Triskaidekafiles

Triskaidekafiles is a love letter to cheesy cinema from the 80s and 90s, with the occasional dip into other eras.  if you're a fan of MST3K, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, or just bad horror movies in general, Trisk is the place for you.

The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

WRITER: Screenplay by Denis Paoli

DIRECTOR: Stuart Gordon

STARRING: Lance Henriksen as Torquemada
    Rona de Ricci as Maria
    Jonathan Fuller as Antonio
    Frances Bay as Esmerelda
    Mark Margolis as Mendoza
    Jeffrey Combs as Francisco
    Stephen Lee as Gomez
    Oliver Reed as The Cardinal

QUICK CUT: In 15th century Spain, amidst the Inquisition, a man and woman struggle to stay together, even though their love goes against the wishes of the church.

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Meyers (1988)

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MEYERS

WRITERS: Story by Dhani Lipsius & Larry Rattner & Benjamin Ruffner and Alan B. McElroy

DIRECTOR: Alan B. McElroy

STARRING: Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis
    Ellie Cornell as Rachel Carruthers
    Danielle Harris as Jamie Lloyd
    Michael Pataki as Dr. Hoffman
    Beau Starr as Sheriff Meeker
    Kathleen Kinmont as Kelly
    Sasha Jenson as Brady

QUICK CUT: After ten years in a coma, a man wakes up and is reunited with his family on Halloween.

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Night of the Creeps (1986)

NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

WRITER: Fred Dekker

DIRECTOR: Fred Dekker

STARRING: Jason Lively as Chris
    Steve Marshall as J.C.
    Jill Whitlow as Cythia
    Tom Atkins as Detective Ray Cameron

QUICK CUT: A detective is haunted by his past, when that past comes back to haunt him, and he takes a college kid under his wing.

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Panic (1982)

PANIC

WRITERS: Story and screenplay by Jaime Comas and Victor A. Catena

DIRECTOR: Anthony Richmond

STARRING: David Warbeck as Captain Kirk
    Janet Agren as Jane Blake
    Roberto Ricci as Professor Adams
    Jose R. Lifante as Sergeant O'Brien
    Jose Maria Labernie as Colonel Rudridge
    Franco Ressel as Mr. Milton

QUICK CUT: When a professor gets lost on a fishing trip, a man is called in to find him, as an entire community worries and unravels because of his absence.

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Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

MANIAC COP 2

WRITER: Larry Cohen

DIRECTOR: William Lustig

STARRING: Robert Davi as Detective Sean McKinney
    Claudia Christian as Susan Riley
    Michael Lerner as Edward Doyle
    Bruce Campbell as Jack Forrest
    Laurene Landon as Teresa Mallory
    Robert Z'Dar as Matt Cordell
    Leo Rossi as Turkell

QUICK CUT: The heartwarming story of a disgraced cop making friends with a local loser that everyone looks down on, as they struggle to find their way in the crazy streets of New York City.

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Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

HELLRAISER: BLOODLINE

WRITER: Peter Atkins

DIRECTOR: Alan Smithee

STARRING: Bruce Ramsay as Phillip L'Merchant/John Merchant/Dr. Paul Merchant
    Valentina Vargas as Angelique
    Kim Myers as Bobbi Merchant
    Christine Harnos as Rimmer
    Charlotte Chatton as Genevieve L'Merchant
    Paul Perri as Edwards/Skinless Parker
    Mickey Cotrell as Duc de L'Isle
    Louis Mustillo as Sharpe
    Louis Turene as Auguste
    Adam Scott as Jaques
    Pat Skipper as Carducci
    Wren Brown as Parker
    Doug Bradley as Pinhead

QUICK CUT: A space station is stolen, and it's up to a ragtag band of mercenaries to get it back, before its creator can put it to use in his nefarious purpose; creating multiple flashback stories!

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Drive-In Massacre (1976)

DRIVE-IN MASSACRE

WRITERS: Screenplay by John Goff and Buck Flowers
    from an original story by Godfrey Daniels

DIRECTOR: Stu Segall

STARRING: Jake Barnes as Police Detective Mike Leary
    Douglas Gudbye as Germy
    Newton Naushaus as Austin Johnson
    Norman Sherlock as Orville Ingleson
    Michael Alden as Police Detective John Koch

QUICK CUT: Man, getting to a local drive-in can be murder...

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Critters (1986)

CRITTERS

WRITERS: Story by Dominic Muir
    Screenplay by Dominic Muir and Stephen Herek

DIRECTOR: Stephen Herek

STARRING: Dee Wallace Stone as Helen Brown
    M. Emmet Walsh as Harv
    Billy Green Bush as Jay Brown
    Scott Grimes as Brad Brown
    Nadine Van Der Velde as April Brown
    Don Opper as Charlie McFadden
    Terrence Mann as Johnny Steele

QUICK CUT: An infestation of an intrusive species leads to problems on a local farm.

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Highway to Hell (1991)

HIGHWAY TO HELL

WRITER: Brian Helgeland

DIRECTOR: Ate de Jong

STARRING: Patrick Bergin as Beezle
    Adam Storke as Royce
    Chad Lowe as Charlie Sykes
    Kristy Swanson as Rachel Clark
    Pamela Gidley as Clara
    Jarrett Lennon as Adam
    C.J. Graham as Sgt. Bedlam/Hellcop
    Richard Farnsworth as Sam

QUICK CUT: A couple on the run to elope in Vegas run afoul of the police and a biker gang in the sweltering heat of the desert.

