Screamers (1995)

Directed by Christian Duguay. Written by Dan O'Bannon and Miguel Tejada-Flores. Based on the short story "Second Variety" by Philip K. Dick. Starring Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin and Andrew Lauer. Plot: in 2078, on planet Sirius (a mining planet), a group of soldiers fight self-replicating killing devices known as Screamers. So, let's see: … Continue reading Screamers (1995)

Re-Animator (1985)

Directed by Stuart Gordon. Written by Gordon, Dennis Paoli and William Norris, based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft. Starring Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott and Barbara Crampton. Plot: an odd medical student does experiments to reanimate dead tissue. Let's just apologize early for poo-pooing all over a "classic", but we don't really like this "gem". … Continue reading Re-Animator (1985)

Candyman (1992)

Written by Clive Barker and Bernard Rose Directed by Bernard Rose Starring Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen Plot: Candyman is summoned by a stupid white girl while exploring the "myth" In this Clive Barker classic we meet "Helen Lyle", an uppity grad student who like many people who claim otherwise is incredibly stupid even when … Continue reading Candyman (1992)

The Crow (1994)

Directed by Alex Proyas. Written by David J. Schow and John Shirley. Starring Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott, Bai Ling, David Patrick Kelly, Michael Massee and Tony Todd. Plot: a man comes back from the dead to avenge the murder of himself and his fiancee. On Devil's Night (or Mischief Night as … Continue reading The Crow (1994)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Directed by Charles S. Pierce.  Written by Earl E. Smith.  Starring Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem, Jim Citty, Robert Aquino, Charles S. Pierce and Earl E. Smith. Plot: loosely based on the Texarkana Moonlight Murders of 1946. People begin being attacked by a hooded man.  The police tell people to stay in … Continue reading The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Directed by Wallace Fox.  Written by Harvey Gates, Sam Robins and Gerald Schnitzer.  Starring Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tris Coffin and Elizabeth Russell. Plot: a madman kidnaps women to keep his wife young and healthy. A bride is kidnapped from her wedding and she isn't the first.  Apparently there's been a lot of young brides … Continue reading The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Prom Night (1980)

Directed by Paul Lynch.  Written by William Gray and Robert Guza Jr.  Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin, Michael Tough, Antoinette Bower and Leslie Nielsen. Plot: a masked killer stalks teenagers at their high school prom. The movie starts with four children accidentally/on purpose killing another child during a fucked up tag-like game.  … Continue reading Prom Night (1980)

Christmas Evil (1980)

Written and directed by Lewis Jackson.  Starring Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick, Peter Friedman and Brian Neville. Plot: a mentally scarred child grows up and goes on a killing spree dressed as Santa. Also known as You Better Watch Out, this Christmas horror movie is a real classic.  And it's hysterical - … Continue reading Christmas Evil (1980)

The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter.  Written by Burt Lancaster and John W. Campbell Jr.  Starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Charles Hallahan, David Clennon, Donald Moffat, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur, T.K. Carter, Thomas Waites and Wilford Brimley. Plot: a research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien. Now everyone knows about the plot of The … Continue reading The Thing (1982)

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)