Oct. 7, 2008, 4:29 a.m. CST
i have been doing my horror watching since september 15th. I have watched a lot fo new movies and it's been exciting. Movies I have really liked so far have been, Near Dark, The Vanishing, Legosi's Dracula, Night of the Creeps and Day of the Dead. Hopefully your viewing schedule will give me some good ideas.
Oct. 7, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
<P>"Lynch doesn’t look a thing like Freddy Kruger when all burnt up, for one. He looks like a man probably should after being burned alive. His skin hangs off his face, blackened and crispy… one of his eyes is milky white, this guns and teeth exposed as a good portion of his lips are burned away. <P>In short, the make-up effects in this movie are outstanding." <P>Here's what his IMDb page's trivia section has to say about the reason that's so awesome: <P>"In 1967 after taking LSD (acid), he set himself on fire in Central Park behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art near Cleopatra's Needle. After recuperation, he bravely and candidly spoke about it in an anti-drug documentary." <P>I'm just saying.
Oct. 7, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST
by drew mcweeny
... this came out when I was in high school, working at the theater, and I watched it about eight times in a week because of Jennifer Rubin. Zing. Kapow. Nerd on a hook as far as I was concerned. Horror movie chicks were the hottest chicks in movies in the '80s.
Oct. 7, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST
by xavier masterson
I'm not sure Yulin will appreciate the outing, Quint. Oh, and if you haven't seen the film, that's not really a spoiler.
Oct. 7, 2008, 4:54 a.m. CST
Good taste sir, Rubin was a real babe, the emphasis on real. Unlike today's fashion models in most US horror, she actually could act in a believeable mannor.
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:02 a.m. CST
I didn't mean his real skin, but the make-up when he's the crispy critter. I did wonder if they did something to his make-up during his "regular" bits, though... guess not. Good thing I didn't comment on it in the article. "Wow, his face looks fucked up in real life. Good job make-up team!" Yeah, that wouldn't have gone over real well.
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST
I think i mostly know Richard Lynch from 80s/90s TV-Shows like McGyver or Star Trek TNG. There are some character actors which for some reason I really enjoy seeing in any movie or tv-show. Richard Lynch is definitly one of them! And since i grew up in the 80s, the nostalgia factor applies to me, too. So thank you Quint, for pointing me into the direction of Bad Dreams! :D
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST
You would have thought Tarantino or Rodriguez would have cast him by now.
Oct. 7, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST
It really kind of makes it stand out from a lot of the other movies at the time. At the time I remember thinking it was a cop-out, but I dig it now.
Oct. 7, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST
by El Borak
the scene where that dude slams that coke-whore's head on the table and the straw goes up her nose and then he kicks her ass outta the window!!!!<br> <br>best scene in a movie ever!!!
Oct. 7, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST
As Michael's principal. He's the scariest fucking part of that movie. "MIZZUZ MYUHZ, I DO NOT IN-JOYYY HAVIN' TO CALL YOU DOWN HERE EVERY FIVE MINUTES!"
Oct. 7, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
It definately has its own feel to it, which I've never been able to put my finger on. However, if I were to put a more accurate time-frame on it, I would say it probably ran from about 1978-1992 (Halloween - Brain Dead) Maybe it's that inherent nostalgia associated with discovering horror at that age (as I too was a child of the 80's) that does it for me.
Oct. 7, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
You should totally check out "Popcorn" from 1991. There is definately a smattering of "Bad Dreams" in there.
Oct. 7, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST
this was one of those "I remember that one and how much it creeped me out back then" films.
Oct. 7, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
I always have and I always will.
Oct. 7, 2008, 8:23 a.m. CST
This is a great, extremely twisted film.
Oct. 7, 2008, 8:33 a.m. CST
by Tom Cullen
Plus she could actually act as well, which is always a bonus, and sadly all too rare a thing these days. One of the 80's brigade that I never understood why she didn't get more roles, and who has now pretty much disappeared after being relegated to dtv hell for much of the 90's. Still, if you want to see probably her best performance, and a really under rated and sadly little seen thriller, check out a flick called Delusion. She's fantastic in it, and the film is quirky cool too.<p>As for Bad Dreams, always enjoyed that one, definitely worth a look for fans of 80's horror. <p>Oh, and Peeping Tom is a great addition to the list, and for my money is better than Psycho.
Oct. 7, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST
by Billy Sunday
Yes, I would do horrible awful things to Jennifer Rubin given the chance. That said, I didn't think this was all that great. It had some fun moments, in fact, I think I almost wet myself when the guy driving in the vehicular homicide scene said TOUCHDOWN! And the effects were pretty damn well done, I especially liked the side profile shot in the car murder scene and the rows of scars down Ralph's stomach....and obviously, the blood rain was pretty cool. That said, it wasn't fun enough to make me want to go back and watch it again or anything. Pretty good for what it is, and something I probably wouldn't have ever scene without the MOVIE A DAY column. Time to shower and head to Vulcan to trade this out for THE HOUSE WHERE EVIL DWELLS.