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Contamination (1980)

CONTAMINATION

WRITERS: Screenplay by Lewis Coates and Erich Tomek
    Based on an original story by Lewis Coates

DIRECTOR: Lewis Coates

STARRING: Ian McCulloch as Cmdr. Ian Hubbard
    Louise Marleau as Col. Stella Holmes
    Marino Mase as NYPD Lt. Tony Aris
    Siegfried Rauch as Hamilton

QUICK CUT: A tainted shipment of coffee arrives in New York City's harbour, and a small trio investigate what's wrong with the beans.

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS

WRITER: Fritz Gordon

DIRECTOR: Michael A. Simpson

STARRING: Pamela Springsteen as Angela
    Renee Estevez as Molly
    Valerie Hartman as Ally
    Tony Higgins as Sean
    Brian Patrick Clarke as TC
    Walter Gotell as Uncle John

QUICK CUT: Oh I'm a happy camper, I love movies that are bad.  But when folks take to long to die, it makes me really sad.  Oh I'm a happy camper, since Angela's back to kill.  Let's go and see if this movie is a thrill.

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Killjoy 3 (2010)

KILLJOY 3

WRITER: John Lechago

DIRECTOR: John Lechago

STARRING: Trent Haaga as Killjoy
    Victoria de Mare as Batty Boop
    Jessica Whitaker as Sandie
    Michael Rupnow as Rojer
    Spiral Jackson as Zilla
    Olivia Dawn York as Erica
    Al Burke as Punchy the Hobo Clown
    Tai Chan Ngo as Freakshow the Mime
    Darrow Igus as The Professor (And Mary Anne!)

QUICK CUT: A new group of people meet the merry trickster clown and he has silly friends all his own this time out!  Let's all go to the circus!

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A*P*E (1976)

A*P*E

WRITERS: Paul Leder and Reuben A. Leder

DIRECTOR: Paul Leder

STARRING: Rod Arrants as Tom Rose
    Joanna de Varona as Marilyn Baker
    Alex Nicol as Colonel Davis
    Lee Nak Hoon as Captain Kim
    Woo Yun Jong as Mrs. Kim
    Jerry Harke as Lt. Smith

QUICK CUT: A loveable monkey runs amok in Seoul as people try and catch it before it can get into too much mischief!

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Scanners 3: The Takeover (1991)

SCANNERS III: THE TAKEOVER

WRITER: B.J. Nelson, Julie Richard, David Preston and Rene Malo

DIRECTOR: Christian Duguay

STARRING: Liliana Komorowska as Helena Monet
    Valerie Valois as Joyce Stone
    Daniel Pilon as Michael
    Collin Fox as Elton Monet
    Claire Cellucci as Suzy
    Michael Copeman as Mitch
    Sith Sekae as Monk
    Harry Hill as Dr. Bauman
    Chip Chuipka as Thomas
    Steve Parrish as Alex Monet

QUICK CUT: After her brother disappears and her father dies, a young woman inherits the family business, and has to deal with the headaches of running a company.

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Driller Killer (1979)

DRILLER KILLER

WRITER: N. G. St. John

DIRECTOR: Abel Ferrara

STARRING: Jimmy Laine as Reno
    Carolyn Marz as Carol
    Baybi Day as Pamela
    Harry Schultz as Dalton Briggs
    Alan Wynroth as Landlord
    Rhodney Montreal as Tony Coca-Cola

QUICK CUT: A struggling artist decides to get a bit handy around the house and fire up the old power drill.

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Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)

HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II

WRITER: Screenplay by Ron Oliver

DIRECTOR: Bruce Pittman

STARRING: Michael Ironside as Bill Nordham
    Wendy Lyon as Vicki Carpenter
    Justin Louis as Craig Nordham
    Richard Monette as Father Cooper
    Lisa Schrage as Mary Lou Maloney
    Terri Hawkes as Kelly Hennenlotter
    Beverley Hendry as Monica Waters
    Brock Simpson as Josh
    Beth Gondek as Jess Browning

QUICK CUT: A charming tale about a young lady seeking to go to prom, but not having enough money for a new dress, until she meets someone who can help her out...

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The Jitters (1989)

THE JITTERS

WRITER: Screenplay by Jeff McKay and Sonoko Kondo

DIRECTOR: John M. Fasano

STARRING: Sal Viviano as Michael Derrick
    Marilyn Tokuda as Alice Lee
    James Hong as Tony Yang Sr.
    Frank Dietz as Rat
    John Quincy Lee as Tony Yang Jr.
    Handy Atmadja as Frank Lee
    Doug Silberstein as Leech

QUICK CUT: After her uncle passes, Alice tries to have him move on to a better place in accordance with the culture of her people, and trying to deal with the gang that caused his death.

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Blood Hook (1986)

BLOOD HOOK

WRITERS: Story by Gail Anderson, David Herbert, James Mallon, and Douglas Rand
    Screenplay by Larry Edgerton & John Galligan

DIRECTOR: James Mallon

STARRING: Mark Jacobs as Peter Van Clease
    Lisa Todd as Ann
    Patrick Danz as Rodney
    Sara Hauser as Kiersten
    Christopher Whitting as Finner
    Don Winters as Leroy Leudke
    Paul Drake as Wayne Duerst
    Bill Lowrie as Evelyn Duerst
    Sandy Meuwissen as Bev D.

QUICK CUT: A guy and his friends head up to the family summer home in Minnesota for a weekend on the lake, and along the way they meet the local best fisherman with scary good accuracy, and partake in the local muskie festival.

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Mutilations (1986)

MUTILATIONS

WRITER: Lawrence Thomas

DIRECTOR: Lawrence Thomas

STARRING: Al Baker as Prof. Jim McFarland
    Katherine Hutson as Ann Bennett
    Shelly Creel as Libby Jones
    Bull Buckner as Buck Jenson
    Harvey Shell as Charley Hill
    John Bliss as Oliver Matson

QUICK CUT: A group of students head on a field trip to learn some local history from farmers, and come back changed.

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