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Which Wax Works Better? A Wax Museum Sparks Obscure Cinema

By: - August 31, 2017
Category : 80's, Places

A few weeks ago, my girlfriend and I ended up taking the drive back to Las Vegas. Her sister and brother-in-law were in town for a conference, and we decided to meet up with them. It seems like we take a trip every year. Like clockwork, we packed up the car full of snacks, and […]

April Fool’s Day: A Movie That’s No Joke

By: - March 1, 2017
Category : 80's

I woke up this morning to an unusually dark room, and the sound of rain hammering against the window pane. The sky has continued to cave in for the better part of a month now. The rain sometimes gets me irrationally excited because it creates a moody atmosphere and allows a bubble in which to […]

The Ghost of John Belushi : Inspiration of a Pop Culture Classic

By: - November 22, 2016
Category : 80's

The year was 1982. After the untimely death of John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd was left picking up the pieces of his best friend’s legacy. Among the things John left behind was a script Aykroyd had been working on for the better part of a year. As he hammered out the finishing touches, he received a […]

Ode To A Classic: A Parody of Murderous Proportions

By: - May 27, 2016
Category : 80's, Homage

This morning I fell victim to looking at the calendar, realizing the month was already half over. The weeks have been packed with professional accomplishments, and a few leisure activities that have been added to the moleskin list of writings topics. Due to these events though, I wasn’t able to capitalize on a few stories […]

Ghost Town: The Ghostly Old West

By: - April 19, 2016
Category : 80's, Hauntings

Before the internet, late night television and trips to the video store for me were akin to when Indiana Jones found the golden idol. After taking the trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, it got me thinking about all the mystery and allure the buildings, empty truck stops, and signs of years past held […]

A Legendary Camp Fire Tale : The Ghost in Three Men and a Baby

By: - March 21, 2016
Category : 80's, Urban Legend

Over the years, a lot has been written on details surrounding the infamous “Ghost Boy” from the 1987 classic, Three Men and a Baby. Despite the fact that so many people have discussed it, it seems some skeptics still exist. Let’s dive in to see if we can sift through the clutter and give the […]

Tragedy Is Stranger Than Fiction : The Accidental Death on The Twilight Zone

By: - November 17, 2015
Category : 80's, Case Study, People

After writing about Spielberg’s departure from the Twilight Zone film, I thought it might be smart to recap exactly what caused the riff between him and John Landis. Since I’ve somehow been on this Landis kick (without fully realizing it until now) I figured I’d go full throttle and conclude it with this one. Sadly, […]

Under The Moonlight – The Phenomenon of Thriller

By: - November 2, 2015
Category : 80's, People

In the spirit of Halloween, I’d like to discuss a music video that not only impacted audiences around the globe, but would forever change how music and modern songs are packaged. That video is Thriller. If you’re out for any length of time in a crowd full of people in Halloween costumes, it’s almost obligatory […]

From Twilight Zone To Amazing Stories – How Spielberg Turned Tragedy Into Art

By: - September 30, 2015
Category : 80's, People

By 1985, Stephen Spielberg had already established himself as the top-tier director, gaining praise in virtually every genre. After riding high on the expected success of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Spielberg decided to try his hand at a completely new subject matter… Well, sort of. Being a completely obsessive Twilight Zone series […]

Dreams, Nightmares, and Freddy Krueger – How Wes Craven Impacted Our Views on Sleeping

By: - September 22, 2015
Category : 80's, People, Toys/Nostalgia

On August 30, 2015 the world lost one of the pioneers responsible for turning the masses onto horror, while creating a string of iconic films that re-sparked a stagnating genre, and cemented his status as a classic visionary. That man is Wes Craven. Craven first took audiences by storm when he released his directorial debut […]