Blu-ray Review: CREEPSHOW Collector’s Edition

CREEPSHOW Collector's Edition Blu-ray | ©2018 Shout! Factory

Stars: Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen, Carrie Nye, E.G. Marshall, Vivica Lindfors Writer: Stephen King Director: George A. Romero Distributor: Warner Bros. Archive Collection Suggested Retail Price: $39.93 After assaulting audiences senses with his 1978 zombie masterpiece DAWN OF THE DEAD and taking a big detour with the action film KNIGHTRIDERS, director George A. Romero made his biggest leap into the mainstream with 1982’s now classic CREEPSHOW. 1982 was a good year for horror with John Carpenter’s THE THING, CAT PEOPLE, BASKET CASE and POLTERGEIST all making their debut among many other lesser known films (THE ENTITY […]Read On »

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News: HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH to screen at Midnight tonight Nuart in Los Angeles

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH movie poster | ©1982 Universal Pictures

The most underrated and misunderstood film in the entire 10 film HALLOWEEN franchise is getting a special Midnight showing tonight (October 24) at the Nuart in Los Angeles. Presented by Cinefile, 1982’s HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, the only non-Michael Myers film, is back on the big screen. The film, written and directed by Tommy Lee Wallace, tells the story of a mad Northern California maskmaker (Dan O’Herlihy) who plans to bring Halloween back to its dark roots. It’s up to a doctor (Tom Atkins) to try to stop him. Although Wallace directed, HALLOWEEN creators John Carpenter and Debra […]Read On »

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CD Review: CONAN THE BARBARIAN soundtrack – 3 discs

CONAN soundtrack | ©2012 Intrada Records

What is best in life? How about getting just about every note of one of the greatest film scores ever written, as spread over three CD’s for 1982’s score to CONAN THE BARBARIAN. Ever since the 1982 CONAN THE BARBARIAN LP on MCA (also included here), just about every label from Varese to Milan has been trying to solve The Riddle of Steel with fits and starts of additional music, most recently with an admirably inclusive re-performance by Tadlow Records. But it’s Intrada that has gloriously mustered the full scope and lusty power of the Might that is Poledouris, his […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: DEATH VALLEY (1982)

DEATH VALLEY (1982) Blu-ray | ©2012 Scream! Factory

Stars: Paul Le Mat, Catherine Hicks, Stephen McHattie, Wilford Brimley, Peter Billingsley, Edward Herrmann Writer: Richard Rothstein Director: Dick Richards Distributor: Scream! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $26.99 Scream! Factory is digging deep for great horror movie titles that haven’t been given a proper DVD or Blu-ray release and that continues with this month’s entry DEATH VALLEY from 1982. The notable thing about this movie was that it features Peter Billingsley a year before he made a big splash as Ralphie in the classic A CHRISTMAS STORY. Here, Ralphie, errr, Billy, doesn’t even have to worry about a BB gun, he […]Read On »

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Barry Levinson’s 1982 classic DINER screens at LACMA tonight at 7:30pm

DINER movie poster | ©1982 MGM/Warner Bros.

One of the most underrated 1980s comedies is DINER, the writer-directorial debut of Barry Levinson and tonight LACMA is sponsoring a special screening in Los Angeles tonight, December 1, at 7:30. You can purchase DINER tickets by clicking on the link. Rarely is there such a perfect first film, but Levinson nailed it with his 1982 classic set in 1959 Baltimore. Based on his own experiences, DINER stars Kevin Bacon, Timothy Daly, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg, Ellen Barkin, Paul Reiser and Daniel Stern in their first breakout roles. The film is essentially about a bunch of guys trying to grow […]Read On »

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CD Review: THE THING (1982) soundtrack

THE THING soundtrack | ©2011 Buysoundtrax Records

No, we’re not talking about a stillborn prequel here, but the one and only. Jack-of-all-trades filmmaker John Carpenter had served as a writer-director-composer on all of his films until his first studio production of THE THING. It was a bigger budget that allowed Carpenter to get his composing idol Ennio Morricone to provide the director with his first “real” orchestral score. That didn’t mean that Carpenter and his “in association” collaborator Alan Howarth wouldn’t give THE THING’s soundtrack more teeth by sweetening it with the icily sharp electronics that marked the auteur’s distinctive brand of horror. The result was a […]Read On »

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CD Review: MEGAFORCE soundtrack

MEGAFORCE Soundtrack | ©2011 Buysoundtrax

Sure there’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, but Barry Bostwick’s most outrageous exercise in retro-camp might just be 1982’s MEGAFORCE, a proto-G.I. JOE exercise in souped-up spandex do-gooding, blessed with extra oh-so ’80’s musical oomph by composer Jerrold Immel. Immel had the macho sound of TV scoring down with the likes of HARRY O and POLICE WOMAN when America’s first line of motorized defense came knocking at his studio in the tight-fitted form of Bostwick as “Ace” Hunter. Immel rose to the not-too-serious challenge with the rocking synth pads that any connoisseur of the decade’s action cheese would dig- “dated” […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY director Joe Kosinski gets grid locked and also chats about OBLIVION and THE BLACK HOLE remake

TRON: LEGACY Olivia Wilde poster | ©2010 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

The wait is over, TRON: LEGACY is finally here. The long-awaited sequel to the 1982 cult classic has been re-envisioned for the gamer age by director Joe Kosinski. The film, which opens today (in 3-D and IMAX screens), continues the story of computer programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) who is trapped in a computer world he created and it’s up to his son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) to save him. In this exclusive interview with ASSIGNMENT X, Kosinski spoke with us about bringing the classic film to life and the status on his next projects THE BLACK HOLE remake and OBLIVION. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY co-producer Justin Springer reboots the franchise

Garrett Hedlund in TRON: LEGACY | ©2010 Disney Enterprises

If any movie can be viewed as this year’s AVATAR, TRON: LEGACY certainly has a shot. Not only was it shot in 3-D (instead of being converted in post), it also features one of the  most visually arresting and immersive science-fiction worlds this side of the STAR WARS franchise. TRON: LEGACY (which opens Friday) picks up the pieces from the under-appreciated 1982 cult classic TRON which put Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) into a computer world where users and programs are pitted against each other He survived, but Flynn went back into that world (after the events in the first film) […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TRON: LEGACY producer (and original creator/director) Steven Lisberger gets back on the grid

TRON: LEGACY teaser poster | © 2010 Walt Disney Pictures

It’s rare for a film to spawn a sequel (with some of the main cast) 28 years after the release of the original, but TRON has managed that feat and exceeded all expectations. The original TRON, co-written and directed by Steven Lisberger was a ground-breaking film that took computer programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) inside a computer where he fought against nefarious programs inside the “grid.” It was unlike anything out there, but its concept was perhaps way ahead of its time, which is why the film wasn’t the mega-success it should have been. Now, audiences are ready and totally […]Read On »

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