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Back to the ’80s: April Fool’s Day (1986)

Welcome to Back to the ’80s. This recurring feature aims to take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly from horror’s most beloved decade. Regardless of which category a particular film falls under...

“Awful” ’80s Horror Movies That Actually Aren’t

For some reason, the ‘80s is more known for cheesy movies than any other decade. Every era has them, but the ‘80s always gets singled out. It’s tough to say why that is. If I had to guess, it would ha...

Friday the 13th

Six Reasons We’re Still Nostalgic For ’80s Horror

The 1980s are considered by a great number of fans to be the golden age of horror cinema. A lot of people grew up in the era, so it is only natural that they are so affected by the movies made within ...

Motel Hell Remake

Motel Hell is a Smart, Satirical Horror Movie

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is the quintessential barbecue horror movie, if such a thing exists. It may even be surprising to learn that there are others, but Texas is a benchmark in the wide spectru...

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 Beyond

Fulci’s The Beyond is a Surrealist Masterpiece

Lucio Fulci was never a very linear director. His films—be they giallo, zombie or otherwise—rarely had anything resembling a straightforward plot. They worked despite these things, and in some cases b...

How The Burning Beat Friday the 13th At its Own Game

After the success of Halloween, Sean Cunningham—in attempt to recreate that success—directed Friday the 13th. From there, the slasher craze of the early 1980’s was born. Movies like Terror Train, Prom...

The Lost Boys: The Beginning 1987

Why Lost Boys Got the Credit for Revitalizing Vampire Movies

Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys tends to get the credit for the rejuvenation of vampire movies in the late 1980’s. It’s a little strange, on one hand, considering that Lost Boys followed on the heels ...

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Why Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is Just Footloose With Boobs

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is a strange movie. It’s from an era of ‘80s comedies that people tend—or try—to forget. This would be the same era that gave us Repossessed and Transylvania 6-5000, along...

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