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Forgotten Filmcast Episode 127: Knightriders

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On this episode of the Forgotten Filmcast, Todd is joined by Mark Hofmeyer from Movies, Films and Flix to discuss a non-horror film from George A. Romero…1981’s Knightriders.

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Street Hawk

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Jesse Mach was a motorcycle cop. I say was, because he had a bit of a run-in with some naughty men which resulted in his knee being busted up and his friend Marty being killed. He was destined to never ride a motorcycle again, but to be shunted into the Public Relations office where he would spend the rest of his life smiling at people.

That was until Norman Tutle came along. Norman was working on a government top-secret hush hush don’t even tell your mum or imaginary friend project called Street Hawk. Street Hawk is a state-of-the art combat motorcycle that goes really fast and has some nice weapons etc. etc. A bit like Knightrider, but on two wheels.

Jesse signs up for Operation Streethawk, they fix his flanged knee and he gets to ride a motorcycle again. But since it’s still hush hush, he still has to work in the Public Relations office at the local precinct.
Jesse and Norman are complete opposites. Jesse is more of a bang-bang wallop bash type of guy who just wants to have a bit of fun, while Norman is more of a oh dear where have I left my slippers type of guy. Surprisingly between them they make a good team that battles against crime.

Street Hawk only managed to last one series, and I can remember watching it as a kid. I’m surprised it didn’t last longer as I thought it was waaay better than Knightrider, but obviously the powers-that-be decided that it wasn’t too popular. Shame.

I had been searching for the video for a long time without success, but eventually found out that it is still available, but only in the US. Problem being that I am in the UK with the PAL video format, and the US has NTSC. Seeing Street Hawk was my top priority so I have to take the plunge and buy myself a new VCR that was capable of playing NTSC tapes. It was a bit of an expense, but I don’t regret it for a moment.

Streethawk is as good today as it was those many years ago.

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Jesse Mach – Played by Rex Smith

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Forgotten Filmcast Episode 126: The Last Run

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The Forgotten Filmcast returns with  a discussion of a film that had many behind-the-scenes issues.  Todd is joined by James Wilson from Blogging by Cinema Light to discuss 1971’s The Last Run, starring George C. Scott.

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For The Love Of Horror – Lost Boys Reunion

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This October, Monopoly Events are bringing cast from The Lost Boys to Manchester for a spectacular reunion!

That’s right, six of the original cast from the 1987 Lost Boys will be here in Manchester on 19th & 20th October 2019. We can’t wait!

Kiefer Sutherland – David Powers (Sunday only)
Axel Winter – Marko
Billy Wirth – Dwayne
Jason Patric – Michael Emerson
Tim Cappello – as Saxophone Player
Jamison Newlander – Alan Frog
G Tom Mac – best known for ‘Cry Little Sister’ will be performing LIVE at our event

Lost Boys info – is a 1987 American horror comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes.

The film is about two brothers who move to California to a fictional beach town called “Santa Carla”, and end up fighting a gang of young vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan and Neverland, who, like the vampires, never grow up. Most of the film was shot in Santa Cruz, California.

The film has spawned a franchise with two sequels (Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst), two comic book series and a future television series.

Monopoly Events have said, “There is one thing having Kiefer Sutherland as a guest on your convention, but to have him as a guest in a UK exclusive Lost Boys reunion like this where the photo shoot is in a Lost Boys set, it really does take it to a different level. As you know Monopoly Events strive to bring you the best concepts and biggest and most well thought out line ups, I am sure you will agree this one is top drawer. Once we knew Kiefer was in Manchester on our event weekend, we chased and chased until we got our man.”

Due to his performing commitments with his band, Kiefer can only do Sunday for 3 hours. This means that photo and autographs are limited and will sell out so we advise anybody who wants them to buy them immediately.

Kiefer will take part in the following on Sunday timings TBC.

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Tim Capello will perform “I Still Believe” in our main arena with the cast of Lost Boys watching from the crowd. The stage will be transformed into the Lost Boys set just for this special occasion. This will be a recreation of epic magnitude, we will recreate that full scene from the film and will even have flame thrower cannons next to the stage. This is as close as you will get to stepping into the film.


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Horror Icons such as Corey Taylor, Bill Moseley, Eli Roth, Corey Taylor, Ken Kirzinger, Michael Berryman, Andrew Divoff and R.A. Mihailoff are uniting together in the upcoming documentary ICON: The Robert Englund Story, to celebrate the iconic status and career of genre legend Robert Englund. As well as celebrating his Horror Iconic status the documentary will also focus on his 40-year career with exclusive interviews with the cast and crew from his countless movies.

The documentary is now live on IndieGoGo and the makers of the project need your help to raise funds to get it made. You can head over to IndieGoGo and choose from a wide-range of perks including signed posters, copies of the blu-ray and DVD, producer credits, pins and much more. Without your help this project won’t be possible!

