CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Metamorphosis (1990)

You know what I miss? Italian ripoffs of successful movies. They just don't seem to happen anymore. Like this -- obviously, it's The Fly, but takes plenty of twists and turns. And oh yes -- it's directed by B&S About Movies favorite George Eastman! Gene LeBrock (Father Peter from La Casa 5/Beyond Darkness) plays Dr. Peter… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Metamorphosis (1990)

Night Killer (1990)

Say what you will about Claudio Fragrasso. From the films he co-wrote with his Rossella Drudi for Bruno Mattei, like Robowar, Zombi 3, Rats: Night of Terror, The Other Hell and Shocking Dark to the films he's either co-directed or directed, such as Scalps, Troll 2 and Beyond Darkness, he's created films that you can see as inept and strange films created by… Continue reading Night Killer (1990)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: Hardware (1990)

Day 28 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is 28. Home Invasions. Unwanted visitors can really make a mess out of things. I've always been a major favor of Richard Stanley, from his documentary The Otherworld to his attempt to direct The Island of Dr. Moreau and the documentary that ensued, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 28: Hardware (1990)

Mirror, Mirror (1990)

I wasn't ready for Mirror, Mirror. I had no idea it'd grab me, thinking it was just another clone of The Craft. But nope. It's something else entirely. Megan Gordon (Rainbow Harvest) is the new girl in school, a shy and withdrawn goth who is taunted and treated like shit by everyone other than Nikki and… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror (1990)

Dead Sleep (1990)

At 3 AM, my mind works like this: "Sam, there is a movie that rips off Coma and has Linda Blair in it. We must not sleep. We must watch this." Director Alec Mills only did one other film, Bloodmoon, but he was a camera guy and cinematographer on several Bond films like License to Kill and Moonraker.… Continue reading Dead Sleep (1990)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 5: Nightbreed (1999)

The Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge for today is 1 2 3 4 CLIVE. Clive Barker was born on October 5th. Celebrate any of his gruesome cinematic deeds. I decided to go with the unfairly maligned Nightbreed, a movie that I haven't seen since it played in theaters in 1990. Directed by Clive Barker and based on his 1988 novella… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 5: Nightbreed (1999)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: The Stranger Within (1990)

1974. Grove's Mill, Minnesota. Widow Mare Blackburn's (Kate Jackson, Charlie's Angels) loses her 3-year old son and never sees him again. And that's just how this movie starts! For sixteen years, Mare has blamed herself for the loss. But now, she's finally found love again with Dan (Chris Sarandon, Fright Night), who has moved to… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: The Stranger Within (1990)

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)