80s, Drama, Horror, Monsters, Occult, Uncategorized

Q: The Winged Serpent (1982)

NYPD detectives Powell and Shepard have two very strange cases on their hands. The first involves a bizarre series of ritualistic murders where living victims are either filleted alive or have their hearts cut out of their chests. The second case involves a strange string of disappearances that all seem to be followed up by sightings of an unusually large bird seen flying around Manhattan. Meanwhile, while the two detectives try to figure out what to make of all these strange occurances, two-bit crook Jimmy Quinn, on the run from some not so friendly ‘associates,’ stumbles upon a corpse and an egg in a ridiculously large nest hidden at the top of the Chrysler Building. So what’s a skeevy little opportunist like Jimmy to do? Try to make a quick buck of course.

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60s, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Uncategorized

Night Tide (1961)

One night while cruising around with little to do, young, naive sailor Johnny Drake meets a mysterious woman at a local jazz club. Her name is Mora, and she makes her living by appearing as a mermaid in a nearby sideshow attraction. Johnny is immediately smitten with the soft spoken woman who loves the ocean […]

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70's, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller, Uncategorized

Hands of the Ripper (1971)

The very young daughter of Jack the Ripper witnesses her father kill her mother. Fifteen years later, after being abandoned at an orphanage, the young girl’s trauma continues as she’s forced to work for a woman who not only conducts fake seances for desperate, grieving loved ones and forces her to participate, but also has […]

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70's, Action, Comedy, Drama, Uncategorized

The Super Cops (1974)

TCM has a pattern where they show a bunch of re-runs for a couple of months during its Underground timeslot, before they start showing some new stuff again.  I’m honestly partial to the cheesy horror movies they tend to show, myself, but I do enjoy it when they mix it up a little, something they […]

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90s, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Martial Arts, Mutants, Uncategorized

Riki-oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)

The summary of The Story of Ricky is really quite simple: In the far distant future of 2001 (*snort*), prisons are now privatized, no longer subject to even the most basic of government regulation. The prison (seemingly assembled from the “High School Gym Décor” catalogue) is governed by not only the violent and sadistic warden and assistant warden (claw hand and all), but also by the “Gang of Four”, ruthless and twisted inmates that oversee the four separate wings of the prison along with their roving gangs.

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90s, Horror, Monsters, Mutants, Sci-Fi, Uncategorized

Metamorphosis (1990)

AKA: Reanimator 2 (Spain) AKA: Regenerator (UK) AKA: Lizard – Die totale Mutation (Germany) AKA: DNA formula letale (Italy) Dr. Peter Houseman is a young and brilliant up-and-coming geneticist. His current project: working on a serum that will stop the aging process. But his brash attitude and reluctance to share or publish  any kind of […]

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