The Wizard is about a kid named Jimmy and his brother. Jimmy is a child with problems. What they are is never clearly explained, but it is implied that he has some sort of mental disorder, most likely autism. All Jimmy wants to do is go to California, but his constant efforts to run away and do so land him in an institution. Wanting to give his brother what he wants, older brother Cory breaks him out...
The Innocents, based on Henry James’s short story The Turn of the Screw and with a screenplay written by Truman Capote, tells the story of Miss Giddens, a woman who is charged with the responsibility of taking care of two young children, Miles and Flora. The children's uncle, busy in London and seemingly detached and … Continue reading The Innocents
I'm pretty sure there's not an official DVD. I just liked thiscover better than the one for the VHS. So I was watching TCM at o'dark-thirty in the morning one night, when it tricked me. At the time, they typically liked to show strange horror/sci-fi shows in that particular time slot. So when I saw … Continue reading Heavenly Bodies
A quiet suburban neighborhood is turned upside down one day when all the nice, normal mothers suddenly start inexplicably deciding that everyone around them looks deliciously yummy. It’s up to a renegade cop, a suspiciously short medical examiner and the all the murderous mothers’ teenage offspring (at least the ones who were smart enough to … Continue reading Flesh Eating Mothers
In 15th Century Spain, a monk named Estaban and his followers are excommunicated from the church for being devil worshipers. As a final epic FU to the inquisitors, he sacrifices some poor, nameless lass on a beach. Cut to present day and we’re introduced to poor social outcast Stanley Coopersmith. Stanley is not only unpopular … Continue reading Evilspeak (1981)
Catherine Spages is preparing for the first communion of her young, popular daughter, Karen, while simultaneously trying to fend off the jealousy the event is causing in her older daughter, Alice. Alice, it turns out, is anything but sweet. She’s an outcast, sullen, has problems at school and is prone to tantrums. So when Karen … Continue reading Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)
Kevin Costner is in this movie as a main character, but he wasn’t even listed in the credits. Seriously, he’s completely left out. They remembered Ambulance Driver #1 but not him.
Shadows Run Black is a “crime thriller” which is really just a slasher film that doesn’t want to admit it’s a slasher film. It’s also not a good slasher film, but we’ll get to that. Basically, the premise is a masked man all in black murders women and makes harassing phone calls to one lady about how he’s her father or some such nonsense. Meanwhile our chosen final girl is a woman in an interracial relationship but whose racist brother is totally trying to stop because he’s trying to be “both her father and her mother.” That’s an exact line. Yes, it sounds gross when he says it.
Look, I’m just gonna go ahead and ruin the twist: the…
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