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When the classic monsters got the last laugh

Once Freddy, Jason, and Michael raised the horror bar in the 80s, the original monsters kind of lost their fear factor…so they gnaw on our funny bones instead! But do these six flix still hold up? TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (1985) Director … Continue reading

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An indie sequel, a portrait of a serial killer, and an 80s throwback

My latest marathon of a trio of films from the past two years was fairly derivative, making it a rather “been there done that” experience. THE OUIJA RESURRECTION (2017) The “sequel” to The Ouija Experiment is an entire meta premise … Continue reading

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Get high you die

It’s like the horror fates lead me to similar movies to blog about, so I had no choice but to cover drug-themed backwoods slashers Young, High and Dead and 4/20 Massacre in a single post. They also have something else … Continue reading

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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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Nielsen Ratings: it’s Dracula Dead and Loving It vs. Repossessed

Leslie Nielsen was around for ages before he hit the peak of his popularity, making his mark on both slapstick 80s comedies and horror movies with films like Airplane!, Naked Gun, Prom Night, and Creepshow. Conveniently, he also mixed both … Continue reading

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Sometimes zombies make me laugh, sometimes they don’t

Each of the four films in my latest zombie marathon had a different effect on me…and perhaps not always the effect the filmmakers were going for. BETTER OFF ZED (2018) If you caught my video the other day on Boys, … Continue reading

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Five that are all over the 80s horror map

I can practically smell the dusty shelves at my video store when I drudge up some of these older 80s horror titles to write about, so nostalgia alone makes me cherish them all…no matter how bad some may be. DISCONNECTED … Continue reading

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Remade in the 2000s: De Palma, Cohen, and Carpenter

They’re some of my faves—Sisters (1973), It’s Alive (1974), and The Fog (1980). In the new millennium they all got the remake treatment. So, were they treated well? You’ll need a working knowledge of the original films to get what … Continue reading

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50s creatures and 60s killers

Just like the 1950s and 1960s were the dawning of the rock ‘n roll era, these two decades served as a launching pad for the modern horror age. So it’s always fun to look back at some of the influences … Continue reading

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Campfire Tales vs. Campfire Stories

They were each released between 4 – 6 years apart through the course of a decade. They feature a surprising number of familiar faces. You might not be able to remember which is which. Heck, you may not even realize … Continue reading

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