On the heels of the Fantasia screening of The Harvest, and John McNaughton's triumphant return to the director's chair, I'd like to call attention to one of his other works that doesn't get enough love.
That opening makes me chuckle. I can buy Hellraiser as ushering in a new wave of horror, but Warlock? It's a fun movie, but not making anyone's best of list, so it's amusing that those were the two movies the marketers felt were significant between 1987-1989. I am, however, glad they mentioned Re-Animator, as The Borrower definitely has the same vibe as the gold given to us by Stuart Gordon and Frank Henenlotter in the mid-to-late eighties. The era of this movie was the tail end of a sweet spot for genre film, when Cannon was still a force, special effects artists like Kevin Yagher were rock stars, and likable people like Rae Dawn Chong were headliners.