Directed by Richard Franklin • 1981 • Australia, United States
Starring Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward
Stacy Keach is Pat Quid, a trucker who plays solitary games to keep his sanity on long hauls through the desolate Australian outback. Jamie Lee Curtis is a free-spirited hitchhiker looking for excitement, with a game of her own. And somewhere up ahead is a maniac in a van whose game may be butchering young women along the highway. But when the killer decides to raise the stakes, Quid’s game becomes personal—and the rules of this road are about to take some deadly turns. Director Richard Franklin packs plenty of Hitchcockian twists and suspense into this sly shocker that ranks among the most surprising thrillers of the 1980s.
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Directed by Frank Henenlotter • 1982 • United States
Starring Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner
Duane Bradley (Kevin Van Hentenryck) is a pretty ordinary guy. His formerly conjoined twin Belial, on the other hand, is a deformed, fleshy lump whom he carries around in a wicke...
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Directed by Tony Williams • 1982 • Austrlia, New Zealand
Starring Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, Alex Scott
When a young woman (Jacki Kerin) inherits a creaky retirement home, she finds herself plunged into a waking nightmare of murder, madness, and a legacy of evil that may be inescapable. Awash in...
Q: The Winged Serpent
Directed by Larry Cohen • 1982 • United States
Starring Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine
Its name is Quetzalcoatl, a dragon-like Aztec god that is summoned to modern-day Manhattan by a mysterious cult. But just call it Q—because that is all you’ll be able to say before it tears you...