The Cry Baby Killer

The Cry Baby Killer, released in 1958, is one of those films that is mentioned from time to time but that very few people have actually seen. It has one big claim to fame, it is the film debut of one Jack Nicholson. We always say that everyone has to start somewhere, but in this…

Frankenstein Unbound

Throughout high school and college one of my regular activities was to hit the neighborhood video stores and pick up some of the movie posters they had for a few bucks. One of the coolest ones I ever picked up (and I still have it) featured a giant eyeball with several different colored irises stitched…

The Trip

Everybody knows Jack Nicholson as an Academy Award winning actor, but his talents aren’t just in front of the camera. He does have a handful of writing credits sprinkled throughout his career. One film that I always remember Nicholson had a hand in writing is Head…the 1968 film debut of the made-for-tv band The Monkees.…

Cover Girl Models

Roger Corman was a guy who knew how to put butts in seats. While it can certainly be said that he was always coming up with new things, the guy also knew when to stick with a formula. Starting in 1970, Corman’s New World Pictures began a series of films focused on sexy young nurses…

Eat My Dust

Nowadays we tend to think as Ron Howard, first and foremost, as a director…and maybe as the narrator on Arrested Development. When I was a kid he was Richie Cunningham, one of the lead characters on Happy Days. That was must see TV every Tuesday night in the 70’s. Every now and then he would…