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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE PSYCHIC (1991)

Forget Fulci, this straight-to-video George Mihalka joint mixes ESP and psychology with erotic thriller tropes and comes up with a vaguely satisfying Toronto-shot stew of genre goodness. For his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles uses his mind’s eye to visualize his take on the film’s vaguely psychic (and definitely horny) college student who keeps flashing on a mysterious serial killer murdering young girls. And hey, isn’t that Billy from Gremlins? Rick sez:

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Motion Picture Purgatory: THE PLAGUE (1979)

Grab yourself a 6″ assorted and some Humpty Dumpty chips while you check out our latest Motion Picture Purgatory This time out Rick Trembles checks out the germ-laced sci-fi thriller THE PLAGUE, one of the more obscure films by tax shelter transplant Ed Hunt, who took a break from his UFO obsession at the time (though his documentary UFO’S ARE REAL was released the same year). For this film, American import Kate Reid plays a scientist matched up with Daniel Pilon trying to contain the spread of a disease via endless shots of laboratories, science equipment and delicious sandwiches. Rick sez: