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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Grace Jones in Vamp (1986) Review

Grace Jones plays a vampire/stripper/mute in the surprisingly effective 1986 horror-comedy Vamp.
The cast in this is very interesting; Chris Makepeace from Meatballs and My Bodyguard, Robert Rusler who played Jesse's love interest in A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2, Gedde Watanabe from 16 Candles, Sandy Baron who played Jack Klompus on Seinfeld, and Michelle Pheiffer's sister.

"Vamp" plays at the Can-View Drive-In, July 1986

Other Videos of Interest:

Grace Jones smacks around TV host

Grace Jones on Johnny Carson

Grace Jones Playboy TV profile (includes one of the shittiest interviewers of all time)

"Vamp" movie trailer

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Eddie Murphy in The Golden Child (1986)

Red Coat and Black Coat take a look at Eddie Murphy's 1986 classic The Golden Child, perhaps the only comedy to use missing and murdered children as plot points.

Because we like to keep our videos around the 10 min mark, I wasn't able to discuss everything about the movie; such as its ties with another 1986 classic, Big Trouble In Little China.

Three main actors from Big Trouble In Little China appear in The Golden Child; James Hong (Lo-Pan), Victor Wong (Egg Shen), and Peter Kwong (Rain). BTILC director John Carpenter was an early contender to direct The Golden Child, but he went his own way instead. Oddly, the summer release of BTILC was partially blamed for The Golden Child's disappointing box office take, even though it grossed nearly seven times what BTILC did. That's the high expectations Paramount had for Eddie Murphy. If John Carpenter grossed as much as The Golden Child did he would have danced a jig.

"The Golden Child" supports box office sensation "Crocodile Dundee" at the Can View Drive In summer 1987

Other Videos of Interest:

Beverly Hills Cop German trailer

Siskel and Ebert's The Golden Child review

Amazing appearance by Eddie Murphy with Dick Cavett on David Letterman. Has to be seen to be believed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Halloween Part II - TV Edit

Red Coat and Black Coat thoroughly examine the TV version of Halloween Part II. Full of changes and re-edits, some beneficial, some funny, some just plain weird.

Other videos of interest:

Jamie Lee Curtis one time appearance at Halloween convention

Scarface TV edits

Halloween II TV version promo