Saturday, December 31, 2011

Only now does it occur to me... BIG!

Only now does it occur to me... someone once knocked down Robert Loggia– and lived!











Annnnd... exit Loggia. But fear sweeps in his wake. Sure, later he plays 'Chopsticks' on a giant piano with his feet, but this is the man who so frightened David Lynch at his BLUE VELVET audition that he ended up casting Dennis Hopper, who seemed docile and wholesome in comparison. I'd bet anything that to this day, Tom Hanks checks under his bed every night to make sure Loggia isn't there, waiting.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Only now does it occur to me.... SCROOGED!

Only now does it occur to me... that once upon a time, John Glover and Robert Mitchum once sat at the same table and shared incredulous looks regarding the increasingly erratic behavior of one Bill Murray.



Long time readers of the site will know of my love for Mitchum and Glover, and to see them both in the same 80s locale in a popular movie that I'd even seen before came as a tremendous and welcome shock. Now, neither of these gents have a great deal to do in SCROOGED (Mitchum is sort of a low-key conscience figure for TV exec Bill Murray, and Glover is an L.A. quasi-sleazebag who's been brought in to direct the SCROOGE TV special which features the Solid Gold Dancers), but it's comforting to know that somewhere out there, John Glover was sitting beside Robert Mitchum, perhaps even helping him in his career-long pursuit of not giving a shit. Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Film Review: V.I. WARSHAWSKI (1991, Jeff Kanew)

Stars: 3.8 of 5.
Running Time: 89 minutes.
Notable Cast or Crew: Kathleen Turner (ROMANCING THE STONE, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, SERIAL MOM), Jay O. Sanders (JFK, GLORY), Charles Durning (SHARKY'S MACHINE, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS), Wayne Knight (Newman on SEINFELD, JURASSIC PARK), Stephen Root (OFFICE SPACE, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN), Nancy Paul (LIFEFORCE, SHEENA QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE), Angela Goethals (HOME ALONE, JERRY MAGUIRE). Directed by Jeff Kanew (REVENGE OF THE NERDS, TROOP BEVERLY HILLS). Music by Randy Edelman (GHOSTBUSTERS II, KINDERGARTEN COP). Cinematography by Jan Kiesser (FRIGHT NIGHT, SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL).
Tag-line: "V.I. Warshawski: A private detective with a name as tough as she is."
Best one-liner: "Murray, have you ever seen what I can do with a nutcracker?"

The consensus is that V.I. WARSHAWSKI is not a good movie. The consensus hates V.I. WARSHAWSKI. The consensus sees the Hollywood Pictures logo and cries out in despair, "If you see the Sphinx, it stinks!" But the consensus is wrong. The world needs V.I. WARSHAWSKI. It needs Randy Edelman's almost nonstop, wall-to-wall strains of sleazy saxophone. It needs its comforting 80's Chicago trappings, soaked in Old Style and sitting in an apartment with a terrific view of Wrigley Field. It needs its TV-movie style mystery and cornball comedic stylings. It's like RUNNING SCARED meets MURDER, SHE WROTE with a hearty dash of SERIAL MOM. This is a good thing.

V.I. WARSHAWSKI achieves the impossible: a private-eye/buddy-kid flick that doesn't make one's hair stand on end. For a film whose major throughline is the mispronunciation of our heroine's surname, that says quite a lot. Though WARSHAWSKI may occasionally veer into one-liner territory that's a little too clever for its own good, dammit, it's never "precious." And I'm not gonna lie, WARSHAWSKI– that means a lot. Sure, Kathleen Turner spends half the flick teamed up with a scrappy teen (Angela Goethals), but she threatens bodily harm against children on at least a dozen occasions, muttering (drunken?) lines like "Be back by midnight, or I sell the kid!" Ohhh– and that's right– I just said Kathleen Turner.


You didn't know that? Shame on you. Get ready for America's husky-voiced sweetheart to charm the pants offa ya, and then smash yer nuts– quite literally, on more than one occasion. She attempts a Southern accent, partakes in a motorboat chase,

hoses down the bad guys ("Thanks for the use of your hose." –"She can use my hose anytime."), diffuses an office stand-off by threatening to unplug a computer that hasn't saved its files in hours, seduces a hockey player (like Carla on CHEERS?), and gets punched in the face, brutally, by Wayne Knight (famous for being SEINFELD's 'Newwwwwwman!' and JURASSIC PARK's 'Nyut-nyut-uh! You didn't say the magic word').

Kathleen Turner, one-liner at the ready.

But don't worry, ball-crushing aficionados, Kathleen wreaks hideous revenge upon her chubby nemesis with an actual nutcracker.


Wayne Knight, mere nanoseconds away from the business end of a nutcracker.

Yes, friends, this is a great movie.

And all the supporting character archetypes are here, too. We got Jay O. Sanders as a self-described "mild-mannered reporter" and sometime sidekick/love interest, a supporting villain with an (art? metallurgy?) studio, an overreaching villain who may or may not be a land developer, and the legendary Charles Durning as the gruff and fatherly cop-type who invariably urges restraint but ends up helping our private eye in the clutch.

Durning's first appearance involves him speaking unnecessarily through a megaphone, and at one point he trumps Kathleen Turner's "gut feeling" by proclaiming "my gut is bigger than your gut." I always applaud you, Durning. Always.

