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This a good thread idea as I hear that question by the bucket load.

Something that has bugged me for quite some time, is a TV show that i think I watched in the early 90’s on late night television which is based in American book store and had three main characters, two guys and one girl, who work there deal with the paranormal, and get their information from a individual book on the subject.

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Darth Solo said:

This a good thread idea as I hear that question by the bucket load.

Something that has bugged me for quite some time, is a TV show that i think I watched in the early 90’s on late night television which is based in American book store and had three main characters, two guys and one girl, who work there deal with the paranormal, and get their information from a individual book on the subject.

Are you sure you’re not thinking of Friday The 13th The Series? Which had nothing to do with maniacs in hockey masks killing horny teenagers at summer camp.

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Nice one fellas. I immediately thought no way, then the brain cogs started working.

Whoa, I need to rethink what I’m doing with my DVD/Blu ray_afraid collection, as I’m going to surpass Dark-Jedi’s collection at this rate.

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I’m looking for, an 80’s movie, that I saw in the early 90’s that involves Adam & Even, the Devil & time travelling. It starts off from the beginning with Adam & Eve, & the devil tempting Eve, yada yada yada, Adam travels through time, looking for her.
Going through various periods of time, like: Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Victorian… eventually coming to the 80’s. Whenever Adam arrives in a new time period, he always finds a different version of Eve, and she’s always with the Devil. Adam confronts the Devil, and eventually gets transported to a new time period and the process repeats over again. The final time travel segment, brings Adam to the 80’s, in a Heavy Metal/Rock Club. Adam eventually confronts the Devil and there’s a lot of 80’s Heavy Metal/Rock music playing, possibly with a Battle of the Bands.
It was an “interesting” movie, to say the least. Most definitely has a lot of cheese, but 80’s cheese.

Does this ring any bells for anyone? Rock On!

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It was one of the movies I saw, while on vacation. Like I said, it was entertaining. Maybe it was one of those TV Movies, like from Cinemax or HBO.

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Sougouk said:

I’m looking for, an 80’s movie, that I saw in the early 90’s that involves Adam & Even, the Devil & time travelling. It starts off from the beginning with Adam & Eve, & the devil tempting Eve, yada yada yada, Adam travels through time, looking for her.
Going through various periods of time, like: Egyptian, Roman, Medieval, Victorian… eventually coming to the 80’s. Whenever Adam arrives in a new time period, he always finds a different version of Eve, and she’s always with the Devil. Adam confronts the Devil, and eventually gets transported to a new time period and the process repeats over again. The final time travel segment, brings Adam to the 80’s, in a Heavy Metal/Rock Club. Adam eventually confronts the Devil and there’s a lot of 80’s Heavy Metal/Rock music playing, possibly with a Battle of the Bands.
It was an “interesting” movie, to say the least. Most definitely has a lot of cheese, but 80’s cheese.

Does this ring any bells for anyone? Rock On!

After doing some more google searching, I found the title. It’s called “Second Time Lucky”, and was released in 1984.
My description was slightly off, but more or less the same. It’s not that bad, for an 80’s cheesy movie.
You can find the full movie on youtube.

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Ah, YouTube. Degenerate comment sections and oppressive suppression of fair use aside, it’s a great place to watch obscure B-to-Z grade movies one would otherwise have a hard time finding otherwise.

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Exactly, it’s the only way to see the very obscure movies or tv shows. Does anyone remember an 80’s Disney TV Movie, Mr Boogedy? A Disney family “comedy horror” movie about a boogeyman haunting a house.

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Desree said:

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Desree said:

Okay, this has been bugging me for a while. A Hong Kong film about a ‘renegade’ Hong Kong cop, on the trail of either a drug lord or a gang lord. He’s about to catch him when the bad guy goes over the border to China. This requires the cop to go over and abide by the rules of the mainland. He is partnered with a Chinese cop who does things ‘by the book’. All I remember is a scene of the cop sleeping over night in the station, on one of those uncomfortable looking benches, and it was made in the 90’s.

