Spring Break was a 1983 film from Sean S. Cunningham, the director of the original Friday the 13th. It was not, however, a horror film … well, maybe if you were a parent at the time you thought it was a horror film. But Spring Break was just another in a long line of teenage sex comedies about beer, bikinis, boobs, and buffoonery. As Wiki stateth:
Two nerds, Nelson and Adam book a room at an inexpensive hotel in Ft. Lauderdale for a great time on Spring break, where they meet Stu and O.T. from Brooklyn, New York, also there to have fun. The hotel has overbooked the room so Nelson, Adam, Stu and O.T. agree to share the room due to the shortage of hotel rooms. The Wet T-shirt contests, beer drinking and other illicit activities associated with Spring Break are all on display here. Nelson’s step-dad shows up and causes trouble for the group; he is paired with a building inspector who threatens to shut down the hotel (and the fun).
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Tagged 1983, 80s, B-Movies, Cheap Trick, Friday the 13th, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack, movie, Sean S. Cunningham, Spring Break, Throwback
Struck, the upcoming novel from author Jennifer Bosworth, doesn’t hit bookshelves until May 2012, but its already gaining momentum and a large following.
The cover was unveiled a while back and, being the poor book blogger than I am, I negelcted to mention it. Sorry, Jennifer! The cover is posted above, obvs; the story’s synopsis, taken from Good Reads, is as follows:
Mia Price is a lightning addict.
She’s been struck so many times she’s lost count. She can’t sleep, she’s covered in veiny red “lightning scars,” and repeated strikes have even stopped her heart on occasion. Still, Mia can’t resist a storm.
That’s why Los Angeles, where it never rains, is the perfect place for her to find peace . . . until a massive earthquake devastates the city.
Now Mia finds herself struggling to hold her family together in a strange and terrifying new version of Los Angeles. The beaches have become massive tent cities populated by millions of homeless. Downtown is a wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the attendees drawn to the destruction by a magnetic force they cannot deny.
The original jawn featuring Special Ed, Masta Ace, and Buckshot. Perfect soundtrack for this beautiful, sunny Brooklyn day. Continue reading
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—Marc Lawrence, Writer/Director