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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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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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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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The Gate should have stayed closed after the first film

Director Tibor Takács, who has had a long career in horror, from I, Madman to Spiders 3D, scored an 80s video rental/cable classic with The Gate. A few years later he delivered a follow-up that suffers from a bad case … 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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Digging up the 80s dead

It’s another round of cleaning horror house, this time, looking at five zombie films from my movie collection that span the decade from 1980 – 1989. ALIEN DEAD (1980)   This is one of the first ever movies by crap … Continue reading

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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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