1980s Horror Films

Ten Stars You Probably Didn’t Know Started in Horror

When trying to recall actors who became noteworthy to mainstream media and entertainment fans after appearing in horror themed projects, one typically thinks of Jennifer Anniston in Leprechaun, George...

Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Hellbound: Hellraiser II – Crafting a Modern Fairy Tale

Hellraiser was a major horror hit that nobody expected; it even surprised those who had read Clive Barker’s Books of Blood and were already familiar with his work. But for once, the investors re...

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

How Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Set itself Apart from the Original And Why it Worked

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is one of the most notorious horror movies ever made. People see whatever they want to see in it. Whether it be a commentary on Vietnam or an allegory about the meat indus...

The Stuff

Four of the Strangest Non-Cronenberg Body Horror Films

David Cronenberg is undeniably the master of body horror, so much that the sub-genre has become synonymous with his name, even if he hasn’t directed a movie of this type in years. He will always be th...

The Fog 1980

The Fog is an Impressive and Under-Appreciated Ghost Story!

John Carpenter found incredible success with Halloween, but it was not a success right away. He moved on to the next project believing that the film had been a flop. The early reviews and the early ti...

The Blob

The Blob Remake Outdid the Original: Here’s How!

1958’s The Blob was the perfect monster monster movie for its era. It’s big, it’s campy, it’s funny. All in all, it is pure popcorn entertainment. The remake, made thirty years later, had a lot to liv...

Halloween II 1981

How Halloween II Was Shaped by the Early Slashers

While Halloween II is consistent with the first and is overall a very similar film, it was made in a completely different climate and that surely has an effect on the movie itself. This was made the s...

Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead: The Ultimate Punk Horror Movie

Dan O’Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead is, in many ways, the 1980’s horror film. It represents everything about the decade boiled down into one complete package. The movie originat...

Psycho II

Psycho II is Almost as Good as the Original: Here’s Why!

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is one of the best horror movies ever made. It’s often cited as the best and for good reason. It’s the kind of feature that was not getting made in America at the time. It br...

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