A little while ago,my sister had a garage sale and this awesome DVD went unsold!She priced it at $1 and nobody bit,so she gave it to me :)My daughter and i stayed up late last night to watch it and it was quite the experience.Being able to relive this iconic film that made such a huge impression on me as a kid,with my kid was truly priceless!She got a kick out of “Data” ,and thought that “Sloth” was the ugliest thing she had ever seen LOL!She also thought the mother of the two Fratelli brothers was a man up until the scene where one of them calls her mom 😀 The DVD has some cool extras like outtakes, and the full length “It’s Good Enough” Cindy Lauper video with all the WWF wrestlers in it. The artwork on the cover is killer as well!
Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than with an 80’s Horror movie that really screwed my head up as a kid.Flashback to around 1985.I was 8 then and sitting in front of my T.V. with a giant bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch totally into this movie they were giving on HBO called Twilight Zone.Now I knew Twilight Zone…the black and white Twilight Zone…the one with all the warped and twisted logic defying short stories that would come on the local channels late at night when everyone had gone to bed…but this version was different .This Twilight Zone was in color and almost 2 hours long according to the TV guide and I wasn’t about to miss it for the world.I remember sitting in the dark on my living room floor carefully shoveling spoonfuls of cereal into my mouth, never once looking down at the bowl as I was too busy watching the movie while simultaneously keeping an eye on my mom who was a couple rooms away in the kitchen,just to reassure myself that I wasn’t alone.While movies like this totally screwed with my head growing up, they also helped expand my imagination and even influenced me to want to write my very own Horror movie script.Below are a few of the scenes from the film that stuck with me.That Lithgow scene was classic and the story with the kid who made his big sisters mouth disappear was awesomely disturbing!
The Boy Who Could Fly was one of those films that nearly got me killed as a kid.I so wanted to walk out onto the edge of my roof and take off like actor Jay Underwood does in the movie,but fortunately my love for toys and more importantly LIFE! quickly got in the way of my irrational thinking and desires. Karate Kid was another film that nearly put me in the hospital after i started believing that i could kick everybody’s a$% with the Crane kick…but that’s a whole ‘nother story.The point I’m trying to make is that as kids we tended to be so impressionable.It was movies like this that made us believe that anything was possible,somehow desensitizing us to the fact that these kinds of things never happen in real life and that the good guys don’t always come out on top.I won’t go into the movie specifics because I”m no movie reviewer, but if you have seen this film in the past as a kid and you’re looking for a quick nostalgia fix then go ahead and check this out on Netflix.The music that plays during the opening scenes proves to be a melodic time machine that will instantly take you back to your childhood.Iconic 80’s child actor Fred Savage plays the role of 8 year old louis Michealson and is frequently shown throughout the movie playing with his G.I. Joe figures and army accessories.His scenes are priceless and in many ways reminded me of myself at that age.I’ve been super busy this week so while i haven’t been able to take any action figure pics i was able to find some time to sit back and catch some old school cartoons and movies on Netflix.My next post will be on Monday so look out for that although I’m not quite sure of what i will be posting about.Hopefully I’ll get lucky this weekend and run into some Dollar General Joes 😉 Stay tuned!
If ever you feel the need to flash back to all of those great T.V. shows and movies from the 80’s then you need to check out NETFLIX!Aside from the great line up of 80’s shows that include everything from Knight Rider to Family Ties,there are also tons of great cartoons(G.I. Joe,Transformers etc.) and movies from that much beloved and family orientated era that was the 80’s!Just recently i watched The Gate,a film about a couple of kids who accidentally open the gates of h-e-double hockey sticks and are forced to reckon with it’s evil inhabitants(mainly a hoard of foot high ankle biting, bean headed demons) .Give NETFLIX a try if only for the nostalgia factor,you won’t be disappointed!