One good write-up deserves another, so why not just jump right in to this quasi-remake, shall we? Over 60 years after the events depicted in the first film, the masked Phantom had returned to stalk and kill people in poor, little Texarkana. Huh, this looks familiar… After leaving a showing of The Town That Dreaded … Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)
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)
AKA Witch Bitch Businessman Michael is the proud owner of a popular and highly automated health spa. But after a series of strange accidents befall the patrons and the police get called, Michael has to figure out who, or what, is trying to sabotage his high-tech club. Perhaps we should ask this guy. He's got … Continue reading Death Spa
AKA Night of the Demon Yet another wonderful story gifted to me by the good folks at TCM. This little gem tells the story of Dr. John Holden, an expert on hypnotism and superstition. Holden flies to England to attend a symposium on the supernatural and plans to participate in an investigation of a mysterious … Continue reading Curse of the Demon (1957)
Girl could use some moisturizer. A throng of teenagers with cliché personalities (plus one party crasher) are invited by the local goth kid in their history class, to a Halloween party at Hull House, a local abandoned funeral home that’s the location of a bunch of grizzly murders. Not only that, but it’s also supposedly … Continue reading Night of the Demons (1988)
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.