1980s Horror Movies

City of the Living Dead 1981

City of the Living Dead: Fulci’s Strangest or Most Effective Movie?

Lucio Fulci did not make movies with traditional plot or character arcs. He wasn’t interested in these things. His films relied heavily on atmosphere. They showcased gory effects that would shock and ...

Tobe Hooper

Disaster/Artist: The Mind-Boggling Career of Tobe Hooper

Of all the masters of horror, Tobe Hooper has the most confounding career. He’s done enough to earn the title, but not enough to stand comfortably beside contemporaries like John Carpenter and Wes Cra...

Why Twilight Zone: The Movie is One of the Most Overlooked Anthology Films

[soliloquy id=”17249″] Horror anthology films were very successful in the 1980’s in a way that they have not since been, unfortunately. Some of the best of the sub-genre came about during ...

Killer appears in A New Beginning

Why A New Beginning is the Most Unsung Friday the 13th Movie

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is, as I have written before, is the ultimate Jason Voorhees movie. It’s the perfect embodiment of all things Friday the 13th. It did not, however, deliver on the pr...

Five Great Horror Movies That Were Critical Disasters When First Released

There are many horror films in the genre’s long history that are now lauded as classics. But they weren’t always. Some movies that are beloved now were critical disasters when they were first re...

The Howling Sequels

A Viewing Guide to the Howling Series

The Howling franchise sounds great on paper. It really seems like common sense for there to be a long-lived and successful werewolf series. Add in an anthology format and it’s almost a no-braine...

Hellraiser. Pinhead is the master of torture and pain in Clive Barker's Hellraiser.

Hellraiser – Making Beauty Out of Body Horror

Hellraiser is what cemented Clive Barker as a powerhouse figure in the horror genre. It is as revolutionary and as visionary as the movies that John Carpenter, Wes Craven and Tobe Hoper used to propel...

Five VHS Only Horror Movies that Need a DVD Release

With horror film collecting at an all-time high, more people are getting into a wider selection of older and more obscure horror titles. It’s a day and age where a collector’s edition of B...

Jeremy Capello in My Best Friend is a Vampire

Overlooked and Underrated: My Best Friend is a Vampire

There’s some talent involved with this low budget horror comedy (including a very early, small role for Kathy Bates), but nobody remembers it. The movie is fun in a campy and somewhat stupid way. But ...