WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

After years of hating the franchise, Paramount finally decided to give the Friday the 13th series a higher quality of budget and directors. Hey -- it only took six movies! Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood - 1988 Associate producer Barbara Sachs helped dream up several concepts for this film and according to writer Daryl… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Friday the 13th part 3

LARRY COHEN WEEK: Wicked Stepmother (1989)

Did you know that Larry Cohen wrote, produced and directed the last film Bette Davis was ever in? No? Well, she dropped out after filming began, citing issues with the script and how she was being photographed, but Cohen claims that it was due to her ill health. Regardless, the results are...interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mhUY2vQnIg Davis plays… Continue reading LARRY COHEN WEEK: Wicked Stepmother (1989)

HOUSE WEEK: House 3/The Horror Show (1989)

Are you ready to be further confused by the House and La Casa numbering and naming structure? The Horror Show had been financed through pre-sales of foreign distribution rights using the title House III. By the time filming began, the film was definitely going to be part of the series, then United Artists thought that The Horror Show was a… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: House 3/The Horror Show (1989)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Elves (1989)

Sometimes, I watch movies in the middle of the night, after working long shifts of meetings, copywriting and brainstorming. Whatever brains that still exists in the mush and at this late hour are often exposed to sheer lunacy via films that I find on YouTube. When I awaken, my first thought is often, "Was that… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Elves (1989)

Fright House (1989)

Fright House isn't a shitty movie. It's two shitty movies in one. The first, called Fright House in a pre-meta meta way, is about devil worshippers covering up suicides. The second, Abaddon, is the worst version of Suspiria ever made. That's not to say that the films aren't without some charm. I just don't want you thinking you're getting… Continue reading Fright House (1989)