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Help me identify the names of these three movies.
April 29, 2012 7:05 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)?

The 80s movie: three male teens go on spring break (maybe summer) trip, possibly to Florida. One might be a little jockish, one needs to finish a paper or something for school, and one of them is fat. I remember that they steal a sandwich from a sandwich shop at one point and then eat it along the beach. At another point the jockish one of them meets up with his ex/current girlfriend and they have an emotional talk in a park or somewhere outside. The movie ends with an antagonist teacher confronting them outside about the one boy's paper and something about a dumpster.

The 70s horror movie: This movie was in color and had a title that was maybe something like "The House of Dr. " or "The Mansion of ". I'm pretty sure that it was dubbed and possibly Italian. All I can remember is the final scene where a male and female protagonist's eyes turn white and, as the camera pulls out, it reveals that they are on some kind of hill where there are many other people (zombies maybe) with their eyes also white. Where are they? Are they in hell? I don't know.

The 60s/70s ish scifi movie: I think this movie was in color but it might have been in black and white. I woke up only to see some kind of recap sequence as a kid. This came at the end and showed abbreviated scenes of what must have been these different adventure sequences that the male protagonist went through during the course of the film. Of these sequences I can only remember one where the guy was in a police car with some kind of alien cop (or the cop had a blank face or something) and I remember one where the guy is fighting some kind of large humanoid type creature.

Also, why isn't there a website that specifically deals solely with these "What is the name of this movie?" questions? I remember the Onion AV club did this kind of thing for a while but, after looking into it, it seems they don't anymore.

Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your help.



posted by coolxcool=rad to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The second film sounds like The Beyond.
posted by audi alteram partem at 7:30 PM on April 29, 2012


Could the 80s movie possibly be Fandango? Therea re more than 3 guys and they go to Mexico, not Florida.
posted by buggzzee23 at 7:32 PM on April 29, 2012


Did you see the 60s/70s movie in the 60s/70s? Because "alien cop" sounds like Alien Nation.
posted by xingcat at 7:42 PM on April 29, 2012


That's one down. Thanks for The Beyond audi! I remember now that the version at my local video store was called The Seven Doors of Death; I guess that's where I got the house stuff.

It's not Fandango (although I think that might be the first movie that ever made me cry). It's definitely three guys. On the 80s one think USA UP ALL NIGHT type of slosh.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 7:43 PM on April 29, 2012


Did you see the 60s/70s movie in the 60s/70s? Because "alien cop" sounds like Alien Nation.

No, I was a kid in the 80s. It's certainly not Alien Nation (or the TV show based on the movie). When I say "alien" police officer I mean something more like "monstery foreign strange not-human creatury" police officer (maybe alternate dimensions are involved).
posted by coolxcool=rad at 7:47 PM on April 29, 2012


Also, for the scifi movie I think there might have been Ray Harryhausen type stop motion animation for some of the creatures.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 8:03 PM on April 29, 2012


Totally going to out myself as a major italian horror geek, but Seven Doors of Death was heavily cut and had a different soundtrack than the original Beyond (soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi). Both electronic, the american version's soundtrack wasn't all bad though, just not as good as the original.
posted by Smegoid at 8:49 PM on April 29, 2012


Is the sci-fi The Last Starfighter? It has an alien monster taking over a cop and assuming his features.
posted by Cosine at 8:51 PM on April 29, 2012


The sci-fi - perhaps Ragewar aka Dungeonmaster? It has a guy being dispatched on various (utterly fucking insane, cheap and terribly directed) episodic adventures; he is arrested and put in a police car, and in the finale he fights the 7ft tall Richard Moll over a pit of lava to rescue his girlfriend.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 9:22 PM on April 29, 2012


Totally going to out myself as a major italian horror geek, but Seven Doors of Death was heavily cut and had a different soundtrack than the original Beyond (soundtrack by Fabio Frizzi). Both electronic, the american version's soundtrack wasn't all bad though, just not as good as the original.

Great, I'll make sure to check out The Beyond version then.

Is the sci-fi The Last Starfighter? It has an alien monster taking over a cop and assuming his features.

Nope, I'm pretty familiar with Last Starfighter.

The sci-fi - perhaps Ragewar aka Dungeonmaster?

DING DING DING Give Kandarp a prize! I just watched part 7 of The Dungeonmaster (skipping past the end of course) and it had all those little recaps. Sorry, it was the 80s. I guess the poor quality made me think it was older. Damn, that looks awesome. Strange, it looks like they might have wanted to make a TV show with all those different vignettes, written and directed by different people, strung together.

Sorry audi and Kandarp, I'll flag your answers as correct once I get the 80s teen movie as well. I just don't want anyone turning away from the thread if they think it's been answered.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 9:49 PM on April 29, 2012


Senior Week seems to fit pretty well with your '80s movie description.
posted by alyxstarr at 7:29 PM on April 30, 2012


Senior Week seems to fit pretty well with your '80s movie description.

I think you might be right about that. Yet, I can not find a good version of the trailer ( or any other video segment from it online).

I'm very close to marking this as "closed" but I need to see a clip from Senior Week (although the pics look like the characters that I remember).
posted by coolxcool=rad at 11:01 PM on May 1, 2012


Imdb has a power search function and keywords which can be helpful. I would guess that their forums would be pretty good for these types of questions if AskMe can't find the answer.
posted by soelo at 8:11 AM on May 29, 2012


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