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Hot Moves (1984)

Hot Moves (1984) is a 1980’s coming of age teen comedy and an early forerunner for cheeky comedies like American Pie. Hot Moves was directed by Jim Sotos and stars Jill Schoelen, Monique Gabrielle and Deborah Richter.     Hot Moves (1984) Plot The crux of our story centers around four crazed teenage boys: Barry… read more »

List of 1980s Kung Fu Movies

The 1980s were an undeniably cool time for kung fu films. Like Burt Reynolds circa 1970 kind of cool. Sadly, that level of kung-fu cool was hard to maintain and it eventually went the way of Tab cola and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.   Miami Connection (1987) Miami Connection (1987) is a kung-fu action film… read more »

List of 1986 Films From Cult Celebrities

From randy high-schoolers locked in a mall overnight, stalked and killed…one by one by a sentient robot… To a high school student body of radioactive mutants. All the way to a leather-wearing reform-school dominatrix with a riding crop. The year of 1986 was an unforgettable period in cult cinema. Here’s a look at some of our favorite… read more »

Top 7 Italian Sword & Sorcery Films

Italian sword & sorcery films found fertile ground in the 1980s to propagate producing a whole slew of swashbuckling sword and sandal films. Sit back and enjoy as we rank them here.  Italian Sword & Sorcery Films Ironmaster (1983) The 1983 Italian sword & sorcery film Ironmaster, also known as La guerra del ferro, is… read more »

Attila flagello di Dio (1982)

Attila flagello di Dio (1982) is an Italian sword-and-sorcery film directed by Franco Castellano and Giuseppe Moccia and starring Angelo Infanti, Anna Kanakis, Armando Marra, Mario Pedone, Elsa Vazzoler, Enrico Antonelli and Iris Peynado. Attila flagello di Dio (1982) Plot Summary The story centers around a rag tag band of medieval warriors defending their home.The… read more »

Galactic Gigolo (1987)

The 1987 film Galactic Gigolo is a comedy science fiction film directed by Gorman Bechard. The movie stars Carmine Capobianco, Debi Thibeault, and Frank Stewart. Galactic Gigolo (1987) Plot The alien Eoj (played by Carmine Capobianco) wins a vacation prize from a game show, which is a trip to Earth in which the alien can… read more »

Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf (1985)

The 1985 horror film Howling II: Your Sister Is a Werewolf is a horror movie directed by Philippe Mora and starring Christopher Lee and Sybil Danning. The movie has since become a cult classic. Plot Summary When Ben (played by Reb Brown) goes to the funeral of his sister (a former journalist) he meets a… read more »

Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988)

The 1988 film Assault of the Killer Bimbos is a comedy low-budget film starring Elizabeth Kaitan, Christina Whitaker, Debi Thibeault, Tammara Souza, Nick Cassavetes, and Griffin O’Neal. The movie was directed by Anita Rosenberg. It opened to less than stellar ratings but has since become a cult classic. Assault of the Killer Bimbos (1988) Plot Two… read more »

Deborah Richter

Deborah Richter (also known as Debi Richter) is an actress born on September 7th, 1964. She is known for her appearances in Cyborg, Midnight Madness in 1980 (a film in which she co-starred alongside an up and coming Michael J. Fox, a quintessential star of the 1980’s). Deborah Richter Biography Deborah began working as an… read more »

List of 1981 Films From Cult Celebrities

The year 1981 was a great year for films. However, this is Cult Celebrities, so we can’t give you a list of mainstream movies from 1981 like Raiders of the Lost Ark or Chariots of Fire. Everybody watches those. We gotta go real obscure here. So to kick things off, let’s start with some of… read more »

Great White (1981)

The film Great White (1981) is an Italian sharksploitation film released after the success of Jaws. Universal Pictures sued to have the movie blocked from theatrical distribution in the US. The movie stars James Franciscus, Ennio Girolami, Giancarlo Prete, Vic Morrow, Stefania Girolami Goodwin, Massimo Vanni and Micaela Pignatelli. Great White (1981) Plot Summary The… read more »

Robot Ninja (1989)

The movie Robot Ninja (1989) is a science-fiction and kung-fu film. It is an extremely low-budget movie directed by J.R. Bookwalter and starring Michael Todd, Burt Ward, James L. Edwards, Bogdan Pecic, Maria Markovic and Linnea Quigley. The movie is widely considered one of the worst films of all time. Robot Ninja (1989) Plot Summary… read more »

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

The 1983 film Sleepaway Camp is a horror film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik that has become a massive cult classic. The movie was followed by sequels. The movie has a shocking and well-remembered twist ending that has become known as one of the genre’s best. Plot Summary The movie involves a summer camp, Camp… read more »

Knightriders (1981)

Knightriders is a 1981 George Romero action film starring Ed Harris, Tom Savini, Stephen King and Patricia Tallman. Knightriders (1981) Plot Summary The film revolves around a group of performers who go to renaissance faires and joust on motorcycles. King William (also known as King Billy, played by Ed Harris) leads the group in a… read more »

Nightwish (1989)

The horror film Nightwish (1989) is a movie written and directed by Bruce Cook. The movie stars Elizabeth Kaitan, Brian Thompson, and Jack Starrett. The film, despite it’s low budget, has become a cult classic and is acclaimed for an original, compelling story for the genre. Nightwish (1989) Plot Summary A professor (played by Jack Starrett)… read more »

Day of the Panther (1988)

The 1988 kung-fu film Day of the Panther is a film by the famous B-movie director Brian Trenchard Smith. The film was suffering production problems, and Trenchard-Smith was brought in half-way through production to rescue what he could from the film. The movie has become a kung fu cult classic. Day of the Panther (1988)… read more »

Graduation Day (1981)

Graduation Day is a 1981 American horror film in the teen slasher genre. It was directed by Herb Freed and stars Billy Hufsey, Michael Pataki, E. J. Peaker, Denise Cheshire, Virgil Frye, Patch Mackenzie, Deborah Dutch, E. Danny Murphy, Linnea Quigley (1980s scream queen royalty), Christopher George and Vanna White (best known for her long-standing… read more »

Return to Horror High (1987)

Return to Horror High is a 1987 horror film directed by Bill Froehlich. Starring Vince Edwards, Brendan Hughes, Scott Jacoby, Lori Lethin, Philip McKeon, Alex Rocco, and George Clooney. Return to Horror High is a movie a bit ahead of its time. A campy tongue-in-cheek horror film…centering around a group of teenagers (a classic movie… read more »

The Beast and the Magic Sword (1983)

The 1983 film The Beast and the Magic Sword (also known as La Bestia y la Espada Magica) is a sword-and-sorcery film uniquely co-produced by Spain and Japan. The movie was tenth in the werewolf series written and directed by Paul Naschy, under the pseudonym of Jacinto Molina. The movie stars Paul Naschy, Julia Saly, Junko Asahina, and Shigeru Amachi. The… read more »

Night of the Demons (1988)

Night of the Demons (1988) stars Cathy Podewell, Karen Huston, Amelia Kinkade, Allison Barron, Alvin Alexis, Hal Havins and last, but certainly not least, the quintessential scream queen herself Linnea Quigley. Night of the Demons is one of my favorite horror movies from the 1980s. A film that is pure, uncut, campy goodness. Unapologetically. This film that… read more »