Please don't play any country music, watch Brainscan!

Todays tip is the very underestimated movie Brainscan, (1994).
Michael (a young Edward Furlong) is a 16-year old video-gaming horror fanatic, whos mother died when he was a kid in a car crash that left him with a limp. His father is never home and he has only one friend, Kyle. One day he finds an ad in Fangoria about a new game called Brainscan, a VR horror game that is so real it'll chill your blood etc. Michael's a bit sceptic but calls the company anyway and soon he gets his (apparently free?) copy of it. In the game you're a murderer. Michael tries it out, the following day he finds severed foot in the fridge..

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 10 or something, but I still think today that it holds up really well! It's fun and disturbing at the same time, and overall it's a great and well directed movie. If you havn't seen it, do so, if you have, just watch it again!

- What was that you were watching, Mr. Brower? 
-  "Death, Death, Death... 
- "Death, Death, Death..."
- ...Part 2"//

Lady Ace to Jack Flack. Do you read me?

Cloak & Dagger, (1984)
The story revolves around an overimaginative boy named Davey who has an imaginary friend called Jack Flack, a character from a spy game that he loves. Daveys mother died not too long ago and his father is quite abscent and just wants him to grow up and let go of his spy-nonsens. One day Davey witnesses an actual murder of an FBI agent, who slips him a Cloak & Dagger video cartridge right before dying. He tries to tell his father about it but of course he wont believe him. With Jack Flack by his side Davey has to deal with the bad guys himself.
I loved this movie as a kid and re-watched it not too long ago and I must say that I still kinda do. My only real complaint is Daveys friend Kim, I just find her mere presence annoying, just look at her:

But don't let her scare you off, if you think this might be something you're into, watch it. And remember, Jack Flack always escapes.

Over and out

What's in the basket?

Basket case (1982), by Frank Henenlotter.
A tale about the two brothers Duane and Belial who were born as siamese twins. Duane looks perfectly normal, except for the fact that his big meaty lump of a brother is attached to his side. At age twelve they got separated, literally, against their will. A couple of years after the incident Duane grabs his basket case and leave for N.Y. to settle some unfinished business.
With it's interesting characters and dirty surroundings this is a classic low budget horror film, which I must say did not suffer from it, it just adds the charm to it.

Whisper in your brain//

Chasing ghosts

First of all I want to apologize, once again, for my absence.
But now onto todays tip:

Chasing ghosts: Beyond the arcade, (2007)
A documentary about the arcadeboom of the 80's that centers around a photo of the Video Game World Champions of 1982 (LIFE magazine). Seen The King of Kong? Then you're gonna see some familiar faces in this one (and if you havn't seen it, do so). While The King of Kong keeps it's focuse around a particular drama and plot, this documentary is more wide and also works real good as a complimentary film for the characters that didn't really fit into Kong. There's heaps of great old footage and unique personalities. Amongst other things this film makes you realize what it took to obtain the perfect score, that Missile command was the manliest arcade there was and that Arnold Schwarzeneggar gained his fame and fortune by being a drug-dealing whore.
So if you liked The King of kong or if you're into gaming at all, watch it.

Über und raus//

Could I have some cheese please?

But yes of course you can! How about the cheese-o-rific Teen witch(1989)?
Lousie Miller is a geeky outsider who, of course, has a crush on the schools most popular boy. She wishes to be the most popular girl in school, and when she turns 16 she gets these special powers which she uses to make this happen.
This movie is brilliant. It has it all. Dancenumbers, montages, awesome quotes, great music, fab 80s hair, you name it!
Here's a little something for you to see just what to expect from this movie:

If you're into it, watch it, if not..

Creature stole my twinkie!

the Monster Squad, (1987)
I'm getting the feeling that Fred Dekker must have been pretty inspired by 
the Goonies when he made this. It feels kinda like a monster-version of it and you can draw parallels between most characters from the two, the fat kid for example (but no truffle shuffle in this one I'm afraid).
I saw this movie as a kid and after re-watching it, quite recently actually, I must say that I still think it's great.
The jokes are funny, the monsters look good and the kids are actually great, aspecially Rudy, but not because of his jeans though (seriously this kids jeans are so tight you can actually see where he tucks, it's quite scary). 
If you're into these kind'o movies you should definitely have a go at it.

Über und raus

We'll always be together, together in electric dreams

Todays filmtip is an ol' favorite of mine, Electric dreams (1984), about the lonely architecht Miles, who's very unorganised. One of his friends convinces him into getting an electronic organiser, although he ends up with a computer instead. After a little mishap with a spilt drink things start to happen..
It's fun, sweet and not at all as cheesy as you may think (seriously!).
It also comes with an amazing soundtrack (the composer's none other than Giorgio Moroder). If this movie doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.

- Yeah! It's my party. And Moles, you're not invited. All right!

Über und raus//

Kill this guy... would you?

Dead heat, a movie by Mark Goldblatt from 1988. 
Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow, two detectives that aren't always doing their job by the book. While investigating some brutal daytime robberies they stumble into a plan hatched by a pharmaceutical firm to bring dead people back to life.
If you're into stuff like action, zombies, buddy-cops, gore etc., then this is the movie for you! (it's also fully loaded with cheesy goodnessy one-liners, of course)

- Hey, you're hurt!
- Lady, I'm fuckin dead.

Über und raus//

Teen wolf

- It's not going too well is it? 
- Well, Christ, Thorne, look at the sneakers those guys are wearing. If our guys had sneakers like that there's no telling what they could do.

Über und raus//

WHAT'S GOIN' ON!! at nuke'em high

Since the name of Fckn crews EP I thought I'd also tip you about the fantastic movie Class of nuke'em high (troma, Lloyd Kaufman as director, of course). I've always thought about it as a more teenish version of The toxic avenger (which imo is the best troma movie ever for that matter).
If you havn't seen it, do so, at least if you like these type of movies (if you don't, watch Toxie first and make him change your mind). 

über und raus//

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