Sounds like Supercop with Jackie Chan. The original HK title is Police Story 3.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsBcuVOkEsg

No. Although, watching the trailer has reminded me (er… don’t know how) that the lead wore a leather jacket, I think he also had a goatee. Also, the movie was played as part of a Hong Kong movie season which featured the Police Story movies. I believe Supercop had it’s British T.V. debut during the same season.

After much searching, I found it! It was Rock n’ roll Cop, by Kirk Wong. Unfortunately, I can only find a laserdisc transfer of it, and the quality is shocking bad. Shame, 'cause it’s a good movie.

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I remember when I was rather young, I saw a small fragment of some movie my older siblings were watching. Bear in mind that, as I describe it, some of it is only what I remember my brother telling me about it. It may be misremembered, I may be conflating things, he may have been teasing an impressionable little kid, but I will relay to you what I seem to recall him telling me, as well as the brief scene I actually witnessed.

Possible background:

My brother told me that this movie takes place on a planet that orbits several (seven? ten? can’t remember) stars, and as a result, they only experience night every few centuries. Knowing that another night is pending, the people become frightened, for none of them has ever lived through night. In order to avoid this upcoming horror, a woman elects to go through some ritual where…

I remember seeing this:

…a mask is placed over her face, leaving only her eyes exposed. She is laid upon a bed, next to where two birds are perched. With a man apparently leading the ritual and a crowd looking on, the birds begin to peck her eyes out! She moans and cries, but eventually, the dreadful deed is done, her mask removed by the assistants, and she is seated up, eyelids open, empty sockets exposed.

Imagine how this frightened a young boy. The movie seemed to have generally earthly technology and clothing, even possibly ancient in appearance, and the people looked very human, making me doubt my remembered background. It looks like it was probably filmed in the 70s or maybe 80s, but I can’t say that with certainty either. Any ideas? Or is the whole thing a concocted memory?

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Back in 2005/2006, I remember catching parts of an old serial on TV. It was from the '30s/'40s, and it involved some mad scientist/lost civilization operating out of an African jungle, using science to turn ordinary tribal villagers into these hulking, simple-minded brutes. I recall that the brutes were all played by the same black actor, and at least one of the chapters featured a group of old black men who had been transformed into old white men.

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Here’s a movie I saw back in 2001.

A couple had a baby boy, but it ended getting switched with another baby. Years later, this boy turns out to be a creepy kid who exhibits weird behaviour; namely, whenever people die or disappear under mysterious circumstances, he draws pictures which appear to indicate what happened to them. In time, the parents learn the creepy kid isn’t their biological son; their real son lives in a foster home, 'cause the woman who was raising him – the actual mother of the creepy kid – is a violent psychopath who was committed.

Anyway, it turns out the creepy kid isn’t the villain of the story; it was his psychologist or something behind the murders, and the creepy kid just happened to witness him in the act. In the end, the parents take their biological son into their home to raise alongside the creepy kid, who still exhibits antisocial behaviour and will still probably grow up to be a sociopath.

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Sougouk said:

Exactly, it’s the only way to see the very obscure movies or tv shows. Does anyone remember an 80’s Disney TV Movie, Mr Boogedy? A Disney family “comedy horror” movie about a boogeyman haunting a house.

It was popular enough to get a sequel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Boogedy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Boogedy
The only reason I recall this at all, is there was a costume party scene, and one of the extras was wearing a Humanoid costume left over from The Black Hole.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Here’s a movie I saw back in 2001.

A couple had a baby boy, but it ended getting switched with another baby. Years later, this boy turns out to be a creepy kid who exhibits weird behaviour; namely, whenever people die or disappear under mysterious circumstances, he draws pictures which appear to indicate what happened to them. In time, the parents learn the creepy kid isn’t their biological son; their real son lives in a foster home, 'cause the woman who was raising him – the actual mother of the creepy kid – is a violent psychopath who was committed.

