Wes Craven’s ‘Deadly Friend’: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone’s Cranium Explodes (review)

Paul (Matthew Labyorteaux) is a super-smart teenage boy whose best friend is a robot named BB (voiced by Charles Fleischer). Upon his move to a new town, he makes friends with his next-door neighbor, the comely Sam (Kristy Swanson). When Sam’s abusive father throws her down a flight of stairs she ends up on lifeContinue reading “Wes Craven’s ‘Deadly Friend’: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone’s Cranium Explodes (review)”

1987’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ is Disturbing but Delightfully Trashy (review)

When her husband dies suddenly, Corrine (Victoria Tennant) has to pack up her four children: six-year-olds Carrie (Lindsay Parker) and Cory (Ben Ryan Ganger) and teenagers Cathy (Kristy Swanson) and Christopher (Jeb Stuart Adams), and reunite with her wealthy estranged parents, whom she hasn’t seen in 17 years because she married her uncle, and pleadContinue reading “1987’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ is Disturbing but Delightfully Trashy (review)”

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)

Not to be confused with the TV show of the same name; this is the 1992 film that the show sprang from. Buffy (Kristy Swanson) is a vapid cheerleader whose biggest responsibility is choosing a theme for the upcoming school dance. Then she meets Merrick (Donald Sutherland), who informs her that she’s the latest incarnationContinue reading “‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ is Funny and Entertaining–to the Max! (review)”