In the end, the movie bombed and averted the hoped-for series of V.I. WARSHAWSKI films (apparently there was a whole series of novels which preceded it), and retrospect hasn't been too kind either– it doesn't seem to have developed the cult following which some of its contemporaries have. For me, it's a solid second-tier buddy cop/P.I. type movie, and it can stand tall alongside the likes of ACTION JACKSON, QUIET COOL, RED HEAT, ALIEN NATION, THE ROOKIE, and a whole host of other, occasionally incredible films that are the perfect accompaniment to a profusion of beer and pizza and super-nachos on a Friday night. I bought the Blu-ray (!) of this film for a mere three dollars and fifty-cents, and though the picture quality is probably on-par with a low-to-medium-end DVD, there is a certain satisfaction in being able to say that I own V.I. WARSHAWSKI on fucking Blu-ray. How many of us even are there? How many brave souls who will step forward and admit to owning V.I. WARSHAWSKI at all, much less on the most-advanced, state-of-the-art format, because our passion for and dedication to V.I. WARSHAWSKI is so shockingly vigorous, that anything less would be simply profane! Well, I'm stepping forward, WARSHAWSKI. I'm brave enough. I am your champion. Amen.

-Sean Gill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Only now does it occur to me... 12 ANGRY MEN!

Only now does it occur to me... exactly how goddamned unsanitary nondisposable bathroom towels used to be! Seriously, though. I love 12 ANGRY MEN, but only upon the latest viewing did I comprehend the full ramifications of the following:

Jack Warden combs his greasy head, then proceeds to wipe the comb on the communal towel:



Henry Fonda dives in right after him like Pete Rose, smothering his face in the exact greasy spot,


then nonchalantly drying his hands as if it's the most natural thing in the world.


And maybe it is. Maybe the mollycoddlin' 21st Century has made a pantywaist germaphobe out of me, and for that I am truly ashamed.

But really, though. Communal bathroom towel? Communal sweat, grease, fluid, urine, excrement, what-have-you? I tell you, those men had reason to be angry.

All joking aside– if you haven't already, see this movie, go do it now. It may very well possess some of the finest blocking ever arranged in a constricted space and some of the more volatile (and sweaty) performances in filmdom. Pass the paper towels!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Only now does it occur to me... BADLANDS!

Only now does it occur to me... that the Sheen clan has such an extensive history of garbage collecting.


Martin in BADLANDS.


His progeny.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Only now does it occur to me... LABYRINTH!

So, I've been pretty bad lately in terms of writing reviews– and while many more reviews and the Top 100 countdown shall certainly continue at their own pace, I thought I'd introduce a new feature that allows me to post without eating up a great deal of time. These will be quick, one-off, filmic observations: think of it more as a screening log. Anyway, I was watching LABYRINTH on the big screen the other weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and I was incredibly lucky to see it with Brian Henson and designer Brian Froud, his wife Wendy, and their son Toby (who played the baby Toby in LABYRINTH) in attendance; and their talkback was truly inspiring for somebody like me, who is obsessed with practical effects, and is entirely enamored of the practical world that Henson, Froud, and so many others built with THE DARK CRYSTAL and LABYRINTH.

Anyway, only now does it occur to me... that 'Hoggle' is basically Charles Bukowski.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Junta Juleil's Updated, Browsable Review Archive: December 2011

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3 MEN AND A BABY (1987, Leonard Nimoy)
THE 3 MUSKETEERS (1973, Richard Lester)
7 DAYS IN MAY (1964, John Frankenheimer)
13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS! (1963, William Castle)
13 GHOSTS (1960, William Castle)
48 HRS. (1982, Walter Hill)
52 PICK-UP (1986, John Frankenheimer)
99 AND 44/100% DEAD (1974, John Frankenheimer)
1990: BRONX WARRIORS (1982, Enzo G. Castellari)

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THE A-TEAM: "TAXICAB WARS" (1983, Gilbert M. Shilton)
THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971, Robert Fuest)
ABOUT LAST NIGHT... (1986, Edward Zwick)
ACE IN THE HOLE (1951, Billy Wilder)
ACTION JACKSON (1988, Craig R. Baxley)
ADAM RESURRECTED (2008, Paul Schrader)
ALAMO BAY (1985, Louis Malle)
ALICE COOPER: PRIME CUTS (1991, Neal Preston)
ALIEN NATION (1988, Graham Baker)
ALL THAT JAZZ (1979, Bob Fosse)
ALLIGATOR (1980, Lewis Teague)
AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973, George Lucas)
ANGEL HEART (1987, Alan Parker)
ANTICHRIST (2009, Lars Trier)
A*P*E (1976, Paul Leder)
APPALOOSA (2008, Ed Harris)
THE APPLE (1980, Menahem Golan)
APRIL FOOL'S DAY (1986, Fred Walton)
ARTHUR (1981, Steve Gordon)

