Dark Waters (1993)

After the death of her father, Elizabeth travels to a remote island, where a convent may hold the secret to the death of her mother. There, she finds nuns who conduct strange rituals in the catacombs beneath the building in an attempt to hold the evil there at bay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agL2Ct6bo0I One of the first Western films to… Continue reading Dark Waters (1993)

LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Meteor Man (1993)

Between Hollywood Shuffle and his HBO specials, Robert Townsend was a major force in comedy in the 1980's and 90's. This early attempt at showing what an African-American superhero would be like is sorely overlooked. Jefferson Reed (Townsend, who also directed, produced and wrote the film) is a high school teacher who dreams of playing jazz,… Continue reading LEAGUE OF FORGOTTEN HEROES: Meteor Man (1993)

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

VIDEO GAME WEEK: Super Mario Brothers (1993)

My wife has never played Super Mario Brothers. She first saw this film at the now Hollywood Theater in Dormont as a child and it became one of the many films she rewatched over and over again as she grew up. I've never seen the movie Super Mario Brothers, but the Mario character was a big part… Continue reading VIDEO GAME WEEK: Super Mario Brothers (1993)

AMERICAN GIALLO: Sliver (1993)

Remember Joe Eszterhas? The writer who pretty much owned the theaters in the late 80's and early 90's with films like Flashdance, Basic Instinct, Jade and Showgirls?  In addition to Sliver, at least two of the films above -- Basic Instinct and Jade -- could qualify as giallo-style films. When reviewed through the lens of 2018, his films seem puerile at worst and silly… Continue reading AMERICAN GIALLO: Sliver (1993)