Monday, December 26, 2011

Maniacal Movie Poster Monday #49!

2011 is almost over - and as we close out this department for the year it seems we might as well make it one last theme week...with three movies set on December 31st...

Get Crazy  (Embassy Pictures, 1983)

This crazy comedy came onto my radar when I saw a preview for its debut on my pal Brad's HBO back in high school - we watched it and were knocked out - it's director Allan Arkush's Valentine to his days at the Fillmore East - the wild rock palace run by impresario Bill Graham - this highly recommended flick gives us a crazy New Year's Eve at a venue where a concert headlined by the biggest names in rock are going to usher in that amazing year - 1983! Check out that cast up there, and add Roger Corman stalwarts Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Dick Miller, and Jackie Joseph; plus Fabian, Bobby Sherman, Lou Reed, Ed Begley Jr, and Robert Picardo. What are you waiting for? Get Crazy!

Repeat Performance  (Eagle-Lion Films, 1947)

I haven't seen this one - but it sounds interesting - a woman murders her cheating husband at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, then wishes she could undo her deed - and suddenly finds herself at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve - the previous year! With 365 days to relive and to redirect her life, can she prevent the murder from occurring again when that December 31st comes back around for the second time?

The Poseidon Adventure  (Warner Bros, 1972)

Probably my favorite disaster movie from the 70's takes the time to set up the whole plot for you - right on the poster - including that it takes place on New Year's Eve! Forget the TV movie remake; forget the theatrical remake - see this one! Hell! See it upside down!

The blog might have another post or two this year, but that's all for 2011's Maniacal Movie Poster Mondays - see you in 2012! Until next year, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. Hey Craig, I need you mail address. I'd like to invite you for January's Horror Blog of the Month!

  2. Ahh the Poseidon Adventure What was that crazy song she kept on singing? Oh yes, Morning After LOL! Poor Gene Hackman and Shelly Winters.

    I love Robert Picardo and have loved him since I first saw him as Eddie Quist in The Howling. He does not work nearly enough IMO.

  3. Maynard - thank you for the honor - we are in touch elsewhere - so done and done!

    MB - There's got to be a morning after...I love this movie - and yeah, though he's not in a huge role in Get Crazy - you might enjoy Robert Picardo's Fire Marshall Conal O'Connell! You should try to track that one down!