1985 October Movies

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge

    • R
    • 87 min
    • Horror

    The Grady family, including their teenage son Jesse, moves into a house on Elm Street which has been vacant for some time. Hardly surprising, since it was the same house in which the first Nightmare on Elm Street took place. Ron starts having strange nightmares and finds that Freddy Kruger is using him to commit terrible deeds. It is up to his girlfriend to find some way of stopping Freddy.

    Silver Bullet (1985)

    Silver Bullet

    • 50%
    • R
    • 95 min
    • Adventure

    The small town of Tarker's Mill was a place that was very peaceful, where nothing ever happened. Until one night, murders begin. The town people believe its some maniac killer on the loose and intend to hunt the man down. Marty, a young handicapped boy, believes that the killer is no man at all, but a werewolf. After a run in with the werewolf Marty and his sister, Jane hunt all over town for the man who is the werewolf.

    Re-Animator (1985)

    Re-Animator

    • 95%
    • R
    • 86 min
    • Horror

    A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student's incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.

    Commando (1985)

    Commando

    • 69%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Action

    After his daughter (Alyssa Milano) is kidnapped by a South American dictator, retired Army Colonel John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger), once the leader of a special commando strike force, swings into violent action.

    Better Off Dead (1985)

    Better Off Dead

    • 82%
    • PG
    • 97 min
    • Comedy

    Lane Meyer is obsessed with his girlfriend Beth and is crushed when she falls for the new captain of the ski team, Roy. After several failed suicide attempts, narrow escapes from the relentless paper boy, and nearly unbearable dinners at home with his crazy family, Lane finds a new love in French exchange student Monique Junot. Meanwhile, he must beat Roy on the slopes to regain his honor.

    Demons (1985)

    Demons

      • 104 min
      • Horror

      A group of people are trapped in a West Berlin movie theater infested with ravenous demons who proceed to kill and possess the humans one-by-one, thereby multiplying their numbers.

      Santa Claus (1985)

      Santa Claus

        • PG
        • 107 min
        • Adventure

        The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus.

        Evils of the Night (1985)

        Evils of the Night

          • R
          • 84 min
          • Horror

          Sex-hungry teens are kidnapped by auto mechanics, who take them to a rural hospital run by aliens who need their blood as the key to their own longevity.

          Jagged Edge (1985)

          Jagged Edge

          • 85%
          • R
          • 108 min
          • Crime

          San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she hasn't handled a criminal case for many years. There's a certain chemistry between them and Teddy soon finds herself defending the man she loves.

          School Spirit (1985)

          School Spirit

            • R
            • 90 min
            • Comedy

            The only thing keeping Billy Batson from the girl of his dreams is one little condom -- or rather the lack of one. Lucky Billy finds one at an all-night roadhouse -- but speeding back to his girl, he is killed in a head-on collision with a truck. Now invisible, Billy must find his sweetheart and rekindle her fire -- but when he comes back to school as a ghost, his first stop is the girl's locker room, and he's beginning to "see" all the possibilities! Written by Concorde...

            Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

            Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

              • PG-13
              • 121 min
              • Action

              An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

              Sweet Dreams (1985)

              Sweet Dreams

              • 94%
              • PG-13
              • 115 min
              • Biography

              Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country singer who died in a tragic plane crash.

              "American Masters" Private Conversations: On the Set of 'Death of a Salesman'

                • Unrated
                • 82 min
                • Documentary

                "Cinéastes de notre temps" Jean Renoir le patron, 1re partie: La recherche du relatif

                  • Unrated
                  • 94 min
                  • Documentary
                  A Zed & Two Noughts (1985)

                  A Zed & Two Noughts

                    • NONE
                    • 115 min
                    • Comedy

                    Oliver Deuce, a successful doctor, is shattered when his wife is killed in a freak car accident involving a car being driven by Alba Bewick colliding with a very large rare bird. His twin brother Oswald is researching how carcasses decay at the local zoo. Alba survives the accident although she loses one leg, and her sinister physician eventually removes the other 'because it looked so sad all alone'. Oswald and Oliver become involved in a menage a trois with Alba, and uncover very dubious...

                    Always (1985)

                    Always

                      • 105 min
                      • Drama

                      A middle-aged couple, on the verge of proceeding with a divorce, find themselves questioning their decision to separate when fellow friends and neighbors, oblivious to their marital troubles, assemble at their house for a 4th of July Weekend party.

                      Appointment With Fear (1985)

                      Appointment With Fear

                        • R
                        • 96 min
                        • Horror

                        Trapped in a world where death is not the end!

                        Black Arrow (1985)

                        Black Arrow

                          • Unrated
                          • 90 min
                          • Adventure

                          In 15th century England, a civil war called Wars of the Roses is being fought between two rival houses who want the throne. Fresh from battle, a knight finds his family dead. He joins the outlaws led by the Black Arrow (Stephan Chase) to seek justice. The noble Black Arrow foils Sir Brackley's (Oliver Reed) plan to kill one ward (Benedict Taylor) and marry the other. This is a classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson turned into film by Disney pictures.

                          Bliss (1985)

                          Bliss

                            • R
                            • 112 min
                            • Comedy

                            An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products is on the increase. But the notes he writes to himself to prove he hasn't gone insane are getting more disjointed, and he runs off with an ex-prostitute called Honey Barbera. Written by David Carroll <[email protected]>

                            Commando Leopard (1985)

                            Commando Leopard

                              • Unrated
                              • 103 min
                              • Action

                              A cruel dictator rules a Latin American state. Corruption, brutality and exploitation are present every day. A few people begin to organise resistance. Under the leader "El Leopardo" a small group of guerillas fights against the violent government... Written by Peter W. Simeon <[email protected]>