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Eddie and the Cruisers: The Fascinating and Bizarre True Story of the “Palace of Depression”

The 1983 film Eddie and the Cruisers features a recreation of a strange New Jersey landmark made of sand, clay, and trash as a testament to human ingenuity in the face of the great depression. Find… Read More

How Christopher Walken Got Cast in Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

Did you know Christopher Walken wasn't director David Cronenberg's first choice for the lead role in his adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone (1983)? Catch The Dead Zone this month as part of… Read More

Inventive and Totally Absurd – Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life

Film critic and writer Geoff Pevere takes a look the fifth and final Monty Python film, Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. Directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones return the troupe to its sketch come… Read More

She’s Still Out There: On Laurie Strode and Halloween II’s (1981) Killer Twist

It’s late in the evening on October 31, 1978. An obviously distraught teenage girl is sitting in the darkened hallway of a suburban home. What started as a standard night of babysitting and pumpkin … Read More

Scarface – How The Al Pacino Gangster Film Became a Pop Culture Legend

Scarface has become one of the most memorable films of 1983, thanks to Al Pacino's powerful performance, support from other filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, and its adoption by hip hop artists. Alicia… Read More


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