Tag: 1981

The Cinefessions Podcast – Episode 82 – Scream Factory Arc – The Howling (1981)

Welcome to the 82nd episode of The Cinefessions Podcast! This week, Branden, Ashe, and Marc kick-off the Scream Factory Arc with a review of The Howling (1981). You can help us decide which film we’ll review in week five of this arc! Just answer the poll question to your right in the sidebar, or visit…


The AniMAYtion Challenge – Ashe Collins on Heavy Metal (1981)

Welcome to The AniMAYtion Challenge, where Ashe and Branden review one animated film every weekend throughout the month of May. Each film was chosen in draft style, with Ashe recieving the first pick of round one. With the third pick of the 2015 AniMAYtion Challenge, Ashe Collins selects Heavy Metal from 1981. Title: Heavy Metal (1981) Director: Gerald…


Capsule Review – Ashe Collins on My Bloody Valentine (1981)

The Cinefessions crew loves sharing their opinions on films, but not every movie can get the attention it deserves with a full review. Enter the Cinefessions’ Capsule Reviews. These capsule reviews cover five of the most important aspects of a film, which allow the crew to deliver their opinions on any movie clearly, decisively, and…


Movie Review – Halloween II (1981)

Title: Halloween II (1981) Runtime: 92 minutes Director: Rick Rosenthal — SPOILER WARNING: This is a review of the theatrical cut of Halloween II, and will contain spoilers for the original Halloween (1978). I tell ya, if I was Laurie Strode, I don’t think I’d ever leave my house again, because between Halloween and Halloween…


Film Swappers #1 – The Burning (1981)/Creature (2011)

2013 is upon us, and Cinefessions is finally ready to ring in the new year! Last year was a solid year for the newly named Cinefessions, and though I still haven’t written up my annual Yearly Award lists, I want to introduce a new feature on the website. My buddy and I have been chatting…


Movie Review – The Nesting (1981)

Movie Number– 79 Title– The Nesting (1981) Running Time– 103 minutes (“R”) Director– Armand Weston Writer– Daria Price, Armand Weston Starring– Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, Michael David Lally, and John Carradine — (Originally an IP Movies Review) In the horror movie genre, the early ‘80s is best known for the overabundance of slasher films. It…


Movie Review – Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Movie Number– 66 Title– Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) Running Time– 87 minutes (“R”) Director– Steve Miner Writer– Ron Kurz (screenplay), Victor Miller (characters) Starring– Amy Steel and John Furey — This review contains spoilers for Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2. Friday the 13th was a financial success in 1980,…