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Entries from October 2009

The Class of ’84 Blogathon arrives

October 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments

There was probably no better year to be a kid going to the movies than 1984. It seems like I might have spent most of the year at two theaters in northwest Houston: the AMC North Oaks 6 and a six screen General Cinemas theater at the gargantuan Willowbrook Mall. Willowbrook featured countless retail stores. […]

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Tags: Thoughts and theories

It Can Come From the Future

October 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The following is my contribution to The Class of ’84 Blogathon convening here at This Distracted Globe. The Terminator (1984) Screenplay by James Cameron & Gale Ann Hurd and William Wisher (uncredited), story by James Cameron Directed by James Cameron Produced by Pacific Western/ Hemdale Film Corporation Running time: 108 minutes Should I Care? After […]

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Tags: Alternate universe · Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · End of the world · Famous line · Hitman · Interrogation · Man vs. machine · Psychoanalysis · Shootout · Woman in jeopardy

A Tried and True, Old Horror Story

October 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Drag Me To Hell (2009) Written by Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi Directed by Sam Raimi Produced by Ghost House Pictures Running time: 99 minutes So, What’s This About? In Pasadena, California, 1969, a migrant couple frantically seeks the help of medium Shaun San Dena (Flor de Maria Chahua) to dispel the demons that began […]

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Tags: Beasts and monsters · Dreams and visions · Supernatural · Train · Woman in jeopardy