July 23, 2020

Oh, the cheese, the glorious cheese, how I yearn for your touch. Parasite (1982), if anything else, is a cheese-fest. The setting is a post-apocalyptic USA, where using Styrofoam burger boxes is apparently the rage in decorating. I wasn’t sure if they were Big Mac or Whopper containers, it’s been so long since they used…

High Spirits
July 16, 2020

High Spirits (1988) is a romantic comedy with some ghosts thrown in, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some great thrills and chills. It stars Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Peter O’Toole, and Liam Neeson, revolving around Peter Plunkett (O’Toole) who is trying to save his family’s castle from creditors. Ladies. Gentlemen. Children. You appear…

June 18, 2020

Maniac (1980) is one of the darkest, strangest films to come from the 80s. Well, I guess technically it was made in the 70s, but that doesn’t change this “video nasty” delight from being an awesome slasher thrill ride. Joe Spinell plays Frank Zito, a creepy, gross, mentally and physically scarred man. The sexual content…

After Midnight
June 11, 2020

After Midnight (1989) is another anthology film that threw three short films together with no rhyme or reason. They were supposed to be scary but weren’t really. I liked the main story about the sexy beast of a psychology professor, played by Ramy Zada, who is teaching fear. Now, that could’ve been something good had…

Bloody Birthday
June 9, 2020

It’s when someone kills someone, like on TV. Debbie Since Bloody Birthday (1981) starts on June 9, 1970, I figured it’d be fun to schedule it for 50 years later. The opening sequence is voice-overs of a doctor delivering three babies during a solar eclipse; too bad there wasn’t one on that date, turns out…

Hell Night
June 4, 2020

Garth Manor has a tragic history, but no really believes the story that’s been told about it in Hell Night (1981), making it the best place to haze four pledges. One of the sorority hopefuls is Marti, played by Linda Blair. It’s always strange to see her in anything that doesn’t involve gross makeup and…

America 3000
May 28, 2020

The F-in Plugot tricked me. Nena America 3000 (1986) is one of those forgotten gems that brings about a sense of nostalgia in me. While the setting is Colorado (there’s a sign for Denver Brighton), it was filmed in Israel. I guess it’s cheaper to film over there than here. Tony Berg made the music…

Flash Gordon
May 14, 2020

So, yeah, this isn’t horror at all, but it’s still amazing. How could I leave Flash Gordon (1980) out of my diversion walk? Besides, it has an amazing soundtrack composed and performed by Queen, but that’s not the only reason I enjoy this movie. The level of campiness is astounding. It’s one of the most…

Daughter of Illusion

The Horror of My Life


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