Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Masters Of Horror! (Joe Dante)

Another lesser known name, with a remarkable career.

Chew on this resume!

Piranha (1978)

Not to be confused with this piece of schlock.

The parent of all the sequels and remakes up to "Piranha 3DD".

Rock 'N' Roll High School (1979)

Forebearer of "Class Of 1984", and "Class Of Nuke 'Em High".

Features The Ramones, who would go on to do a song for "Pet Sematary".

The Howling (1981)

See here.

Twilight Zone The Movie (1983)

Joe's segment didn't have a decapitation!
He's kinda known for that.

Gremlins (1984)

See here, and here.

Explorers (1985)

A group of kids experience weird dreams that turn out to be telepathic messages from aliens containing chip schematics that unlock anti-gravity, so they set out to build a spaceship out of junkyard parts to go meet the aliens.

They do, and it's nothing like what they (or the audience) expected.

Cute flick.

Kind of in the same family as other 80's kids movies like "Goonies", "Monster Squad", "D.A.R.Y.L.", and "Flight Of The Navigator".
What good times those were.

Innerspace (1987)

Dennis Quaid is put into a robot submarine, and shrunken down to the size of a dust speck, and ends up in the body of Martin Short.

Somehow, evil spies get involved.
One of them is Robert Picardo.

80's cable played this to death, now, you never see it.

Amazon Women On The Moon (1987)

Another Landis teamup anthology.
"The Kentucky Fried Movie", was better.

The Burbs (1989)

Tom Hanks suspects his neighbors are murderers, and his investigation escalates, and escalates, until it's an adventure that engulfs the whole street.

Also stars Carrie Fisher, and Corey Feldman.

And a riot.
Watch it.

Gremlins 2 (1990)

See here.

Matinee (1993)

John Goodman plays a movie producer/director/promoter in the style of William Castle.

Boomers were apeshit over it, I just thought it was okay.
Guess it is a generational nostalgia thing.

My generational nostalgia starts with stuff like "Gremlins", and "Explorers".

Small Soldiers (1998)

See here.

Gremlins 3.

Looney Tunes: Back In Action (2003)

See here.

Say it ain't so, Joe. (:-(

*Sigh* there's always that dip at the end...

Hope I die before I get old.

Tomorrow, David Lynch, and Brian Yuzna.

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