Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

I’ve been Scared to Death by a Syngenor Creature

Director William Malone (Parasomnia, House on Haunted Hill remake) introduced two different creatures that brought us through the 80s in three different movies. So let’s take a look at Creature, Scared to Death, and its sequel, Syngenor. CREATURE (1985) I’ll … Continue reading

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All eyes on The Hills Have Eyes franchise

It’s one of the most iconic titles in horror history, and every installment has horror master Wes Craven’s name on it, but does the series live up to its reputation? THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) Much of Wes Craven’s The … Continue reading

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I can’t keep the truth hidden any longer

You know my basic belief—90s sequels destroy 80s classics. Well, revisiting The Hidden movies challenged everything I thought I believed…about the 90s and myself. THE HIDDEN (1987) In my mind this is one of the classics my favorite decade—just like … Continue reading

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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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