Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

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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But will we ever get Psycho Cop vs. Maniac Cop?

It has finally happened! Psycho Cop Returns has as last come to Blu-ray thanks to Vinegar Syndrome. As a bonus, you even get a copy of it as Psycho Cop II on DVD. You know what would have been an … Continue reading

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Head splitting headbangers and paranormal punk rockers

The guts, guitars, ghosts, and even gays in this trio of indie films deliver a variety of subgenres, yet all three films offer a touch of nostalgia for the days of high hair and mosh pits. HEAVY MENTAL (2009)   … Continue reading

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Multiple maniacs slash through T&A and LGBT to the sounds of 80s new wave

As a GenXer, I get the distinct pleasure of saying “you had to be there” to those who didn’t live through the 80s. Well now, you can get a taste of the 20th century’s most totally awesome decade if you … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: holiday horror double feature

Easter is around the corner, Fourth of July isn’t…but it’s always good to plan ahead. So here goes. EASTER BUNNY BLOODBATH (2010) So far, there hasn’t been a definitive Easter horror flick for me, although my holiday horror page has … Continue reading

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The horror of Amazing Stories

Way back at the beginning of the 1970s, Steven Spielberg directed a creepy little made-for-TV haunted house movie called Something Evil before breaking into the big time in 75 with Jaws and then moving on to aliens with Close Encounters … Continue reading

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DIRECT TO STREAM: the horror of Daniel Falicki

After watching Accidental Exorcist, which Daniel Falicki directs and stars in, I was intrigued enough to search out more of his work, and found three other titles of his available for streaming. Based on the four films I viewed, I’ll … Continue reading

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STREAM QUEEN: a double dose of exploitation slashers

I use the term slasher in the most general sense because in each case, there’s a killer and a body count. But really, Phantom of the Grindhouse and The Greasy Strangler are purely trash cinema. PHANTOM OF THE GRINDHOUSE (2013) … Continue reading

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VHS era nostalgia isn’t enough to make these two winners

Just as the love of VHS horror will never die, it seems neither will the efforts of indie horror directors to replicate that feeling in their movies. In my efforts to forever find movies that actually do it right, I … Continue reading

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Underwhelmed in the second part of the 80s

Here are four examples of why the biggest mistake 80s horror made was in trying do something other than formulaic slashers. ETERNAL EVIL (aka: The Blue Man) (1985) Four years after bringing us the holiday slasher classic My Bloody Valentine, … Continue reading

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