METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN
1983, Universal, 84 min, USA, Dir: Charles Band

Produced and directed by B-movie maestro Charles Band, this highly enjoyable cult film takes place on the mysterious desert planet of Lemuria, where humans gather in small mining towns to scavenge for crystals imbued with mystical powers. Dressed suspiciously like Mel Gibson’s Max Rockatansky, space ranger Dogen (Jeffrey Byron) sets out to stop the murderous villain Jared-Syn, memorably played by THE ROAD WARRIOR’s Michael Preston. This MAD MAX knockoff is a surprisingly fun adventure that takes wasteland sci-fi to new, intergalactic places with some truly outstanding visuals.


YOUNG WARRIORS
1983, Severin Films, 105 min, USA, Dir: Lawrence D. Foldes

A Californian college town is devastated after a gang of thugs rapes and murders a young woman. Her brother Kevin, dissatisfied with the small-town justice system, recruits his frat brothers to go full vigilante. Debating crime and punishment in the classroom by day and serving up bloody vengeance by night, Kevin and his fraternity risk becoming just as violent and ruthless as those they seek to destroy. With Ernest Borgnine, Richard Roundtree and Lynda Day George.


FROM BEYOND
1986, Park Circus/MGM, 85 min, USA, Dir: Stuart Gordon

Director Stuart Gordon delivers yet another great adaptation of a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Jeffrey Combs, Ted Sorel and Barbara Crampton are plunged into a terrifying alternate universe when an ambitious scientist decides to forcibly evolve man’s sixth sense organ. This opens up the gate to another dimension, mutating human beings and unleashing monstrous creatures from the netherworld. A wildly imaginative romp through a gleefully cruel horror wonderland. With the original DAWN OF THE DEAD’s Ken Foree.


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