Monday, October 31, 2016
A camp full of horny teenagers being stalked by an unknown murderer. Why does that sound familiar??? Because it's 1981's The Burning , one of the first films done by the original house of Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Miramax Films. FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!
A classic 80's slasher, which turns out to be a mixed bag... In Attendance- Me, Eryn, TVG, and Cherrie. Cast Members of Note- The first ever film roles of Jason Alexander, Fischer Stevens, and Holly Hunter. Also, interestingly enough, this is a Weinstein-produced Miramax picture.
Have Hearse Will Travel by 1313 Mockingbird Lane, released 15 April 2016 1. Dig Her Up 2. Big Black Car 3. Bat's Milk Yogurt 4. Headless Angel 5. Teenage Devil Doll 6. Blood On The Moon 7. My Hearse...(Is Double Pakred) 8. Oooga Booga Baby 9. Jack The Ripper 10.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Blame The Bad Seed (1956) for every murderous moppet that has skipped across the screen in subsequent years. Village of the Damned, The Omen, The Good Son, The Children, and many more have explored the taboo of killer kiddies. One of the oddest of the bunch is Ed Hunt's Bloody Birthday (1981), a ridiculously fun ...
The 70's and 80's gave us a slew of Killer Kid movies, most of which were pretty good, or at least fun. Killer Kid movies usually tend to work well because it's pretty terrifying to imagine sweet little children killing people in heinous ways, especially in cold blood.
Okay, right away i want to make clear that Troll is actually not a bad movie. It's not. But for some reason a lot of people think it is. As of tonight (10-23-10), it has a 3.6 on IMDB. That's ridiculous. This movie has so much going for it.
Critics be damned. Troll is an imaginative, fun movie with a slice of horror served on the side. John Carl Buechler, t he same puppeteer who brought us the dazzling creatures in Ghoulies (1985), gives us another dose of his wicked imagination. A singing mushroom, fairies and little slimy things make the viewer smile with delight.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Mitchell (Joe Don Baker) is a cop who does what it takes to get the bad guys. This involves talking to J. Arthur Cummings (Martin Balsam) and Walter Deaney (John Saxon). It also involves sleeping with a hooker named Greta (Linda Evans). But mostly it involves him sitting in a car smoking, and being generally unpleasant.
After quickly rising out of the mists in an uncredited bit in Cool Hand Luke in 1967, Texas-born character actor Joe Don Baker found himself nearing that proverbial spotlight many performers out there dream of.