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Tag: 80s

Music We Love: The Tunes of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise

I wanted take a minute to state how much I appreciate the internet when it comes to the music from the movies we grew up watching. Pre-internet, say in the early 90s, there were not a ton of kids in my junior high who still cared about Nightmare on Elm Street or Freddy, and even… Read More ›

Teenage Frankenstein: Alice in the 80s (Alice Cooper Vol. 2)

Admittedly, I have a soft spot for Alice’s ’86 to ’91 era. I discovered the Coop by way of the ubiquitous “Poison” video during the heyday of MTV. Alice became sort of a family obsession, shared between myself, my brother, my sister and my mother. I would acquire his entire studio output, but those few… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 25: “Our Top Genre Movies from 1987”

So, 1987 turns 30 this year, and to honor that, we celebrate a shit load of movies! Man, it was a good year. We each picked our top 8 genre movies — there is some overlap — and have a good time. One caveat: Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors was excluded because, you know, it’s… Read More ›

BP Podcast, Episode 23: “A ‘Waxwork’ Double Feature”

Happy New Year! We’re back and we’re talking Waxwork and its delightful sequel Waxwork II: Lost in Time! It’s been 10-ish years since we visited these flicks, so we figured…. why not start the new year off on a fun note? We also chat up recent movie viewings, including a few leftover holiday films and… Read More ›

Our Resolutions for the New Year

Now that we all can take a collective sigh of relief that the days of 2016 are gone (but not forgotten), let’s make plans for 2017. We each picked three movie-esque items to work on for the next year. And if all goes well, and Damon Killian doesn’t show up hosting some game show, then… Read More ›

Ranking The Muppets Holiday Movies/Specials

12 Days of Christmas #5 As a hardcore Muppets fan and all the felt, fuzzy feelings they’ve given me over the past 30+ years, I’m going to take a moment to rank the Henson company’s varied holiday movies/specials. Spoiler: For me, it’s hard to go wrong with The Muppets and Christmas joy. They go hand-in-hand, really…. Read More ›

Castle Grayskull and the Santa Claus Lie

12 Days of Christmas # 4 For my whole adult life I thought I stopped believing in Santa when I was 5. In looking at stuff for this post, I have discovered I was off by a year. See, one Christmas, I really wanted Snake Mountain. I also wanted Castle Grayskull, but I really, really… Read More ›

A Christmas Playlist

12 Days of Christmas # 3 There are millions of Christmas songs and albums to fill every Holiday cheer void known to human, Muppet or droid. But you can’t listen to ‘em all, so I’ve cobbled together a short playlist of my very favorite rock n’ roll Christmas-themed tunes.

BP Podcast, Episode 21: “A look back at ‘Silent Night Deadly Night 2’ & ‘Silent Night’ (2012)”

12 Days of Christmas #2 Happy holidays, friends! This week, we dive right into Christmas by chatting up a redemption viewing of Silent Night Deadly Night 2 (1987). We also rewatch the loose SNDN remake, Silent Night (2012), and discuss (is it still forgettable?). We also talk about recent movie viewings — including a lot of Thanksgiving and holiday flicks… Read More ›

“And All Through the House” nostalgia recap (via EW Community)

Way back when, I used to contribute various articles and recaps to Entertainment Weekly‘s Community blog/fan site. While the site is now defunct, the content lives on. Kinda, sorta. So, let’s throwback-Thursday it to last year when I recapped Tales From the Crypt‘s beloved holiday episode, “And All Though the House.”