Tag Archives: b-movies

TerrorVision Animated

One of the craziest and most memorable films of the 80s is the ultra-camp, TV alien invasion film TerrorVision (1986). I kind of think of it as the b-film alter ego of Videodrome. I wrote about TerrorVision back in 2008 when … Continue reading

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A Mario Bava sighting in Virginia

Well, after four years I finally officially consider myself a Virginian after buying some of the bloodiest soil in the US. And I have to say it is nice to see that Virginia, in cooperation with the Library of Congress … Continue reading

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Zombie vs Jaws

The single most memorable scene of 80s b-movies may very well be this one from Lucio Fulci’s 1980 classic gore fest Zombi 2. Those mothertrucking shark biting zombies are not to be toyed with!

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Of Punks, Pimps and C.H.U.D.s: Gentrification in NYC as told by 1980s film

Disclaimer: This is a “media-enhanced” version of a paper I wrote in graduate school for an American Studies course back in 2002. And while I recognize it is both rough and theoretically meager at certain points, I’m still fascinated with … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th, part 3 with laugh track

This is awesome, and illustrates beautifully that canned laughter can make some really bad movies rather enjoyable.

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Filmfax, my connection to another world

As much as I love the internet, I have to be frank, it has never really come close to the magic that is reading the b-movie rag that is Filmfax. I may be wrong here (but I’m not), there is … Continue reading

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TerrorVision (1986)

I have a longer post, a kind of “opus” tracing the impact of the VCR on b-movies during the 80s. I’ll save the details for later, but while doing my extensive research I came across a gem from the past: … Continue reading

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A Four-Pack of Carpenter

Update:  There’s a great article on this very retrospective by Benjamin Strong on the Moving Image Source titled “Morning in America.” He positions this retrospective as genre readings of the Reagan 80s, yes, that’s it! As if you need any … Continue reading

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The Mist (2007)

I can’t resist a Stepehen King film adaptation, it is one of my great weaknesses and has accounted for many wasted hours in my life. I had already voiced my excitement about Frank Darabont’s film adaptation of Stephen King’s novella … Continue reading

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Planet Terror: “Just like your video games”

After all the fun we had in our discussion about Death Proof, I broke down and watched Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. If I was tepid on Tarantino’s films before Death Proof, my feelings towards Rodriguez’s work was bordering on hostile. … Continue reading

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