Wolfen (1981)

Happy Halloween! As promised, here is the second 1980s horror movie posting. "Wolfen," starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos, is NOT about werewolves. It's an eerie tale about a pack of mysterious supernatural creatures that may or may not be connected with a group of local Native Americans, and who roam the … Continue reading Wolfen (1981)

C.H.U.D. (1984)

It's October and in anticipation of Halloween, I'm looking at two early 80's horror films shot in NYC. The first is 1984's "C.H.U.D.," which supposedly stands for Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, but as the story unfolds, it's discovered that it stands for something more sinister. Probably inspired by news reports of discarded alligators growing in the New … Continue reading C.H.U.D. (1984)

Big (1988)

Out of all of the films directed by Penny Marshall, 1988's "Big" is arguably her most successful one, both critically and financially. This was a noteworthy achievement, not only because Marshall was still fairly new to directing, but because it was the fourth "boy in an adult body" film to be released by a major studio in a 12-month period. The two … Continue reading Big (1988)

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Based on The Destroyer pulp paperback series, this film follows the creation and training of Remo Williams, a New York City cop who is unwillingly recruited as an assassin for a super-secret government agency, known as CURE. Although it fared poorly in the box office, and received mixed reviews upon its released, "Remo Williams" has become somewhat of a cult classic … Continue reading Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)