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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Doctor Mordrid (1992)


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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Trisk's 200th Review

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.

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Crash and Burn (1990)


WRITER: Screenplay by J.S. Cardone

DIRECTOR: Charles Band

STARRING: Paul Ganus as Tyson Keen
    Megan Ward as Arren
    Bill Moseley as Quinn
    Eva Larue as Parice
    Jack McGee as Winston Wickett
    Elizabeth MacLellan as Sandra
    Katherine Armstrong as Christie
    Ralph Waite as Lathan Hooks

QUICK CUT: A group of people band together to weather out a storm and make some television, while playing with robot toys.

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The Creeps (1997)


WRITER: Benjamin Carr

DIRECTOR: Charles Band

STARRING: Rhonda Griffin as Anna Quarrels
    Justin Lauer as David Raleigh
    Bill Moynihan as Winston Berber
    Kristin Norton as Miss Christina
    Jon Simanton as Wolfman
    Joe Smith as Mummy
    Thomas Wellington as Frankenstein's Monster
    Phil Fondacaro as Dracula

QUICK CUT: The classic monsters of our nightmares have been brought to life!  Dracula!  Frankenstein's Monster!  The Mummy!  The Wolfman!!  Our only hope at stopping them is a librarian and a private eye slash DVD store clerk!  Oh, and also, the monsters have been brought to life at one third their actual size.  ...Oi.

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Killjoy 2

KILLJOY 2 (2002)

WRITER:  Douglass Snauffer
    Tammi Sutton

DIRECTOR: Tammi Sutton

STARRING: Charles Austin as Nic
    Olimpia Fernandez as Charlotte
    Debbie Rochon as Denise Martinez
    Logan Alexander as Harris Redding
    Jermaine Cheeseborough as Eddie
    Nicole Pulliam as Ce-Ce
    Rhonda Claerbaut as Kadja
    Choice Skinner as Ray Ray
    Trent Haaga as Killjoy

QUICK CUT: The clown prince of Hell is back, eventually, to kill more people, and this time he's doing it in the middle of the woods.

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Totem (1999)


WRITERS: Original story by Charles Band
    Written by Benjamin Carr

DIRECTOR: Martin Tate

STARRING: Jason Faunt as Paul
    Marissa Tait as Alma
    Eric W. Edwards as Len
    Tyler Anderson as Robert
    Sacha Spencer as Roz
    Alicia Lagano as Tina

QUICK CUT: A group of people find themselves at a mysterious cabin in the woods, trapped by a mysterious forcefield, and mysteriously forced to mysteriously kill each other for mysterious reasons and in a mysterious order.  Oh, and also, mysteriously enough, this is not the movie you're thinking of.

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Blood Dolls (1999)


WRITER: Charles Band

DIRECTOR: Charles Band


Jack Maturin as Virgil Travis
    Debra Mayer as Moira Yulin
    William Paul Burns as Mascaro
    Warren Draper as Harrison Yulin
    Nicholas Worth as George Warbeck
    Jodie Coady as Mercy Shaw
    Phil Fondacaro as Hylas
    Naomi McClure as Cindy Agami
    Jason Pace as Howard Loftus
    Venesa Talor as Cotton Baby
    Yvette Lera as Razor Baby
    Persia White as Black Baby

QUICK CUT: After a failed attempt at ruining reclusive and eccentric businessman Virgil Travis, the man takes it upon himself to seek revenge.  With living, killer dolls.  As one does.

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Bad Channels (1992)


WRITER: Screenplay by Jackson Barr

DIRECTOR: Ted Nicolaou

STARRING: Paul Hipp as Dan O'Dare
    Martha Quinn as Lisa Cummings
    Aaron Lustig as Vernon Locknut
    Michael Huddleston as Corky
    Victor Rogers as Sheriff Earl Hickman
    Charlie Spradling as Cookie
    Melissa Behr as Nurse Ginger
    Daryl Strauss as Bunny
    Roumel Reaux as Flip Humble

QUICK CUT: A local radio station is upgrading to a nationwide broadcast over station 66, on the same night that it just so happens to be overtaken by an alien looking to abduct a couple girls.  Hey, it happens!

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Robot Wars (1993)


WRITERS: Based on an original idea by Charles Band
    Screenplay by Jackson Barr

DIRECTOR: Albert Band

STARRING: Don Michael Paul as Drake
    Barbara Crampton as Leda
    James Staley as Stumpy
    Lisa Rinna as Annie
    Danny Kamekona as Wa-Lee
    Yuji Okumoto as Chou-Sing
    Peter Haskell as Rooney

QUICK CUT: In another future that is vaguely similar to Robot Jox, but NOT THE SAME AT ALL, the last remaining mega robot is all that stands between the North Hemi nation being taken over by the Centros and the Eastern Alliance.  Brace yourselves for a lot of futurey sounding locations!

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TerrorVision (1986)


WRITER: Ted Nicolau

DIRECTOR: Ted Nicolau

STARRING: Diane Franklin as Suzy
    Gerrit Graham as Stan
    Mary Woronov as Raquel
    Chad Allen as Sherman
    Jonathan Gries as OD
    Jennifer Richards as Medusa
    Alejandro Rey as Spiro
    Bert Remsen as Grampa
    Randi Brooks as Cherry

QUICK CUT: After tinkering around with their new satellite dish, the Puttermans get paid a visit from an outer space trash monster, accidentally sent across the stars by a cosmic disposal gone horribly wrong.

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Robot Jox (1990)


WRITERS: Story by Stuart Gordon
    Screenplay by Joe Haldeman

DIRECTOR: Stuart Gordon

STARRING: Gary Graham as Achilles
    Anne-Marie Johnson as Athena
    Paul Koslo as Alexander
    Robert Sampson as Commissioner Jameson
    Danny Kamekona as Dr. Matsumoto
    Hilary Mason as Professor LaPlace
    Michael Alldredge as Tex

QUICK CUT: In the near future, after the world has beend devastated by nuclear war, conflicts are resolved by one on one gladiatorial combat.  With uh, giant piloted robots.  Because that's a thing.

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