As you all loved the Spot that TV show feature so much, I thought I’d give you pop culture savvy readers another go.
Spot that movie this time. And unlike my first article with that subject, there is more than one movie to guess this time. If you know the names of all of them, let me know. An added bonus if you know the name of the person involved in all of these movies.
First one up, this house:
All of you born before 1980 will cherish fond memories of this movie which was released in 1985. In the movie, the house was to be torn down to make room for a golf course. If only they could find a way to get enough money to stop this from happening……Marta Plimpton and Corey Feldman also star.
Hint: The older brother of the main character is, in real live, the stepson of a famous female singer. In the movie his character shares a name with a character living in house number two in the Spot that TV show article elsewhere on this site. This movie marked the very beginning of, at least according to IMDB, his career.
Then mystery movie house number 2:
I still get the shivers when the snow on my TV set appears to be sending messages from another dimension. This house does not survive the entire movie as it is sucked into The Other Side towards the end of it. That’s what you get for building on an ancient burial ground.
The special effects used for this bit were almost amateurish, the sound used is that of a vacuum cleaner. However; it was mind blowingly realistic.
Hint: Sadly, quite a few of the cast members died under perculiar circumstances in years following the production. With this adding to the mystery surrounding this movie.
House number 3; it actually resembles house number 2 a little. It was likely built in the same time.
It is located in an earthquake prone suburb of Los Angeles, but that is just mere trivia and has nothing to do with the movie it starred in.
It was literally sealed in plastic for the climax of one of the most popular movies of all time. The big tree in front of it was not there yet as the movie crew were actually the first occupants of the house. When they were filming, some houses in the same neighbourhood had yet to be built.
There were corn fields right behind it though. At least, in the movie there were.
Hint; This movie marked the beginning of a successful career for one of the youngest cast members. She had to go through a stint in rehab or two, three, four well before she grew boobs, but managed to draw the spotlight back on herself and has starred in many popular movies since.
In a later movie she starred in, her character actually revisits the house, nude, clutching a large inflatable flower.
Mysterious Movie location number 4:
This house is the home of a Einstein-esque professor able to do wonders with a DeLorean sports car in a popular trilogy from the 80’s and very early 90’s.
As I think that description was hint enough I am not giving you anymore. Maybe just the fact that the next movie location was featured in the first two of this trilogy.
Movie location number 5:
This tunnel can be seen in many many movies and TV shows. It was where Mischa Barton crashed her car in The O.C for example. In the movie I am referring to here, it starred as the entrance to a very animated town. The main character in this movie is framed for a murder he didn’t commit.
Hint: The director of this movie, also directed the trilogy of Movie Location #4.
There you go; five movies to guess.
A combined hint: they were all released in the 80’s except part three of the trilogy in movie #4. But production for that was still very much an 80’s affair.
Nobody? Do we need more hints?
MUCH harder than the tvseries one!
1 I´d like to live here. Is it for sale?
The singer is probably Barbra Streisand, with Josh Brolin as a stepson because she married the dude from Hotel. Still, not a clue which film this is.
Nightmare on Elm Street? (scary movies, honey, you´re losing me)
3 ET, Drew Barrymore
4 Back to the future, (Michael J Fox is getting a new show btw!) and
5 who framed roger rabbit. Bob Hoskins I think?
Very close. #’s 3, 4 and 5 are in the pocket.
Some more clues:
#1 involved a pirate ship, and yes, it is Josh Brolin I refer to in the clue.
#2 starred a small lady with a very very scary high voice.
The person to guess, was involved in ALL these movies. So we are looking for one name. He is actually considered Hollywood royalty.
Sorry, i looked at it before, thought it was to difficult. But (without looking to the other answers already posterd, this is what I came up with)
2 Elm street (although haven’t actually seen it)
4. Back to the future
5. Who framed roger rabbit
I know!!!! the first one is the Goonies!!!!!
Is it is it?
(and is it spelled correctly? I was 8 when I saw that, and absolutely LOVED it)
The Goonies, correct! Both in spelling and in guessing!
So, that only leaves house #2 then. Nobody? Cause Elm street is not correct.
Another hint then. In this movie a little blond girl communicates with her parents through the TV set after she has been taken to the other site by ghost like entities in their house.
If you now still don’t know it you lived under a rock from say… 1982 to… today.
And what Hollywood royalty has a credit in all of these movies? ET being one… anyone?
I think I know who was in every film
Christopher Lloyd. He was at least in Roger Rabbit and Back to the future. I’m not sure if he was in the rest of the films I mentioned, but then again, I don’t know if my guesses were right…..
(sorry for all my posts, I write first and then think, like in real life: first speak then think)
No worries, the more posts the more advertising revenue 😉 (well, not yet, but one day).
Unfortunately Christopher Lloyd was not the name I was looking for. Think further then him being in the film, in front of the camera… Maybe he was more involved behind the camera? How about a directors credit? Or a producer’s credit? or both? ET anyone???
But seriously, a scary 80’s flick with a little blond girls and television sets and a house built on a burial groun and poltergeist like activities and still no clue??
Honestly, never saw any scary movies unless you made me!
Now, the name of the guy involved in all of these movies. Hollywood Royalty..director and producer… involved with ET……?????
Can I go back to work now ;)?
Correct! Yes, Spielberg!!
It was a bit of a hard one as he is one of those obscure I-think-I-know-his-name directors/producers.
By the way, this is the Elm street house
Again, a great quiz!
You should make quizzes for a living ;)!
Damn Spielberg of course!!! Can’t stand it, that I didn’t think of the guy, it’s soooo obvious!
Anyway, PVPR, may I remind you that in 1982 I was FOUR! Yesh, i’m that young 😉
And also scary movies freak me out, I even thought ET was scary.