Thursday, April 19, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 19, 2018

Hell Night

Hell Night (1981) Linda Blair and buddies must hang out in a supposedly abandoned mansion as part of pledge week. Spoiler: it's not abandoned. Slashing and plot holes ensue. TIL: The Church frowns on any hazing designed to hurt, humiliate, or otherwise harm human dignity.

Count Dracula's Great Love

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Count Dracula's Great Love (1973) - "It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere." - Voltaire

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 18, 2018

Nesting, The

The Nesting (1981) Dead hookers harass an agoraphobic author after she moves into their old brothel. She also has writer's block, so it sucks to be her. Not great, but unjustly forgotten. TIL: Prostitution does injury to the dignity of the person who engages in it or pays for it.

Rock n Roll High School

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) - “Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 17, 2018

Xtro

Xtro (1982) Missing dad, misanthropic alien, or both? Any movie featuring a woman giving birth to a full-grown man is going to have questions. Gross and senseless, but memorable. TIL: Humans have an inherent desire for father figures. Wonder where that comes from?

Mars Attacks

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Mars Attacks (1996) - “It’s better to walk alone than with a crowd going in the wrong direction.” Gandhi

Monday, April 16, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 16, 2018

Q

Q (1982) Quirky Michael Moriarty performance highlights Larry Cohen's tale of an Aztec lizard god using the rooftops of NYC as a buffet. TIL: Quetzalcoatl was a god of intelligence and self-reflection. He turned out to be a dud deity, but those qualities are still desirable.

Night Gallery

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Night Gallery (1969) - "We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked." - Fulton J. Sheen

Sunday, April 15, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 15, 2018

Race With the Devil

Race with the Devil (1975) Pursued by a satanic sect, two couples go on the lam. Unfortunately, most everyone they meet on the road is a cultist. TIL: Actually, the vast majority of Satanists aren't any worse than anyone else, much less maniacal killers. They're just wrong :)

Night Train to Terror

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Night Train to Terror (1985) - “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” - Will Rogers

Saturday, April 14, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 14, 2018

Thor the Conqueror

Thor the Conqueror (1983) Director Tonino Ricci strikes out again with this strong competitor for worst ever Conan ripoff. Goes for realism, achieves boredom and misogyny. TIL: Tell me again why Christendom displacing pagan cultures was a bad thing?

Dinosaurus!

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Dinosaurus! (1960) - “Here be dragons to be slain, here be rich rewards to gain; If we perish in the seeking, why, how small a thing is death!” - Dorothy L. Sayers

Friday, April 13, 2018

DAILY CALL SHEET: APRIL 13, 2018

Nest, The

The Nest (1988) Mutant roaches munch on anything made of meat and morph into hybrids of their meals. Cat-roach anyone? Not for katsaridaphobes. TIL: Like everything, roaches have an end purpose. That doesn't include crawling on my food, however, so it's not immoral to stomp them.

Revolt of the Zombies

Your daily dose of culture courtesy of Revolt of the Zombies (1936) - "Despair is the only genuine atheism." - Jean Paul