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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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Where there’s killer pussy there’s…gay dudes and drag queens?

Written and directed by its star, Nicholas Tana, campy indie Hell’s Kitty is a bit of a love letter to people with cunty kitties and an appreciation for “pussy” humor. And more importantly, it is loaded with meta goodies for … Continue reading

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What in 80s hell?

Sometimes you just need to take a trip back to the 80s, when we watched fucked up movies loaded with violence, sex, and gore, didn’t have God or prayer in school…yet never shot up our classmates. Having said that, it’s … Continue reading

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Looking at 4 of the not so greats of the late 80s

But you gotta love them anyway—or at least, have them in your DVD collection if you’re an 80s fanatic like me. It’s time to look at obscurities Bates Motel, The Undertaker, Night Feeder, and Prime Evil. BATES MOTEL (1987)   … Continue reading

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80s slasher spoofs: Pandemonium vs. Wacko!

Along with other horror spoofs of the 80s: Transylvania Twist, Saturday the 14th, National Lampoon’s Class Reunion, Student Bodies, Haunted Honeymoon, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark…there were 1982 goodies Pandemonium and Wacko.  They’re quite similar in that they both take on … Continue reading

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