TechnoRetro Dads: Specific Frights

by TechnoRetro Dads

TechnoRetro Dads: Specific Frights

Don’t look now, but Michael Keaton is moving into your house. We look back at Pacific Heights and movie-based video games that never were.

In 1990 Michael Keaton terrified any yuppie that was looking to become a landlord. We look at Pacific Heights. And we think about movies that didn’t get their own video games in the TechnoRetro Arcade.

In the NEWS

  • The Dark Crystal will not be having a season 2 and we’re not very happy about it.
Dark Crystal Age of Resistance

Gone before its time

TechnoRetro Cereal -News

Shane the Roving Spoonster shares a UK cereal promotion that we totally think we should have over in the US, personalized cereal boxes. And get ready for a new, very sweet, Chex Mix with cereal flavors. And Shua gives us a review of Hershey’s Kisses Cereal. His opinion may surprise you.


Let’s All Go To The Movies – Pacific Heights

Suspenseful thrillers were all the rage in 1990. Michael Keaton, in his next movie after Batman, gets into the game with Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine as he channels his not-so-inner sociopath. He is Carter Hayes and he’s making the young couple’s life miserable as he rents out their apartment and proceeds to torment them in a complex scam that threatens to ruin their life. 

Pacific Heights

“Really officer, I think this guy is really Batman. I mean look at his wavy hair. Who else would have the guts to date Melanie Griffith with hair like that?”

31 Days of Horror

Jovial Jay continues his tradition of watching a scary movie a day in October. This year’s RetroZap posts will be a plethora of “H-origins”. With movies like Dracula, The Invisible Man, and Psycho, the month looks to be a promising fright-fest. He tells us some of the movies he’ll be sharing as we prepare for 31 Days of Horror.

31 Days of Horror

TechnoRetro Arcade – 1990 movies that would be horrible video games

James Bond, Batman, Jurassic Park…these movies all got great video games. Why not other 1990 movies. Wouldn’t you love to play a Pretty Woman video game? Or how about showing off your gaming skills as Mel Gibson’s Hamlet? The obscure (and fictitious) Obscure Games room gets some imaginary additions as we wonder what could have been.

Pretty Woman Video Game

What if Pretty Woman had a video game? What other 1990 movies could have been playable?


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Join Jovial Jay and JediShua each week for a look back at the ’70s and ’80s as they share the fun and also fandom of their youth with their families, friends, and EarBuds. Topics include TV, film, music, toys, and games of the ’70s and ’80s like Atari, Nintendo, Sega, and arcade games as well as franchises which have continued into the 21st Century, especially Star Wars, Tron, and Back to the Future. The TechnoRetro Dads create new stories as old legends are passed down from one generation to the next.

If you’re a TechnoRetro Dad, the child of one, or just appreciate the ’70s and ’80s, then this podcast is definitely for you!

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