Monday, January 1, 2018


Here are three horror movies from the eighties that have an Unhappy New Year's theme, you know, to celebrate the New Year!.. Whatever the Hell that means!!

First is TERROR TRAIN, in this story, a masked killer targets six college students responsible for a prank gone wrong three years earlier. Unfortunately, the gang's currently throwing a large New Year's Eve costume party aboard a moving train! After roles in HALLOWEEN, THE FOG and PROM NIGHT, this was the next flick Jamie Lee Curtis would appear in. Man, she looks so young!

Then we gots NEW YEAR'S EVIL. During a New Year's Eve celebration in Los Angeles, a disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when the New Year countdown hits zero in each time zone, someone will be murdered! And, she will be the last one to die!!

Last one is BLOODY NEW YEAR... Here, five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is that it's early summer, and the walls themselves are striking out against them!.. What the Hell?!!

So, I guess we're ready for another fun filled year, here we go, at the Dungeon!


KD said...

There's always Irwin Allen's THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972), with the ocean liner being hit by a "tidal wave" (tsunami?), and tipped over, right in the middle of the passenger and crew New Year's countdown!

The stellar Poseidon's Captain, played by the late great Leslie Nielsen, peers though his binoculars, and grimly says, "Oh my God!" just as the wave hits, and my old friend Paul Stader, as the ship's radio man, frantically sends out calls for help as his radio room gets blasted by water and the ship tilts!

What a terrific movie! 2018 just has to be better than 2017, the year a pea-brained moron moved into the White House turning Twitter into the biggest joke on the internet!!

And a Happy New Year to all!

Grant said...

I've always liked the actor Fred Sadoff in that scene too. You really dislike or just plain hate his character up until then, but when he gives that look it's a different matter.

KD said...

I tried to talk my wife into watching THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE on NYE, but she was already falling asleep. Her tolerance for watching anything longer than a half-hour sitcom is very limited!

Indeed, Fred Sadoff always seemed creepy/slimy, no matter what role he played. A superb actor! Ages ago, I asked Nielsen about that famous line of his, and his reply was something like, "Well, you know when you've got something like THAT coming at you...!" and then he squeezed his little fart machine. PFFFT! :O

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