Claudia Christian, who only appears in classics such as THE HIDDEN, MANIAC COP 2, THE DARK BACKWARD, MOM, A GNOME NAMED GNORM and HEXED, absolutely steals the show here. Playing Claire, the newly-single sister to Lindsey (Kathleen Quinlan), Christian sells a shitty country home to Lindsey and her husband Paul (Timothy Busfield). The wiring is bad, the ceilings are brittle and it's been staked by a gang of homicidal cats who want to eat Lindsey's freakishly doll-like toddler. To top…
Summer Jam Entry #6: HEAVY TRIP
The performer(s): Impaled Rektum
Impediment(s) to effectively create music: Derision from townsfolk, lack of impetus, stage fright.
Highlight song(s): "Flooding Secretions"
Even a glowing endorsement from Tenebrous Kate on the outstanding podcast Bad Books for Bad People (www.badbooksbadpeople.com/) didn't prepare me for how much fun I'd have watching this movie. While direction and acting are top notch, most impressive is the take on death metal: filmmakers Laatio & Vidgren get plenty of laughs out of…
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Wow...uh, hm. First time watch for this one. It's a singularly strange film, adapted by Jules Feiffer from what I take to be his singularly strange play. It's set in late 60's/early 70's New York, and the comedic tone is very much like an angry man shouting at nobody in particular on any corner of lower E 13th Street around that time. The story deals with the "little murders" that conspire to break the spirit of decent people every day,…
Released the same year as (in fact, within a week of) John Frankenheimer's PROPHECY, Arthur Hiller's NIGHTWING is also an outdoorsy environmental revenge horror movie JAWS knock-off where an Italian actor playing a rebellious, hotheaded Native American teams up with a skinny woman and a scientist-type played by an actor from the OMEN franchise to stop a series of animal attacks. What sets NIGHTWING apart is that its swarm of bubonic plague-carrying killer bats is manifested by the ghost of…