What’s The Greatest Movie Summer Ever?
We’re gonna post 6 of the greatest movie summers - reblog your favourite!
Back To The Future: A perennial favourite at TF Towers, Robert Zemeckis’ good-natured time travel adventure pulls off the feat of being slick, giddily-enjoyable entertainment without ever feeling hollow. One for the ages.
The Goonies: The ’80s was a treasure chest for this sort of family fare: kid-orientated adventures with a palpable sense of awe. Richard Donner directs, but this is another summer hit which has producer Steven Spielberg’s DNA embedded in it.
Fright Night: Not the highest grossing horror flick of the year (A Nightmare On Elm Street 2 holds that honour), but no disappointment either, Fright Night won respect from genre fans and critics as it ran with its wickedly simple conceit: a horror fan suspects his next door neighbour of being a vampire. The remake has a lot to live up to…
Weird Science: John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club was also released in ‘85 (but, alas, it didn’t quite fall into the summer boundary lines). Inspired by Frankenstein, two geeks create a beautiful woman who helps them overcome domineering bullies, oppressive older brothers and their own crippling insecurities.
Teen Wolf: Michael J Fox’s second cult smash of the summer saw him playing Scott Howard, a high-schooler who discovers he has inherited his family’s werewolf gene. It’s not all bad though, as it seems to make him irresistible to women, as well as turning him into a superstar on the basketball court.