Road Games (Avco Embassy, 1981)
This is another fine Hitchockian thriller from Australian director Richard Franklin (Psycho II). In fact, it's the reason he got the job directing Psycho II!
Dr. Terror's "Gallery of Horror" / The Wizard of Mars (American General Pictures, 1967/1964)
What a double feature! Two of David Hewitt's budget-challenged flicks back to back! Dr. Terror's is a five story anthology flick - and you can make a hobby out of guessing the "surprise endings" of each and every one! The Wizard of Mars is a science fiction retelling of a classic Hollywood fantasy - try to figure out which one...four people set out on a lemon-tinted footpath to find a powerful being who looks like a big floating head so they can get the thing they most desire. Hmmmm....what could it be? While we're puzzling it out, I'll point out that it's the great John Carradine appearing as The "Wizard" - and he's in Dr. Terror's too!
Private Lessons (Jensen Farley Pictures, 1981)
Ah, one of my most fondly remembered movies from my youth. If I told you the circumstances involving my first viewing of this movie - on cable, not in the theater - you honestly would not believe me. Or at least you would think I was building the story up. But I had a heck of a time watching this movie - and that's all I'm going to say about that.
Until next post - you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!