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The rest of Vincent Price in the 80s

The king of horror left his mark on the 1980s simply by leaving his mark on the title track from the king of pop’s massive album Thriller. But he also continued to appear in horror flicks, most of which I’ve … Continue reading

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Weird shit through the 80s

From January 1st, 1980 – December 31st, 1989, I didn’t miss a moment of the 80s. I had cable. I worked at a video store. And yet, there are still horror flicks from the decade that I haven’t yet seen. … Continue reading

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Slashing, scratching, and spoofing through the body count in the early 80s

Every once in a while, a batch of films I select for a blog remind me that not even nostalgia can save a 1980s triple feature. SHADOWS RUN BLACK (1984) I can honestly say I had no idea what the … Continue reading

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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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