A Color Story: Beetlejuice

Title: Beetlejuice Year: 1988 Director: Tim Burton Writer(s): Michael McDowell, Warren Skaaren (screenplay), Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson (story) Producer(s): Michael Bender, Larry Wilson, Richard Hashimoto Costume(s): Aggie Guerard Rodgers Cinematography: Thomas E. Ackerman Starring: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and Michael Keaton.* It’s a Tim Burton film, you know a Burton film … Continue reading A Color Story: Beetlejuice

SoH Reviews: Maximum Overdrive

What can I say about this movie…? I’m still a bit stunned. I went into this movie with some idea of what this movie was about and I was not disappointed! I have a lot of thoughts and critiques about this film so let’s get into my review of 1986’s Maximum Overdrive. Directed and written … Continue reading SoH Reviews: Maximum Overdrive

The Hype of Re-Animator: Is it valid?

A few weeks ago, Comet TV was showing a film with a familiar face: Jeffrey Combs. Granted, I recognized the other two actors alongside him (Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton) and it was the film From Beyond. It then reminded me, fuck, I had never seen Re-Animator. Yes, I am one of those people who take … Continue reading The Hype of Re-Animator: Is it valid?

Underrated: Vamp

un·der·rate /ˌəndə(r)ˈrāt/ Learn to pronounce verb past tense: underrated; past participle: underrated underestimate the extent, value, or importance of (someone or something). “a very underrated film” --- Vampires have been a part of our pop culture and horror genre since Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel was released in 1897. Since then, we’ve gotten many interpretations of what a … Continue reading Underrated: Vamp

A Color Story: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Title: Killer Klowns from Outer Space Year: 1988 Director: Stephen Chiodo Writer(s): Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo Producer(s): Stephen Chiodo, Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo Costume(s): Darcie F. Olson Cinematography: Alfred Taylor Starring: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, Royal Dano and John Vernon It’s the 80s. Late 80s at that. Killer Klowns from Outer Space … Continue reading A Color Story: Killer Klowns from Outer Space

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; are you ready for Freddy?

Title: A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master Year: 1988 Dir.: Renny Harlin Producer(s): Robert Shaye, Rachel Talalay Writer(s): Brian Helgeland, Ken and Jim Wheats (screenplay), William Kotzwinkle, Brian Helgeland (story) Company: New Line Cinema Starring: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Danny Hassel, Tuesday Knight, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Andras Jones, Brooke Theiss and … Continue reading A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master; are you ready for Freddy?

Evil Dead 2; the comedy/horror of the decayed.

Title: Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn Year: 1987 Dir.: Sam Raimi Producer(s): Robert Tapert, Alex De Benedetti, Irvin Shapiro Writer(s): Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel Company: Renaissance Pictures Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley, Denise Bixler, Ted Raimi. In the previous post, which I spoke about The Evil Dead (1981), I did … Continue reading Evil Dead 2; the comedy/horror of the decayed.

The Shining; Wendy, I’m home!

Title: The Shining Year: 1980 Dir.: Stanley Kubrick Producer(s): Stanley Kubrick Writer(s): Stephen King (novel), Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson Company: Warner Bros. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd I haven’t seen The Shining in a long time. I couldn’t tell you a complete scene without cheating thanks to Google. However, visually, I … Continue reading The Shining; Wendy, I’m home!

Night of the Creeps; If you scream, you’re dead.

Title: Night of the Creeps Year: 1986 Dir.: Fred Dekker Producer: Charles Gordon Writer(s): Fred Dekker Company: TriStar Pictures Starring: Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Jill Whitlow, and Steven Marshall. I’m skipping over quite a few movies to talk about this one because I recently just sat down and watched this movie (last week) for the … Continue reading Night of the Creeps; If you scream, you’re dead.

The Fog; Stomach Pounder and a Coke.

Title: The Fog Year: 1980 Dir.: John Carpenter Producer: Debra Hill Writer(s): John Carpenter, Debra Hill Company: AVCO Embassy Pictures Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh, Nancy Loomis, Ty Mitchell, Charles Cyphers. *Warning: this might be pretty short compared to the previous post. After viewing a rough cut of … Continue reading The Fog; Stomach Pounder and a Coke.