As we approach the Halloween season, there’s no better time to revisit one of the most classic horror films of all time: Poltergeist. Co-written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper in 1982, Poltergeist was the highest-grossing horror film that year.
The 1980s gave fans loads of action heroes and martial arts flicks to keep our adrenaline pumping. One such classic is 1988’s Bloodsport, the first film to feature now acclaimed action star Jean-Claude Van Damme in a lead role and help catapult him into super stardom.
Big Trouble in Little China follows Jack Burton (Kurt Russel) who helps his friend Wang Chi rescue his fiancé from mystic bandits in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Although the film didn’t meet commercial expectations there were many redeeming qualities and it became quite the cult classic.
There’s nothing like a classic 80s movie. They always make you feel that sweet pang of nostalgia for the good old days. One that toed that line of a comedy for teens and borderline crime movie for adults was Adventures in Babysitting.
The Crow hit theaters in 1994 and centered around Eric Draven, a murdered musician who comes back to life to avenge the death of his fiancée and himself.
Actor Brandon Lee starred in The Crow, which ultimately would be his final performance. Lee was fatally wounded while filming the movie, and a student double was used to finish the script. The actor was shot with an improperly loaded prop gun that contained defective blank ammunition.
Howard the Duck premiered over 30 years ago and followed the misadventures of an intergalactic, anthropomorphic duck who accidentally is transported to Cleveland, Ohio.
Office Space hit theaters in 1999, and while critics labeled it a flop, it became a cult classic and is still quoted by fans today, despite being released over 20 years ago. Despite the cult following, box office sales brought in a dismal $12 million with a budget of $10 million.
Next Friday premiered over 20 years ago and picked up where Friday’s original movie left off. Neighborhood bully Deebo has escaped prison and is out to get Craig, so his father, Willie, ends up moving Craig further away to keep him safe, but trouble will find its way to Craig sooner or later.
The military science fiction film Starship Troopers hit theaters in 1997 and was based on a 1959 novel written by Robert A. Heinlein. The movie centered around a young soldier, played by Casper Van Dien, and followed his career in a futuristic military unit. The film showcases the war between mankind and the Arachnids, an insectoid species.
Mac and Me premiered in the 80s, and plenty of actors appeared in the film, but have you wondered where they are now? While most of the film’s actors haven’t acted much since the movie premiered, it did have an appearance by a then-unknown Jennifer Aniston, who certainly doesn’t require an update.