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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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Zombie cannibals and claymation aliens in the 1980s

Doctor Butcher, M.D. and Mutilations—the titles go together better than the content, but at least it made for a double feature with some 80s variety. DOCTOR BUTCHER, M.D. (aka: Zombie Holocaust) (1980) This classic cannibal zombie gorefest is better known … Continue reading

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The 80s SLASHER VAULTS 9: It came from 1982

By 1982, with the release of Friday the 13th Part III in 3D and Jason getting into his hockey gear for the first time, even Michael Myers took a break and left the killing to a bunch of Halloween masks. … Continue reading

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83 and 89 – demons, a costumed killer, a werewolf, and vampires

Cleaning 1980s horror house, here is the latest batch of weird crap I came up with from the VHS era that isn’t the usual slasher. THE ALCHEMIST (1983) Directed by Charles Band, who would go on to create Full Moon … Continue reading

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The 80s SLASHER VAULTS 8: forgotten SOV slasher, backwoods bummer, and end of era goodie

In this installment, it’s a slasher smorgasbord of three random flicks that got lost in the video store shelves back in the day. In my opinion, one of them should have gotten more love and deserves a DVD release. NIGHT … Continue reading

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MTV – where music and monsters met in the 1980s

The 1980s were made to push the horror agenda! The slasher genre became a cultural phenomenon, giving birth to the likes of Freddy and Jason, two of the most iconic horror characters since the Universal monsters. New techniques in practical … Continue reading

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The 80s SLASHER VAULTS 7: On and Off Campus

Sex, nudity, new wave music, parties—there’s just something special about the student body being slaughtered by a killer in 80s slashers. So it’s time for six of them. FINAL EXAM (1981) I would say the best thing about Final Exam … Continue reading

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