The Crow (1994)

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A year after he and his fiancee are brutally murdered on Halloween, a young rock singer named Eric Draven comes back from the dead to “put the wrong things right”. What follows is two bloody nights of revenge as Eric tracks down the gang responsible and kills them one by one. Based on the comic of the same name by James O’Barr, The Crow is one of the first faithful comic book adaptations, and arguably one of the best. Continue reading

O.H.M.A.D. 2015 Day 5: Prison (1987)

prisonI have vague recollections of this movie’s box art from back in the VHS era but I never saw it.  I’m not sure why that is the case, but as I was watching it this morning I was surprised to find it was an Empire Films production. I was a huge Charles Band fan growing up, mainly for the Puppet Master series and other Full Moon entries.  Prison is an anomaly among Band’s output as it’s actually competent film with a real director (Renny Harlin) and scripted by Irwin Yablans — who normally worked as a producer for Compass Films and is the one who gave John Carpenter the idea for Halloween. Continue reading