Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

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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Five that are all over the 80s map

I can practically smell the dusty shelves at my video store when I drudge up some of these older titles to write about, so nostalgia alone makes me cherish them all…no matter how bad some may be. DISCONNECTED (1984) I … Continue reading

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The takeaway from horror between 72 and 82…sex bad!

Considering these are the kind of movies that educated me in my formative years, I’m proof positive that horror movies do not give rise to psycho murderers. However, they may spawn bratty gay guys with Peter Pan Syndrome who are … Continue reading

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3 doses of wicked women from the 1980s

I’m close to being tapped of any 1980s horror in my collection that I haven’t yet blogged about, and I cross three more off the list with this nostalgic triple feature. GHOST STORY (1981) I read Peter Straub’s novel in … Continue reading

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Jekyll and Hyde get goofy, gay, and gender-bending

It’s back to the 80s and 90s for this double feature of raunchy giggles at the expense of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel. JEKYLL & HYDE…TOGETHER AGAIN (1982) Aah…one that aired regularly the year I got a job delivering … Continue reading

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