Catching up on my weekend watches:
11. Fright Night (1985) – 4.0
I don’t think I have anything new to say about this, I’m sure everyone is familiar with it. Classic ‘80s vampire movie.
I managed to squeeze in a triple-feature on Saturday. We had a couple of friends over to watch a movie. I wanted to make sure I picked a crowd-pleaser, so we started out with Return of the Living Dead, which is a classic and one of my favorites. While we were all talking afterward I started up Pieces to play in the background. We made it through about 30 minutes of that before the wife requested either Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Monster Squad as background noise, so I switched to Monster Squad. We ended up making it all the way through that before our guests left. After they were gone, I went back to Pieces and finished that up. No FTVs, but a strong lineup:
12. Return of the Living Dead (1985) – 5.0
There is nothing I don’t love about this movie. Watching it with a group really accentuated how good Clu was, because there were people to laugh along with you. He was such a natural badass, it felt like he was making the whole thing up as he went (and he may have been). Also, I think I’m going to have to adopt “dick-brain” as my new go-to insult.
I just reviewed these two for my 2013 list. If you’re interested, they’re numbers 11 & 32 in the list linked in my sig.:
13. Monster Squad (1987) – 4.0
14. Pieces (1982) – 4.5
15. Brain Damage (1986)(FTV) – 3.5
Oh yea, now we’re sinking into the filth, but in a good way. Brian wakes up one morning to find a weird turd-looking parasite has attached itself to his brainstem. It occasionally injects his brain with its juice, causing euphoria, in exchange for being fed human brains. It’s a simple concept, executed well, full of ‘80s cheese, but also with a ton of gross out nightmare-fuel including two of the least sensual sex scenes ever filmed (For me…so far, although I think I have a few movies on the list that may top this, we’ll have to wait and see). Also, the voice they went with for the creature was absolutely hilarious to me.