Monday, October 05, 2015

Musty TV's Maniacal Movie Countdown - Day 5

Andy just hasn't been himself since the war.

Director Bob Clark is best known for his perennial classic A Christmas Story, but before he told the tale of Ralphie and his never-ending quest to shoot his own eye out, he was the director of several exploitation films, including the horror movie Deathdream, a retelling of the classic Monkey's Paw story set in the days of the Vietnam War. (It was also known as Dead of Night, as seen in this trailer.)

It's not every horror movie that can boast the presence of two Oscar winners...and actually this one can't either, as John Marley and Lynn Carlin were merely nominated, not awarded. Nice try, trailer!

You can watch Deathdream at 12pm today and 9PM Friday, PT, on Robert Rodriguez's El Rey network. It's also available to rent on Amazon Instant  and on disc from Netflix.

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