Friday, May 11, 2012

D.O.A. - A Rite Of Passage (1980)

Director Lech Kowalski's first film was 1980's D.O.A. - A Rite Of Passage, which gives a glimpse into the Sex Pistols 1978 tour of the Southern United States. The film also includes The Dead Boys, Generation X (with Billy Idol), The Rich Kids, the X-Ray Spex, and Sham 69 among others.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Just Before Dawn (1981)

Director Jeff Lieberman had previously created such drive-in favorites as Blue Sunshine and Squirm, when he brought his creative imprint to the cinematic world of teens in trouble with 1981s Just Before Dawn. Lieberman transcends the slasher in the woods sub-genre with taught atmospherics and well executed pacing which both add to the onscreen terror.

I first saw this movie as a vhs rental in the early/mid 80s. Good times! In fact that scan above is from my still watchable Paragon Video vhs copy, complete with great previews for fun flicks such as Boardinghouse or The Gates of Hell beforehand. Anyway I digress, please check out the trailer and the (presented again) feature below.

the trailer

the feature