Brainscan (1994)

Director John Flynn's 1977 film Rolling Thunder has been cited several times by Quentin Tarantino as a major influence (The Acuna Boys in Kill Bill are taken directly from this film). Here, he's directing a script by Brian Owens and Andrew Kevin Walker (who would go on to write Seven, Hideaway and 8mm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADfW-Meo0WI Michael Brower (Edward Furlong) lives alone in a… Continue reading Brainscan (1994)

The Paperboy (1994)

Canada may seem like our polite neighbor to the north, but they really export some amazingly bonkers movies. Under the surface, they're boiling with films that challenge convention and embrace the weird. Take this movie, which starts with its 12-year-old antagonist, paperboy Johnny McFarley smothering an old woman with a plastic bag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biLgq2Lu4NI After that… Continue reading The Paperboy (1994)

The Dallas Connection (1994)

This is the second of the L.E.T.H.A.L. Ladies films that were directed by Drew Sidaris, with help from his father and mother in production. This time, there's a big scientific convention in Dallas, but the scientists in charge of a sophisticated, state-of-the-art, satellite weapon-tracking system are being killed off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXl_L0HJ8IU Bruce Penhall is Chris Cannon… Continue reading The Dallas Connection (1994)

Stargate (1994)

Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich were the dynamic duo of the 1990's, between blockbusters like Universal Soldier, Godzilla and Independence Day. They always envisioned Stargate as being part one of a trilogy, but the other two films have never been made. It's a total popcorn film, unafraid of its own silliness, a movie that Roger Ebert selected as one… Continue reading Stargate (1994)

WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

When I was 16 years old, I probably watched Phantasm II every single day. Honestly, I was completely obsessed with the film and its gliding metal spheres that promised destruction every time they whizzed past the screen. At that stage of my life, I hated where I was and couldn't wait to be where I was… Continue reading WATCH THE SERIES: Phantasm

DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)

You think Paul Kersey has learned his lesson about love and loss? No way, pal. Now back in New York City in the witness protection program and going by Paul Stewart, he's keeping a low profile by going to fashion shows with his super hot girlfriend (Lesley-Anne Down) who also has a young daughter named… Continue reading DEATH WISH WEEK: Death Wish 5: The Face of Death (1994)