31 Days of Halloween — Day 29: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) — by IANsidious (aka Ian West)

31 Days of Halloween - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Editor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. Once again, we’ve asked our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener IANsidious (aka Ian West), whose other work you can follow here: on Twitter @hpmakelovecraft and Ghastly Grinning.com and That’s Not Current.com and on Letterboxd (search “Ian West”).


A Nightmare on Elm Street
1984 d. Wes Craven

-Spoken in a Ray Liotta voice-
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a monster. I grew up looking like Eddie Munster with my crazy widow’s peak and an insatiable appetite for Universal Horror Movies, Scooby Doo, and The Munsters. I’d go with my parents or grandfather to local Suncoast stores and caress all the Universal VHS tapes and make googly eyes when I saw them on the shelf at Blockbuster or the local Mom ‘n’ Pop video stores. My grandmother’s best friend was a seamstress, and she even made me a Dracula cape that I wore all the time… even in public! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 14: Sole Survivor (1983) — by Ian West

hmp-sole-survivor-posterEditor’s note: The hosts of Horror Movie Podcast are always impressed by the knowledge and insights of our listenership in the emails and voicemails that we receive, as well as in the comments here at HorrorMoviePodcast.com. This year we’ve asked several of our listeners to participate in our 31 Days of Halloween by contributing written reviews. This review was submitted by listener and friend of the show Ian West… You can follow Ian on Twitter @HPMakeLovecraft.


Sole Survivor -1983
Directed by Tom Eberhardt

Denise Watson(Anita Skinner), an up and coming producer for a television studio, remarkably survives an airplane crash. It seems Denise has even found a new man in her life, the physician who nursed her back to health, Dr. Brian Richardson (Kurt Johnson). Yet, there’s this state of unease that exists and Denise notices strange individuals standing from afar.

An older actress, Karla Davis(Caren L Larkey), returning from 6 years of obscurity living pretty much as a recluse, is supposed to be starring in a series of coffee commercials for Denise’s company. Karla claims that she has psychic premonitions and attempts to warn Denise of potential danger she envisions in her nightmares.
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