Thursday, October 03, 2019

Halloween Logged: TIBMW Horror from 1980

Today I've Been Mostly Watching Horror films from 1980...

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1980)

David Hemmings is solid in the title role(s) in the rather dry adaptation spiced up my the occasional psychedelic flourish, a Radiophonic workship-ish electronic score and some surprisingly frank depictions of Hyde's debauchery.

The Nightmare Never Ends (1980)

Absolute (night) trainwreck of a horror flick. So many bizarre choices and terrible performances, Worst Dubbing Ever. Cameron Mitchell and Bull from Night Court.  It has a bit of a cult following.

Beyond Evil (1980)

Meh voodoo/witchcraft/possession/real estate horror wastes both John Saxon and Lynda Day George

Scared to Death (1980)

Part mutant horror, part rom-com. Eccentric but fun low budget creature feature.

Virus (1980)

An ambitious attempt at an elevated Disaster Movie from the man who would go on to make Battle Royale. This is not that. Messy, bloated, often nonsensical, but still worth a look if apocalyptic pandemics are your thing.