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Night of the Comet (1984) – Cheezy Nostalgia

I remember watching this back in 1984 mostly to see the “hot chick” from my then home town Edmonton, Catherine Mary Stewart, who played the lead character, Regina.

The gist of this movie is this: A previously unknown comet makes a swing past earth, and the resulting meteor shower releases some sort of dust or radiation that turns anyone who wasn’t protected behind steel into dust. Most of the world who turned out to watch the comet disappeared, and the few who survived are turning into Zombie like creatures as they too slowly disintegrate  Meanwhile, two hot sisters that survived the night team up with a low budget Eric Estrada like good guy dude try to survive. Add to the whole mix a group of high tech survivalists, some thugs and you have an entertaining if mild movie.

I think I like this a little more than it deserves because it reminds me of the younger me. But even so, I think I would have still liked, but not as much. Like I said: the first time I watched it when I was 15 was to see a local girl in a movie.

Check it out yourself. 

Here’s the trailer:


Galaxy of Terror (1981) – Better Cast Than Script

I was warned that this was a super bad movie, and that there was no way in Hell I would like it.

I liked this stupid movie.

On a rescue mission, a ship and her crew are set out to a planet run by the Planet Master. Once on the planet, the crew is quicky subjected to terrors…terrors based on their own fears.

This is a Roger Corman production with a few names that eventually became pretty big in the movie industry. A pre-Freddy Krueger (even pre-Willie from V), Robert Englund, star of a huge number of movies and TV shows Sid Haig and lets not forget Erin Moran a.k.a. Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days. Oh…and what is most surprising to me, James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) as Production Designer and Second Unit Director.

Very cheezy, and much of the back drops look like bad paintings, still there is a certain charm to this film. None of it makes sense, but all of it was fun. Like many of the movies on this blog, the verdict is, if you like bad movies, you`ll like this. It didn`t win any awards, and didn`t deserve to, but it is fun. Watch this piece of crap if you have time.

Here is the Trailer:

And looky here – here`s the whole movie:



Captain America (1990) – Fun but Dumb

You know, I didn’t even know that this movie existed until earlier this week when one of my fellow co-workers suggested I watch it for this blog – I’ll definitely have to thank him for this.

This 1990 depiction of Captain America is a pretty shoddy deal, but is cheezy enough to stay fun.

Typical Captain America story: Nazi Germany (and the Italian Mussolini regime) develop a super soldier, the Red Skull, and the American’s do the same with Captain America. Bad things happen, Captain America gets frozen for 40 or so years, thaws out and continues his battle against the Red Skull. In this version, the President has been kidnapped by the Red Skull with the help of a general from the Pentagon, with the plan to implant a mind control device, therefore making the President little more than a puppet for the Red Skull. Of course, the newly revived Captain America must save the President (and the Free World with it) by defeating the Red Skull once and for all.

Silly, dumb, bad acting and Ned Beatty – I freakin’ loved this piece of crap. Don’t watch it because you love the Avengers or Captain America – watch it because you love bad movie, and you won’t be disapointed

And… you can watch the whole awesome mess on Youtube – and that link can be found after the trailer, below.

Here is the Trailer:

And here, my friends is the whole movie:


Carnosaur (1993) – I Like Nasty Dinosaurs – Unfortunately These Ones are Just Pathetic

This 1993 film about Dinosaurs being unleashed upon us is a sorry waste of time. Obviously made to cash in on the excitement created by the release of Jurassic Park, this movie suffers from a budget that is much smaller than the movies ambitions.

A virus created by a genetic scientist hired to create a better chicken has gotten loose and infecting the population, causing women to spontaneously give birth to dT-Rex like dinosaurs, and then promptly die. Of course there’s scenes of poorly animated dinosaurs killing characters that you just don’t care about. There’s a love story, abd the conspiracy element of the food company trying to cover up it’s tracks.

Who cares? This movie sucks. Watch Jurassic Park, or if you want something campy check out One Million Years B.C. instead of this.

