Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Movie Challenge 2012 (10/20)

Remember, if you would like to make a pledge toward Scare-A-Thon 2012 (benefitting FRIENDS OF CHILDREN) at any time, drop me an email at drach101@gmail.com to let me know how much you would like to pledge per film. Your donation is tax deductible, 100% of goes directly to aid the kids, and seriously, even a penny per film helps. Thanks in advance!

Spookies (1986) (1st viewing) d. Joseph, Eugenie (USA) 85 min.

What a wacko little film. Or rather should I say, what a wacky couple of films, since it’s clear that there are two completely different artistic visions going on in two completely different storylines married together after the fact (to whomever’s credit, pretty seamlessly). It’s a pretty standard haunted house flick in the spirit of the original Night of the Demons, with some pretty solid and/or charmingly goofy rubber monsters and gore. I’ll be interested to do a little more research on the behind the scenes story here, since I’m sure it’s a good one.

Bog (1983) (1st viewing) d. Keeslar, Don (USA) 85 min.

Oh, man. One of those low budget guy-in-a-suit monster movies along the lines of Horror of Party Beach or Octaman or Zaat, only with an even worse looking creature costume and zero dramatic momentum. Should have saved this one for Turkey Day.

Total Movies: 62
First Time Views: 62
Money Raised for Friends of Children: $609.00


  1. I know all of the behind-the-scenes info on SPOOKIES as I covered the other unmade films from those guys (BLOODY PULP and THE ANGER). Pretty wild stuff.


    1. I already did some reading about the whole TWISTED SOULS backstory, but I like your additional tidbits just as much, good sir. You are a font of nerdtastic information.