Paranoia has gripped New York City as a killer is on the loose. But who can save you when the killer appears to be a cop? John and Pat debate whether or not a movie like Maniac Cop can have any redeeming social commentary… or is it just an exploitation film?
April is our month of movies that are just weird or different enough not to fit into some of the other themes we had assigned to each month. That being said, we start the month off with Dead Ringers and The Last Temptation of Christ. Both a little controversial. Both created by visionary directors. Both a little unsettling.
One of our movies this week is full of magic and wonder. Swords and sorcery. The other one is a bit more murder-y. We explore the adventurous world of Willow alongside the dark streets of Chicago being haunted by a possessed doll: Willow & Child’s Play.
Take the cast of ALIENS and put them in Oklahoma… and make them vampires. Then you’ve got Kathryn Bigelow’s feature film directing debut: NEAR DARK.
(I wonder what Paul Reiser would’ve looked like as a vampire…)