The Lost Boys (1987) – Joel Schumacher

My trio of favorite vampire films is now complete with the viewing of 1987’s The Lost Boys. If Fright Night got me into horror movies, and Near Dark showed me how violent and bloody vampires could be, then The Lost Boys showed me how cool vampires could be (and how awesome the occasional vampire hunters…

House of Dracula (1945) – Erle C. Kenton

It’s another Saturday matinee scare-fest as I continue my exploration of Vampires in the cinema while i continue my enjoyable journey through John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies, available now from DK Canada. There are problems and monsters a plenty in House of Dracula, a rather short entry into the Universal Monsters Series. Clocking in…

Trailer Tracks: Stand By Me (1986) – Rob Reiner

  Rob Reiner’s film, based on the story The Body by Stephen King is a perfect coming of age story and features wonderful performances by River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland… and of course there’s that amazing soundtrack.

A Boy (or Girl) & His (or Her) Adventure Movie

Where have all the fun youth/tween/teen/twentysomething adventure films gone? When I was in any of those age groups listed above there were dozens of them. You couldn’t turn around in the 80s and early 90s without hearing about another one coming along… From the big titles like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, Explorers, The Last…

What Did I Watch This Week? Vol.3

Welcome back! Sue and I decided to take a week off of podcasting this week, because, honestly, there wasn’t a lot to talk about, we figured you’d already seen our Muppets review, and if we talked about it we’d end up unintentionally spoiling moments of the film, that are best left unspoilt. And for those…

Visit Scenic Haven…

Stephen King. Like so many others, his books were a rite of passage in my teen years. I still remember the first one I read… Salem’s Lot (loved the way he interpreted vampires). It was the third longest book I had read at that time (following Lord of the Rings, and Shogun) and I flew through…