Three movies you’ve never heard of

I was bored and decided to sift through some of the movies I have. These three stood out, just because they are next to each other. It occurred to me that they’re some of my favorite movies and people have never seen them or  heard of them. I thought it’d be a cool post, and a way to educate you on my love of cheesy “horror” movies.

If you like Zombies, comedy, blood, guts, slithering things, and explosions, then check this out. I promise you won’t be too disappointed. The tag line alone, is enough to make you want to see it.
Night of the Creeps is a movie about alien brain parasites that take over people by entering their mouths and turn them into zombies. Gross right? But amazing.
It stars Jason Lively and the superb Tom Atkins. This movie is so cheesy and silly, but I think that’s what makes it so stellar. The lines that Tom Atkins has to say in this movie are so over the top and ridiculous, it’s hard not to laugh. It has a 1950’s drive-in horror movie feel to it and that’s one of the reasons I liked it so much.

My Best Friend is a Vampire is a movie that I saw all the time as a kid, and I loved it.
It stars a young Robert Sean Leonard as a boy who is seduced by an older woman, during the rendezvous she turns him into a vampire and the insanity ensues. He slowly transforms into a vampire, establishes a taste for raw steak and gets followed by what you’d call a Watcher. It’s got some really funny moments and just a really great 80’s teen comedy feel to it.
I’ll be forever grateful for being introduced to Timbuk 3’s “”Future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades” through the movie’s kick ass montage.

If you’re not going to watch any of the other movies I mentioned, watch this.  This movie is hands-down, one of my ALL time favorite movies. I’ve been watching this movie since I was 8 years old, and I have yet to get sick of it. I’ll never grow up.
This movie came out in 1987, and was shown constantly on HBO the next year.
The movie takes place in a small town, where this group of boys are big into monsters. They go toe to toe with Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein’s Monster over an amulet that could end the world. The main character’s little sister is also a key character and has one of the greatest lines in the movie.
The movie has action, comedy, monsters, and one of my favorite movie montages of all time. Do you see a pattern here? If you’re looking for a reason to watch it, think of it as Goonies with the Universal Monsters.
The DVD finally came out in 2007, and it’s one of the best 2 disc DVD’s I’ve ever bought. Amazing behind the scenes stuff,commentary, and interviews with the cast.
Sadly,they are working on a script to remake it, not needed, but what can ya do.

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