#532 Crawlspace (1986)

Klaus Kinski plays a peeping tom housing women and spying them from the airduct in a grotesque but anticlimatic horror movie that offers no progress from the start to the end.

While Crawlspace isn’t much of a movie, the real interesting aspect here are the events that took place during its production, with the eccentric Kinski constantly clashing with the director David Schmoeller. As a tribute to this Schmoeller later edited together a short movie about the events called Please Kill Mr. Kinski which I urge you to watch either before or after seeing this film.

80s-o-meter: 45%

Total: 28%

#530 American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation follows the footpaths set by the first movie. this time taking an even sillier premise of an undercover mission in the Caribbean to locate some marines gone missing in action. Those familiar with Andy Sidaris’ line of movies, will probably find some similarities here in the overall farcical action tone.

The sequel has lost a ton of its budget and both the hit in the production quality and the lack of focus are obvious – luckily Steve James and the epic showdown in the end save the day.

80s-o-meter: 90%

Total: 63%