Oct. 7, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST
by Josh Acid
I'm interested to hear your take on it...I love good, spooky haunted house movies, particularly from that era (hello, The Changeling!), but I thought The House Where Evil Dwells was pretty lame.
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:02 a.m. CST
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST
this wasn't as good as Salo
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST
I saw this once on The Movie Channel about 26 years ago and I don't remember being impressed or scared. All I remember about Bad Dreams is the poster, but Richard Lynch is hard to dislike in anything. Is he still around?
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
by Mr Nicholas
He was an icon of 80's TV and B-movies and always gave great performances no matter how cheesy the gig was. He really was deserving of better.
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:55 a.m. CST
Evidence? PT doesn't end with a 15 minute long monolog from a character we haven't met before to explain what the preceding movie was about. Nor will it be remade by Gus Van Sant. That is all.
Oct. 7, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST
Michael Powell was a master filmmaker.
Oct. 7, 2008, 12:16 p.m. CST
Lest we forget de Souza's sole theatrical directing effort, "Street Fighter."
Oct. 7, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST
It was Slapstick (And I love that movie, although not as much as Evil Dead 2)
Oct. 7, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST
Was he the baddie who fights Stacey Keach in the bar? If he is, then I believe we are in the presence of a lifetime achievement award recipient. Oh yes.
Oct. 7, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST
Just IMDB this guy and I'm impressed. Interview this guy, AICN! He's a national treasure!
Oct. 7, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST
But god bless Francis Gremp...that eyeball eating Bas***d...And that scene where he stabbs his hand with the knife still hurts to watch.
Oct. 7, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST
One of those flicks I'd run across on HBO at two in the morning, figured I'd give it a couple of minutes just on the off chance it was good, got totally pulled in and loved every minute.
Oct. 7, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST
Maybe because I never thought to bring along a jug of gasoline. That's some crazy shit. Anyway, I remember really digging this movie when it came out. It's nice to see that it's remembered by some people.
Oct. 7, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST
Love that flick. Sort of remember Lynch as one of the bad bikers, but I think it was another actor, (big guy w/mustache), that pushes Keach into psycho-mode. Highly reccomend this one to Quint (or anyone) who hasn't seen it. Cult film with a funny, smart, and profound script.... written, directed & co-starring William Peter Blatty. Great ensemble cast.
Oct. 7, 2008, 2:56 p.m. CST
Another fun 80's horror film starring Klaus Kinski. On a double-feature dvd paired with The Attic which I found disappointing. But Crawlspace is tons of disturbing fun.
Oct. 7, 2008, 3:05 p.m. CST
I was just listening to the commentary track on THE NINTH CONFIGURATION and I must confess I love William Peter Blatty. Honestly, I'd give the old man a hug and fetch the newspaper for him. Yes, that's fatherly love for ya. Quint, ADD THE NINTH CONFIGURATION TO YOUR LIST!
Oct. 7, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST
I haven't watch 9th Config since I got it on dvd a few years back, I will re-watch that one very soon. I also have a vhs copy which is a different cut of the film. And I remember seeing it first on cable with the title "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane." I love the artwork they chose for the cover of the dvd. People, please discover this largely overlooked gem! Oh, and if you enjoyed Blatty's film of "Exorcist III", please read his novel "Legion." Movie was good... book is very good.
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST
Good film. Seriously fucked up. It is not possible for Klaus Kinski not to be creepy.
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST
Definitely! Get him aan invite to the next BNAT or something. Gotta be some love for the guy!
Oct. 7, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST
...was going to be the sequel to "The Exorcist", with the astronaut character being the same one that appears at the party ("you're going to die up there..." splash!). That is all.
Oct. 7, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST
Is that 'Prince of Darkness' Harry's referencing? Awesome! Quint, you have seen 'Prince of Darkness', right?
Oct. 8, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST
Dean Cameron's character in this is named Ralph as is his character in Rockula. (sigh) I miss the feel of the 80's flicks. It makes me sad.
Oct. 8, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST
Made famous in Exorcist and reappearing in Schraeder's Exorcist prequel.
Oct. 9, 2008, 10:32 p.m. CST
by The Amazing G
Oct. 13, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST
Got to meet her at Fear Fest in March down here in Dallas. She's out of the business entirely, which is a shame. She's older, but her looks have certainly held up and she's very sweet. I'm not sure what led to her leaving acting, but she's long been a fave of mine. It's always nice to find out that people like her (charming, talented, amazingly gorgeous) are down-to-earth and kind. Now someone needs to pull a New Nightmare and bring her back for one last showcase before she retires completely.