[Show Notes] #83 Home Invasion: Alone In the Dark

The art of film projection is (sadly) going the way of the video store. Luckily, it seems the video the store is (hopefully) having a little resurgence, and I pray film projection follows suit. There are only two theaters in Omaha that project actual 35mm film – Film Streams and Alamo Drafthouse. I’ve been pleased to have met people from both theaters, and I’m pleased this week to have finally met the best projectionist in town – Rusty Muffitt.

Rusty Muffitt

I hadn’t met Rusty until this week, and being a film nut, I’m incredibly happy to know him now. His inside knowledge of the theater business and the wealth of movie trivia this man possesses is astounding. As they say, it’s good to know people. And it’s not often that we have a guest who will throw out titles that I’ve never even heard of. Rusty dropped at least half-a-dozen films that are now at the top of my watch list. It was a pleasure to get to finally hang out with Rusty and talk movies. Here are all the titles we talked about, and as always, click on the picture of each Blu-ray to purchase it and support the show!

Recently Watched

American Horror Story: Coven (2013-14)


Carnival of Souls (1962, Herk Karvey)


mother! (2017, Darren Aronofsky)


Don’t Look Now (1973, Nicolas Roeg)


Dark City (1998, Alex Proyas)


Home Invasion

The Evictors (1979, Charles B. Pierce)


Of Unknown Origin (1983, George P. Cosmatos)


Funny Games (1997, Michael Haneke)


The Last House On the Left (1972, Wes Craven)


A Blade In the Dark (1983, Lamberto Bava)


Straw Dogs (1971, Sam Peckinpah)


Desperate Hours (1990, Michael Cimino)


Elle (2016, Paul Verhoeven)


The Purge (2013, Joe DeMonaco)


Fight For Your Life (1977, Robert E. Endelson)


Angst (1983, Gerald Kargl)


Black Christmas (1974, Bob Clark)


Manhunter (1986, Michael Mann)


Feature Presentation

Alone In the Dark (1982, Jack Sholder)


“Before he turned Freddy Krueger into a gay icon, Jack Sholder gathered up Dr. Sam Loomis, Curly from City Slickers, and a guy that would later appear in the made-for-tv movie Anna Nicole, and said, “Make creative choices.” Recently arrived in town, psychologist Dr. Dan Potter and his family settle into their new home while getting acquainted with the town. Dr. Dan is newly employed by Dr. Leo Bain at Haven Maximum Security Mental Institution. Dr. Dan see’s Dr. Bain’s peculiar technique in dealing with the patients, and familiarizes himself with his knew charges known as “Preacher” (a pyromaniac), “Fatty” (a child molester) and plain old Frank. After a power outage causes a citywide blackout, the patients escape, and after picking up key supplies such as a crossbow, head straight for Dr. Dan’s house. Don’t get scared now. You’re Alone In the Dark.”

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