Here’s the trailer:


The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Some more Sci-Fi fun with the 1977 film, The Incredible Melting Man. An astronaut, Steve West is exposed to radiation on a mission to Saturn that leaves him crazy and hungry for human flesh… And melting.. Did I mention that he’s melting? Oh, and apparently he’s incredible. Steve West is being pursued throughout the film by a scientist that wants to help him and a General that wants to capture him, all the while finding victims to chow down on. This is pretty bland acting with a weak plot and what’s probably not the best screen writing. Still, the the bad guy melting astronaut looks pretty gross and there’s enough funny cheeziness to make it worth watching. For most of the film, the melting astronaut is stalking victim for their flesh while the government hunts for him. With a little NASA stock footage thrown in every once in a while, the Melting astronaut seems to be having flashbacks of the mission that doomed him as when he is on screen, there is audio playback from sounds like mission control. I thought the film took itself too seriously until I read that it was originally supposed to be a parody of horror Movies, and but that most (or all) of the funny parts were removed, leaving a run of the mill, mostly crappy B-Movie in its wake. It has an almost “Made for TV” feeling, though I do vaguely remembering

seeing the movie poster as a kid in a theatre and thinking it looked cool. The poster left it’s mark I guess, because once I saw that the movie was on Netflix, I jumped at the chance to watch it. Sometimes you should let memories be. That being said, I should note that the effects are done quite well – he looks like he’s melting. This shouldn’t be a surprise though as the effects are done by special effects great, Rick Baker

This film was also featured on the always awesome Mystery Science 3000 TV show.

Suggested watching? Not really, but to be honest it wasn’t even close to being as bad as many of other movies I’ve watched over the last few weeks.

 Watch the Trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc6pGJZ8Xd4

And you can find the movie on Mystery Science 3000 here (on Youtube):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWALN1cRFWM


Thankskilling (2009)- So Stupid, I Almost liked it

So bad… But it made me laugh. A short film (66 minutes), I managed to get through this one with my buddy a couple of days ago. The idea: a 500+ year old homicidal turkey get revenge on society for the injustices against the native, North American.

Really bad, Evil Turkey monster, cheezy death effects – standard fare for these movies. In a away it fells a little like a Troma film (but worse – far worse). I managed to ghet through this mess, and although I can’t say that I would really suggest watching it, if you read this blog, you most likely will watch it.

Available on Youtube for free, you won’t have to work to find a copy.

Check out the trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOjSRoxc6mg

And the full movie here (if you want):

http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=zSsXtSU71Eg&feature=mv_sr


Night of the Living Dead (1990) – Tom Savini Did a Good Job

imageLast week I watched two versions of Night of the Living Dead, The Millenium Edition (avoid this like the plague), and Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 Tom Savini remake. Savini’s version IS worth watching. You might not know Tom Savini by name, but he is one of the best special effects guy in the business.

More of a re-imagining than a re-make, I found this very enjoyable. It starts off very much like the original, and mostly stays with the same story line. The main differences come in the portrayals of the characters. Barbara in the original film spends most of the film in a pathetic near catatonic state, whereas in this edition she turns into a lean, mean Zombie Killing Machine – actually a nice change. You Sci-Fi fans out there might recognize Babara as the actress Patricia Tallman who went on to portray the telepath Lyta Alexander in the television series Babylon Five. Although Tony Todd puts in a typically good job in the roll of Ben, the protagonist, there’s a more than a bit of cheezy acting, but that is a good thing (in moderation) in this  type of film.

I really didn’t expect much before I started watching this, and I was pleasantly surprised at not being bored, or pissed at a poor remake of a classic. This movie acts as a great lead in to the other Romero “Dead” movies and I really suggest watching it.

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0r7L8tS2L0


Maniac Cop (1988) – A Little Cheese? Yes Please…

I watched the 1988 Cop-Horror film, Maniac Cop with my friend last night and have to say I enjoyed it. Starring Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell, and a whole bunch “oh… that guy” actors, it gets moving kinda slowly but ramps up around the one hour mark.

The gist of the story is that a police officer was wrongly convicted on charges to benefit some officials, apparently gets killed in prison (apparently, mind you), and then goes on to seek his revenge upon everyone, guilty or not. Definitely not the best movie, it is still enjoyable, if you’ve like the movies I’ve blogged about so far. The fact that Bruce Campbell is in it automatically garners the film some “cool” points.

As I said, the film does start slowly, but none the less gathers speed, like a crescendo, near the end and sets the stage for two sequels, which I have not seen – yet. Should you watch it? Well, do you like cheezy movies? Do you like Bruce Campbell? If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, the yes you should watch it.

Check out the trailer below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAkb0cNsf0I