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Tag Archives: 80’s Horror

Looking Back On Kevin Tenney’s Underated Gem ‘Witchtrap’ (1989)

A couple months ago, I was scrolling through Facebook and stumbled onto a video that instantly caught my eye. It was a clip of Linnea Quigley in a shower being killed by a possessed shower head. The clip was from Kevin Tenney‘s 1989 film Witchtrap, which was soon to be released for the first time in uncut form on both …

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Top 5 Golden Age Slashers You’ve Definitely Never Seen

In the 1980s, horror had a genre explosion like we’ve never seen before or since. This seemingly unhinged growth in the movie world owes everything to one subgenre: slashers. There were so many slashers. According to IMDb user CaptainCracker, between 1980 and 1989 there were roughly 293 slasher films produced and distributed. That’s bananas, right? With Halloween (1978) and Black Christmas (1974), there …

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Friday the 13th Game Footage Released, Beta Extended

Friday the 13th

“There’s a legend around here. A killer buried, but not dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse. Jason Voorhees’ curse. They say he died as a boy, but he keeps coming back. Few have seen him and lived. Some have even tried to stop him. NO ONE can.” ~ Friday the 13th Part VII  JASON’S BACK! The developers of the …

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Retro Review – IN A GLASS CAGE (1985)

The atrocities of the Nazi regime have been prime fodder for horror and exploitation films since 1969 when director Lee Frost unleashed Love Camp 7. On the one hand, you have trashy “Nazisploitation” films such as Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS and Gestapo’s Last Orgy, which focus on sexual depravities and violence, and are chock full of poor taste. …

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Vamp (1986) Movie Review

When I was a teenager, way back when Gamestop still sold used movies, I remember seeing the case for Vamp (1986). It had Grace Jones on the cover in white face paint with bright red hair and penetrating blue eyes. I’ve wanted to see it ever since then and somehow I never got around to it… until now. So how …

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THE EVIL DEAD Turns 35 Years Old Today!

The Evil Dead

Way back in 1981, Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell turned a small cast and an even smaller budget into the modern independent horror masterpiece The Evil Dead. We salute the film and the filmmakers on the 35th anniversary of the theatrical premiere at the Redford theater in Detroit, Michigan! Even though it premiered in the U.S. in October of 1981, …

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Wes Craven’s DEADLY FRIEND Turns 30!

Deadly Friend

Deadly Friend is 30 years old? When I realized the big three-oh was on the horizon for Wes Craven’s oft forgotten chiller, I had to double check the date to be sure. Sure enough, it opened on October 10th, 1986, right alongside Jumpin’ Jack Flash and Peggy Sue Got Married, back when Crocodile Dundee still topped the charts.  Like Bennett said in Commando: “You’re getting old, John!” I …

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Adrienne Barbeau To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau, one of horror cinema’s most beloved scream queens, will be honored next month with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York City Horror Film Festival.  She will be the first woman to receive the distinction.  Previous honorees include Sean S. Cunningham, Robert Englund, Wes Craven, George A. Romero, Roger Corman, Tobe Hooper and Tom Savini. Adrienne Barbeau got …

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Retro Review – SLUGS (1988)

These days, mutant killer animals are the stuff of SyFy Channel original movies. But there was a time when stuff like this got theatrical releases. 1988’s Slugs is one of those flicks. People are dying under mysterious circumstances in the town of Ashton. Bodies are being found with the flesh eaten off. Health inspector Mike Brady (Michael Garfield) begins investigating …

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Morgan – Heartfelt or Heartless? – Review

Morgan – Heartfelt or Heartless? When it comes to writing a movie review, sometimes after I’ve seen a new movie, I like to let the movie resonate for a bit and really think about it. I do this because sometimes I talk myself into thinking about things that I normally wouldn’t if I was just to go and write it …

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