Up Close' #2] [from
'Suffering Up Close' #1]
The Lost Boys (1987)
Director: Joel Schumacher
of the greatest vampire movies of the 20th century.
Fresh from a difficult
divorce, Lucy (Dianne Wiest) and her two sons Sam (Corey Haim) and Michael (Jason
Patric) move to SataCarla, California to live with thier excentric grandfather.
The boys soon discover that this small coastal town is inhabited by a coven of
teenaged, biker-vamps. Sam joins a small rebel group who aim to destroy the feinds
(led by Corey Feldman) and Michael, the elder of the two brothers, falls in love
with a woman who happens to be dating the vampire leader. Seperately, the brothers
manage to get their, seemingly oblivous grandfather and mother out of harms way
to deal with the deadly group of bloodsuckers.
It's the brilliant blend of
dodgy makeup effects, excellent soundtrack and amusing 80s hair that makes The
Lost Boys a most lighthearted and funky horror flick. Well worth seeing...again....and
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Call Line: "They're back from the
grave and ready to party!"
Director: Dan O'Bannon
with mowhawks and chains...what more could you want??
So the US government
has been experimenting with animating corpses and then trying to control them
(well it is America....) and all the leftovers are "safely" concealed
in metal drums, right?. Of course we all know that some unsuspecting innocents
discover the drums and set the hungry zombies free. An attempt to incinerate one
of them causes the poisoned ash to be rained down into the soil of a nearby cemetary,
and in a matter of hours the town is over-run with brain-sucking corpses.
makes it interesting is that there happened to be a group of leather-clad, 80s
punks getting shit-faced in the graveyard when the zombies rise...
Bride of Chucky (1998)
Call line: "Chucky gets lucky"
eat your heart out!" The serial killer trapped in a doll's body is this time
joined by his obsessive former girlfriend Tiffany (Jenifer Tilly). The two bickering
lovebirds accumulate an impressive body count on their way to retrieve an amulet
they need to restore their human bodies. Hitching a ride with an innocent, unsuspecting
young couple who are being blamed for the murders comitted by Chucky and Tiffany.
of Chucky is definitely good for a laugh.