Monthly Archives: February 2009

Flashback Trailer: Slaughter High (1986)

Just a reminder that Slaughter High is coming to DVD in April from Lionsgate in Uncut form (but probably without those black bars that many genre fans worship). What better primer is there than this awesome vintage (did I just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deadly Detention

A notch above most Young Adult thrillers thanks to its author’s dryly humorous tone, Deadly Detention is a playful riff on school-set slasher movies that whistles along swiftly and keeps up the suspense to the end. Think back to the … Continue reading

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Split Image: The Life of Anthony Perkins

Charles Winecoff’s biography on the late, great slasher icon Anthony Perkins reveals the actor was much more complex, more troubled, and sometimes more crazed than any of the characters he portrayed. Now, out of respect to Perkins, I’m not going … Continue reading

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Proto-Slashers #2: Blood and Lace – 1971

Blood and Lace (1971) Proto-Slashers: Looking at the flicks that paved the way for Halloween and the heyday of slashers. “Lurid”. What a great word. It promises the taboo and the gruesome. And it’s the perfect word to describe “Blood … Continue reading

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MySpace Round-Up For This Week

Christian Sellers is back with more reviews posted on our MySpace and a neat article on a real-life slasher: Ed Gein. The following titles are reviewed, so check ’em out! Friday The 13th Part 2, Twitch Of The Death Nerve, … Continue reading

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Zombie Nightmare Coming From Code Red DVD

Code Red continue to rescue retro horror flicks from oblivion for future digital consumption. Latest on their slate is Zombie Nightmare (1986) which, despite the fantastic New World artwork is more a revenge pic. Read on for the skinny: CODE … Continue reading

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MySpace Review Round-Up

If you haven’t added us as a friend on the Retro Slashers MySpace yet, please do. Check out a whole slew of new reviews over there courtesy of Christian Sellers. There are currently 17 Reviews over there. Take a guess … Continue reading

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Matthew W. Mungle (special makeup effects; Just Before Dawn)

Were you always a fan of horror movies growing up and how did you first develop an interest in special effects? “Always. I loved watching the old Universal Monster Movies on television and enjoy all the new hammer films when … Continue reading

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Proto-Slashers #1: “Dementia 13″ – 1963

“Little fishies in a brook, Papa’s hanged you on a hook” Do we agree that “Psycho” is the grandfather of slasher flicks, and that “Halloween” is the film that jump-started the craze during its heyday? If so, that means there … Continue reading

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A ‘Friday the 13th’ Alphabet

A is for AGAIN? Platinum Dunes’ remake of Friday the 13th opens worldwide this week, and producer Brad Fuller is already hoping there’ll be a sequel, according to B is for BLOGS. Stay up-to-date with the latest F13th news … Continue reading

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