From the makers of RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop, Pennywise: The Story of IT and You’re So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night, comes this brand-new documentary celebrating the work and iconic status of one of horrors most-loved actors Robert Englund. Since first donning a tattered fedora and a glove of eviscerating blades in 1984, Robert Englund has become one our generation’s most beloved horror icons. Englund has risen to stand shoulder to shoulder in the pantheon of movie legends alongside such greats as Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee. His portrayal of Freddy Krueger is without doubt a moment as visceral to the horror genre as Chaney’s werewolf or Karloff’s ground-breaking realisation of Frankenstein’s monster. Yet few realise the depths of England’s true power as a character actor away from the latex mask and iconic red and green jumper. A classically trained actor and talented director, Englund has starred in many well-received movies in the years since Freddy’s cinematic birth as well as directing his own feature film.

This documentary will explore who the man behind the mask truly is, charting his early days in TV and Film to his current stratospheric status in the horror universe. Including intimate interviews with friends and colleagues as well as the man himself ‘ICON’ will answer the fundamental question ‘was playing an iconic movie character a gift or a double-edged sword for such versatile and talented actors?’

With interviews from Robert himself as well as Nightmare on Elm Street alumni and cast and crew of the likes of Urban Legend, 2001 Maniacs, 976-Evil, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Wishmaster, V, Dead and Buried, Phantom of the Opera and many more, ‘ICON’ is truly a celebration of the horror genre classics from the 1980s to present day.

‘ICON’ will also explore the fandom of Horror icons such as Kane Hodder, Doug Bradley, Micheal Berryman, Bill Moseley, Brad Dourif, Tony Todd as well as many others and how cinema has created such iconic and memorable horror characters in the same vein as Robert Englund’s Freddy Krueger!

Writer, producer, co-director and life-long Robert Englund fan Gary Smart said “Working on this project with Robert is like a dream come true, having being a huge Freddy fan for as long as I can remember. One major thing we want to ensure in the doc is Robert’s work beyond Freddy Krueger. Robert is a natural comedian and a versatile character actor, his wealth of movies will be explored as well as other Horror Icons discussing Robert’s impact on the genre. It’s now really important to get the documentary funded on Indiegogo so we can get working on the production and give Robert the project he deserves.”

Producer Michael Leavy adds “Robert Englund is the epitome of a horror icon because he created a character that at this point has taken a life of its own. He embodied Freddy Krueger and to this day that character still lives and breathes in pop culture, even if you haven’t seen any of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” films, you still know who Freddy Krueger is and that’s an extremely powerful compliment to an actors performance in how strong it is. His creation is up there with classics such as Frankenstein, the werewolf, and Dracula. Robert has given his life to Freddy and in return Freddy Krueger has been ingrained in our societies psyche for generations and will be for many generations to come.”

Chris Griffiths, co-director states “I can’t think of a more fitting title than this to describe Robert Englund. He really is the modern horror icon, who like Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi before him has become synonymous with not only his screen persona but the (horror) genre as a whole.”

Producer John Campopiano stated “Robert Englund is an icon for several reasons: one is that he had such a long run playing such a memorable character in a beloved horror franchise. The other reason is that over the course of his vast career he has played such varied characters in many different genres. His unique look and charismatic on-screen presence and voice has made him a staple–an icon–in movies for the last 40 years.”

As with all Cult Screenings Documentary projects ‘ICON! The Robert Englund Story’ will be fan funded and will launch on Indiegogo from June 1st for 30 days – this is an amazing opportunity for horror fans, Freddy fans and fans of Robert to be a part of this amazing celebration of horror Icons and the man who brought Freddy Krueger to life over 30-years ago!

‘ICON’ is the ultimate celebration of horror cinema’s most iconic actors as well as the cast and crew of his films and other Iconic horror stars of our generation.

More information can be found at the official facebook page

as well as the official IMDB page updated regularly and the IndieGoGo page campaign ends on June 30th, please support and make this documentary happen!

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The 80sNostalgia Podcast

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The 80sNostalgia Podcast launches on the 20th anniversary of this site, the 9th June 2019. Can you believe this little ol’ website is 20 years old? Hard to believe that it first came into being last century, back in the 90s!

The podcast is available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, acast, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Soundcloud, and on our new Podcast Website.

Episode 1 contains an interview with our founder and original owner, B1rdy. Anyone who used to visit 80sNostalgia in the early 2000s will be familiar with the B1rdy, but very little was known about him. I thought it was only right that he be the first guest. After all, without him 80sNostalgia would not exist.

Other guests include Hugo Myatt (Treguard from Knightmare), Jonathan Sothcott (Film Producer), Pat Sharp (Funhouse TV presenter), Mike Quinn (Jim Henson puppeteer), Michael Winslow and Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy), and a huge amount of 80s fans and 80s YouTubers.

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And thanks to all of you for visiting this site over the last 20 years.

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