Month: May 2020

Open House Pt 5 (House: the Collection)

For a long time, it was hard to come by the films in this set, outside of the first two which were more well known. Until Arrow came along, a complete blu-ray set seemed an unlikely scenario. Each disc comes in its own case… Continue Reading “Open House Pt 5 (House: the Collection)”

Open House pt 4 (House IV: The Repossession, 1992)

After the massive departure with the Horror Show (including abandoning the “House III”) Sean S. Cunningham worked with a new team to bring out House 4. This film is an attempt to return to something closer to the first two films.  This film features… Continue Reading “Open House pt 4 (House IV: The Repossession, 1992)”

Open House pt 3 (House III: The Horror Show, 1989)

After the failure of House II and the collapse of New World pictures, the franchise took a bit of time off.  When Sean S. Cunningham found new studio for funding, the new team wanted to give the franchise a fresh start. So in America,… Continue Reading “Open House pt 3 (House III: The Horror Show, 1989)”

Open House Pt 2 (House II: the Second Story, 1986)

Jesse has inherited his ancestral home and finds himself drawn to the history of the structure.  His girlfriend works for a sleazy music executive and so his friend Charlie arrives with his girlfriend, the singer in a band to try and get her career… Continue Reading “Open House Pt 2 (House II: the Second Story, 1986)”

Open House pt 1 (House, 1985)

So, in the early 80’s Sean S. Cunningham was working on expanding on his success with the Friday the 13th franchise. Teaming up with Fred Dekker (screenwriter and director of Night of the Creeps and the Monster Squad) and Ethan Wiley to make a… Continue Reading “Open House pt 1 (House, 1985)”

Wild Girls (Booksmart, 2019)

Raunchy teen comedies with heart are the genre people love, but often, the genre falls kind of flat, especially when they start leaning into being shocking over a soul. Molly and Amy are studious best friends who stayed focused on their studies so they… Continue Reading “Wild Girls (Booksmart, 2019)”

The Family That Wrestles Together (Fighting With My Family, 2019)

Fighting With My Family is the story of wrestler Paige.  Coming from a lower class family obsessed with wrestling, Zayara and Zak dream of the big time wrestling.  When they try out for WWE, only Zayara is selected, crushing her brother.  But when she… Continue Reading “The Family That Wrestles Together (Fighting With My Family, 2019)”

Same Old Story (Long Shot, 2019)

Have you heard about this movie where the schlubby guy hooks up with a hot chick out of his league? You know…the plot of, like, 77% of rom-coms? I mean…Seth Rogan? He is a type… Rogan is Fred Flarsky, a lefty journalist who finds… Continue Reading “Same Old Story (Long Shot, 2019)”

Imitation of Life (Scoob!, 2020)

So, originally, May was bringing the first theatrical Scooby Doo film in over a decade.  Thanks to a Pandemic (and no doubt a hope by the studio to replicate the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD) it is instead reaching us in our… Continue Reading “Imitation of Life (Scoob!, 2020)”

Soldiers for Life (VFW, 2020)

When a young woman runs into their VFW with a bag of stolen drugs a group of veterans find themselves have to fight vicious drug addicts hell bent on getting the drugs back. I don’t have a lot to say here.  The main draw… Continue Reading “Soldiers for Life (VFW, 2020)”