80s, Child Killers, Drama, Horror, Movies, Slasher

Nightmare (1981)

AKA: Nightmares in a Damaged Brain AKA: Blood Splash George Tatum has just been released from a psychiatric institution. He had been incarcerated there for several years, after he brutally murdered and sexually mutilated an entire family in Brooklyn. But after years of therapy, drugs and experimental procedures, George has been declared “reformed” and is […]

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90s, Action, Demons, Horror, Mook, Supernatural

The Minion (1998) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

At the end of the last millennium, Dolph Lundgren acted in an action supernatural horror movie about the oncoming apocalypse. Surprisingly, this was done in 1998, the year before Arnold Schwarzenegger would release his own action supernatural horror movie End of Days. Of course, there are some similarities between the two, both involving fighting the forces […] […]

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80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

Maniac (1980)

Frank Zito is a man with many problems. He was horribly abused as a child, he suffers hallucinations, but most importantly he’s a psychotic serial killer who kills and mutilates women, scalps them, then nails their hair to mannequins and dresses them in his victims clothes. I probably should have opened with that… Anyway, Frank […]

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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, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Uncategorized

Head Games (1996)

It’s the mid-nineteen-nineties and the prisons of New York City are suffering from severe overcrowding. A local tech company claims to have a solution: implant a computer chip into a criminal’s brain, and program it to change the behavior and personality of the patient, so that they don’t repeat their crimes and can return to […]

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70's, Drama, Mystery

The Foreigner (1978)

TCM has baffled me a bit with this one. I’m not really sure what to think of The Foreigner. Is it a drama? Is it suspense? Is it a modern conspiracy noir? Can it even be considered a damned film at all? I’m still trying to figure that out myself. The plot for The Foreigner […]

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80s, Horror, Monsters, Slasher

Basket Case (1982)

Duane Bradley arrives in New York with little more in his possession beyond a suspiciously large, wicker basket. Duane is clearly an awkward, naive soul. He smiles and engages with strangers, checks into the first motel he can find and, surrounded by seedy looking people, produces a huge wad of cash out of his pocket […]

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