Your mother is not crazy. And neither, contrary to popular belief, is your brother crazy. He’s merely miscast in a play. He was born in the wrong era, on the wrong side of the river… with the ability to be able to do anything that he wants to do and finding nothing that he wants to do. I mean nothing.
Favorite 80s Movies » The Legend Of Billie Jean (1985) ”You think you can do anything you want and then lie about it and we just have to take it, because what we are? Just a bunch of kids. Well not this time. From now on we’re doing this our way! No lyin’, no cheatin’, fair is fair.”
”They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they’ve all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? “I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How’ve you been?”
It would be nice to think that since I was 14, times have changed. Relationships have become more sophisticated. Females less cruel. Skins thicker. Instincts more developed. But there seems to be an element of that afternoon in everything that’s happened to me since. All my romantic stories are a scrambled version of that first one.
”That license in your wallet, that’s not an ordinary piece of paper, that is a driver’s license, and it’s not only a driver’s license, it’s an automobile license, and it’s not only an automobile license, it’s a license to live, a license to be free, a license to go wherever, whenever and with whomever you choose.”
Favorite 80s Movies » Adventures In Babysitting (dir. by Chris Columbus, 1987) ”See, me and my boyfriend Mike, tonight’s our anniversary. But then he went and cancelled. And now I’m stuck watching these three. And it’s so hard…!”
“You’re Josh Baskin, remember? You broke your arm on my roof! You hid in my basement when Robert Dyson was about to rip your head off! I’m your best friend, what’s more important than that, huh? And I’m three months older than you are, ASSHOLE!”
“See, I tried to buy my way in. But Kenneth, he’s not trying to buy anybody. He’s just trying to make friends being himself. Cools, Nerds, your side, my side, man it’s all bullshit. It’s just tough enough to be yourself”.
”See, the problem here is that…my little brother, this morning, got his arm caught in the microwave, and uh… my grandmother dropped acid and she freaked out, and hijacked a school bus full of penguins, so it’s kind of a family crisis… so come back later? Great.“
”Zombies, exploding heads, creepy-crawlies… and a date for the formal. This is classic, Spanky.”
All the last names of the main characters are based on famous horror and sci-fi directors: George A. Romero (Chris Romero), John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper (James Carpenter Hooper), David Cronenberg (Cynthia Cronenberg), James Cameron (Det. Ray Cameron), John Landis (Det. Landis), Sam Raimi (Sgt. Raimi) and Steve Miner (Mr. Miner - The Janitor)
Graffit on the wall of the men’s room where J.C. is trying to escape a number of slugs reads “Go Monster Squad!” The Monster Squad (1987) was also directed by Fred Dekker.