Time to climb back into the wayback machine and spend the evening wallowing in nostalgia as we tackle the 1980′s.
Now, any attempt to recap a full decade of films in a single sitting is foolishness so we came up with a system to randomly select an individual year to look back at the films produced and revisit a time since past. The year in question? 1987.
Ahhh the 80′s. The decade marked by excess was reflected in horror films as well where the bleak outlook and uncompromising violence of the 70′s was converted to over the top antagonists and campy concepts. This is the era of the sequel where franchises were born and flourished despite diminishing quality, however without this conceit we would not have received Raimi’s Evil Dead 2.
Finally, this was also the period when some of our favorite filmmakers were delivering great material: Stuart Gordon, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, James Cameron, John Landis, Joe Dante, the list goes on. Please sit back and revisit the shadowy memories of yore with us as we travel back to…1987!
Schlock Corner is a fun one also capturing the 80′s: Total Recall – All The Deaths!
We wrap up the show with thoughts on A Perfect Getaway (2009), the Sam Rockwell one man show Moon (2009), and several more pieces of audio feedback. Thanks for listening and participating (special thanks to Sandra and Chris for your generous contributions).
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