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BABY DOLL (1956, Elia Kazan)
BAD LIEUTENANT (1992, Abel Ferrara)
THE BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL NEW ORLEANS (2009, Werner Herzog)
BAD RONALD (1974, Buzz Kulik)
BALTIKA EXTRA 9 (2008, Russia)
BARFLY (1987, Barbet Schroeder)
BASKET CASE (1982, Frank Henenlotter)
BATTLE IN HEAVEN (2005, Carlos Reygadas)
BEAT GIRL (1959, Edmond T. Gréville)
BEAT STREET (1984, Stan Lathan)
THE BEGUILED (1971, Don Siegel)
BEST WORST MOVIE (2009, Michael Stephenson)
BIG BLOW (2000, United States)
THE BIG CLEAN (198?, Michael Ironside)
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (1986, John Carpenter)
"BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA" (1986, The Coup de Villes)
BIGGER THAN LIFE (1956, Nicholas Ray)
BILL AND COO (1948, Dean Riesner)
THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE (1970, Dario Argento)
BLACK BOOK (2006, Paul Verhoeven)
THE BLACK CAT (2007, Stuart Gordon)
BLACK MOON RISING (1986, Harley Cokliss)
BLADE RUNNER (1982, Ridley Scott)BLIND FURY (1989, Philip Noyce)
THE BLOOD OF HEROES (1989, David Webb Peoples)
BLOODSPORT (1988, Newt Arnold)
BLUE COLLAR (1978, Paul Schrader)
BLUE DIAMOND BEER (2005, China)
BLUE STEEL (1989, Kathryn Bigelow)
THE BLOB (1988, Chuck Russell)
BLOOD WORK (2002, Clint Eastwood)
BOARDING GATE (2008, Olivier Assayas)
BODY DOUBLE (1984, Brian De Palma)
BODY OF EVIDENCE (1993, Uli Edel)
BODY PARTS (1991, Eric Red)
BORDERLINE (1980, Jerrold Freedman)
BOXING HELENA (1993, Jennifer Chambers Lynch)
THE BOY WHO COULD FLY (1986, Nick Castle)
BRAINSCAN (1994, John Flynn)
BRAZIL (1985, Terry Gilliam)
BROKEN ARROW (1996, John Woo)
BRONX WARRIORS (1982, Enzo G. Castellari)
THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (1978, Steve Rash)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992, Fran Rubel Kazui)
BUIO OMEGA (1979, Joe D'Amato)
BULLETPROOF (1988, Steve Carver)
THE BURNING (1981, Tony Maylam)
BURNT OFFERINGS (1976, Dan Curtis)

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CANDYMAN (1992, Bernard Rose)
CANE TOADS: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY (1988, Mark Lewis)
THE CARD PLAYER (2004, Dario Argento)
CARMEN (1983, Carlos Saura)
CARPY & THE CAP'N- PART 1 (2010, Sean Gill)
CARPY & THE CAP'N- PART 2 (2010, Sean Gill)
CARPY & THE CAP'N- PART 3 (2010, Sean Gill)
CASTLE FREAK (1995, Stuart Gordon)
THE CAT (1992, Ngai Kai Lam)
LE CERCLE ROUGE (1970, Jean-Pierre Melville)
CHAMPAGNE COLA (2009, United States)
THE CHANGELING (1980, Peter Medak)
CHARLES BRONSON'S MANDOM 1-3 (197?, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
CHARLES BRONSON'S MANDOM 4-5 (197?, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
CHARLES BRONSON'S MANDOM 6 (197?, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
CHARLEY VARRICK (1973, Don Siegel)
CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS (2009, Abel Ferrara)
CHILD'S PLAY (1988, Tom Holland)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE #84: YOU ARE A MONSTER (1988, Edward Packard)
CHOPPING MALL (1986, Jim Wynorski)
CHRISTINE (1983, John Carpenter)
C.H.U.D. (1984, Douglas Cheek)
CLASS OF 1984 (1982, Mark L. Lester)
A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971, Stanley Kubrick)
COCKTAIL (1988, Roger Donaldson)
COFFY (1973, Jack Hill)
COMBAT SHOCK (1986, Buddy Giovinazzo)
COMMANDO (1985, Mark L. Lester)
THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984, Neil Jordan)
CONQUEST (1983, Lucio Fulci)
COPYING BEETHOVEN (2006, Agnieszka Holland)
THE COTTON CLUB (1984, Francis Ford Coppola)
CRASH (1996, David Cronenberg)
CREEPSHOW (1982, George A. Romero)
CREEPSHOW 2 (1987, Michael Gornick)
CRIMES OF PASSION (1984, Ken Russell)
THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALD DE LA CRUZ (1955, Luis Buñuel)
CRITTERS (1986, Stephen Herek)
CRITTERS 2: THE MAIN COURSE (1988, Mick Garris)
CRITTERS 3: YOU ARE WHAT THEY EAT (1991, Kristine Peterson)
CRITTERS 4: THEY'RE INVADING YOUR SPACE (1991, Rupert Harvey)
CRY-BABY (1990, John Waters)
CUTTER'S WAY (1981, Ivan Passer)
CUTTING CARDS (1990, Walter Hill)

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DAD'S OLD FASHIONED BLUE CREAM SODA (2009, United States)
DAGON (2001, Stuart Gordon)
DARK BLUE (2003, Ron Shelton)
THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982, Jim Henson & Frank Oz)
DARK FORCES (1980, Simon Wincer)
DARK PASSAGE (1947, Delmer Daves)
DARK OF THE SUN (1968, Jack Cardiff)
DAVID (1988, John Erman)
DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993, Richard Linklater)
DEAD & BURIED (1981, Gary Sherman)
DEAD HEAT (1988, Mark Goldblatt)
DEAD LIKE ME: LIFE AFTER DEATH (2009, Stephen Herek)
DEAD MAN'S CURVE (1986, Roger Vadim)
THE DEAD POOL (1988, Buddy van Horn)
DEADBEAT AT DAWN (1988, Jim van Bebber)
THE DEADLY SPAWN (1983, Douglas McKeown)
DEADLY WEAPONS (1974, Doris Wishman)
DEATH HUNT (1981, Peter R. Hunt)
DEATH WISH (1974, Michael Winner)
DEATH WISH II (1982, Michael Winner)
DEATH WISH 3 (1985, Michael Winner)
DEATH WISH 4: THE CRACKDOWN (1987, J. Lee Thompson)
DEATH WISH V: THE FACE OF DEATH (1994, Allan A. Goldstein)
DEEP RED (1975, Dario Argento)
THE DELTA FORCE (1986, Menahem Golan)
DELTA FORCE 2: THE COLUMBIAN CONNECTION (1990, Aaron Norris)
DEMOLITION MAN (1993, Marco Brambilla)
DEMONS 2 (1986, Lamberto Bava)
THE DEVILS (1971, Ken Russell)
DIARY OF THE DEAD (2008, George A. Romero)
DILLINGER (1973, John Milius)
DIRTY HARRY (1971, Don Siegel)
DOCKS OF NEW YORK (1928, Josef von Sternberg)
DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973, John Newland)
DOWN BY LAW (1986, Jim Jarmusch)
DR. JEKYLL AND MS. HYDE (1995, David Price)
DRACULA (1931, Tod Browning)
DUCK, YOU SUCKER (1971, Sergio Leone)

