Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Monte Hellman started his career by directing Roger Corman's Beast from Haunted Cave before working with Jack Nicholson on the westerns The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind, as well as creating the films Two-Lane Blacktop and Cockfighter. He also shot second unit on RoboCop and executive produced Reservoir Dogs. The original script was thrown out and rewritten in one week, with… Continue reading Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

You may have asked, "Did the director of Death Spa make anything else?" I'm here to answer that affirmatively, because today we're going back to the Mill Creek Pure Terror box set with My Mom's A Werewolf, an oddity that somehow unites some of my favorite disparate stars and plops them into a late 80's comedy. This… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

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)