Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

The House trilogy…part 1, 2 and…4?

I realize now you had to be there and about 15 years old to appreciate 1985’s House. I was, and I did, but things change. Steve Miner (Friday the 13th 2&3, Lake Placid, Halloween H2O, Day of the Dead remake) … Continue reading

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Let’s play good cop, bad cop…bad cop….bad cop

Known for directing some classic horror/horror comedy trash (It’s Alive, The Stuff, God Told Me To, Full Moon High, The Ambulance, Q: The Winged Serpent, Wicked Stepmother, A Return to Salem’s Lot), Larry Cohen actually pens the Maniac Cop trilogy, … Continue reading

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5 movies—3 decades of horror nostalgia

A slasher, a big rat sequel, aliens, a vampire, a mummy, and even some man hotness along the way. I take a look back five ranging from 1982 through 2006. ISLAND OF BLOOD (1982) An 80s slasher so obscure I … Continue reading

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The Chair needs to take a seat because the Necromancer is queen

Well, Necromancer is at least the film I liked better of these two lost flicks from 1988 that I dug out of my DVD collection. THE CHAIR (1988) There were a handful of fun prison/electric chair horror films released in … Continue reading

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Lost in the 80s: killer kids, another teen wolf, and a guy who can’t get a date

Basically my whole life is in shambles because two out of these three forgotten films of the 80s aren’t available on disc to add to my collection. Take note, kiddies. THAT is white privilege on full display. THE CHILDREN (1980) … Continue reading

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Time-killing tomatoes…

These two silly sci-fi comedy “monster” movies ensure the death of your precious time and are still as bad as ever. I actually think this is the first time I’ve truly sat down to watch them all the way through…and … Continue reading

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When the classic monsters got the last laugh

Once Freddy, Jason, and Michael raised the horror bar in the 80s, the original monsters kind of lost their fear factor…so they gnaw on our funny bones instead! But do these six flix still hold up? TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (1985) Director … Continue reading

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Double witch film toil and trouble!

It’s flashback time to the end of the 80s for some witch flix—a comedy spoof and a creepy family movie. LOVE AT STAKE (1987) When I worked at the video store in the late 80s, I used to play this … Continue reading

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For the love of horror anthologies throughout the 80s

Here it is—a blog covering the six final 80s era anthologies in my movie collection that I haven’t yet covered. It’s mostly the biggies, so I’m going to call out my favorite stories from each anthology. CREEPSHOW (1982) The classic … Continue reading

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Nielsen Ratings: it’s Dracula Dead and Loving It vs. Repossessed

Leslie Nielsen was around for ages before he hit the peak of his popularity, making his mark on both slapstick 80s comedies and horror movies with films like Airplane!, Naked Gun, Prom Night, and Creepshow. Conveniently, he also mixed both … Continue reading

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