Dragonslayer (1981)

“First film to use go-motion, a variant of stop-motion animation in which parts of the model (in this case, the dragon) were mechanized and the movement programmed by computer. During shooting, the computer moves the model while the camera is shooting, resulting in motion blur, which makes the animation more convincing.”


Three signed original illustrations by Troy Nixey from Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: Blackwood’s Guide to Dangerous Fairies, a book done in collaboration with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, published by Disney Hyperion, August, 2011. Nixey was also the director of the film Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark (2010), which was also written by Del Toro and starred Guy Pearce and Katie Holmes.

Sure you’ve seen all the classics; Pretty in Pink, Goonies, Footloose, Heathers, John Hughes’ entire filmography, The list goes on. You’re probably pretty sick of them too, After all, one can only watch Sixteen Candles so many times. As jammed-packed as the 1980s were from all these memorable teen movies and all their not so subtle rip-offs, There were some gems that fell through the cracks of 80s nostalgia.

So here are 5 movies that always seem to be left out of conversation that I personally find in desperate need of more attention.

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