Category Archives: Living in the 80s – forever

They came from the 80s…and landed on Blu-ray in the new millennium

As more and more 1900s horror of my childhood (damn, I’m old) makes its digital disc debut on Blu-ray, I give my brief thoughts on four recent releases that come from the 80s. Are they worth a buy even for … Continue reading

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Will you have a howling good time with this 8-movie werewolf franchise?

I’m not going to go into depth about The Howling from 1981, because it’s a classic, and shame on you if you haven’t seen it. Yes, I’m totally horror shaming! It is director Joe Dante’s horror masterpiece, stars Dee Wallace, … Continue reading

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Going back to before trolls discovered the Internet

When 1986 film Troll hit cable, I wasn’t a huge fan because it was essentially horror-lite, bordering on fantasy. 4 years later when Troll 2 hit video, I was breaking into my 20s and working at the video store, which … Continue reading

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Will the Primal Rage at Blood Lake leave you Scared Stiff?

It’s so satisfying that so many obscure films of the 80s are still being released on DVD and Blu-ray—with plenty more I’m still waiting for. So how important are these three to my extensive 80s horror collection? Well duh…super important … Continue reading

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I’ve been Scared to Death by a Syngenor Creature

Director William Malone (Parasomnia, House on Haunted Hill remake) introduced two different creatures that brought us through the 80s in three different movies. So let’s take a look at Creature, Scared to Death, and its sequel, Syngenor. CREATURE (1985) I’ll … Continue reading

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All eyes on The Hills Have Eyes franchise

It’s one of the most iconic titles in horror history, and every installment has horror master Wes Craven’s name on it, but does the series live up to its reputation? THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) Much of Wes Craven’s The … Continue reading

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I can’t keep the truth hidden any longer

You know my basic belief—90s sequels destroy 80s classics. Well, revisiting The Hidden movies challenged everything I thought I believed…about the 90s and myself. THE HIDDEN (1987) In my mind this is one of the classics my favorite decade—just like … Continue reading

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The House trilogy…part 1, 2 and…4?

I realize now you had to be there and about 15 years old to appreciate 1985’s House. I was, and I did, but things change. Steve Miner (Friday the 13th 2&3, Lake Placid, Halloween H2O, Day of the Dead remake) … Continue reading

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Let’s play good cop, bad cop…bad cop….bad cop

Known for directing some classic horror/horror comedy trash (It’s Alive, The Stuff, God Told Me To, Full Moon High, The Ambulance, Q: The Winged Serpent, Wicked Stepmother, A Return to Salem’s Lot), Larry Cohen actually pens the Maniac Cop trilogy, … Continue reading

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5 movies—3 decades of horror nostalgia

A slasher, a big rat sequel, aliens, a vampire, a mummy, and even some man hotness along the way. I take a look back five ranging from 1982 through 2006. ISLAND OF BLOOD (1982) An 80s slasher so obscure I … Continue reading

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