Anyway, it turns out the creepy kid isn’t the villain of the story; it was his psychologist or something behind the murders, and the creepy kid just happened to witness him in the act. In the end, the parents take their biological son into their home to raise alongside the creepy kid, who still exhibits antisocial behaviour and will still probably grow up to be a sociopath.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Here’s a movie I saw back in 2001.

A couple had a baby boy, but it ended getting switched with another baby. Years later, this boy turns out to be a creepy kid who exhibits weird behaviour; namely, whenever people die or disappear under mysterious circumstances, he draws pictures which appear to indicate what happened to them. In time, the parents learn the creepy kid isn’t their biological son; their real son lives in a foster home, 'cause the woman who was raising him – the actual mother of the creepy kid – is a violent psychopath who was committed.

Anyway, it turns out the creepy kid isn’t the villain of the story; it was his psychologist or something behind the murders, and the creepy kid just happened to witness him in the act. In the end, the parents take their biological son into their home to raise alongside the creepy kid, who still exhibits antisocial behaviour and will still probably grow up to be a sociopath.

I’ve actually seen this movie. It’s got one of my favorite actors in it… I’ll get back to you.

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I just stumbled across this thread, and thought I’d post this to see if this rings a bell for anyone:

I remember seeing the end a movie sometime around the late 70s or early 80s (possibly made-for-TV) in which people were shooting at what I remember to be some kind of grey tar/sludge monster. I seem to remember this shootout happening on a ship, with the creature possibly at the top of a mast, but I can’t recall this part with certainty. I believe the monster is then shot/killed, and it seems like a happy ending is about to unfold, but I remember the last shot pans or zooms in on some sort of vat/drum full of the same grey, bubbling liquid that the monster was made of, which I guess was meant to insinuate the creature could return.

Sound familiar to anyone?

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Ok, I have one that has been bugging me for quite a while, and at this point, I am not sure the movie exists…lollzzz

It was mid 80’s, possibly an HBO movie of the month, definitely low budget treasure hunt kids movie about a brother and sister (maybe) who find a treasure map and after some investigation, find a secret passage behind the fireplace which leads to some treasure and the girl whose death spawned the “legend”. If you haven’t seen the movie, I just spoiled it for you, but if you have, let me know…I would love to get this one out of my head.

thanks!

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SilverWook said:

Sougouk said:

Exactly, it’s the only way to see the very obscure movies or tv shows. Does anyone remember an 80’s Disney TV Movie, Mr Boogedy? A Disney family “comedy horror” movie about a boogeyman haunting a house.

It was popular enough to get a sequel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Boogedy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bride_of_Boogedy
The only reason I recall this at all, is there was a costume party scene, and one of the extras was wearing a Humanoid costume left over from The Black Hole.

Wow! They actually made a sequel?!

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Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

My friend and I watched a movie sometime around 1992/3 and I remember the cover had a boy on his bike (which we decided was a good enough reason to rent it). The plot was about the kid being transported to a dream-like world that was made up of (it seemed like) bits of other movies. The villain was trying to steal the colour from the world, or something.

I’m reasonably sure the title was the boy’s name followed by adventure, or excellent adventure, or amazing adventure.

This has been niggling at me for a VERY long time. Any ideas?

EDIT: The villain also sang a song about stealing the colour!

I’VE FOUND IT!!!

Known variously as, “Andy Colby’s Incredibly Awesome Adventure”,“Andy Colby’s Incredible Adventure” or (somewhat unexpectedly) “Andy and the Airwave Rangers”. It was released in 1988, was produced by Roger Corman and stars nobody you’ve ever heard of. Wonderfully, the film’s poster on the Wikipedia page has somebody riding a bike - just like I remembered!

The trailer is a masterpiece of awful.

That’s 25 years of weight off my shoulders but the question now is, dare I watch it again?!