Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

1980s dolls vs. 1990s blood dolls!

Before Chucky, there was Dolls! And by the time Chucky found a wife, Full Moon had milked killer dolls to death, mostly with the Puppet Master movies, and then with its own rip-off film, Blood Dolls! Seems like Charles Band … Continue reading

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Talk to the hand…and beg it not to kill you!

I love giving a good hand blog, so I wrap my fist around three spanning two decades in this one. THE HAND (1981) Hard to believe Oliver Stone directed this rather forgettable 1981 horror flick that feels more like a … Continue reading

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A triple dose of 80s schlock treatment…

I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel of 80s flicks in my collection (aka: in existence), so this trio is the crap on tap this time around. SHOCK TREATMENT (1981) Director Jim Sharman returns, Richard O’Brien returns, Patricia Quinn returns…Charles … Continue reading

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They came from another planet in the middle of the 80s

They also come from my collection as I chip away at my goal of blogging about all the movies on my shelves. ALIEN PREDATORS (1985) In recent times, director Deran Sarafian has directed episodes of The Strain, Hemlock Grove, and … Continue reading

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Tell The Carpenter to bring his saw because it’s Bloody Wednesday

This double feature brings me right back to my days working at the video store—I systematically watched every horror movie that had a display box covered in thick layers of dust because no one ever rented them. I really have … Continue reading

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Nature triple strikes back in the early 80s

Digging through my archives (aka: my movie collection) for an 80s break from the endless “stream” of modern trash I bombard myself with, I decided to make it an early 80s marathon of 3 horror films themed around wildlife gone…wilder… … Continue reading

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OCD Told Me to blog about the rest of Larry Cohen’s movies

After recently covering director Larry Cohen’s Full Moon High and Wicked Stepmother in a blog and realizing I’d already covered Q: The Winged Serpent, A Return to Salem’s Lot, and The Stuff, I figured it was time to round out my … Continue reading

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Dante dabbling in the fun side of horror

With faves like Gremlins, Piranha, and The Howling under his belt, Joe Dante found a way to channel his love of horror into more mainstream flix for a general audience while still appealing to his fan base. For me, Matinee … Continue reading

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Werewolf to Stepwitch: the 1980s comedies of Larry Cohen

In between directing some of the oddest, most memorable movies of the 1970s and 1980s (God Told Me To, the It’s Alive trilogy, Q; The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, A Return to Salem’s Lot, The Ambulance), Larry Cohen bookended the … Continue reading

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The Terror of the Blind Buy—were they as scary as I feared (or hoped)?

Blind buys are mostly a thing of my past…unless they come with some actual foresight. Perhaps the film is part of a franchise for which I have all the other installments, or is by one of my favorite directors, or … Continue reading

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