80s, Comedy, Horror, Monsters

My Mom’s a Werewolf (1989)

Devoted housewife Leslie is the unappreciated spouse of her husband, Howard. She tries to do nice things for him and does her best to get his attention. But all her efforts are ignored in favor of sleep or a football game. Her daughter, Jennifer, can see her mom’s frustration with her oblivious father, and tries […]

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50s, Comedy, Robots, Sci-Fi

The Twonky (1953)

I love the TCM Underground. In the span of a week it can go from 1970’s experimental Shakespeare to 1950’s Sci-Fi Comedy. There’s no consistency in programming here at all, I tell ya. Not a lick. I admit I like it, though. It’s a good way to keep things fresh. You never know what you’re […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Slasher

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Edward Lionheart, a classically trained actor, takes sinister revenge on the guild of critics whose reviews savaged him, causing him to loose the Best Actor of the Year award to a young upstart. He’s going to make them pay, damn it. And he’s going to do it via the most relevant and horrible theatrical device […]

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*shrugs*, 90s, Comedy, Monsters, Mutants

Freaked (1993)

The more I look at this DVD cover, the more I dislike it. It’s got too much Randy Quaid and not enough Freaks. I don’t really read anything about the movies TCM is going planning to show on Friday nights. The most I do when I go to their website is look up the schedule. […]

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70's, Comedy, Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Horror?

Hausu (1977)

AKA: House This is yet another gem that I discovered thanks to late-night viewings of TCM. I sat down for something they classified as horror, and instead I was treated to something that was a bizarre mix of horror, comedy, and action all mixed together to form some psychedelic, epileptic-inducing explosion of Japanese cinema. And, […]

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80s, Comedy, Dead Things, Demons, Ghosts, Horror, Horror?, Monsters

House (1986)

Roger Cobb is a famous horror novelist who just moved into the house of his recently deceased aunt. Roger has a bit of a mixed history with this particular dwelling. It’s filled with fond memories, being the home his aunt raised him in after his parents died. But it’s also the home where his son […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Yet another gift from TCM. Their little “TCM Underground” (which technically doesn’t exist anymore even though they keep showing ‘cult classics’ in the same time slot) movies bring me such unexpected joy. Anyway, The Town That Dreaded Sundown follows the local sheriff’s department and a Texas Ranger as they try to discover who’s been terrorizing […]

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80s, Comedy, Horror, Slasher

Parents (1989)

Parents is an American/Canadian horror-comedy from 1989. It’s protagonist, Michael Laemle, is a bit of an odd child. But perhaps that’s to be expected. He’s an awkward, naive ten-year-old growing up in the 1950’s and his parents have just uprooted him from his home in Massachusetts. It’s really not all that surprising that he might […]

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