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THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE... (1953, Max Ophüls)
EATING RAOUL (1982, Paul Bartel)
ELVES (1989, Jeffrey Mandel)
ELVIRA, MISTRESS OF THE DARK (1988, James Signorelli)
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980, Irvin Kershner)
ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA PROCUREMENT (2009, United States)
THE END (1978, Burt Reynolds)
ENTER THE NINJA (1981, Menahem Golan)
ENSAYO DE UN CRIMEN (1955, Luis Buñuel)
ESCAPE FROM L.A. (1996, John Carpenter)
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981, John Carpenter)
EUREKA (1983, Nicolas Roeg)
AN EVENING WITH GOLAN AND GLOBUS (2010, Sean Gill)
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO (1984, J. Lee Thompson)
EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC (1977, John Boorman)
THE EXORCIST III: LEGION (1990, William Peter Blatty)
EXOTICA (1994, Atom Egoyan)
THE EXTERMINATOR (1980, James Glickenhaus)
EXTERMINATOR 2 (1984, Mark Bunztman)
EXTREME JUSTICE (1993, Mark L. Lester)
EXTREME PREJUDICE (1987, Walter Hill)

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FACE/OFF (1997, John Woo)
THE FACULTY (1998, Robert Rodriguez)
FAIL-SAFE (1964, Sidney Lumet)
FALLING DOWN (1993, Joel Schumacher)
FANCY FOOTWORK (1952, Martin Rackin)
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX (2009, Wes Anderson & Mark Gustafson)
FAREWELL, MY LOVELY (1975, Dick Richards)
FAREWELL TO THE KING (1989, John Milius)
FAST FORWARD (1985, Sidney Poitier)
FAT CITY (1972, John Huston)
FAT GIRL (2001, Catherine Breillat)
FATAL BEAUTY (1987, Tom Holland)
FEAST II: SLOPPY SECONDS (2008, John Gulager)
FEAST III: THE HAPPY FINISH (2009, John Gulager)
FIRESTARTER (1984, Mark Lester)
FIREWALKER (1986, J. Lee Thompson)
THE FIRM (1993, Sydney Pollack)
FLASHDANCE (1983, Adrian Lyne)
FLASHPOINT (1984, William Tannen)
FLESH + BLOOD (1985, Paul Verhoeven)
FLESHBURN (1984, George Gage)
THE FOG (1980, John Carpenter)
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1965, Sergio Leone)
FOR Y'UR HEIGHT ONLY (1981, Eddie Nicart)
FORCED TO KILL (1994, Russell Solberg)
FOREVER MINE (1999, Paul Schrader)
FOXY BROWN (1974, Jack Hill)
FRANKENHOOKER (1990, Frank Henenlotter)
FREDDY VS. JASON (2003, Ronny Yu)
FREDDY'S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991, Rachel Talalay)
FREDDY'S GREATEST HITS- PART 1 (1987, The Elm Street Group)
FREDDY'S GREATEST HITS- PART 2 (1987, The Elm Street Group)
FREEBIE AND THE BEAN (1974, Richard Rush)
FREEJACK (1992, Geoff Murphy)
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III: IN 3-D (1982, Steve Miner)
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN (1989, Rob Hedden)
THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (1973, Peter Yates)
FRIGHT NIGHT (1985, Tom Holland)
FROGS (1972, George McCowan)
FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM (1987, Jeff Burr)
FROZEN RIVER (2008, Courtney Hunt)

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THE GAMBLER (1980, Dick Lowry)
THE GARBAGE PAIL KIDS MOVIE (1987, Rod Amateau)
GEEK MAGGOT BINGO (1983, Nick Zedd)
GET CARTER (1971, Mike Hodges)
THE GHOST MAKER: A HALLOWEEN TALE (1988, John Carpenter)
GHOULIES III: GHOULIES GO TO COLLEGE (1991, John Carl Buechler)
GIALLO (2010, Dario Argento)
A GIRL CUT IN TWO (2008, Claude Chabrol)
THE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE (1968, Jack Cardiff)
THE GLASS SHIELD (1994, Charles Burnett)
GO GO TALES (2007, Abel Ferrara)
GOTHIC (1986, Ken Russell)
GRAN TORINO (2008, Clint Eastwood)
LA GRANDE BOUFFE (1973, Marco Ferreri)
GREY GARDENS (1975, Albert & David Maysles)
GUINNESS- PURE GENIUS: PART 1 (1987-1993, Rutger Hauer)
GUNCRAZY (1992, Tamra Davis)

