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Last week saw the unfortunate passing of iconic Hollywood villain Robert Z’Dar, who was probably most well-known as the title character in Maniac Cop. As its name suggests, Maniac Cop is about a police officer who has gone crazy and roams the streets, killing anyone with whom he comes into contact, criminal or not. This 1988 movie is a schlock classic, directed by William Lustig and written by Larry Cohen. In addition to Z’Dar, Maniac Cop also stars a couple of other bona-fide horror legends: Tom Atkins and Bruce Campbell. Pay your respects to Robert Z’Dar by watching Maniac Cop here on Hulu.
Predictably, Urban Legend is about a serial killer who murders his victims using famous urban legends as blueprints, treating his victims like the unfortunates in the killer-in-the-backseat or the aren’t-you-glad-you-didn’t-turn-on-the-lights campfire tales. Released in 1998, this movie is a product of the post-Scream slasher craze of the nineties, but it’s got a better gimmick than the average murderer-on-the-loose flick. Also indicative of its time period, it’s got a cast full of beautiful young stars like Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Joshua Jackson, Rebecca Gayheart, and Alicia Witt, but it also features appearances by a couple of horror legends in Robert Englund and Danielle Harris. Tightwad Terror Tuesday covered its sequel a couple of weeks ago, but now Crackle has made the original available as well right here.
In the House of Flies
In the House of Flies is about a young couple who is abducted by a stranger who locks them in a basement, deprives them of food and water, and forces them to do dreadful things to themselves and to each other in exchange for their eventual freedom. This one is a little slow at times, but gets credit for being unique; it’s not just a typical psychological horror movie. Made in 2012, In the House of Flies is a disturbing film that features more exploitation than exposition, but brutality is kind of what is to be expected from an abduction movie of this sort. It also stars none other than Henry Rollins as the voice of the couple’s tormenter. Check out In the House of Flies here on Hulu.
The She-Creature is about a sideshow hypnotist who is able to regress his lovely assistant’s mind and body back to that of one of her past lives. Of course, the past life to which she is transported is that of a big sea monster (a female sea creature, or She-Creature – see what they did there?), and the assistant goes on murderous rampages while under the spell. This 1956 sci-fi classic was directed by the king of the low-budget fifties movie, Edward L. Cahn, and produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff for American International Pictures, and it’s one of the more entertaining of the AIP flicks of the era. The She-Creature is an obvious rubber-suited monster, but it’s one of the most awesome zipper-up-the-back costumed creatures in cinematic history. Watch The She-Creature here at DailyMotion.
Saturday the 14th
It may be more comedy than horror, but horror fans will get a big kick out of Saturday the 14th. The movie is about a family who inherits a house that has an evil book hidden within its walls. A pair of vampires desperately want to steal the book, but before they can, the family’s son finds it and reads it, each page he gets through causing the monster contained upon it to materialize in real life. Made hot on the heels of Friday the 13th in 1981, Saturday the 14th contains a ton of in-jokes and funny references to older horror movies, and the more movies that you’ve seen, the funnier it’ll be. Laugh along with it here on YouTube.