Happy Halloween! I thought I’d share a few tidbits about three (of many!) things I loved in the Eighties: The Lost Boys, Amazing Stories & Ghostbusters.
First up is some fun Ghostbusters artwork. There was an art show in Los Angeles last night called “No Ghost Logos” in which artists paid tribute to the Ghostbusters logo creator, Michael C. Gross. Each artist did their own take on the Ghostbusters logo. You can check some of them out here: GeekTyrant.
Next is an interesting article I read about my all-time favorite vampire movie: The Lost Boys. You can read the article, “How The Lost Boys made vampires sexy way before Buffy or Twilight” here: gamesradar.
Finally, I just read some news that I’m very excited about! I absolutely loved Steven Spielberg’s TV series Amazing Stories and wish it had run much longer than it did. Luckily, it looks like it’s being revived all these years later by Bryan Fuller. Fuller is responsible for shows such as Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal. Well, damn – I’ve not watched any of those shows. Also, Spielberg won’t be involved with this new Amazing Stories series. Hmm. Okay, I’m still excited although I really don’t know what to expect. (You can read the Geek Tyrant article about it HERE).
Amazing Stories was a collection of odd & often supernatural stories each week and while some weren’t great, the good ones were fantastic. The episodes had very big name stars and it looks like pretty much all of them are available to be watched in full on YouTube. Three that I’d recommend are The Mission starring Kevin Costner & Lost Boy Kiefer Sutherland (this is probably the most famous episode – watch it HERE) and a war one called No Day At The Beach starring Charlie Sheen (HERE) and a cute Halloween-y one called Mummy, Daddy (HERE).
Being the age I am, however, my personal favorite was Head Of The Class directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Christopher Lloyd, Mary Stuart Masterson & Scott Coffey (after which the two young stars were also together in a John Hughes favorite of mine: Some Kind Of Wonderful). It’s another one that’s perfect for Halloween! Here’s the IMDB plot synopsis:
In this hour-long episode, a teenage horror buff (Coffey) is so smitten with a sexy classmate (Masterson) that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking and bewildering results.
Here it is. Love it!: 🙂
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I just watched Lost Boys last night. It’s one of my favorite movies and I always watch it around Halloween. That’s great news about Amazing Stories. I liked that series.
Thanks! I hope you had a Happy Halloween too! 🙂 The Lost Boys rules. I’ve not watched it in a while, though. One thing that sucks about the blog is that I feel I need to stick to watching things I’ve never seen before in order to review them. I should just watch what I like! And I really hope the Amazing Stories reboot is good. I love weird supernatural stories! 🙂
I wind up doing the same thing with my blog only it’s with books. Of course that’s my fault as I’ve become a NetGalley addict!
Hmm… What’s NetGalley??
NetGalley is this site which approves e-arcs in exchange for your review. It’s a nice mix of indies, and bestsellers.
Ohhh. That must be cool! 🙂 But I suppose it sucks if a book sucks? 😉
I’ve had that happen. 😒
Was intrigued w Amazing Stories back then, but never had access to it.
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Cool! I’m glad I’ve shared the links, then. I hope you check some of the episodes out! They’re a lot of fun. I love American Werewolf In London. 🙂
I got to watch a few episodes of Amazing Stories years and years ago.
I hope you liked them! 🙂 I thought they were great (with a few dodgy ones). But overall I loved it. I hope the reboot is good!
I feel like I’m in the minority here, not having watched it last night!
The Lost Boys? You better go watch it! Quick! We’ll wait for you. 😉