Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Boogeyman (1980)

Reviewed by Richard Mogg Can a film be more than the sum of its parts? Heavily influenced by John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween (and mixed with equal doses of The Amityville Horror and The Exorcist), Ulli Lommel’s sophomore venture into the … Continue reading

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Tourist Trap (1979) Review

Producer Charles Band and director David Schmoeller may be more famous for their collaboration on the Puppetmaster series, but before Band’s company Full Moon had its finger on the pulse on the B movie industry, this duo created a surrealistic … Continue reading

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Slaughter High (1986) Review

Cruel, goofy and unkind, Slaughter High has always been sort of an enigma to me. It starts off like a bad Porky’s rip-off and then veers into one of the most malicious (and graphically filmed) scenes in low budget horror … Continue reading

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Rush Week (1989) Review

Rush Week is like so many slasher films that came out in the late 80s. The formula had already been robbed of any originality and the films’ budgets were growing smaller by the second. Still, some of those films, such … Continue reading

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Prom Night (1980) Review

Definition of the word kitsch – “something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.” Kitsch was the word I had originally chosen to describe Prom Night, but now that I’ve seen the movie, … Continue reading

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The Prey (1984) Review

It’s almost impossible to look past such a salacious tagline as “It’s not human and it’s got an axe”, therefore, I didn’t. While I was slightly disappointed that it was human, he still carried that axe with enough murderous glee … Continue reading

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The Outing (1987) Review

I have two claims to fame when it comes to this 1986 Texas lensed horror film. I have met the lead girl, Andra St. Ivani. She used to come into retail establishment I worked in. I finally asked her if … Continue reading

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The Mutilator (1985) Review

The standard six-pack of college students (the Virgin, her Loving Beau, the Wiseass, his Nice Girlfriend, the Scrawny Slut and her Dim-Witted Mancub) head to the beach for a week of sun, surf and sex. But as we’ve learned in … Continue reading

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Maniac (1980) Review

Even after such realistic films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Last House on the Left made their way through the grindhouse circuit of the 70s, audiences still couldn’t have prepared themselves for one of the most violent films of … Continue reading

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Madman (1981) Review

It was the early 80s and the world of horror movies was thriving. Two filmmakers took the popular legend of Cropsy, a man who beheaded scouts, and made two films, which were shot and released concurrently. Madman was one and … Continue reading

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