Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

Why can’t life be like that night in the 1980s when you rented Headhunter?

Angel Heart, The Believers, The Serpent and the Rainbow. After this run of relatively – I’m so going to say it – boring voodoo films at the end of the 80s, there came…Headhunter! Who needed a budget, big names, or … Continue reading

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One each from 1982, 1988, and 1996

Just a brief mish-mosh of odd and ends from the VHS era this time around: a Fulci film, an HP Lovecraft adaptation, and a “family” horror flick. MANHATTAN BABY (1982) It’s hard to comprehend that Lucio Fulci followed his streak … Continue reading

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The wild retro worlds of horror director Frederico Sfacia

It’s always a thrill to stumble upon a director that clearly worships the same era of horror in which you grew up, so after seeing Italian director Federico Sfacia’s Alienween, I immediately checked out his first film I Rec U, … Continue reading

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Homophobia panic over 80s slasher City In Panic

It’s no wonder 1986 film City in Panic is never mentioned with the myriad of forgotten slashers of the era. At a time when boobs and babes were the preferred dead meat (it was pretty much a rule), the movie … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird meets Steven Spielberg in the 80s

1988 film Lady In White is a must-see for anyone who loved the nostalgic feel of Netflix throwback series Stranger Things but missed out on the 80s – or those who lived through the 80s but somehow missed out on … Continue reading

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It comes back every 30 years…

Actually, not “it,” but The Thing comes back every 30 years. The original The Thing from Another World was a 1951 sci-fi hit that was then remade by John Carpenter as The Thing in 1982. Finally, in 2011 came a … Continue reading

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THE 80s SLASHER VAULTS Part 13: The end of an era

I think this is it. I think my 80s Slasher Vaults series comes to an end with this 13th installment of lesser-known titles from the end of the era. This one takes us right into the early 1990s, giving a … Continue reading

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Slasher double feature: boys on campus and Skywalker on the road

At the end of the 1980s, stuntman/actor/director Bob Bralver, whose lengthy career includes appearing on Star Trek, directing episodes of Knight Rider, and doing stunts for Diagnosis Murder, made a couple of horror movies loaded with 80s pop culture appeal! … Continue reading

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THE 80s SLASHER VAULTS Part 12: It Came from 1988

It would have been a pretty fulfilling slasher marathon if you rented these three lost slashers from the video store back in 1988. Here’s why. ICED It’s a wintry skiing slasher from Jeff Kwitny, the man also responsible for the … Continue reading

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THE 80s SLASHER VAULTS 11: they mostly came from 1987

This next trio from 87 (a big year for forgotten slashers and pretty much the year the genre went bust) has a special case—one of the films was released in 1987, but actually has ties to a classic of the … Continue reading

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