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.
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WRITERS: Story by William Kotzwinkle and Brian Helgeland Screenplay by Brian Helgeland and Scott Pierce
DIRECTOR: Renny Harlin
STARRING: Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger Rodney Eastman as Joey Danny Hassel as Dan Andras Jones as Rick Tuesday Knight as Kristen Ken Sagoes as Kincaid Lisa Wilcox as Alice Toy Newkirk as Sheila Brooke Theiss as Debbie
QUICK CUT: It's another late night on Elm Street, as a local janitor comes back to town to deal with some unfinished business.
STARRING: Richard Ruxton as Joe Montague Faye Tilles as Carol Montague George Stover as JJ Montague Greg Dohler as David Harmon Anne Frith as Ethel Montague Richard Dyszel as Dr. William Tracy Kim Dohler as Annie Montague Theresa Harold as Vickie Johnson Don Leifert as Frank Custer Glenn Barnes as the Alien
QUICK CUT: An alien comes to Earth and befriends the children of a local family, but is soon hunted by the locals because of what he is.
WRITER: Story adapted by Woddy Keith & Rick Fry and Brian Yuzna Screenplay by Woddy Keith & Rick Fry
DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna
STARRING: Bruce Abbott as Dan Cain Claude Earl Jones as Lt. Leslie Chapham Fabiana Udenio as Francesca Danelli David Gale as Dr. Carl Hill Kathleen Kinmont as Gloria/The Bride Mel Stewart as Dr. Graves Jeffrey Combs as Dr. Herbert West
QUICK CUT: A pair of doctors trying to save lives become the center of an investigation by the police.
WRITERS: Screenplay by Barney Cohen Story by Bruce Hidemi Sakow
DIRECTOR: Joseph Zito
STARRING: Kimberly Beck as Trish Peter Barton as Doug Corey Feldman as Tommy E. Erich Anderson as Rob Crispin Glover as Jimmy Alan Hayes as Paul Barbara Howard as Sara Lawrence Monoson as Ted Joan Freeman as Mrs. Jarvis Judie Aronson as Samantha Camilla and Carey More as Tina and Teri
QUICK CUT: It's back to Crystal Lake as a local family welcomes their new neighbours for the weekend. Local special needs man, Jason Voorhees, also pays them a visit.
STARRING: Tim R. Morgan as Bill Whitman Mike Magri as Ranger Stillman Charles Majka as Charlie Perkins Bob Harlow as Dave Sheldon Lissa Breer as Ranger Bradford Chris Lenge as The Winterbeast Bill McLeod as Dick Sargent
QUICK CUT: A lodge in Western Massachusetts opens back up after several years of being closed for business. But the tourists just don't know how to stay on the marked trails, and the rangers have to go searching through the forests.
WRITER: Screenplay by Fred Olen Ray Story by T.L.Lankford, John Ray, Fred Olen Ray
DIRECTOR: Fred Olen Ray
STARRING: Kirk Alyn as Professor Machen Jo Ann Robinson as DJ Richard Hench as Randy/Black Claw Roger Maycock as Kershaw Ellerbe Barbara Magnusson as Ellen Corman Frank McDonald as Ben Murphy Carol Sue Flockhart as Louise Landon George Randall as Billy Ironwing Forrest J. Ackerman as Professor Trentwood
QUICK CUT: A group of students hike up into the middle of nowhere, and dig up some rocks. A former owner of the property they're digging around on takes issue with their invasion.
WRITERS: Screenplay by David J. Schow and John Shirley
DIRECTOR: Alex Proyas
STARRING: Brandon Lee as Eric Ernie Hudson as Albrecht Michael Wincott as Top Dollar David Patrick Kelly as T-Bird Angel David as Skank Rochelle Davis as Sarah Bai Ling as Myca Lawrence Mason as Tin Tin Michael Massee as Funboy Marco Rodriguez as Torres Sofia Shinas as Shelly Tony Todd as Grange Jon Polito as Gideon
QUICK CUT: A year after they witness a horrible murder on their turf, a group of gangbangers are hunted down when the dead man returns from the dead to seek his revenge
WRITERS: Greydon Clark, Mikel Angel, Raymond Danton
DIRECTOR: Raymond Danton
STARRING: Paul Burke as Lieutenant Morgan Jim Hutton as Arnold Masters Julie Adams as Doctor Scott Nehemiah Persoff as Doctor Gubner Aldo Ray as Lieutenant Anderson Rod Cameron as Doctor Commanger Whit Bissell as Doctor Taylor Mary Wilcox as Nurse Burnson Joseph Della Sorte as H.B. Sanders Greydon Clark as Sergeant Sowash Stack Pierce as Emilio
QUICK CUT: A man wrongfully accused of killing a doctor is finally found innocent, and thanks to his massive brain, he handles his release very well and visits all the people who helped put him in jail.
WRITER: Screenplay by Arnaud D'usseau and Julian Halevy
DIRECTOR: Don Sharp
STARRING: George Sanders as Shadwell Beryl Reid as Mrs. Latham Nicky Henson as Tom Mary Larkin as Abby Roy Holder as Bertram Robert Hardy as Chief Inspecter Hesseltine Denis Gilmore as Hatchet Ann Michelle as Jane Miles Greenwood as Chopped Meat Peter Whitting as Gash
QUICK CUT: A group of friends bond together as a biker gang in England in the 70s, fighting against culture, society, and expecations.
WRITER: Screenplay by David Chase Screen treatment by John Hayes
DIRECTOR: John Hayes
STARRING: William Smith as James Eastman Michael Pataki as Caleb Croft Lyn Peters as Anne Arthur Diane Holden as Anita Jacoby Lieux Dressler as Olga Eric Mason as Lieutenant Panzer Jay Scott as Paul Margaret Fairchild as Miss Fenwick Carmen Argenziano as Sam Abbi Henderson as Carol Moskowitz Kitty Vallacher as The Unwilling Mother
QUICK CUT: A young man spends most of his life searching for his long lost father, only to discover he is not the man he expected him to be.
