Special Effects

When it comes to B-movies, for better or worse, Larry Cohen is one of the kings. He’s the director of films like Q, It’s Alive, and The Stuff. He’s also written many others including several entries in the Maniac Cop series and more mainstream films like Phone Booth and Cellular. Hopefully he wasn’t being autobiographical…

They’re Playing with Fire

The general premise of having a somewhat awkward high school or college-aged guy end up in a steamy relationship with an older woman is one that has been used a lot in raunchy teen films. Think movies like My Tutor, or Private Lessons. In fact, in 1984 the star of Private Lessons, Eric Brown, appeared…

Hot Dog…The Movie

I’ve lived in Colorado for 20 years now but I just haven’t gotten into the whole skiing thing. It’s a big deal here but I just don’t get the appeal. Perhaps it’s because I grew up in Illinois, where the biggest hills are parking lot speed bumps. Or it could be that, as I see…