1980s, while muscle bound lunkheads like Stallone and Schwarzenegger were battling the
forces of darkness with lame quips and a minor armory at their disposal, one
man was doing it with nothing more a carton of cigarettes and a six-pack of
beer. With his blue collar charm and everyman exterior, Tom Atkins became
something of a minor league hero in some of the decade's favorite cult movies.
He took on ghostly pirates in John
Carpenter's The Fog (1980), an occult madman in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) and a zombified lawman in
Maniac Cop (1988).(read more...)