UNK SEZ: I’m going to play CASEY KASEM today and present my streaming recommendations with dedications like he used to do on his old countdown show. Yes, in my youth right after I finished a cave painting, I used to entertain myself by listening to a contraption called a radio!
My first pick is called GRAVEDANCERS (2006) and it is dedicated to reader LEE. LEE wrote in to tell me how much he enjoyed this move and I have to agree. GRAVEDANCERS was part of the first group of AFTER DARK’S “8 FILMS TO DIE FOR” and I think it was the only one I actually dug. It was directed by MIKE MENDEZ who also helmed the ADRIENNE BARBEAU ass-kick festival THE CONVENT. GRAVEDANCERS may not be classic material but it sure is a lot of fun. INSIDIOUS fans may want to give it a look-see as it shares some similar smiley-ghoul imagery and an equally healthy admiration towards the classic POLTERGEIST. For me it also brings back fond memories of the type of desecration provoked supernatural chills found in 1983’s underrated ONE DARK NIGHT. I like the cast very much also and here’s hoping CLARE KRAMER accepts the friendship request I just sent her on Facebook.
Next is a dedication to pal CRAFTYPANTS CAROL who recently revealed that, like me, she is koo-koo over the moon for 1982’s STILL OF THE NIGHT. I seriously adore this HITCHCOCK wannabe and find that each viewing makes me somehow appreciate it a little bit more. It’s really had a large effect on my taste in film and in opening me up to the fact that thrills needn’t be gushy and blood soaked to have impact. It may seem like lunacy to suggest that sparks fly between stars ROY SCHEIDER and MERYL STREEP but I don’t care what anyone says they do! There’s a marvelous symbol soaked dream sequence that I think everybody needs to see at least once and the score and New York setting are highly memorable too. STILL OF THE NIGHT has never been available on DVD so I urge you to give this classy, moody thriller a chance on Netflix streaming soon.
Lastly I want to dedicate kindertrauma’s best thoughts and condolences to the state of Alabama, which has suffered horribly destructive weather recently. Alabama is responsible for the production of our best pal and famed good luck charm “The Mickster” (whose birthday was yesterday!) and we hope that the state is on the mend and feeling better as quickly as possible. We heart ya Mickster and are glad that you and your family are safe. To all of our readers, have a peaceful, movie enhanced Sunday!