May 14-16, 1982: The second week finally sees something resembling a “big summer blockbuster” in the form of Conan: The Barbarian starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another big star joins by way of political satire with Sean Connery in Right Is Wrong. There were also two horror films this weekend, slasher Death Screams and The House Where Evil Dwells starring Susan George.
We’ll also be discussing the box office report, notable news stories, the top 10 Nielsen rated tv programs for the week and the top 10 of Casey Kasem’s weekly top 40 from the week these films were released.
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RUNTIME: 55 minutes
The Summer of ’82 at 40 is a weekly retrospective journey through American pop culture during May, June, July and August of 1982. Brandon Peters and Forbes’ Scott Mendelson take a weekend by weekend look at the films released during the summer as well as the news stories, television and music that rounded out the public’s lives as they lined the pockets of the box office to see these movies.