Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

STREAM QUEEN: when it’s all about the body count

Just like the many masked killers they’ve spawned, slashers will never die. Good or bad, they are always nice to have around when you just need some mindless massacre madness to break up the monotony of quality horror that stimulates … Continue reading

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Kevin Tenney: in the wake of the great demon incident

I was the guy my boss turned to back in the 80s when the horror movie screeners arrived at our video store—it was my job to watch them and let him know if they were worth buying for the store … Continue reading

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The queen that hated scream queens made them too scared to scream

Ah, the 80s. The decade when even respected veteran actors like Mike “Mannix” Connors got in on the slasher craze. But Connors wasn’t going to get chased around on Halloween or hacked up by a guy in a hockey mask. … Continue reading

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Zombie turns into Zombi 2 turns into loads of Zombi

The time has come at last for me to delve into the “franchise” spawned by Lucio Fulci’s zombie classic. Despite these 4 films not being an official series, they make up one of my favorite cheesy 80s Euro zombie gorefest … Continue reading

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I’ll have the Xtro, hold the Xtra Xtros

Ah, Xtro. One of those drug trips I took as a teen just by watching cable. I miss the 80s, when the shit that happened in a movie could make absolutely no sense yet bombard my young mind, heart, soul, … Continue reading

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Women losing their minds…and heads…in the early 80s

Ladies of the 80s sure did have their sanity tested, especially when they starred in the last movies left on the video store shelves on a Friday night. For instance, you might get stuck with these three films if you … Continue reading

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The rest of Vincent Price in the 80s

The king of horror left his mark on the 1980s simply by leaving his mark on the title track from the king of pop’s massive album Thriller. But he also continued to appear in horror flicks, most of which I’ve … Continue reading

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Weird shit through the 80s

From January 1st, 1980 – December 31st, 1989, I didn’t miss a moment of the 80s. I had cable. I worked at a video store. And yet, there are still horror flicks from the decade that I haven’t yet seen. … Continue reading

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Slashing, scratching, and spoofing through the body count in the early 80s

Every once in a while, a batch of films I select for a blog remind me that not even nostalgia can save a 1980s triple feature. SHADOWS RUN BLACK (1984) I can honestly say I had no idea what the … Continue reading

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When a triple feature blind buy goes totally right

I rarely buy DVDs/Blu-rays these days without seeing the films first. I’m done wasting valuable shelf space on movies I don’t love and will probably never watch again. I’m done spending full price for subpar movies, which is even more … Continue reading

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