Battle Beyond the Stars (1980, Dir. Jimmy T. Murakami, Roger Corman)

Poundland Star Wars meets Magnificent 7. Big Space ships, space lasers, space lizards – even space cowboys and Sybil Danning in a Valkyrie outfit made from bottle caps. What’s not to like! Fun, somewhat tongue in cheek riff – offers nothing new, but everyone is having a good time along the way!


Black Christmas [AKA Silent Night, Evil Night] (1974, dir. Bob Clark)

A police investigation begins when a female student goes missing. Influential proto-slasher movie with giallo touches, this twice-remade movie has aspects of the cop procedural as well as originating several horror genre tropes. It stands up pretty well, with well-rounded characters and a none-more-70s visual sensibility.