Tag: 1979

Shaun vs. Phantasm (1979)

phan1Directed by Don Coscarelli

Starring A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm

Two brothers happen upon an interdimensional being’s plan to take over our world by creating an army of undead with the dead bodies he finds in cemeteries.  It’s up to the brothers and their friend, the ice cream man, to stop the Tall Man.

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Shaun vs. Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

can1The next film in my series is a film I’ve avoided watching for years.  Considered one of the more controversial movies ever made, the violence portrayed in the movie came off as so real that the filmmakers were brought to court on charges of murdering their actors for nothing more than a snuff film.  While the actors were just fine, another controversy comes from the killing of real animals on film.  Because of all of this, the filmmakers claimed the movie was banned in over fifty countries.  Most countries have eventually relented and allowed its release but it’s still banned in some countries!  Get ready for a crazy film you probably won’t enjoy with an even crazier backstory that’s fun to tell!

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