1980s Horror Films

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...

Final Girl Returns That Made Us Cheer

The various monsters of the screen (whether they be human, boogeyman, or otherworldly) would be nothing without that original final girl that stood up to them for the first time.  As they raced upstai...

Seven vampire comedies to sink your teeth into

Seven Great Vampire Comedies to Sink Your Teeth Into

Vampire comedies, like vampires themselves, tend to come and go. They’re not always popular but even when they aren’t, they’re still being produced in some capacity. The biggest surges of popularity f...

Why Jason Lives is a Near-Perfect Horror Comedy

Audiences were disappointed with Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning. They wanted Jason, doing what he does best. Despite the film’s other merits, they couldn’t get over the absence of the franchi...

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