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The Hills Have Eyes Part II (1985) {For Annual Subscribers} {The Hills Have Eyes Series}

After a decade of making TV movies, porn, and Swamp Thing, Wes Craven was ready to get back on the bike and return to the desert for more cannibal thrills in The Hills Have Eyes Part II. This time he’s brought along a team of youthful motocross enthusiasts to take on Pluto (Michael Berryman) and new relative The Reaper (John Bloom). Do you have to be blind not to recognize a dog when you see one? Or is the director having a laugh at his own Master of Horror legacy? Become a Silver Level Donor and ride along with Now Playing on this fall adventure.

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) {For Annual Subscribers} {The Hills Have Eyes Series}

A road-tripping Cleveland family breaks down on a desolate desert highway, and discovers The Hills Have Eyes (and watering mouths) fixated on their every move.  Will the wholesome Carters become the next meal of Papa Jupiter and his clan of deformed cannibals?  And did writer/director Wes Craven take a wrong turn, or wind up on a path to great artistic success as he returns to the horror genre for his Last House On The Left follow-up?  Feast on all the gory details with Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob when you donate to Now Playing!  

The Last House on the Left (1972) {For Annual Subscribers} {Last House on the Left Series}

A decade before his landmark slasher A Nightmare On Elm Street gave '80s mallrats insomnia, writer/director Wes Craven invited hippies inside The Last House On The Left for a tour of extreme horror movie violence.  What happens when four escaped psychopaths accept hospitality from the parents of the 17-year-old girl they just murdered?  Does revenge taste even more delicious served up as a home cooked meal on turned tables? Find out if this 1972 grindhouse classic still kills by becoming a Now Playing Silver Level Donor this Fall.

 

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The Dark Crystal {For Annual Subscribers}

Jim Henson and Frank Oz push the art of puppetry to a new level of sophistication with their expensive 1982 fantasy The Dark Crystal.  But does being a fan of Kermit and Fozzie prepare you for a Muppet movie this morbid?  Elfin genocide survivors Jen and Kira take on a depraved breed of Big Birds known as Skeksis, who are using the title gem to drain their planet of life essence.  Have Stuart, Arnie, and Jakob ever stopped crying from the trauma caused by their initial theatrical viewing? Find out when you become a Now Playing Patron this August!          

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Cast Away {For Annual Subscribers}

Going crazy after five months in lockdown? Try spending five years on a deserted island like Cast Away Tom Hanks! Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are commissioned to sail back to Robert Zemeckis' blockbuster 2001 drama, and witness one man rebuild his life after a plane crash. Do any of the FedEx packages recovered from the wreckage contain items that soothe today's catastrophe victims? And does Hanks have more romantic chemistry with his volleyball than fiance Helen Hunt? It takes no time at all to become an August Patron. Donate and find out! 

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Deep Blue Sea 3 {For Annual Subscribers} {Deep Blue Sea Series}

A trio of baby bull sharks escape the disastrous second movie and head for a better climate in Deep Blue Sea 3. Can sexy oceanographer Tania Raymonde (Lost) and her team of social influencers protect an artificial island from an influx of male aggression coming from both the Smart Sharks looking to breed, and the mansplaining fishermen determined to blow everything up? And why does BigPharma fund these water follies when they're more likely to rot your brain than cure Alzheimer's? Donate Now to hear Arnie, Brock, and Stuart flap their jaws about it all!

 

Return To Sleepaway Camp {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

25 years after staging one of the most shocking slasher movie endings of all time, writer/director Robert Hiltzik is ready to Return To Sleepaway Camp and terrorize a new generation. Did original problem child Angela Baker escape the nuthouse to stalk the re-opened retreat? Or is her bloody legacy being continued by cousin Ricky, meathead counselor Ronnie, or bullied fat kid Alan "Blowjob" Chambers? Maybe viewers should look harder at familiar faces Isaac Hayes (Shaft) and Vincent Pastore (Sopranos)? Donate Now for this Platinum Level panty raid! 

 

 

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Sleepaway Camp 4: The Survivor {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

Deranged camper Angela Baker saw her story come to a swift and unexpected end in 1992, when producers ran out of money and Sleepaway Camp 4 was sent home unfinished and unloved.  But something in those shelved film canisters refused to stay dead; two decades later archival kills were stitched onto the unseen footage so that the project could be revived as The Survivor. Does new star Allison teach fans a valuable lesson in recycling?  Or should viewers be spared the pain of crude and unnecessary editorial cuts? Donate for Platinum and find out!

 

 

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Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

It’s 1989, and perpetual last girl Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is heading off for New Horizons - the third Sleepaway Camp to become a Teenage Wasteland. Do any of this year’s attendees - drawn equally from underprivileged and moneyed backgrounds - have the life skills to survive a bloody weekend in the wild?  And will Arnie, Stuart, and Brock give the filmmakers merit badges for their outrageous murders (which include everything from swapping recreational drugs with drain cleaner to cutting a lethal rap demo)?  Donate at the Platinum Level to find out!

 

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Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers {For Annual Subscribers} {Sleepaway Camp Series}

Camp Arawak may be shuttered, but Unhappy Camper Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is ready to wash away all that blood and bad romance, and bring audiences to Sleepaway Camp 2!  The 1988 sequel takes a stab at comedy as it not only targets a new batch of horny kids in the woods, but slays beloved movie icons Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and the Brat Pack too.  All those homesick for the early days of Now Playing, and that first Friday The 13th series, should pack a bag for another Camp Blood, and Donate at the Platinum Level this summer. 

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