STEPHEN KING WEEK: Stephen King’s It (1990)

Tommy Lee Wallace has made many lasting contributions to genre filmmaking, first on John Carpenter's Dark Star and Assault on Precinct 13 before appearing as The Shape/Michael Myers in the original Halloween, writing Amityville 2: The Possession, co-writing and directing the original Fright Night Part II and acting and being part of the effects team for The Fog. But this film cements… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Stephen King’s It (1990)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

After the two Creepshow movies, where can you turn for a modern portmanteau filled with Stephen King stories? How about the cinematic version of the TV show Tales from the Darkside? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9lVoUKk-8Y The success of Creepshow led to thoughts of making it into a TV series. Warned Brothers owned some aspects and Laurel Entertainment, who produced the film… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Predator 2 (1990)

The beauty of Predator is that it starts as a war movie and suddenly becomes a slasher before you even realize it. It subverts the macho tropes of Arnold movies by inserting a killing machine that is tougher, better armed and just plain unstoppable. And that killer? He's just here for sport. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yPdBVUP5Zw So why do… Continue reading Predator 2 (1990)

HOUSE WEEK: Beyond Darkness/La Casa 5(1990)

Who better to take on the La Casa franchise -- films that are not sequels and are not connected to one another -- than the man who made Troll 2, a movie that is not a sequel and is also not about trolls? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwVp-wtIJKU Yep. Claudio Fragasso (Monster Dog, Rats: Night of Terror) is in control of your movie… Continue reading HOUSE WEEK: Beyond Darkness/La Casa 5(1990)