80s, Action, Martial Arts, Mook

Blind Fury (1989) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Physical disability tends to boil into two camps in B-grade or exploitation film: it’s there to engender sympathy in the audience, or it’s there to provide some kind of handicap for a protagonist to overcome in some way. For example, a movie like Savage Streets features a deaf character, whose purpose is to be brutally […]

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80s, Action, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Black Rain (1989) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

Let’s be honest. If you looked that good sitting on a motorcycle while wearing shades with a bunch of Japanese signs behind you, you’d probably pose like this too. Michael Douglas knows. Shoot, he’s probably somewhere doing this right now. Damn right, he is. Nick Conklin is a New York City cop on the edge. […]

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80s, Dead Things, Demons, Horror, Movies, Zombies

Dead Pit (1989)

The brilliant Dr. Colin Ramzi has turned fiendish, deciding that it makes more sense to use the patients at the mental hospital where he works as test subjects, rather than bothering to try and heal them. His colleague Dr. Swan disagrees, and the resulting showdown in the basement leaves Ramzi dead amongst his pile of […]

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80s, Dead Things, Horror, Movies, Romance, Slasher

Offerings (1989)

Little John Radley had a crappy childhood. He takes his frustrations out on his pets because his dad abandoned him, his mom is abusive and the neighborhood kids pick on him because he doesn’t talk. The only nice thing in his life seems to be his lone friend, Gretchen. But even Gretchen can’t save him […]

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80s, Dead Things, Horror, Monsters, Occult, Slasher, Uncategorized

Puppet Master (1989)

In 1939, the titular Puppet Master, Andre Toulon, is hiding out in the high-end Bogada Bay Inn. Using some sort of ancient Egyptian secret, Toulon has somehow managed to bring the marionettes he creates to life. Two of his creations inform him that some sort of German assassins are coming for him. But Toulon is unconcerned and seems resigned to his fate.

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80s, Dead Things, Demons, Ghosts, Horror, Occult, Supernatural, Uncategorized

Witchery (1988)

Off the coast of Massachusetts, there’s a small  island containing an uninhabited mansion with a dubious past. The locals say it’s haunted, and there’s a rumor that it may have been used for burning witches in the distant past. Two groups of unrelated travelers, a woman and her boyfriend working on a book, and a family of prospective buyers, an architect and a real estate agent, all happen to find themselves on the deserted little island at the same time. When a horrible storm strands the mis-matched travelers on the island overnight, it slowly becomes apparent that the old home may not be as abandoned as everyone was initially led to believe.

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