Tag Archives: 1980s

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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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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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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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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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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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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1980s dolls vs. 1990s blood dolls!

Before Chucky, there was Dolls! And by the time Chucky found a wife, Full Moon had milked killer dolls to death, mostly with the Puppet Master movies, and then with its own rip-off film, Blood Dolls! Seems like Charles Band … Continue reading

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Talk to the hand…and beg it not to kill you!

I love giving a good hand blog, so I wrap my fist around three spanning two decades in this one. THE HAND (1981) Hard to believe Oliver Stone directed this rather forgettable 1981 horror flick that feels more like a … Continue reading

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Dante dabbling in the fun side of horror

With faves like Gremlins, Piranha, and The Howling under his belt, Joe Dante found a way to channel his love of horror into more mainstream flix for a general audience while still appealing to his fan base. For me, Matinee … Continue reading

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