Greydon Clark. A Slice Above?

“Greydon Clark. The Producer of Hobgoblins! We’re doomed!” Actor, director, writer, producer. He appeared in plenty of B Movies and ultimately directed them. The Bad Bunch (1973), Black Shampoo (1976), Satan’s Cheerleaders (1977), Hi-Riders (1978), Angels Revenge (1979), The Return (1980), Without Warning (1980), Wacko (1982), Joysticks (1983), Final Justice (1985), Uninvited (1987), Skinheads (1989), The Forbidden Dance (1990), Dance Macabre (1992), Russian Holiday (1993). Cinematographer Dean Cundey worked on 5 of Greydon’s films and actor Joe Don Baker starred in 3. Blaxploitation, Horror, Action, Greydon spanned genres and three of his movies were chosen by MST. Angels Revenge, Final Justice, Hobgoblins. His schlock had a lock in the Mike Era. Brash, crude, direct. Subtlety is not his forte. Maybe one day Without Warning will join them. Take Me To Your Leader or Just Say No?

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Note: Greydon Clark directed two Mystery Science experiments. Topics on both are linked below.

Summary

622. Angels Revenge (1979)

1008. Final Justice (1985)

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Without Warning - Why We Love It.

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This NEEDS MSTied. Trailer of Without Warning (1980).

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Top Movies by Greydon Clark.

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Chatting With A Director Q&A With Director Greydon Clark.

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ScreamCast 29: Without Warning (An Interview With Greydon Clark)

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Greydon Clark - Early Days.

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There are definitely a few Greydon Clark movies that MST3K hasn’t riffed that are ripe for it. I would love to see them riff Without Warning as well. Jack Palance cheesing it up as a weird kind of hipster gas station attendant, and Martin Landau playing a crazy Vietnam vet in a plot obviously inspired by DC comics supervillain Starro… the riffs just write themselves.

The Greydon Clark movies that MST3K have already riffed are classic. He never met a movie genre he could not make cheesier, and I thank him for it.

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Wait, what? This Starro?

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Surprised no one has brought up Star Games yet.

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Yup. The plot is a Starro invasion, but without Starro, who is replaced by some run of the mill grey alien.

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Oh. Well, that loses the most fun part! You had me excited there for a minute. :frowning:

I want more starfish aliens!

Thor didn’t disappoint us!

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You do get a lot of mini-starro starfish flying around, but the big guy is no where to be found.

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All of Greydon Clark’s movies feel like made-for-TV movies.

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Joysticks Q&Q Featuring Greydon Clark.

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Review of Joysticks (1983) and Interview with Greydon Clark.

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A 1000 percent. That manufactured feel came automatically.

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I didn’t know he did Joysticks! That’s probably not family friendly enough for MST3K, but it’s perfect for Rifftrax.

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True. His filmography is ripe for further delving by both Rifftrax and MST3K. I noticed Rifftrax already did Uninvited (1987).

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