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Clear Blue Tuesday (2009)

The 2009 film Clear Blue Tuesday is an independent musical film directed by Elizabeth Lucas. The film, a musical about the September 11th attacks in New York City, was released to widespread criticism. The film has since been unpublished and is unavailable for purchase or streaming. Many of the actors in the movie, who largely… read more »

The Exterminators of the Year 3000 (1983)

The 1983 film The Exterminators of the Year 3000 is a post-apocalyptic Italian film. The movie was poorly received, but has since gained significant recognition in the cult film world because of it’s similarity to Mad Max, and the low budget method in which it was filmed. The movie stars Robert Iannucci, Alicia Moro, Alan Collins, Eduardo Fajardo, Fred… read more »

The Blade Master (1984)

The 1984 film The Blade Master, also known as Ator 2 – L’invincibile Orion in Italian, is a sword-and-sorcery film that has since become a cult classic. Part of the massive 80s “sword and sandals” trend in Italy, the film stars Miles O’Keeffe as Ator, a birthmarked hero prophesied to save the world. Plot Summary… read more »

Hercules (1983)

The 1983 film Hercules is a sword-and-sorcery cult favorite starring Lou Ferrigno as Hercules and Sybil Danning as Ariadne. The movie was filmed in Italy, near Rome, in 1982 alongside another sword and sandals epic, The Seven Magnificent Gladiators. The movie had a large budget for the time (over $6 million) but was a failure… read more »

Scream Queen Hot Tub Party (1991)

The 1991 film Scream Queen Hot Tub Party is a comedy horror film directed by Jim Wynorski and Fred Olen Ray. The movie was famously produced in a single day, and only has a runtime of 50 minutes. That said, the movie has become a huge cult classic, successful mainly on the merit of casting five notable… read more »

Warriors of the Wasteland (1983)

The 1983 film Warriors of the Wasteland (also known as The New Barbarians and I nuovi barbari) is a post-apocalyptic film that was produced in Italy and later distributed in the United States. It was filmed in several months just outside Rome. The film was considered a blatant ripoff of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, but… read more »

Amazons (1986)

The 1986 film Amazons (also known as Amazonki) is a sword-and-sorcery film directed by Jim Wynorski and produced by Roger Corman. The movie was part of a nine-movie contract Corman had with an Argentinian production company to produce movies there. Plot Summary A mythical tribe of warrior women battle wild tribes from the jungle. The Amazons include… read more »

Hearts and Armour (1983)

The 1983 film Hearts and Armour is a sword-and-sandals style Italian film starring Barbara De Rossi, Tanya Roberts, Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, and Rick Edwards. The film was praised for production values and costuming, but derided for a generally absent and confusing plot. It is said that the movie is so illogical and distracting because it was… read more »

Barbarian Queen (1985)

The 1985 film Barbarian Queen is a sword-and-sorcery film produced by the famous Roger Corman. Starring Lana Clarkson, the movie was filmed in Argentina as part of Corman’s nine-film contract in the 1980s. The movie has since become a cult classic, and Corman has claimed that the film inspired Xena: Warrior Princess. Barbarian Queen Plot… read more »

Thunder Run (1986)

Thunder Run is a 1986 action movie directed by Gary Hudson and released by the Cannon Group. The film saw heavy rotation on television throughout the 80s and 90s, and developed a cult following. Plot Summary An old trucker named Charlie Morrison (played by Forrest Tucker) is a retired Korean War vet. He spends his… read more »

Black Scorpion (1995)

Black Scorpion is a 1995 comedy action movie produced by Roger Corman, starring Joan Severance and Bruce Abbott. The movie was followed in 1997 by a sequel called Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. Plot Summary The film draws inspiration from Batman, in that the superhero Black Scorpion is a vigilante with no actual superpowers. Darcy Walker (played… read more »

The Warrior and the Sorceress (1984)

The 1984 film The Warrior and the Sorceress is a sword-and-sorcery movie produced by Roger Corman. Although low budget, the film has since become a cult staple within the genre. The movie was shot in Argentina and stars David Carradine, María Socas, and Luke Askew. The costume that David Carradine wears in the film is… read more »

Species (1995)

The 1995 film Species is a science fiction movie starring Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, and Alfred Molina. Plot Summary Scientists on earth send out radio signals with information about Earthlings, including DNA structure and our culture. Receiving information from an alien culture about potential unlimited energy sources, they assume that life is friendly…. read more »

Red Scorpion (1988)

The 1988 film Red Scorpion is an action film starring Dolph Lundgren. The movie has since become a cult classic and is shown regularly on television. Typical of many low-budget action flicks during the 80s, the strong Reaganesque political overtones don’t stop this film from being an enjoyable watch. Plot Summary A Soviet special ops… read more »

Dinosaur Island (1994)

The 1994 film Dinosaur Island is a Roger Corman-produced film co-directed by the famous Jim Wynorski, along with Fred Olen Ray. Although it was produced shortly after Jurassic Park, it is more of a cavewoman movie than a Jurassic Park ripoff. They shot the film at David Carradine‘s ranch in Sun Valley in ten days…. read more »

Dune Warriors (1990)

The 1990 film Dune Warriors is a Roger Corman-produced post-apocalyptic movie starring David Carradine and Rick Hill. The film is inspired by the Mad Max post-apocalyptic film series and draws imagery from them. Directed by Filipino director Cirio H. Santiago, the movie is a retelling of the classic Seven Samurai/Magnificent Seven, except in this case… read more »

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Return of the Living Dead is a classic 1985 horror movie with a dark sense of humor. It was a movie that was oddly ahead of its time. Every time I watch it (which happens at least once annually) it effortlessly reminds me of the cinematic era that it was born in. Return of the Living… read more »

The House on Sorority Row (1983)

The House on Sorority Row is considered one of the great classic horror movies that truly defined the tone of 80s horror films. It was an influential genre defining cinematic offering. So many horror movies that followed its release began emulating the cinematic tropes depicted in this film. The House on Sorority Row was released in… read more »

Blood Diner (1987)

Blood Diner is a 1987 dark comedy and horror movie directed by Jackie Kong and starring John Barton Shields, Tanya Papanicolas, Rick Burks and LaNette LaFrance. This is the sort of B-movie that ticks all the right boxes, a film to satisfy even the most promiscuous movie fan. You might be thinking “this sounds great, but… read more »

Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)

The 1987 film Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 is a Christmas-time horror classic. The movie stars Eric Freeman and Elizabeth Kaitan. The film is heavy on flashbacks, using almost 30 minutes of footage from the original film, Silent Night, Deadly Night. Plot Summary Years after the first movie took place, Ricky Caldwell (played by Eric Freeman)… read more »