Wolfen (1981)

Written by David Eyre, Michael Wadleigh and Whitley Strieber Directed by Michael Wadleigh Starring Gregory Hines, Albert Finney, Edward James Almos, Reginald VelJohnson and Tom Noonan Plot: Wolves are killing people in New York This is a movie with a message, and I personally really like the message, although it is a bit drawn out … Continue reading Wolfen (1981)

Child’s Play (1988)

Directed by Tom Holland.  Written by Holland, Don Mancini and John Lafia.  Starring Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent and Brad Dourif. Plot: a single mother unwittingly give her son a doll with a serial killer's soul trapped inside. We have to go back to the classic Child's Play for Halloween.  It is essential and … Continue reading Child’s Play (1988)

Hocus Pocus (1993)

Directed by Kenny Ortega.  Written by Mick Garris, David Kirschner and Neil Cuthbert.  Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, Doug Jones and Sean Murray. Plot: a boy moves to Salem and accidentally/on purpose awakens three witches. In 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, a boy named Thackery Binx (Murray) … Continue reading Hocus Pocus (1993)

Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Written by William Hurlbut and John L. Balderston Directed by James Whale Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger, Gavin Gordon and Douglas Walton Plot: Mary Shelley reveals to her husband Percy and Lord Byron that the monster did not die and tells more of the story. This movie is a … Continue reading Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Frankenstein (1931)

Written by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Peggy Webling and Mary Shelly Directed by James Whale Starring Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, John Boles, Dwight Frye and Marilyn Harris Plot: Frankenstein creates a monster from cadavers and a killers brain This is a classic, about thee mad scientist and his wanting to play god. … Continue reading Frankenstein (1931)

Silver Bullet (1985)

Directed by Daniel Attias.  Written by Stephen King.  Starring Corey Haim, Megan Follows, Gary Busey, Terry O'Quinn, Bill Smitrovich and Everett McGill. Plot: an 11-year-old boy and his 15-year-old sister, try to stop a werewolf in their quaint, little town of Tarker's Mills. In the spring of 1976, things are pretty normal for the paralyzed … Continue reading Silver Bullet (1985)

Dead & Buried (1981)

Directed by Gary Sherman.  Written by Dan O'Bannon, Jeff Miller, Alex Stern and Ronald Shusett.  Starring James Farentino, Jack Albertson, Melody Anderson, Barry Corbin, Dennis Redfield and Robert Englund. Plot: the townspeople of Potter's Bluff are killing tourists, but why? The movie starts out with the insane burning alive of a tourist by several of … Continue reading Dead & Buried (1981)

Island Claws (aka – The Night of the Claw) 1980

Written by Hernan and Colby Cardenas, Jack Cowden and Ricou Browning Directed by Hernan Cardenas Starring Robert Lansing, Steve Hanks, Nita Talbot, Jo Mcdonnell, Barry Nelson, Raymond Forchion, John Furey, Martina Deignan and Tony Rigo Plot: toxic waste produces mega king size crabs who roar and kill people off the coast of Florida This movie … Continue reading Island Claws (aka – The Night of the Claw) 1980

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Written and Directed by Wes Craven Starring Dee Wallace and Michael Berryman Plot: A family on their way to Cali break down in the middle of a desert inhabited by mutant cannibals. We are huge dog fans so the inclusion of "beauty and the Beast" in this movie was awesome though not without heart break. … Continue reading The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

Zombie (1979) (AKA Zombi 2)

Directed by Lucio Fulci.  Written by Elisa Briganti.  Starring Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch and Richard Johnson. Plot: a NY reporter follows a woman to an island where a doctor faces an epidemic of the zombie variety. A boat comes into the New York harbor without anyone on it except one zombie who later kills a … Continue reading Zombie (1979) (AKA Zombi 2)