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. … Continue reading Freaked
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, … Continue reading Hausu (1977)
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 … Continue reading House (1986)
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 … Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
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 … Continue reading Parents (1989)
Three local high school kids have found themselves in a bit of a pickle. They’ve managed to accidentally lose a cadaver their science teacher was going to use in class. Being the upstanding, conscientious students that they are, they decide to replace the missing corpse... by stealing one from the local Center for Disease Control. … Continue reading C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D.
Now, stop me if you've heard this before: A group of college kids head out for a little R&R at an island estate owned by a wealthy classmate....But then things go wrong! Their host has filled the grounds with a variety of harmless pranks, but unfortunately for the guests the their little retreat has also … Continue reading April Fool’s Day (1986)