Few things were scarier than the era of mall hair and Hayzi Fantayzee, but damn, were the '80s ever a decade for horror cinema. So dust off your Daniel J. Travanti fan-club membership, cue up some Sigue Sigue Sputnik and ink some stars on your Trapper Keeper as The Belcourt serves up a late-night trifecta of terror from the Time of Tiffany:
Tonight brings the awesome double bill of Jim Wynorski's killer-robots-vs.-mall-rats gorefest Chopping Mall — known to us as "the other Paul and Mary Bland movie" — and Frank Henenlotter's monster-twin cult favorite Basket Case. (Still have your promotional surgical masks from the original run at Cinema South?)
Saturday serves up Clint Howard hobnobbing with Beelzebub via state-of-1981 computer technology in the crowd-pleasing bloodbath Evilspeak. (I still remember my friend Ken Weber going around in high school saying the hero's name: "Coopersmith!") It's paired with the Neve Campbell-Fairuza Balk teen-coven campfest The Craft, an '80s movie somehow time-warped to 1996. Only the coifs were changed to protect the decade.