NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Things (1989)

So many of the films that I love, I learned about from the zine Cinema Sewer. Generally, if Robin Bougie recommends a film, you know you're in for something astounding. And if he recommends a film while also warning you off from it, then you're probably going to get something that scars you for life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiqSuC8KkNU… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Things (1989)

Zombi 4: After Death (1989)

Director Claudio Fragasso refers to this film as the "last gasp" of Italian zombie movies. If you're expecting Zombi, well, let's not forget the movies that Claudio has blessed us with, both by himself and with Bruno Mattei: Beyond Darkness/La Casa 5, Troll 2, RoboWar, Rats: Night of Terror, The Other Hell and Shocking Dark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJyZH6JiBT4 The movie starts as researchers discover… Continue reading Zombi 4: After Death (1989)

Shocking Dark (1989)

"Venice before the year 2000. Squares, museums and churches. Tourists crowd the streets. Venice is threatened by the high tide. The seaweed is killing the oxygen in the waters and the putrid waters are corroding the foundations of the city. This is Venice today. What will happen tomorrow?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdId8qqGTfM Say what you will about Bruno… Continue reading Shocking Dark (1989)

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)