The Watch List – January 2019

This week’s watch list consists of films by Ted Nicolaou, Danny Steinmann  and Philip Brophy.

1. Terror Vision (1986)

Title: Terror Vision (1986)

Writer/Director: Ted Nicolaou

Top Billed Cast: Diane FranklinMary WoronovGerrit Graham, Jon Gries and Bert Remsen

Synopsis: A family’s new satellite TV system starts receiving signals from another planet, and soon it becomes the passageway to an alien world.

Swinger parents, a doomsday prepping grandpa and giant alien from outer space. Terror Vision is an all around quirky film packed with memorable moments. The things I really liked about this movie was it’s amazing use of location and color. It really made Nicolaou’s over the top vision of the american family believable. It was like being in another dimension that was close enough to ours to recognize but different enough to grab your attention.

If you’d like to watch a young metal head Uncle Rico tame a trash alien from outer space, you can by Clicking Here

2. Body Melt (1993)

Title: Body Melt (1993)

Writer/Director: Philip Brophy

Top Billed Cast: Gerard KennedyAndrew DaddoIan Smith

Synopsis: Residents of peaceful Pebbles Court, Homesville, are being used unknowingly as test experiments for a new ‘Body Drug’ that causes rapid body decomposition (melting skin etc.) and painful death.

First phase is glandular, second phase hallucinogenic, third phase… Body Melt! This film was bizarre to say the least. It’s use of practical effects along with it’s wacky health drug premise made Body Melt fun to follow but hard to swallow. It introduced us to the world of Ozploitation and what a wonderful world it is.

If you’d like to see a man pound a bottle of laundry detergent and grow worms out of his neck, you can by CLICKING HERE

3. The Unseen (1980)

Title: The Unseen (1980)

Writer/Director:Danny Steinmann

Top Billed Cast: Stephen FurstBarbara BachSydney Lassick and
Lelia Goldoni

Synopsis: A trio of female reporters find themselves staying overnight in a house occupied by a hostile being lurking in the basement.

The Unseen is not a campy monster flick. It has drawn out scenes that feel irreverent at times, but beyond that it is a great thriller. It is a macabre tale of a failing town and one of it’s secrets. I truly found it shocking.

If you want to see Lelia Goldoni, Stephen Furst and Sydney Lassick deliver amazing performances you can by CLICKING HERE