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The Apple

Released 1980
Distributor Cannon Film

Still playing midnight shows at theaters across the country after 35 years, this astounding futuristic relic from those wacky guys at Cannon Films has become one of the most popular, even beloved stinkaroos of all time, the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. There really are no words, but Josh Olson gives it a shot anyway.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.