What can you say about a movie where the director, Stephen Hopkins (Predator… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part two

The Church (1989)

Michele Soavi directed four horror films from 1987 to 1994, starting with Stagefright and ending with Cemetary Man that continued the rich tradition of Italian horror. With training from Joe D'Amato and Dario Argento, as well as second unit work on two Terry Gilliam films, he emerged as a unique presence with an eye that combines those aforementioned traditions… Continue reading The Church (1989)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)

On a rainy night, six priests battle the infamous Amityville House until a demon finds its way into a lamp. That lamp is later sold in a yard sale for $100 to Helen Royce (Peggy McCay, TV's Days of Our Lives) and her friend Rhona. That very same lamp gives Helen deadly tetanus, killing her nearly… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Amityville: The Evil Escapes (1989)

MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)

When I was a very young child, my grandfather would come home from working night shift at the J&L Steel Mill and sit in front of the TV drinking Pabst and watching war movies. The entire house would be bathed in blue light and the sounds of machine gun fire. Forty some years later and… Continue reading MARK GREGORY WEEK: War Bus Commando (1989)