It was '80s nostalgia night at Popcorn Frights last night, with the first film showing not being a horror film at all, but rather, a documentary about the 1987 cult classic The Monster Squad. The two films that followed, meanwhile, were a pair of '80s horror classics from director Chuck Russell, who was in attendance for a Q&A. The second of those films, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, I'm happy to say still holds up exceptionally well as arguably the pinnacle of one of the decade's greatest franchises.
Night 4 of Popcorn Frights was probably the most consistent of the bunch so far, producing two very solid mainstream horror movies and one that, while lacking the others' wide appeal, was an out-and-out great one.
First, we start the night with the great one. Coming from Mexican filmmaker Issa López...
For the third night of Popcorn Frights, I unfortunately had to miss the first two movies shown due to prior commitments, but I was still able to make it to the Savor Cinema to catch the final two movies of the night. Both of them... were actually pretty good!