Monday, December 19, 2016

Trick or Treat (1986)

Red Coat Black Coat watch Charles Martin Smith's Trick or Treat (1986), heavy metal horror film inspired by the Satanic Panic of the 1980s.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Westworld (1973)

Why spend hours and years watching HBO's exciting, thoughtful, and nudity strewn WESTWORLD when you can get (basically) the same story in 89 minutes of Michael Crichton's 1973 directorial debut WESTWORLD?

Monday, November 21, 2016

John Carpenter's Christine (1983)

After the financial failure of THE THING, John Carpenter is forced to adapt Stephen King's CHRISTINE to the big screen.

Christine plays at the Can-View Drive In March 1984

Monday, October 31, 2016

Company of Wolves (1985)

Arty, post-modern fairy tale The Company of Wolves makes for a poor drive-in double feature.

"The Company of Wolves" plays with "Ghoulies" at the Can-View Drive-In April 1985

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: