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 Baby (1974)

THE BABY

WRITER: Abe Polsku

DIRECTOR: Ted Post

STARRING: Anjanette Comer as Ann Gentry
    Ruth Roman as Mrs. Wadsworth
    Marianna Hill as Germaine Wadsworth
    Suzanne Zenor as Alba Wadsworth
    Beatrice Manley Blau as Judith
    David Manzy as Baby

QUICK CUT: A social worker investigates a family and comes to care for their youngest child, known only as Baby.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER

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.

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The Galaxy Invader (1985)

THE GALAXY INVADER

WRITER: Don Dohler

DIRECTOR: Don Dohler

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.

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Bride of Re-Animator (1989)

BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR

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.

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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER

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.

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To All a Goodnight (1980)

TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT

WRITER: Alex Rebar

DIRECTOR: David Hess

STARRING: Jennifer Runyon as Nancy
    Forrest Swanson as Alex
    Linda Gentile as Melody
    William Lauer as T.J.

QUICK CUT: A group of girls at a finishing school spend their Christmas break in the dorm, and get a surprise visit from Santa Claus!

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Hellbent (1988)

HELLBENT

WRITER: Richard Casey

DIRECTOR: Richard Casey

STARRING: Phil Ward as Lemmy
    Lyn Levand as Angel
    Cheryl Slean as Sally
    David Marciano as Tanas
    James Orr as Spike
    Phil Therrien as Duke
    Paul Greenstein as Willie
    Stanley Wells as Mr. Wells

QUICK CUT: A down on his luck rocker struggles to get ahead, and finds a great manager willing to back him and get the band off the ground.

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Winterbeast (1992)

WINTERBEAST

WRITER: Christopher Thies

DIRECTOR: Christopher Thies

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.

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Scalps (1983)

SCALPS

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.

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Doctor Mordrid (1992)

DOCTOR MORDRID

WRITER: Screenplay by C. Courtney Joyner

DIRECTORS: Albert Band and Charles Band

STARRING: Jeffrey Combs as Doctor Anton Mordrid
    Yvette Nipar as Samantha Hunt
    Jay Acovone as Tony Gaudio
    Keith Coulouris as Adrian
    Ritch Brinkley as Gunner
    Brian Thompson as Kabal

QUICK CUT: Can't wait for Doctor Strange this weekend?  Then you should sit back and watch Doctor Mordrid in the meantime.

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The Crow (1994)

THE CROW

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

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Mandroid (1993)

MANDROID

WRITER: Earl Kenton and Jackson Barr

DIRECTOR: Jack Ersgard

STARRING: Brian Cousins as Wade
    Jane Caldwell as Zanna
    Michael Dellafemina as Benjamin
    Curt Lowens as Drago
    Patrick Ersgard as Joe
    Robert Symonds as Karl Zimmer

QUICK CUT: A group of scientists try to better the world with their inventions, while another scientist tries to steal them for his own purposes.

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Psychic Killer (1975)

PSYCHIC KILLER

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.

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH

WRITER: Tommy Lee Wallace

DIRECTOR: Tommy Lee Wallace

STARRING: Tom Atkins as Daniel Challis
    Stacey Nelkin as Ellie Grimbridge
    Dan O'Herlihy as Conal Cochran

QUICK CUT: The story of a loving toy maker who has created the best selling Halloween masks of all time, and is selling them to the kids of the nation!

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The Death Wheelers (1973)

THE DEATH WHEELERS

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.

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Grave of the Vampire (1972)

GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE

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.

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Jennifer (1978)

JENNIFER

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??

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Asylum (1972)

ASYLUM

WRITER: Robert Bloch

DIRECTOR: Roy Ward Baker

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!

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The Mutilator (1984)

THE MUTILATOR

WRITER: Buddy Cooper

DIRECTOR: Buddy Cooper

STARRING: Matt Mitler as Ed Jr.
    Ruth Martinez as Pam
    Bill Hitchcock as Ralph
    Connie Rogers as Sue
    Frances Raines as Linda
    Morey Lampley as Mike
    Jack Chatham as Big Ed
    Ben Moore as Cop

QUICK CUT: A group of college kids head out to Ed's beach condo to help close it down, and celebrate the end of summer, and end up meeting his dad!

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