Released in 1981, directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell, The Thing is a horror movie that takes newcomers by surprise. Not only because it is one of the most stomach churning body horror films ever made, but because it could well have released this year, given how well it holds up. The movie tells the story of a research team in the Antarctic who encounter an … [Read more...] about The Thing – 80’s Horror Masterpiece
It seems like just last week that a new regular entry into a beloved horror film franchise was the norm. From Nightmare On Elm Street, to Friday the 13th and Halloween, 80’s and 90’s horror fans were certainly spoilt for choice. Yes, it can be said that each entry gradually waned in quality, and that by the sixth or seventh entries the original concept had long ago been lost, … [Read more...] about Have 80’s Horror Movies Reached The End of An Era?
There is hardly an 80’s film hero as iconic as Indiana Jones. He’s suave and handsome, but also goofy, relatable and flawed. A starting point for, many argue, a golden age of action movie heroes that redefined the industry. With Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, Indy won fans over and launched into a trilogy of some of the most beloved 80’s Spielberg films of all time. That … [Read more...] about The Fate Of Indiana Jones
Released in the summer of 1988, this 'Brat Pack Western' hold plenty of appeal. Directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco, Young Guns sees Emilio Estevez star as the legendary William H. "Billy the Kid" Bonney. Billy is one of a number of Young Guns hired by Brit John Tunstall (Terence Stamp) to work on his ranch. Tunstall attempts to instill values and a … [Read more...] about Young Guns
While certain members of the Brat Pack appear to have retired from working in front of the camera (Emilio Estevez springs to mind!) some are still very much active in the world of both film and TV. There's definitely been some serious diversification in the last thirty or so years, and things aren't as high profile for the accomplished eight, but there is still some highly … [Read more...] about Upcoming Brat Pack Projects