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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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Mimesis: when Scream meets Night of the Living Dead

If you are a fan of Scream and Night of the Living Dead, it’s hard for me to imagine that you wouldn’t enjoy the hell out of Mimesis: Night of the Living Dead. Mimesis is a great word to use … Continue reading

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School slashers—the foreign exchange edition

After Scream started the slasher resurgence at the end of the 90s, the second wave of copycats went international! And, as always, one of the easiest ways to make a formulaic slasher is to set it in a school…. SCHOOL’S … Continue reading

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My Return to Return to Horror High is giving me 6 degrees of flashbacks

The thing I remembered most about the 1987 slasher Return to Horror High from when I originally saw it in the 80s was that Marsha Brady played a cop. That sentence pretty much sums up why it needs to be … Continue reading

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Direct to DVD: A horror director whose name doesn’t quite roll off the tongue…

Ever heard of Rolfe Kanefsky? I hadn’t either, until I discovered that I have not one but FOUR of his horror movies in my collection. So I guess that means I’m a fan. THERE’S NOTHING OUT THERE (1992) Funny thing … Continue reading

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Burnt Offerings: a new era of the slow burner horror film?

Having almost 40 years of experience watching horror films (I’m 41 and have been watching some form of horror films since I was like 5) I grew up on what are now considered ‘slow burners’: horror films that have about … Continue reading

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