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Diane Franklin Double Feature:: Deadly Lessons and Summer Girl

February 11th, 2017 by unkle lancifer · 3 Comments

Hey, today is DIANE FRANKLIN’s birthday! I don’t have to tell you that DIANE FRANKLIN is wonderful in BETTER OFF DEAD (which we recently discussed) or that she excels in the new wave classic THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN or that she’s downright heartbreaking in AMITYVILLE II: The Possession (which everybody with a working brain agrees is the best in the series). All of that (along with the understanding that FRANKLIN is as talented as she is beautiful) is common knowledge. But did you know that DIANE starred in two of the very best made for TV movies ever made? It’s true! I’m talking about the highly entertaining small screen slasher extravaganza DEADLY LESSONS (1983) and the riveting usurper thriller SUMMER GIRL (again, 1983). If you think I’ve talked about these gems before you are right and you should also prepare yourself for the fact that I’ll be talking about them till the day I croak. Due to the general dumbness of society neither of these sensational flicks are on DVD but cry not because that’s what YouTube is for! Let’s have a double feature! Happy Birthday DIANE! You rule forever!

Tags: General Horror · YouTube Alert!

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 chainmanNo Gravatar // Feb 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    I saw Summer Girl once and enjoyed it but I thought William Shatner starred in it. Checked on IMDB and I have two movies mixed up. I’ve seen Summer Girl 83 and The Babysitter 80, both TV movies. I did find out something interesting, David Faustino (Bud Bundy from Married with Children) played Jason Shelburne.

  • 2 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Diane Franklin is, like, impossibly cute. I’d always compare her to the surly teen daughter from Uncle Buck (in a John Jett vs Pat Benetar way)

    Side note: Is this the movie where she makes out with or is assaulted by her brother? Because she’s in a movie where she makes out with/is assaulted by hee brother.

  • 3 Drew BluddNo Gravatar // Feb 12, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Joan* 🙂

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