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Monday, May 21, 2012

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #69!



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!

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    1. Yeah! What? You haven't heard of it - always wanted to see it - love it a lot?

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  2. Craig, I remember seeing the box for "Private Lessons" in the video store when I was a kid. If your story is anything like my imagination. Way to go. ***Fist Bump***

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  3. Ah, Road Games. Haven't seen this in a very long time. I guess, I need to put it on my rewatch-list... a list which is actually wveeery long ;)

    btw, Road Games was released here as "Truck Driver".

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    1. Aren't these lists of ours HUGELY LONG? Truck Driver - seems a little generic.

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  4. Had to share the posters in our link list for this week. Geek Bits

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    1. Aw that is an honor! Thank you so much!

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  5. Private Lessons! Oh my God it has been forever since I have seen this one. It was one of those movies we had to sneak and watch like Porky's.

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    1. I loved this movie - have a feeling it might not hold up as a movie when I watch it again one of these days - but as kindling for some nostalgic memories....I think it'll hold up just fine...

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  6. And I definitely have to find a way to check out Dr. Terror and The Wizard. They sound like lots of Saturday night popcorn fun. ;)

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    1. I saw Dr. Terror on VHS in college - and caught the Wizard of Mars on Channel 50 out of Chicago when I lived in Crown Point Indiana 1990-1991.

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  7. OMG Crown Point Hoosier! You were about an hour from me, fifty minutes with decent traffic. And Channel 50 has given way to Channel 26 the U where you can still find Svengoolie and his horror films.

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