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HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH (1982, Tommy Lee Wallace)
HANA-BI (1997, Takeshi Kitano)
HANG 'EM HIGH (1968, Ted Post)
HANGOVER SQUARE (1945, John Brahm)
HANNIBAL (2001, Ridley Scott)
HAPPY (1983, Lee Philips)
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY (2008, Mike Leigh)
HARD RAIN (1998, Mikael Salomon)
HARD TICKET TO HAWAII (1987, Andy Sidaris)
HARLEQUIN (1980, Simon Wincer)
HAUSU (1977, Nobuhiko Obayashi)
HEARTBREAK RIDGE (1986, Clint Eastwood)
HEAVENLY BODIES (1984, Lawrence Dane)
HEIST (2001, David Mamet)
HELL IN THE PACIFIC (1968, John Boorman)
HELLBOUND (1994, Aaron Norris)
HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II (1988, Tony Randel)
HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II (1987, Bruce Pittman)
HELLRAISER (1987, Clive Barker)
HERO AND THE TERROR (1988, William Tannen)
THE HEROIN BUSTERS (1977, Enzo G. Castellari)
HI, MOM! (1970, Brian De Palma)
HIGH SCHOOL U.S.A. (1983, Rod Amateau)
HIGH SPIRITS (1988, Neil Jordan)
HIGHBALL (1997, Noah Baumbach)
HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1951, John Farrow)
THE HIT (1984, Stephen Frears)
THE HITCHER (1986, Robert Harmon)
THE HITCHHIKER: "DEAD MAN'S CURVE" (1986, Roger Vadim)
THE HITCHHIKER: "HOMEBODIES" (1987, Carl Schenkel)
THE HITCHHIKER: "LAST SCENE" (1986, Paul Verhoeven)
THE HITCHHIKER: "THE LEGENDARY BILLY B." (1987, Chris Thomson)
THE HITCHHIKER: "STRIPTEASE" (1986, Jerry Ciccoritti)
THE HITCHHIKER: "W.G.O.D." (1985, Mike Hodges)
HOLLOW MAN (2000, Paul Verhoeven)
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (1995, Jodie Foster)
HOMEBODIES (1987, Carl Schenkel)
HOMECOMING (2005, Joe Dante)
HOMER AND EDDIE (1989, Andrei Konchalovsky)
HOMICIDAL (1961, William Castle)
HOMICIDE (1991, David Mamet)
HOOPER (1978, Hal Needham)
HOUSE OF WAX (1953, Andre de Toth)
THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959, William Castle)
HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY (1987, Ethan Wiley)
HOUSE III: THE HORROR SHOW (1989, James Isaac)
HUDSON HAWK (1991, Michael Lehmann)
HUNGER (2008, Steve McQueen)
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (1990, John McTiernan)
THE HURT LOCKER (2009, Kathryn Bigelow)

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IN THE LOOP (2009, Armando Iannucci)
IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS (1994, John Carpenter)
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984, Steven Spielberg)
INFERNO (1953, Roy Ward Baker)
INFERNO (1980, Dario Argento)
THE INNOCENTS (1961, Jack Clayton)
INTRUDER (1989, Scott Spiegel)
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978, Philip Kaufman)
IRISH POTCHEEN (2006, Ireland)

J
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963, Don Chaffey)
JFK (1991, Oliver Stone)
JOHN CARPENTER FANFICTION (2010, Sean Gill)
A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS (2009, John Waters)
JOHNNY HANDSOME (1989, Walter Hill)

K
KELLY'S HEROES (1970, Brian G. Hutton)
KENNY ROGERS AS THE GAMBLER (1980, Dick Lowry)
KEOMA (1976, Enzo G. Castellari)
KICKING AND SCREAMING (1995, Noah Baumbach)
KILL, BABY...KILL! (1966, Mario Bava)
KILLER WORKOUT (1986, David A. Prior)
THE KILLERS (1964, Don Siegel)
KING COBRA MALT LIQUOR AD- PART 1 (1985, Fred Williamson)
KING OF THE ANTS (2003, Stuart Gordon)
KNIGHTRIDERS (1982, George A. Romero)
KOYAANISQATSI (1983, Godfrey Reggio)
KUFFS (1992, Bruce A. Evans)

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LABATT MAXIMUM ICE (1993, Michael Ironside)
THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM (1988, Ken Russell)
THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO (1998, Whit Stillman)
THE LAST DETAIL (1973, Hal Ashby)
LAST SCENE (1986, Paul Verhoeven)
THE LAST SHARK (1981, Enzo G. Castellari)
LEATHERFACE: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3 (1990, Jeff Burr)
THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN (1985, Matthew Robbins)
THE LEGENDARY BILLY B. (1987, Chris Thomson)
THE LEOPARD MAN (1943, Jacques Tourneur)
LET'S KILL UNCLE, BEFORE UNCLE KILLS US (1966, William Castle)
THE LETTER PEOPLE, EPISODE 1- MEET MR. M (1974, Elayne Reiss-Weimann & Rita Friedman)
THE LETTER PEOPLE, EPISODE 2- MEET MR. T (1974, Thomas McDonough)
THE LETTER PEOPLE, EPISODE 23- MEET MR. G (1974, Thomas McDonough)
LEVIATHAN (1989, George P. Cosmatos)
LIFE AT THE OUTPOST (1979, Skatt Bros.)
LIFEFORCE (1985, Tobe Hooper)
THE LIMEY (1999, Steven Soderbergh)
THE LIMITS OF CONTROL (2009, Jim Jarmusch)
LITTLE WITCHES (1996, Jane Simpson)
LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN (1971, Lucio Fulci)
LONE WOLF MCQUADE (1983, Steve Carver)
LOST HIGHWAY (1997, David Lynch)
THE LOVELESS (1982, Kathryn Bigelow & Monty Montgomery)

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THE MACHINIST (2004, Brad Anderson)
MACSHAYNE: WINNER TAKES ALL (1994, E.W. Swackhamer)
MAD MONSTER PARTY? (1967, Jules Bass)
MADIGAN (1968, Don Siegel)
MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (1937, Leo McCarey)
MAN ON WIRE (2008, James Marsh)
THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (1975, John Huston)
MANHUNTER (1986, Michael Mann)
MANIAC! (1980, William Lustig)
MANIAC COP 2 (1990, William Lustig)
THE MANITOU (1978, William Girdler)
MARY (2008, Abel Ferrara)
MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986, Stephen King)
THE MECHANIC (1972, Michael Winner)
MEN AT WORK (1990, Emilio Estevez)
THE MERCENARIES (1968, Jack Cardiff)
MESSENGER OF DEATH (1988, J. Lee Thompson)
MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997, Clint Eastwood)
METROPOLITAN (1990, Whit Stillman)
MILDRED PIERCE (1945, Michael Curtiz)
MIRACLE MILE (1988, Steve De Jarnatt)
MISSING IN ACTION (1984, Joseph Zito)
MISSION TO MARS (2000, Brian De Palma)
MISTER LONELY (2008, Harmony Korine)
MODESTY BLAISE (1966, Joseph Losey)
MONSTER DOG (1984, Claudio Fragasso)
THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987, Fred Dekker)
MOONWALKER (1988, Jerry Kramer, Colin Chivers, & Jim Blashfield)
MORTUARY ACADEMY (1988, Michael Schroeder)
MOTHER OF TEARS (2008, Dario Argento)
MR. JEALOUSY (1997, Noah Baumbach)
MR. MAJESTYK (1974, Richard Fleischer)
MR. NORTH (1988, Danny Huston)
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939, Frank Capra)
MURDER ROCK (1984, Lucio Fulci)
MURPHY'S LAW (1986, J. Lee Thompson)
MY BEST FRIEND IS A VAMPIRE (1987, Jimmy Huston)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981, George Mihalka)
MY OWN WORST ENEMY (2008, Jason Smilovic)
MY SCIENCE PROJECT (1985, Jonathan R. Betuel)
MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE? (2009, Werner Herzog)
MY WINNIPEG (2008, Guy Maddin)

N
NAKED (1993, Mike Leigh)
THE NAME OF THE ROSE (1986, Jean-Jacques Annaud)
NATIONAL TREASURE: BOOK OF SECRETS (2007, Jon Turteltaub)
NEAR DARK (1987, Kathryn Bigelow)
THE NEVERENDING STORY II: THE NEXT CHAPTER (1990, George Miller)
NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE (2011, Stuart Gordon)
NEW NIGHTMARE (1994, Wes Craven)
THE NEW YORK RIPPER (1982, Lucio Fulci)
NEW YORK STORIES (1989, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, & Woody Allen)
NIGHT MOVES (1975, Arthur Penn)
THE NIGHT WALKER (1964, William Castle)
NIGHTFALL (1957, Jacques Tourneur)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984, Wes Craven)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (1989, Stephen Hopkins)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 6: FREDDY'S DEAD (1991, Rachel Talalay)
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 7: NEW NIGHTMARE (1994, Wes Craven)
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD (2009, Mark Hartley)
NOWHERE TO HIDE (1987, Mario Azzopardi)

O
O.C. AND STIGGS (1985, Robert Altman)
OBSESSION (1976, Brian De Palma)
THE OCTAGON (1980, Eric Karson)
OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN (1983, George P. Cosmatos)
THE OFFENCE (1972, Sidney Lumet)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (2003, Robert Rodriguez)
ONE CRAZY SUMMER (1986, Savage Steve Holland)
ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1938, Howard Hawks)
OUT FOR JUSTICE (1991, John Flynn)
THE OUTFIT (1973, John Flynn)
OUTRAGEOUS! (1977, Richard Benner)

P
THE PARK IS MINE! (1986, Steven Hilliard Stern)
PAST MIDNIGHT (1991, Jan Eliasberg)
PATTY HEARST (1988, Paul Schrader)
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2009, Oren Peli)
PELTS (2006, Dario Argento)
THE PENALTY (1920, Wallace Worsley)
PHASE IV (1974, Saul Bass)
PHENOMENA (1985, Dario Argento)
THE PIANO (1993, Jane Campion)
THE PIANO TEACHER (2001, Michael Haneke)
PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953, Sam Fuller)
PIECES (1982, Juan Piquer Simón)
PIRANHA II: THE SPAWNING (1981, James Cameron)
THE PIRATE MOVIE (1982, Ken Annakin)
PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY (1999, Martyn Burke)
THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1991, Stuart Gordon)
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965, Mario Bava)
POLTERGEIST (1982, Tobe Hooper & Steven Spielberg)
POOR PRETTY EDDIE (1975, Chris Robinson & David Worth)
THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (2005, John Putch)
PREDATOR 2 (1990, Stephen Hopkins)
PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987, John Carpenter)
THE PRINCE OF PENNSYLVANIA (1988, Ron Nyswaner)
THE PRINCIPAL (1987, Christopher Cain)
PRIVATE PARTS (1972, Paul Bartel)
PROM NIGHT (1980, Paul Lynch)
PROM NIGHT II: HELLO MARY LOU (1987, Bruce Pittman)
THE PROWLER (1981, Joseph Zito)
PSYCHO (1998, Gus van Sant)
PULP FICTION (1994, Quentin Tarantino)
PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990, Allan Moyle)
PUSS IN BOOTS (1988, Eugene Marner)

