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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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I don’t know why I swallowed all this fly

Actually, I do know why. The Fly legacy rules and has haunted me since my childhood. So let’s get into all five films. THE FLY (1958) The pure simplicity of The Fly makes it such a classic of the 1950s. … 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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30 years of Stepford wives, children, and husbands

I’m a big fan of Ira Levin’s novels, and most have been adapted into films, including Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil, Sliver, A Kiss Before Dying, and of course, The Stepford Wives. I was young when the 1975 film … 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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Critters: back to the beginning

Considering all the recent news of a Critters Shudder show and a new movie for SyFy, it was the perfect time to revisit my box set of the four original films in the Critters franchise. Let’s see just how bad … Continue reading

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