Tuesday, October 30, 2012

VHS Gems Guest Post: Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley is also know as BTSJUNKIE and he can be found on twitter under that handle.
https://twitter.com/BTSjunkie



 PSYCHO FROM TEXAS (1975)
Also known as WHEELER/THE BUTCHER/THE HURTING/THE MAMA'S BOY, this trashy Southern thriller features a stunning performance by the mysterious John King III, Linnea Quiqley's first screen role, a catchy-as-hell theme song and one of the greatest foot chases ever captured on film. A must-see if there ever was one.



HOMEBODIES (1974)
When a gaggle of Cincinnati pensioners learn their building is being torn down to make room for shiny new apartments they take matters into their own hands, dispatching those that get in their way in surprisingly effective ways. While HOMEBODIES delivers on the geriatric slasher promises of its one line description, there's actually a competent dramatic core allegory about the way we dispose of our elderly making the film effective on many levels.



TAMMY AND THE T-REX (1994)
Anytime I'm asked to write one of these I try to sneak in TAMMY AND THE T-REX. Lion-mauled Paul Walker has his brain transplanted into an animatronic dinosaur and tries to rekindle his relationship with Denise Richards. The pleasures of this film are too numerous to list, it's one of Sewart Raffill's (MAC AND ME, STANDING OVATION) best!



 THE TOWER (1993)
It's pissed off building vs. doofus Paul Reiser in this made-for-TV gem of futuristic filmmaking... ... ... ... ... ... what? That's it.



 SUDDEN FURY (1975)
When foolishly opportunistic Fred and his wife Janet get into a fight over a rather shady land deal while driving, the car ends up tumbling down a ravine. Supreme bastard Fred leaves bleeding-to-death Janet in the car hoping he will be rid of her forever and gain a fat insurance payout. However, when a passerby finds Janet and gets himself covered in her blood, he has no choice but to hunt down the now fleeing Fred in order to keep himself from being pegged for the crime. It's a low-budget Canadia cat-and-mouse thriller full of plenty of sleaze and damn fine performances. The Greek VHS from Plus Video Home Entertainment has one of my favorite stingers that lifts a rather appropriate song for the movie to follow.





More things I like:


MURDER BY PHONE (1982)


 NAKED VENGEANCE (1985)



THE INVISIBLE KID (1988)



COTO DE CAZA aka CODE OF HUNTING (1983)



ELVES (1989)

3 comments:

Spenser Hoyt said...

I'm glad to see somebody picked Homebodies. Highly underrated!

Spenser Hoyt said...

Glad to see somebody picked Homebodies. Highly underrated!

The Back of Forest Whitakers Neck said...

Wow, that is a great list. Quite a few on here I never heard of.

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