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OKG Newsletter


Topic: 1981

The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway

The secret word is 'fun.'


Comedy

Rod Lott
I must admit to being just a little disappointed in Paul Reubens' triumphant return as Pee-wee Herman — and on the Great White Way, no less — because I felt as if I had seen it before. In a way, I have, because this hit stage show resurrects many of the same skits and bits from where many of us got our first taste of Pee-wee: his 1981 stage show, which aired on HBO.
 
Monday, October 3, 2011

Night School

Enroll in Slashers 101.


Horror

Rod Lott
Attention, class, "Night School" is now in session. Today's lesson: how to capitalize on the slasher craze started by "Friday the 13th" without the benefit of having a holiday in your title. This 1981 B movie gets an A for effort, because it does give it the ol' college try.
 
Friday, October 28, 2011

The Burning

Third-degree terror.


Horror

Rod Lott
It speaks to the strength of The Burning’s reputation among cult-film fans that what’s most memorable about the 1981 slasher is not that it was written by the Weinstein brothers, nor that it represents early appearances of the likes of Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter and Fisher Stevens. It’s that its Cropsy is just a damned good villain.
 
Friday, May 24, 2013

Evil Dead

Major-studio horror doesn’t get much better — or bloodier!


Horror

Rod Lott
From the prologue of Evil Dead, it’s evident this is not your everyday, note-for-note, beat-for-beat horror remake. In fact, it joins that select group of remakes that stand on their own while remaining respectful of their source, i.e. The Fly, The Blob, The Thing (John Carpenter's, mind you) and Dawn of the Dead.
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
 
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