STREETS OF FIRE
1984, Universal, 94 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill

One of the great guilty pleasures of the 1980s, director Walter Hill’s spectacular, rock & roll-fueled pulp classic roars at you like a souped-up roadster with the radio going full blast. B-movie god Michael Paré stars as an enigmatic loner who comes back to town to save former gal-pal Diane Lane from the clutches of sinister biker chieftain Willem Dafoe (sporting one of the wickedest hair-dos known to mankind.) Outtasight, baby!


THE WARRIORS
1979, Paramount, 93 min, USA, Dir: Walter Hill

One of director Walter Hill’s finest films assumes a dark, comic book style, following the Coney Island Warriors as they run for their lives after being fingered for the murder of a peacemaking gang leader. The gangbangers brave a gauntlet of ghetto booby traps, unseen marauders, unsympathetic cops and rabid, teen NYC wolfpacks as they try to reach safe home turf. Tough-talking Michael Beck, James Remar and Deborah Van Valkenburgh lead a snarling young cast.


THE FUNHOUSE
1981, Universal, 96 min, USA, Dir: Tobe Hooper

This stylish and atmospheric slasher from American master of horror Tobe Hooper centers on four teenagers who unwisely set up camp at a carnival funhouse for a night of cheap thrills. The sleepover quickly becomes a deadly nightmare as the kids realize they are being stalked by a ghastly carnival freak - who shows no lack of creativity when it comes to carnival props doubling as slaughter weapons.


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