Tag Archives: 1980’s

The Changeling (1980)

In the extras of Second Sight’s The Changeling is a video appreciation from the producer of TV’s Masters of Horror, Mick Garris (Hocus Pocus & Critters 2). This is one of many features that was originally made for Severin’s release in America, in this five-minute

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey

Question: Who was originally desired to direct Alien 3? While David Fincher’s take makes for an interesting watch he wasn’t 20th Century Fox’s first pick. Vincent Ward was booked first and got as far starting production before walking away citing creative differences. While he is

Locke and Key

Locke and Key is a dark fantasy comic series expertly penned by Joe Hill and beautifully illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. With gorgeous artwork and a strong narrative, this is superb storytelling through sequential art. Be warned though – here be dragons. Horror, bloodshed and brutality

The Howling

Joe Dante is a beloved man, his films are among the most humble and darkly funny the genre world has to offer. His work is the point which light and dark intersect within the horror and science fiction cannons. That is true save for the

My Beautiful Laundrette

I’ve long since said that if you want to know what life in 1980s Britain was like, what it felt like, looked like and sounded like, then there is really only two films to check out: one of them is Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and

Wolf Warrior II

How American cinema has changed since the 1980s, I’ll use the action film as the conduit to make this point. Back then we had ridiculously over the top, jingoistic, star vehicles centred around a handful of names. Now, those films are shot and financed exclusively

Pick of the Geek – I Know You Know

Set in South Wales in 1989, I Know You Know tells the story of single parent father Charlie Callaghan (Robert Carlyle) and his eleven-year-old son Jamie (newcomer Arron Fuller). Written and directed by Human Traffic’s Justin Kerrigan, what is remarkable about this film is that

The Clan

Following his stint in the Spanish-language anthology film, 7 Days in Havana which was undertaken by several filmmakers and actors from golden boy, Benicio del Toro to Emir Kusturica. Pablo Trapero returns to the director’s chair with a kaboom in The Clan, Argentina’s entry for

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Roll up! Roll up! Do you love 80’s movies? Of course you do. Do you love incredibly ridiculous comedies that have the charm of a Zucker-Abrahams production? Then you need to sit down and watch the 1988 creature feature parody, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!