Tag Archives: 1980s

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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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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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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80s SLASHER VAULTS 10: It came from 1987

The slashers market was so oversaturated by 1987 that titles became more obscure and often never even made it to the local video store shelves at all, like the remaining titles I’ll be covering in the next few installments of … Continue reading

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