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Film Review: Q The Winged Serpent (1982)


SYNOPSIS: A Meso-American deity terrorizes New York City. REVIEW: Best Michael Moriarty Line: “I stink and I just wanna cry…I just…no I haven’t cried since I was a little kid…I just wanna cry.” Written and Directed by Larry Cohen Starring: Michael Moriarty, David Carradine, Candy Clark, Richard Roundtree Best line not spoken by Moriarty: “My God, with a wingspan like ...

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Film Review: A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987)


SYNOPSIS: A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem’s Lot. REVIEW: Hollywood has been doing a far better job with its sequels in recent years by maintaining production levels, story continuity and recasting actors. Audiences are given a better movie experience and Hollywood is rewarded with higher grosses, but this wasn’t always the case. ...

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Key Genre Films 1980s


How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production ...

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Larry Cohen

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There is plenty of room for argument about director Larry Cohen. His films, when mentioned at all, tend to be dismissed as the lowest kind of hack work. It’s Alive (1973), one of the most successful films of its year at the box-office, appears in a book called The Best, Worst And Most Unusual Horror Films by Darrell W. Moore. ...

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