Midnight Double Feature #3

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Midnight Double Feature #3 – Michael Lehmann’s “Heathers” and Mark L. Lester’s “Class of 1984”
JD in “Heathers”: “Chaos was what killed the dinosaurs, darling.”

Two classics from the 1980s for you in Midnight Double Feature #3. Teen angst and bad behaviour go just that little bit further in Michael Lehmann’s “Heathers” and Mark L. Lester’s “Class of 1984”. Both films look at teenager life in a way that would make John Hughes cower behind the sofa. Cynical, dark, unsentimental, at times funny, at other times quite frightening, these two films paint an alternative picture of what it means to grow up.

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Editor of Top 10 Films, Dan Stephens is usually found pondering his next list. An unhealthy love of 1980s Hollywood sees most of his top 10s involving a time-travelling DeLorean and an adventurous archaeologist going by the name Indiana.

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  1. gelpi2010 Reply

    I love both films. I was a teen when Class of 1984 was released in theaters. It made an impact. Other similar teen films from the era that I love are:

    Massacre at Central High (1976)
    Over the Edge (1979)
    Young Warriors (1983)
    Rumble Fish (1983)
    Reckless (1984)
    Smooth Talk (1985)
    Tuff Turf (1985)
    River’s Edge (1986)

    All titles could make a great Midnight Double Feature!

  2. Dan Reply

    Good call on Massacre at Central High, Gelpi, haven’t seen that one for years. Over The Edge and Rumble Fish are films that are definitely worth seeing. River’s Edge is another one I haven’t seen for a long time – I have vague recollections of a young Crispin Glover.

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