Q
Q & A (1990, Sidney Lumet)
QUIET COOL (1986, Clay Borris)

R
THE RAGE (1997, Sidney J. Furie)
RAGING BULL (1980, Martin Scorsese)
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981, Steven Spielberg)
RAISING CAIN (1992, Brian De Palma)
RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II (1985, George Cosmatos)
RAMBO III (1988, Peter MacDonald)
RAMBO IV (2008, Sylvester Stallone)
RAWHIDE: "DUEL AT DAYBREAK" (1965, Sutton Roley)
REAL COTTON CANDY (????, United States)
[•REC] (2007, Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza)
RED DAWN (1984, John Milius)
RED DRAGON (2002, Brett Ratner)
RED ROCK WEST (1993, John Dahl)
THE RED SHOES (1948, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
THE RED SKELTON SHOW: "FANCY FOOTWORK" (1952, Martin Rackin)
REDNECK COUNTY RAPE (1975, Chris Robinson & David Worth)
RENT-A-COP (1987, Jerry London)
THE RESURRECTED (1992, Dan O'Bannon)
THE RESURRECTION OF BRONCHO BILLY (1970, James R. Rokos)
REVENGE OF THE NINJA (1983, Sam Firstenberg)
REVOLVER (1973, Sergio Sollima)
RHINESTONE (1984, Bob Clark)
RIKI-OH: THE STORY OF RICKY (1991, Ngai Kai Lam)
RIO BRAVO (1958, Howard Hawks)
ROADGAMES (1981, Richard Franklin)
ROADIE (1980, Alan Rudolph)
ROBOT JOX (1990, Stuart Gordon)
ROCK 'N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979, Joe Dante & Allan Arkush)
ROCK 'N ROLL NIGHTMARE (1987, John Fasano)
ROLLER BOOGIE (1979, Mark L. Lester)
ROLLING THUNDER (1977, John Flynn)
THE ROOKIE (1990, Clint Eastwood)
THE ROOM (2003, Tommy Wiseau)
ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968, Roman Polanski)
RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985, Andrei Konchalovsky)
RUNNING SCARED (1986, Peter Hyams)
RYAN'S DAUGHTER (1970, David Lean)

S
THE SADDEST MUSIC IN THE WORLD (2003, Guy Maddin)
SALEM'S LOT (1979, Tobe Hooper)
SALSA (1988, Boaz Davidson)
SALUTE OF THE JUGGER (1989, David Webb Peoples)
SATURN 3 (1980, Stanley Donen)
SAVAGE STREETS (1984, Danny Steinmann)
SAVE ME (1994, Alan Roberts)
THE SCARLET EMPRESS (1934, Josef von Sternberg)
SCREAMERS (1995, Christian Duguay)
SEE YOU AT THE CAST PARTY, IRONSIDE (2010, Sean Gill)
SEINE GROSSE ERFOLGE (1969, Heino)
THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW (1988, Wes Craven)
SEVEN BEAUTIES (1975, Lina Wertmüller)
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY (1964, John Frankenheimer)
SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1978, Michael Schultz)
SHAKES THE CLOWN (1991, Bobcat Goldthwait)
SHARKY'S MACHINE (1981, Burt Reynolds)
THE SHINING (1980, Stanley Kubrick)
THE SHOOTIST (1976, Don Siegel)
SILENT LIGHT (2007, Carlos Reygadas)
SILENT RAGE (1982, Michael Miller)
THE SILENT WORLD (1956, Jacques Cousteau & Louis Malle)
SILVER BULLET (1985, Daniel Attias)
SIMPLE MEN (1992, Hal Hartley)
SLEEPWALKERS (1992, Mick Garris)
SLEEPY HOLLOW (1999, Tim Burton)
SLUGS THE MOVIE (1988, Juan Piquer Simón)
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008, Danny Boyle)
SMITHEREENS (1982, Susan Seidelman)
SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980, Jeannot Szwarc)
SOUTHERN COMFORT (1981, Walter Hill)
SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE (1983, Lamont Johnson)
SPASMO (1974, Umberto Lenzi)
SPIDER BABY (1964, Jack Hill)
ST. IDES MALT LIQUOR JINGLE (1992, Ice Cube)
ST. IVES (1976, J. Lee Thompson)
THE STAND (1994, Mick Garris)
STAR 80 (1983, Bob Fosse)
STAR CRYSTAL (1985, Lance Lindsay)
STAR WARS (1977, George Lucas)
STEPFATHER 2: MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY (1989, Jeff Burr)
STONE COLD (1991, Craig R. Baxley)
THE STONE KILLER (1973, Michael Winner)
STRAIGHT TIME (1978, Ulu Grosbard)
STRAIT-JACKET (1964, William Castle)
STREET SMART (1987, Jerry Schatzberg)
STREET TRASH (1987, J. Michael Muro)
STRIPTEASE (1986, Jerry Ciccoritti)
STRIPTEASE (1996, Andrew Bergman)
STROKER ACE (1983, Hal Needham)
STROZEK (1978, Werner Herzog)
STUCK (2008, Stuart Gordon)
THE STUFF (1985, Larry Cohen)
THE STUNT MAN (1980, Richard Rush)
THE SUBSTITUTE (1996, Robert Mandel)
SUBURBIA (1983, Penelope Spheeris)
SUMMER HOURS (2009, Olivier Assayas)
SUNSET BLVD. (1950, Billy Wilder)
SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD (2010, George A. Romero)
SURVIVAL QUEST (1989, Don Coscarelli)
SURVIVING THE GAME (1994, Ernest R. Dickerson)
SUSPIRIA (1977, Dario Argento)
SWAMP THING (1982, Wes Craven)
SWING SHIFT (1984, Jonathan Demme)
SWITCHBLADE SISTERS (1975, Jack Hill)

