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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. Plot Summary Jason Blade (played… read more »

Humanoids from the Deep (1996)

The 1996 movie Humanoids from the Deep is a horror film produced as a remake of the earlier 1980 film by Roger Corman. The movie stars Emma Samms, Robert Carradine, Justin Walker, Mark Rolston, Danielle Weeks, and Clint Howard. Plot Summary A small coastal town is having problems – some unknown locals have been dumping toxic… 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, E. Danny Murphy, Linnea Quigley (1980s scream queen royalty), Christopher George and Vanna White (best known for her long-standing role on… read more »

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (1988)

The 1988 film Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama is a horror comedy directed by David DeCoteau. The movie stars Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Robin Rochelle, and Michelle Bauer. The film has since become a cult classic. Plot Summary A trio of frat boys follow around a sorority called Tri-Delta, and the girls catch them… 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) is one of my favorite campy horror movies in the whole of the 1980s. Starring 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. The film is one of my all-time favorites in all the entire… read more »

Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)

The 1970 film Cotton Comes To Harlem is a blaxploitation film that was written and directed by Ossie Davis. The movie stars Raymond St. Jacques and Redd Foxx, and was one of the most commercially successful films in the 1970s for black audiences. Plot Summary Reverend O’Malley (played by Calvin Lockhart) is a con artist trying… read more »

Hell Up In Harlem (1973)

The 1973 film Hell Up In Harlem is a blaxploitation film known as a “black version of the Godfather”. The movie, a sequel to Black Caesar, was written and directed by Larry Cohen, and has a motown/funk soundtrack. The movie stars Fred Williamson and Margaret Avery. Plot Summary Tommy Gibbs (played by Fred Williamson) is… read more »

Dr. Alien (1989)

The 1989 film Dr. Alien is a science fiction comedy film also known as I Was a Teenage Sex Maniac and I Was a Teenage Sex Mutant. The movie was directed by David DeCoteau and starred Judy Landers, Billy Jacoby, Linnea Quigley, and Olivia Barash. Plot Summary Wesley (played by Billy Jacoby) is a high… read more »

X-Ray (1982)

The 1982 horror film X-Ray, also known as Hospital Massacre, is a movie directed by Boaz Davidson and starring Barbi Benton. The movie was released to poor critical reception but has since become a cult horror film. Plot Summary Back in 1961, a local nerd at school leaves a card at Susan, a popular girl…. read more »

Puppet Master (1989)

The 1989 film Puppet Master is a horror film that was written by the famous producer Charles Band. The movie went direct-to-video and was the first movie in the massive Puppet Master franchise film series that ran from 1989 to 2018. The movie stars Paul Le Mat, William Hickey, and Barbara Crampton. Plot Summary In California… read more »

Psycho from Texas (1975)

The 1975 film Psycho from Texas, also known as Wheeler, is a horror movie that was filmed in El Dorado, Arkansas. The movie was directed by Jack Collins and Jim Feazell. The film stars John King III, Herschel Mays, and Christian Feazell, with the famous B-movie actress Linnea Quigley in one of her first small… read more »

Cobra Nero (1987)

The 1987 film Cobra Nero, also known as Black Cobra, is an Italian ripoff of Cobra starring Sylvester Stallone. The Italian version has an identical plot, and stars Fred Williamson and Sabrina Siani. The movie series is four blaxploitation films directed by Stelvio Massi, Edoardo Margheriti, and Umberto Lenzi. Plot Summary A police detective, Robert Malone (played… read more »

Trancers II (1991)

The 1991 film Trancers II is a science fiction film produced by Charles Band. The movie is a sequel to the original Trancers film. The movie stars Richard Lynch and Helen Hunt. Plot Summary Jack Deth (played by Tim Thomerson) lives with his wife, Lena (played by Helen Hunt) in Los Angeles in a huge estate gained… read more »

Frogtown II (1992)

The 1992 movie Frogtown II, also known as Return To Frogtown, is a low-budget post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie directed by Donald Jackson. The sequel to Hell Comes To Frogtown, the movie tells the story of a destroyed future earth where mutated frogmen fight the remaining humans. The movie was followed by a further sequel in 1996… read more »

2020 Texas Gladiators (1982)

The film 2020 Texas Gladiators, known in Italy as Texas 2000, is a 1982 post-apocalyptic film shot in Italy. It was directed by Joe D’Amato and written by George Eastman. The movie stars Sabrina Siani, Al Cliver, and Daniel Stephen. Plot Summary After wars and disasters, the world is destroyed, and in typical post-apocalyptic fashion,… read more »

Equalizer 2000 (1987)

The 1987 film Equalizer 2000 is a post-apocalyptic action film, shot in the Philippines and directed by Cirio Santiago. One of the more popular post-apocalyptic 1980s action movies, in the same vein as Mad Max. Starring Richard Norton, Don Gordon Bell, Corinne Wahl, with a special appearance from Robert Patrick (the legendary actor from blockbuster films… read more »

Shocking Dark (1989)

The 1989 film Shocking Dark is a science fiction movie filmed in Italy. The movie was produced as a rip-off of both Terminator and Aliens. The movie was directed by Bruno Mattei, and is also known as Terminator II, Aliens II, Aliennators, and Contaminator. The movie stars Tony Lombardo, Mark Steinborn, Dominica Coulson and Alex McBride. Plot Summary Far in… read more »

Warrior Queen (1987)

The 1987 movie Warrior Queen is a sword-and-sorcery style film starring Sybil Danning, Donald Pleasence, and Rick Hill. Filmed as part of the sword-and-sandals craze, the film was a critical failure and was produced to cover huge losses sustained by a previous film flop by the studio. However, the film has become a cult classic. In… read more »