Horror Rod Lott
Until now, I had never seen the 1980 horror film Mother's Day,
but its poster art has stayed top-of-mind when I first stumbled upon
the VHS box in the early '80s, when the Sound Warehouse at Northwest
Expressway and Rockwell Avenue — may it rest in peace — started renting
movies in addition to keepin' the metro rockin' with a wide selection of
LPs and cassettes.
Shoot the president? Sinatra aims to do it his way.
Thriller Rod Lott
From 1954, Suddenly
is the lesser-known of Frank Sinatra’s two films centered on a
presidential assassination. Cry “sacrilege” if you wish, but I actually
prefer it to the later, more polished, highly revered The Manchurian Candidate. Yes, Suddenly is a B-noir treatment of the same theme, but the underdog proves ridiculously effective.