A lot of bad Sci-Fi movies came out in the 80’s. After studios saw that movies like Star Wars and Alien could make a lot of money, they thought that it would be easy enough to make mediocre films that could cash in on the masses’ newfound interest in movies about galaxies far, far away. Galaxy Of Terror (1981) has to be one of those movies, except in this case, it isn’t really mediocre… No, no… It aspires to be mediocre, that’s how bad it really is.
Liza Merril (Catriona MacColl) inherits an old hotel and in the cellar lies the door to the beyond. Liza wants to restore it, but she is confronted with strange events in the process. Her painter falls off of his extension ladder when he witnesses a grim vision. The plumber gets his eyes smashed out and ends up in the care of Dr. John McCabe (David Warbeck) in the city morgue. Gruesome horrors lie past the gateway in “The Beyond” directed by Lucio Fulci.
One of the more major sentiments I’ll take away from the 80’s is “Say no to drugs.” If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the only reason that Jack Palance appears in this movie is probably because he needed the money to buy more fucking blow. Palance plays Raphael the manager of an unnamed band in Ulli Lommel‘s cautionary tale of crossing Columbian drug dealers or mobsters or some other shit in the 1979 film Cocaine Cowboys.
We haven’t reviewed too many biker flicks here yet, but this one had a place mostly near, and somewhat dear to our hearts. You see, Northville Cemetery Massacre was filmed in a town just 10 minutes away from where I live, so I was interested in what this movie was all about. Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976) is directed by William Dear and Thomas L. Dyke. I went through the credits and the first 20 people that were in the film have no other credits, so I won’t even bother mentioning their names. Two of the credits is “Detroit’s Scorpions Motorcycle Club”, and the “Road Agents Motorcycle Club”, and while some of the characters from the club have names, most of them aren’t mentioned in the credits. The other credit of note is the introduction of Nick Nolte‘s voice… Yeah, his voice… Nick Nolte isn’t in the movie, but his voice is. He voices the main character Chris. Why Chris couldn’t use his own voice is any body’s guess. The movie is also graced with the musical genius that is Mike Nesmith (of The Monkees, of course) to provide the soundtrack.