Made solely to demonstrate an obscure 3D tech and to milk on its predecessor, Jaws 3D is made for all the wrong motives and remains a forgotten film for a very good reason.
White The Monster Squad owns a lot to The Goonies, it manages to find its own angle by successfully amping up on gore, profanities and the overall bad-assness.
A silly concept that wouldn’t ever fly as a feature film, Tarzan in Manhattan – a made for TV movie – makes for a surprisingly ok watch, despite the wooden acting by the lead.
The Underachievers loans a ton from other comedies of the time and ends up more or less a hodgepodge where individual elements and plot twists never quite stick together.
Black Moon Rising wasn’t exactly cutting edge when it was released back in 1986 and the time has not treated it well, making it look and feel really outdated and unintentionally clumsy.
S.O.B., Blake Edwards’ black comedy take on the Hollywood film industry and the people involved is like its subjects: Ruthless, dog-eat-dog and hedonistic – but also charming and witty.
The Edge of Terror (released as The Wind in the states) successfully builds up a tasty setup of a young writer taking a vacation on a remote Greek village, but then unfortunately misses most of its opportunities.
Based on some poop-humour collectable cards that were already going out of fashion by 1987, Garbage Pail Kids is an uninspired, product driven, hollow shell of a movie.
An action horror comedy on steroids, Dead Heat is a wickedly funny movie to watch, especially with some friends – and about as much an eighties movie as they come!
Hospital Massacre is a strange mix of slasher and humor that can only happen when you give a camera to a clueless film crew that has no vision nor the basic knowledge how to shoot a movie.
Hughes’ mix of a family feature film with a blackish comedy is a rare combination, and despite being entertaining, Uncle Buck somehow feels just a tiny bit off-key throughout.
Dragnet does everything a buddy cop movie is expected to, but lacks that certain something – call it a heart if you will – that separates nice movies from the great ones.
Built entirely upon a lousy monkey costume and cake in the face kind of humor, Going Bananas is made solely for kids – but will surely insult your intelligence even if you are a 7-year old kid.
The settings and gory effects of Parasite have some strange, videogame-like charm to them, but the movie itself is far too glitched and slow paced to keep you on the edge of your seat.
La Bamba, Ritchie Valens’ biographical movie is entertaining, mesmerizing and tragic, and made so well you don’t even have to be a fan of fifties rock to appreciate it.
An (intentionally) bad movie, with the worst ever lead actor, corny dialogue and a class-b Terminator sporting a moustache. Concept wise there’s potentially a lot to be loved here.
Unfortunately R.O.T.O.R. isn’t just crappy enough to be iconic.
Like The Goonies but with scary bloodsucking vampires, The Lost Boys soon became the definitive horror movie amongst us ten year olds upon its 1987 release.
It’s a theme park ride like adventure made for the MTV generation, and the cool band of misfits led by Kiefer Sutherland really resonated with us and the lead Jason Patric’s temptation to join the gang is not that incomprehensible. Secretly we wanted that ourselves.
Fortunately the goodies’ side is cool as well with Corey Haim and Corey Feldman leading the adventure to free the fictive coastal town of Santa Carla of the blood sucking freaks – and it was easy to feel part of that posse as well.
Out of all of the Vampire movies, The Lost Boys is by far the most 80s, and the call of the Lost Boys still feels strangely inviting.
Come on, be one of us.