The 1977 action movie, ‘Maniac,’ features a killer with no clear motive, a surly Oliver Reed, and a poncho. Sounds great. It is not.
An example of bad things happening to good movies, ‘Welcome to Blood City’ is a neat little flick that looks like a burnt ViewMaster reel.
The 1981 slasher, ‘Madhouse,’ relies on characters doing stupid things, so how can we be upset when they are violently murdered? We can’t.
Psychic things happen in ‘Psychophobia,’ some of which might have something to do with the main character’s late husband, but everyone is too dumb to figure it out.
Carl Medland’s ‘Paranormal Farm’ begins as a basic ghost hunting documentary, but turns into something quite different by the time it’s over.
The 1972 movie, Night of 1000 Cats, is one of those exploitation movies that has lessons for the attentive viewer, particularly people who are venturing into the mystical and treacherous world of dating.
It’s difficult to conceive of a Predator movie without an actual Predator, but that’s exactly what you get in the 1988 Italian action movie, Robowar.
1984’s ‘Disconnected’ foregoes the glitz and glam of most films from the decade, providing a real you-are-there feeling of desperation and madness.
The difficulty in describing a movie like 1987’s Funland lies in the fact that I don’t know your boxes. That is to say, I don’t have a working understanding of all the things that make you excited about watching a particular film
In an doomed attempt to turn a porn star into a comedy starlet, ‘Linda Lovelace for President’ takes all the low-hanging fruit it can gather and mashes it into a rotting compote of awfulness.
The Night the Prowler (no comma or ellipses for you, ladies and gentlemen) is an Australian movie that might be a satire about high society or a bloodless slasher movie … Continue reading Prime in the Dustbin: ‘The Night the Prowler’ (1978)
If ever a movie needed an exclamation point in its title, it is ‘Disaster,’ an action movie so insanely brainless, it gets our lowest (meaning ‘highest’) recommendation.