Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge

Phantom of the Mall

The mall…  That icon of consumerism and setting for many great horror movies: “Dawn of the Dead”, “Chopping Mall“, and “Night of the Comet” just to name a few.  Let’s throw Midwood, and “Phantom of the Mall: Eric’s Revenge” in with that group.  When Harv Posner, a greedy developer wants to build a mall in the city of Midwood, he starts buying up all the property he can get and moves out all the families.  When when one last family won’t move out and holds up the whole project, they send a little muscle in to get the job done, burning down the home and the family inside – except for Eric.  Now he’s back and he wants Harv to pay the piper.

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A boy’s summer camp with a girl’s summer camp across the lake.  A camp owner that hates kids and won the camp in a card game.  A rich guy that lives near the camp that wants to buy it for his corporation.  A young group of kids that want to get laid at camp this summer.  A coming of age story and a hot older chick.  You’ve seen the movie before, and this time it’s called Oddballs.

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willymilly-2What teenager doesn’t with that they could be something they aren’t?  Maybe you wanted to be more popular, or maybe you wish you could get with more babes in your class, or be a jock or something.  I don’t think it’s quite as common for teenage chicks to wish they were dudes though.  The mid 80’s seemed like they had their fill of these types of movies, from 1985’s Just One of the Guys to the film I’m reviewing today, Paul Schneider‘s 1986 film, Willy/Milly.

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Return of the Living Dead

I knew that I’d never be a doctor, I can’t stand the sight of blood.  Crazy, huh?  I write reviews of gory horror movies and I can’t stand the sight of blood.  I can’t even get my blood taken at the doctor’s office without practically passing out.  Working in a medical supply warehouse would probably be pretty cool though.  You get to see all types of weird medical equipment, and I’m sure all the different posters and stuff would be pretty cool.  If I do ever decide to get a job at a medical supply warehouse, I’ll make sure to ask for a tour of the place before I accept any jobs.  That way, I can see if they have any suspicious tanks or drums in their basement that say “In case of emergency, call the U.S. Army”.  See, that’s one thing Freddy forgot to do in Dan O’Bannon‘s 1985 zombie flick “Return of the Living Dead

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