Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

Before directing movies like Mr. Holland's Opus, The Mighty Ducks, the live action 101 Dalmatians, Rock Star and Life or Something Like It, Stephen Herek was behind movies like Critters, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and this film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTrbkPwG3SM Sue Ellen Crandell (Christina Applegate) is 17 and stuck at home while her mother goes to Australia and her friends go to Europe.… Continue reading Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (1991)

There’s Nothing Out There (1991)

Made before Scream, There's Nothing Out There satirizes the same horror movie cliches but goes even further, presenting a story where some of the characters are aware that they're in a movie, even using a boom mic to swing away from the movie's amphibian monster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfWt-FghKog Seven teens head up to a cabin on the lake for… Continue reading There’s Nothing Out There (1991)

WATCH THE SERIES: Beastmaster

If you had HBO (Hey, Beastmaster's On) or TBS (The Beastmaster Station) in the 1990's, then you're probably excited to read this. The Beastmaster series of three films ran pretty much non-stop on those channels, even if the first movie wasn't a success. Just like Phantasm, Beastmaster came from the mind of Don Coscarelli. While he was only involved… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Beastmaster

Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1991)

Those Canadians -- they've made four Prom Night films, starting with, well, Prom Night, where Jamie Lee Curtis confronts disco dancing and a murder in the past. Then there's the utterly insane Prom Night 2: Hello Mary Lou, where a former prom queen comes back to tempt and murder the children of her classmates. And then there's Prom Night… Continue reading Prom Night IV: Deliver Us From Evil (1991)

WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part two

In our last post, we got into the origin of the Nightmare on Elm Street films. Now, sadly, we start to discover why -- and when -- the series started to go downhill. A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child - 1989 What can you say about a movie where the director, Stephen Hopkins (Predator… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: A Nightmare on Elm Street part two

Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)

My search for new movies leads me many places. Sometimes, you see the names Russ Tamblyn (Satan's Sadists) and Lyle Waggoner (Love Me Deadly) and you say, let's take a chance. And then you regret it in the way one regrets saying, "OK, just nine more slices of pizza." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHz9k8sE50w Lord Khoura (Waggoner) and Ulric… Continue reading Wizards of the Demon Sword (1991)

BIKER WEEK: Stone Cold (1991)

In the 80's, Brian Bosworth was a big deal. A two time All-American with the Barry Switzer coached Oklahoma Sooners, he wrote his autobiography during his first season with the Seattle Seahawks. Bosworth was a pro wrestler in real life, talking shit on the NCAA, publically claiming he would contain Bo Jackson (he didn't) and… Continue reading BIKER WEEK: Stone Cold (1991)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

Originally airing on May 7, 1991 on CBS, this TV movie adaption of King's short story was originally going to be part of Cat's Eye. The story was originally published in Cavalier Magazine and is part of the short story collection Night Shift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Am6AurDEeA Jim Norman (Tim Matheson, Buried Alive) has moved back home to become a teacher, years… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

FULCI WEEK: Voices from Beyond (1991)

This is Fulci's next to last movie, dedicated "to my few real friends, in particular to Clive Barker and Claudio Carabba." At this point, Fulci was shooting TV movies and direct to video stuff, often lending his name to lesser directors. Giorgio Mainardi lies dying, surrounded by his uncaring family, wondering why. He has an internal… Continue reading FULCI WEEK: Voices from Beyond (1991)