It’s October, so be afraid — be VERY afraid. This month we present a hell-on-wheels double helping of brotherly mayhem so malicious it will leave you... #winning! Terror, thy name is SHEEN! (Also Estevez.)
First up: It’s the rise of the machines in Stephen King’s MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986). King’s one & only directorial effort, based on his short story ‘Trucks,’ it follows the wacky (and deadly) events at a North Carolina truck-stop as the Earth passes through the tail of a creepy comet. Inanimate machines from the banal (ATM) to the terrifying (flat-bed trucks) take on a life of their own as inanimate actors (led by Emilio) are forced to do battle to defend humankind for some reason. Things blow up REAL GOOD and ass-kicking soundtrack is provided by AC-DC (of course)!
Then, it’s THE WRAITH (1986), the otherworldly tale of a street-racing teen ghost (Charlie) who storms back into his Arizona hometown to take sweet supernatural revenge on the gang that offed him. Is this rebel really who he seems and can he defeat the ruthless ringleader of said gang (Nick Cassavetes) and his crew, using only his bitchin’ super-bike/turbo ghost car and the love of a good woman (Sherilyn Fenn)? Join us to find out! Featuring Randy Quaid as befuddled small-town sheriff and Clint Howard as ‘Rughead.’
Hit the road to Freddy’s for a tiger-blooded two-fer from the brothers like no others. Enjoy the Happy Hour horrors and then let out a banshee howl - for it’s HALLOW-SHEEN!!