Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx / Fun Loving (1970)

“Get your fresh dung!” Synopsis: A young Dubliner (Gene Wilder) who sells horse manure for a living is distressed when all the horses in the city are replaced by cars; in the meantime, he starts dating a sophisticated American college student (Margot Kidder) who is intrigued by his nonconformity. Genres: Cross-Class Romance Gene Wilder Films […]

Lovin’ Molly (1974)

“Molly always stood where you left her — as long as she could see you.” Synopsis: Two buddies (Anthony Perkins and Beau Bridges) love the same woman (Blythe Danner) their entire lives, but she refuses to marry either one. Genres: Anthony Perkins Films Beau Bridges Films Blythe Danner Films Love Triangle Romance Sidney Lumet Films […]

Goonies, The (1985)

“Goonies never say die!” Synopsis: Teenage misfits try to save their neighborhood from redevelopment by searching for hidden pirate treasure. Genres: Hidden Treasure Misfits Pirates Search Teenagers Response to Peary’s Review: I have fond memories of viewing Steven Spielberg’s The Goonies — about “a group of young outcasts” who “try to save their old-Seattle neighborhood […]

Fade to Black (1980)

“Your one-eyed monster is gonna soften your eyes, much less rot your brain!” Synopsis: A psychotic young film fanatic (Dennis Christopher) commits murders inspired by classic movies. Genres: Horror Movie Buffs Psychopaths Serial Killers Response to Peary’s Review: One can’t help wondering why Peary includes this title in his book, given that he immediately labels […]

Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

“Curiouser and curiouser.” Synopsis: In London, a young American (Keir Dullea) tries to help his unwed sister (Carol Lynley) find her missing daughter, Bunny. Genres: Keir Dullea Films Laurence Olivier Films Mental Illness “No One Believes Me!” Otto Preminger Films Search Single Mothers Response to Peary’s Review: This atmospheric, well-acted thriller — a “cult variation […]

Cannibal Girls (1973)

“They love every man they meet — first to death, then for dinner!” Synopsis: A young couple (Eugene Levy and Andrea Martin) find themselves stranded in a small town, where they are confronted with the living legend of three local “cannibal girls”. Genres: Black Comedy Cannibalism Horror Response to Peary’s Review: As Peary notes, this […]