Wacko (1982) – Film


Movie #23 of the 31-days of horror challenge.

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13 years ago a young woman was horribly murdered by the lawnmower killer on Halloween Prom night, in front of her sister, causing irreparable psychological damage that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Now, 13 years later, Mary Graves is getting ready for her own Halloween Prom night and there was an escape from the local psychiatric hospital.

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Uninvited (1988) Direct to Video


Movie #21 of the 2019 31-days of horror challenge.

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A laboratory cat, which has undergone experimental treatments, escapes and ends up on the Yacht of a crime boss.

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The Critters Franchise – Film

The Critters Franchise


Critters (1986)

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The small town of Grover’s Bend is overrun with tiny, furry, razor-toothed aliens who have escaped from a prison transport ship.  Following them is a pair of shapeshifting bounty hunters, hired to destroy them.  As the bounty hunters search the small town for the critters, a local farm family defends their home and their lives. Continue reading “The Critters Franchise – Film”

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film

“Something Wicked This Way Comes”

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31 Days of Horror Challenge: Movie #9

A sinister carnival and the Autumn People, come to Green Town, Il., led by Mr. Dark.   A pair of 12 year old boys stumble across the terrible secret of the carnival. Granting the heart’s desire, but not quite, and feeding on sorrow and tears. Quite the tale of “be careful what you wish for.” Continue reading “Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Film”

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – Film

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

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The Grizwold family invites us to join in their Christmas celebration for their first “stay-cation”.   Continue reading “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – Film”

The Pirate Movie (1982) – Film

“The Pirate Movie”

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Raised by pirates, Fredric is now 21 and though he appreciates all his pirate family as taught him, he yearns for a different life.  After leaving the pirates, Fredric finds himself on an island where he meets the girl of his dreams, Mabel, the youngest daughter of the Major General, whose treasure, Fredric’s pirate friends had stolen years ago.  To keep their love, Fredric and Mabel must fight tradition, family customs, the local constabulary and the Pirates.   Continue reading “The Pirate Movie (1982) – Film”

Jake Speed (1986) – Film

“Jake Speed”

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When Margaret Winston’s sister is kidnapped, Grandpa knows just who to contact to rescue her.   Unfortunately, Jake Speed is a fictional character from a pulp novel series.  Or so everyone believes. Uncertain of his claims, but unwilling to give up hope, Margaret is swept away by the real life Jake Speed in the adventure of a lifetime, she travels to Africa to save her sister from slavery. Continue reading “Jake Speed (1986) – Film”

Labyrinth (1986) – Film


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A teenaged girl wishes her baby brother would be stolen away by goblins and is surprised when he is.  The girl is given 13 hours to complete the Goblin King’s maze to get her brother back, else he keeps her brother forever. Continue reading “Labyrinth (1986) – Film”

The NeverEnding Story (1984) – Film

“The NeverEnding Story”

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Bastian is a troubled boy who has lost his mother, is struggling to connect with his father, and is being bullied at school.  One morning, while running away from some bullies, he hides in a book store and discovers a book called “The NeverEnding Story”, which the proprietor insists isn’t safe.  Bastian takes the book anyway and goes to school, where he hides in the attic to avoid a math test.  There, he reads the book and is drawn into the land of Fantasia where he discovers that sometimes an ordinary boy is the hero that is needed. Continue reading “The NeverEnding Story (1984) – Film”

Re-Animator Trilogy – Film

#28, 29, 30 of the 31 days of horror challenge.  (These reviews will be more raw due to the nature of the challenge.)

“Re-Animator” (1985)

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Med student, Dan Cain, gets a new roommate, the brilliant and mysterious Herbert West.  Soon, Dan becomes involved in West’s morbid and bazaar experiments trying to reanimate the dead. Continue reading “Re-Animator Trilogy – Film”