80s, Child Killers, Dead Things, Demons, Horror, Occult, Zombies

Fiend (1980)

Fiend A Fiend is an evil spirit, much like a demon, that goes around possessing corpses. In order to keep the body active and prevent decay, the Fiend must absorb the life energy of the living. Thus is the life of Mr. Longfellow, a newly re-animated corpse that used to go by the name of […]

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80s, Horror, Movies, Mystery, Slasher

Island of Blood (1982)

Island of Blood AKA: Scared Alive AKA: Who-dun-it? A group of unknown actors are carted off to a remote island where they’re set to film an upbeat, low-budget, feel-good musical, with an old, historic school as the film’s backdrop. But the small group isn’t even there for a whole day before cast members start getting […]

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Action, Drama, Modern, Mook, music

The Ice Road (2021) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

No, this is not a movie adaptation of History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers series, though it is about as realistic. Twenty-six miners end up trapped in a Manitoba diamond mine after a methane pocket explodes. With the miners running out of air, local companies and the Canadian government attempt to send in three wellheads to […] […]

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70's, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Movies, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller

The Shout (1978)

Doctor Robert Graves heads to an insane asylum to help keep score of a cricket match the inmates are having. While there he’s introduced to the other scorekeeper of the match, patient Charles Crossley. Graves has already been informed that Crossley is considered an odd duck among odd ducks, even for someone housed in an […]

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70's, Drama, Romance

Harold and Maude (1971) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I don’t watch much in the way of romance movies. It’s one of those genres I have a major blindspot for, like teen movies or dance movies not about break dancers in the 1980s. Hell, I’ve seen more episodes of Manimal than I have some of these genres, and there’s only eight of those. Why […]

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60s, Comedy, Dance Dance Dance, Drama, Movies, music, Romance

Wild Guitar (1962)

This movie is actually less exciting than that horrible poster makes it out to be. Motorcycle riding, poor Elvis impersonator and idol wannabe Bud Eagle arrives in California looking for his big break in the music industry. Of course he gets it (and his dream girl), but along the way has to deal with a […]

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