The Dark

Just a few weeks ago we lost a big name in 70’s and 80’s horror movies…Tobe Hooper. He had a unique career, filled with great films, some stinkers, and some underrated gems. He also left a great mystery. No matter who comes forward to claim they know the truth, the question will always be out…

Bad Moon

People often say they like to have a dog for a pet for protection. I can’t really relate to that since none of my dogs have ever had great skills in the guard dog category. Sure, they’ll bark at a plastic bag blowing past the house American Beauty style, but if a stranger comes in…

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf

1981 was the year of the werewolf at the movies. It saw the release of such films as An American Werewolf in London, Wolfen, and, of course, Joe Dante’s The Howling. To this day, people love the mix of horror and Dante’s unique comic sensibilities. When it came time for the 1985 sequel, there was…

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

After Jamie Lee Curtis made a name for herself by appearing in Halloween, she quickly became labeled a “scream queen.” She ended up appearing in several more horror flicks, most famously the 1980 film Prom Night. It took seven years for an in-name-only, and Jamie-Lee-less, sequel to arrive. Here comes 1987’s Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night…

The Devil’s Hand

There is one big role that I associate actor Neil Hamilton with. He was Commissioner Gordon in the late 60’s Batman TV series. That’s enough to secure your legacy right there. His take on Gordon was as a sort of grandfatherly leader of the Gotham City police department, which makes his role in today’s film…

The Burning

The name Miramax usually conjures up images of what we often call prestige pics. In the 90’s and early 2000’s the studio started by the Weinstein brothers was known for often dominating the Oscars. As they say, though, everybody has to start somewhere. So, would you believe that one of the first films released by…