Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘Magnificent Obsession’

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How should one react in the occasion their life is saved but it comes at the cost of another life? In fact, many would say the life of a person who was more… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’

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By 1982 audiences were already becoming familiar with the tropes of a slasher movie where the deranged killer pursues poor young coeds. Feminist activist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown decided to have some… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Ice Cream Man’

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While he was born to a respected show business family, Clint Howard has often found himself playing characters who were odd or deranged. In a strange way this has endeared him to movie… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Hole’

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In the 1970’s a little movie called Star Wars forever changed the game in science fiction. In the wake of the movie’s success studios everywhere tried to get their own piece of the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘They Live’

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Director: John Carpenter Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster Plot: A drifter arrives in LA and falls in with the homeless community, where he becomes aware of a sinister conspiracy controlling the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Murders in Rue Morgue’

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One of the great “what if’s” in horror movie history was the original plans for the 1931 masterpiece Frankenstein. During pre-production Bela Lugosi, fresh from his success in Dracula, was cast as the… Continue reading

Airplane! 40th Anniversary Retrospective

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A staple of 1970’s cinema was the star-filled disaster films. Films like: the Swarm, Towering Inferno, Earthquake, and relevant to this retrospective, the Airport franchise, were major hits for Hollywood. Throwing an all-star… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Tourist Trap’

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One of the most fun things during a road trip is making an unexpected stop and a place which seems interesting. That is when they have you, because you are trapped….in a TOURIST… Continue reading

Halloween Review: Trick or Treats (1982)

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In the early 1980’s the “slasher movie” saw a boom as Halloween and the Texas Chainsaw Massacre proved that with enough inventiveness you could make a successful film even on a low budget.… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Sleep’

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During the 1950’s the horror genre had a solid explosion in popularity. With new advancements in visual fx, increasing cheapness of production, and a solid fanbase of teens with disposable income for the… Continue reading