I'm going to try to make a concerted effort to make these gems lists at least a little bit shorter. I really appreciate everyone's kind words about the series and am very excited to keep going with it. Just wanted to make each post a bit less overwhelming by including about half of the normal number of titles. Hopefully I can limit myself to that number for a while, but there may be weeks when I can't help but overload. That being said, there's a gaggle of fun stuff here for you guys to check out. From lesser Hitchcock that I adore(FAMILY PLOT)to one of Billy Wilder's best(DOUBLE INDEMNITY), a couple enjoyable thrillers.You've got the lesser-appreciated Paul Schrader remake of Lewton's CAT PEOPLE, which I think is well worth a look. Very pretty film to look at and an interesting take on the storyline. Great cast too including Malcom McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, a very cute Annette O'Toole and the ginormously underrated John Heard. Beyond that there's Tobe Hooper's LIFEFORCE, which I think is a blast and a two barrels of Carpenter in the classics THEY LIVE & PRINCE OF DARKNESS. I am also a big fan of Michael Ritchie's take on beauty pageantry in SMILE. THINGS CHANGE just popped up and that may be nearly my favorite David Mamet film(certainly top 3). Just a great little movie. The quiet Sissy Spacek drama RAGGEDY MAN is a sleeper not to be missed as well. For blaxploitation fans there's the absolutely pimptastic WILLIE DYNAMITE. BUTTERFLY is a unique film to say the least sporting a cast including Orson Welles, Stacy Keach, James Franciscus, Ed McMahon, Paul Hampton and of course Miss Pia Zadora. Lastly, for those interested in Jason Bateman's earlier work(he's come a long way), you can dive into his tour de force in the enjoyable monickered TEEN WOLF TOO (which could also be called TEEN WOLF GOES TO COLLEGE). Oh and THE INVISIBLE MAN, one of my favorite(if not quite my #1) Universal Horror films.
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