Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween 5 The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

Red Coat Black Coat takes a look at Halloween 5, disappointed that the film fails to follow up on the intriguing story-lines suggested by the end of Part 4. Despite Danielle Harris' Herculean performance, and intense scenes of horror, the film is ultimately buried by inept writing, embarrassing "humour", and genuinely annoying characters.

Other videos of interest:

Don Shanks (Michael Myers) TV appearance:

Danielle Harris promoting Halloween 5:

Halloween 5 special effect test footage

Halloween 4 novelization:

Friday, October 14, 2016

Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

Red Coat and Black Coat watch favoured 1980's classic Halloween 4 The Return of Michael Myers. Much excitement swirls around the surprise ending, unaware of the disappointment to come the following year.

Other videos of interest:

Making of Halloween 4:

Halloween 4 trailer:

Siskel and Ebert discuss the original Halloween:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Child's Play 2 (1990)

A surprisingly appalled review by Roger Ebert prompts Red Coat Black Coat to take a look at this Child's Play sequel for the first time.

Starring Brad Dourif (Deadwood), Jenny Agutter (An American Werewolf in London), and Grace Zabriskie (Twin Peaks)

The original "Child's Play" at the Can-View Drive-In during April 1989

Other videos of interest:

Chucky promotes Child's Play 2 at The Horror Hall of Fame:

Child's Play 2 promotional footage:

Child's Play 2 deleted scenes:

Siskel and Ebert's full Child's PLay 2 review:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers (1992)

Killing cats, singing cops, incestuous mother and son are some of the highlights of Stephen King's original screenplay disaster.

Starring Mädchen Amick and Ferris Bueller's parents.

Sleepwalkers opens at Town Cinema and Can-View Drive-In May 1992

Other videos of interest:

Cringe-inducing interview of Mädchen Amick by some creep

Sleepwalkers dubbed in Polish

Original version of song the cop sings

La Nuit déchirée trailer

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lamberto Bava's Demons (1986)

Released in North America in 1986, Lamberto Bava's Demons haunted the video store shelves of my youth, with its over the top, disgusting box cover. Incredibly, the actual movie lives up to the box art.

What's all that gross stuff matted into the demon's fur? It looks like someone dropped a cheese pizza on him.

Demons plays at the Lincoln Mall theatre in May of 1986

Other videos of interest:

Demons Soundtrack Album Commercial

Interview with director Lamberto Bava

Spanish TV Movie Host Introduces Demons

Rick Moranis Jumbo Video Commercial

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

90+ High School Productions of Les Misérable

Not a review, but a compilation of 90-something different high school productions of Les Misérable singing "Master of the House". See Thénardiers of all shapes and sizes.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tobe Hooper's Invaders From Mars (1986)

After being humiliated by Steven Spielberg after "directing" Poltergeist, Tobe Hooper directs the box flop Invaders From Mars, featuring an all star-cast including Karen Black (Five Easy Pieces), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live), Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), Bud Cort (Harold and Maud), and James Karen (Return of the Living Dead).

*Note: I've read on Wikipedia that the ending of the original 1950's version is the same as Hooper's 1986 re-make, not that it makes the ending any less horrible.

"Invaders From Mars" opens at the Can-View Drive In, June 1986

Other videos of interest:

Invaders From Mars 1986 TV spot

Making of Poltergeist short film:

Laraine Newman does character bit on David Letterman:

Tobe Hooper interview from Fangoria's Weekenf of Horrors 1986