WRITER: Screenplay by Kay Cousins Johnson Story by Steve Krantz
DIRECTOR: Brice Mack
STARRING: Lisa Pelikan as Jennifer Baylor Bert Convy as Jeff Reed Nina Foch as Mrs. Calley Amy Johnston as Sandra Tremayne John Gavin as Senator Tremayne Jeff Corey as Luke Baylor Louise Hoven as Jane Delano Ray Underwood as Dayton Powell
QUICK CUT: A young girl going to an exclusive private school on a scholarship becomes the target of bullies. How shall they work out their differences??
STARRING: Peter Cushing as Smith Britt Ekland as Lucy Herbert Lom as Byron Patrick Magee as Dr. Rutherford Barry Morse as Bruno Barbara Parkins as Bonnie Robert Powell as Dr. Martin Charlotte Rampling as Barbara Sylvia Sims as Ruth Richard Todd as Walter James Villiers as George Geoffrey Bayldon as Max Ann Firbank as Anna Megs Jenkins as Miss Higgins John Franklyn-Robbins as Stebbins
QUICK CUT: A young doctor in search of a job comes upon an asylum, and in order to get the job, he must interview the patients!
WRITERS: Screenplay by Joe Giannone Story by Joe Giannone and Gary Sales
DIRECTOR: Joe Giannone
STARRING: Alexis Dubin as Betsy Tony Fish as TP Harriet Bass as Stacy Seth Jones as Dave Jan Claire as Ellie Alex Murphy as Bill Jimmy Steele as Richie Carl Fredericks as Max Michael Sullivan as Dippy Paul Ehlers as Madman Marz
QUICK CUT: As a camp for gifted students closes for the fall, they meet a local farmer with an axe to grind.
WRITERS: Story and screenplay by David Lee Fein, R.L O'Keefe
DIRECTOR: John Quinn
STARRING: Betsy Russell as Alison Wentworth Leif Garrett as Brent Hoover Lucinda Dickey as Cory Foster Lorie Griffin as Bonnie Reed Buck Flower as Pop Travis McKenna as Timmy Moser Teri Weigel as Pam Bentley Rebecca Ferratti as Theresa Salazar Vickie Benson as Miss Tipton
QUICK CUT: A group of cheerleaders head off into the woods for a nice, friendly competition, but some girls are just dying to be the winner.
STARRING: Mike Kellin as Mel Katherine Kamhi as Meg Paul DeAngelo as Ronnie Jonathan Tierston as Ricky Felissa Rose as Angela Karen Fields as Judy Christopher Collet as Paul Desiree Gould as Aunt Martha Owen Hughes as Artie Robert Earl Jones as Ben
QUICK CUT: A nice refreshing trip to summer camp, where boys can be boys, girls can be girls, first loves are made, and secrets are shared!
STARRING: Vincent Van Patten as Professor Hamilton Betsy Russell as Jamie Nels Van Patten as Speedy Peggy Sands as Tiffany David Homb as Bill Mindy Myer as Melissa Mike Diamant as Frog Mark Twogood as Gas Jockey Buck Flowers as Wino Tiny Ron as The Druid
QUICK CUT: A group of college students head up into the mountains for an archaeological dig, and uncover an ancient site of druid rituals!
What is the 200th movie being reviewed for Triskaidekafiles? It is part a series that has Cursed my very existence since this website began. It got so bad that it felt like it was personally seeking Revenge upon me. I stepped away from the series for awhile, but now it is time to go Retro with Trisk #200. This, this shall be my Legacy.
WRITERS: Screenplay by Mark Arywitz & Gregg Irving Based on a story by Joseph Middleton
DIRECTOR: Jeff Lieberman
STARRING: Chris Lemmon as Jonathan Gregg Henry as Warren Deborah Benson as Constance Ralph Seymour as Daniel Mike Kellin as Ty George Kennedy as Roy Jamie Rose as Megan Kati Powell as Merry Cat Charles Bartlett as Vachel John Hunsaker as Mountain Twins
QUICK CUT: It's just another friendly adventure of a group of friends traveling into the woods to check out some land Warren inherited, and along the way they meet a friendly hunter, and their neighbours!
WRITER: Original story and screenplay by Garth Eliassen
DIRECTOR: James Bryan
STARRING: Jack McClelland as Peter Mary Gail Artz as Ingrid James P. Hayden as Craig Ken Carter as Sheriff Larry Roupe as Store Owner Angie Brown as Joanne David Barth as Deputy Benson Tom Drury as Maniac
QUICK CUT: A group of friends wander on a nature hike and camping trip, and meet a strange hermit who would love to just be left alone.
WRITERS: Written by Anne Marisse and Herb Freed Story by David Baughn
DIRECTOR: Herb Freed
STARRING: Christopher George as Coach Michaels Patch Mackenzie as Anne Ramstead E.J. Peaker as Blondie E. Danny Murphy as Kevin Michael Pataki as Guglione Richard Balin as Roberts Carmine Argenziano as Halliday Virgil Frye as MacGregor Beverly Dixon as Elaine Ramstead Hal Bokar as Ronald Corliss Linnea Quigley as Dolores Denise Cheshire as Sally Billy Hufsey as Tony Tom Hintaus as Pete Carl Rey as Ralph Karen Abbott as Joanne Vanna White as Doris
QUICK CUT: A Navy ensign returns to her childhood home to celebrate her sister's graduation, and the impending wedding with her high school sweetheart.