T
THE TAKING OF POWER BY LOUIS XIV (1966, Roberto Rossellini)
TALES FROM THE CRYPT: "CUTTING CARDS" (1990, Walter Hill)
TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE: THE MOVIE (1990, John Harrison)
TALES OF HOFFMANN (1951, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
TALES OF ORDINARY MADNESS (1981, Marco Ferreri)
TALES OF THE CITY (1993, Alastair Reid)
THE TALL T (1957, Budd Boetticher)
TAPEHEADS (1988, Bill Fishman)
TAXICAB WARS (1983, Gilbert M. Shilton)
TEACHERS (1984, Arthur Hiller)
TELEFON (1977, Don Siegel)
TENEBRE (1982, Dario Argento)
TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN (1958, Joseph H. Lewis)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974, Tobe Hooper)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986, Tobe Hooper)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 3 (1990, Jeff Burr)
THEY LIVE (1988, John Carpenter)
THE THING (1982, John Carpenter)
THE THIRD MIRACLE (1999, Agnieszka Holland)
THIRTEEN FRIGHTENED GIRLS! (1963, William Castle)
THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS (1952, Felix E. Feist)
THREE MEN AND A BABY (1987, Leonard Nimoy)
THE THREE MUSKETEERS (1973, Richard Lester)
THUNDER ROAD (1958, Arthur Ripley)
THUNDERBIRD WINE AD (196?, James Mason)
THE TINGLER (1959, William Castle)
TOMBSTONE (1993, "George Cosmatos" & Kurt Russell)
TOP GUN (1986, Tony Scott)
TOTAL RECALL (1990, Paul Verhoeven)
TOURIST TRAP (1979, David Schmoeller)
TRANCERS (1985, Charles Band)
TRAPPED ASHES (2006, Various)
TRICK 'R TREAT (2009, Michael Dougherty)
TRILOGY OF TERROR (1975, Dan Curtis)
TRON (1982, Steven Lisberger)
LE TROU (1960, Jacques Becker)
TROUBLE THE WATER (2008, "Tia Lessin & Carl Deal")
TRUCK TURNER (1974, Jonathan Kaplan)
TRUE CRIME (1999, Clint Eastwood)
TRUST (1990, Hal Hartley)
TUAREG: THE DESERT WARRIOR (1984, Enzo G. Castellari)
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992, David Lynch)
TWINS (1988, Ivan Reitman)
TWO EVIL EYES (1990, George A. Romero & Dario Argento)

U
UNDER SIEGE (1992, Andrew Davis)
THE UNHOLY THREE (1925, Tod Browning)
THE UNKNOWN (1927, Tod Browning)
USED CARS (1980, Robert Zemeckis)
THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995, Bryan Singer)

V
THE V WORD (2006, Ernest R. Dickerson)

VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (1970, Jaromil Jires)
VAMP (1986, Richard Wenk)
VAMPIRE'S KISS (1988, Robert Bierman)
VAMPIRE'S SECRET ICE POPS (1993, United States)
VAMPIRES (1998, John Carpenter)
VAMPYR (1932, Carl Th. Dreyer)
VIDEODROME (1983, David Cronenberg)
VIGILANTE (1983, William Lustig)
VIOLENT CITY (1970, Sergio Sollima)
VISION QUEST (1985, Harold Becker)
VISITING HOURS (1982, Jean-Claude Lord)

W
W. (2008, Oliver Stone)
W.G.O.D. (1985, Mike Hodges)
WAITING OUT THE EIGHTIES: PART 1 (1985, The Coupe de Villes)
WAITING OUT THE EIGHTIES: PART 2 (1985, The Coupe de Villes)
THE WANDERERS (1979, Philip Kaufman)
THE WARD (2011, John Carpenter)
WAXWORK (1988, Anthony Hickox)
WEDLOCK (1991, Lewis Teague)
WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S (1989, Ted Kotcheff)
WES CRAVEN'S NEW NIGHTMARE (1994, Wes Craven)
THE WHITE BUFFALO (1977, J. Lee Thompson)
WHITE DOG (1982, Sam Fuller)
WHITE HUNTER, BLACK HEART (1990, Clint Eastwood)
WHITE LINE FEVER (1975, Jonathan Kaplan)
WHITE SANDS (1992, Roger Donaldson)
WHO AM I THIS TIME? (1982, Jonathan Demme)
WILD AT HEART (1990, David Lynch)
WILD BILL (1995, Walter Hill)
WILD FOR KICKS (1959, Edmond T. Gréville)
THE WILD ONE (1953, Laslo Benedek)
WILD PALMS (1993, Kathryn Bigelow, Keith Gordon, Phil Joanou, & Peter Hewitt)
THE WILLIES (1991, Brian Peck)
WINNING (1969, James Goldstone)
THE WIZARD (1989, Todd Holland)
THE WORST WITCH (1986, Robert Young)
THE WRESTLER (2008, Darren Aronofsky)

X

Y
YOU, THE LIVING (2009, Roy Andersson)
YOU ARE A MONSTER (1988, Edward Packard)

Z
ZERO EFFECT (1998, Jake Kasdan)
ZIP ZAP RAP (1986, Devastatin' Dave the Turntable Slave)