Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flashback! Bad Movies That Haunt Me: Howard The Duck

The air was chilly and rain was frequent during that hunting season in 1979, especially near the top of Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Camping with my father and grandfather was fun, but I didn't mind staying in the camper.

Warm, and dry.


It helped that the local grocer down the mountain had a stash of Howard The Duck comic books to keep me entertained. I really liked the Howard title.

"Trapped in a world he never made."

(Just like me, and every other 14 year old in the world.)


It was those memories that made me excited to see the film adaptation of Howard a few years later, in the mid-80s.

The movie poster was prophetic: it really did lay an egg. And it really, still, haunts me!

10 comments:

All Click said...

Tee Hee! Spruce Knob!

Paul Higginbotham said...

All hail Howard!

Funny you mention that movie. I just watched it again. What memories.

I'll be talking about it on the next Paul and Spike Show.

Donutbuzz said...

I've never seen this film, and I never will.

The Film Geek said...

Paul: I think about it a lot, oddly. It was ahead of its time.

Maybe. :)

The Film Geek said...

Donutbuzz: embrace the beak, my friend.

primalscreamx said...

The only family-friendly movie dealing with beastiality ever made.

Spike Nesmith said...

I remember the hype well, and I, too, have never seen it. But after Paul's surprisingly glowing review of it, I might just have to seek it out. Even if just to say "now I've seen it".

Oh, and I heartily second All Click's "tee-hee" at 'Spruce Knob'.

Read Me said...

Hey, what's funny about Spruce Knob? It's one of the most incredible spots in West Virginia ...
And F.G., I didn't make it past the first 10 minutes of Howard the Duck, all three times I tried to watch it.

Spike Nesmith said...

There's nothing funny about a spruce knob. In fact, it's practically a requirement in the adult film industry.

Read Me said...

OK, I think I get it now.