Monthly Archives: April 2009

A Retro Slasher’s Salute to Percy Rodrigues

Percy Rodrigues was THE voice for slasher and horror movie trailers in the 70’s and 80’s. His work includes the trailers for Popcorn, Madman, The Dark, Deadly Blessing, Return of the Living Dead, the Jaws series, and many others. His … Continue reading

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Popcorn (1991)

There’s good and there’s bad and then somewhere in between there’s Popcorn. Released long after the golden era of the slasher boom, Porky’s star Mark Herrier’s tongue-in-cheek directorial debut mixes ’50’s schlock with ’80’s splatter with mixed results

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Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

John Dunning and Andre Link had already scored a hit with their Canadian slasher My Bloody Valentine when Happy Birthday to Me was released in May, 1981. Despite being filmed first, Happy Birthday to Me was delayed for some time, … Continue reading

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CRYSTAL LAKE’S BLOODY LEGACY pt.2 – Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Director: Steve Miner Writer: Ron Kurz Starring: Adrienne King, Amy Steel, John Furey, Kirsten Baker, Stu Charno, Marta Kober

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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Of all the slasher movies to meet controversy in the 1980’s, perhaps the most loathed of these was the festive tale Silent Night, Deadly Night, which was picketed by angry parents and pulled by the studio. Still unreleased in several … Continue reading

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Pieces (1981)

Back in the early 1980’s Italian cinema seemed content with capitalising on and plagiarising American movies, starting with Lucio Fulci’s Zombi 2 (which claimed to be a sequel to Dawn of the Dead) and coming to a head through the … Continue reading

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Hell Night Gallery

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The Prowler (1981)

Probably the most popular device within the slasher genre is the masked killer. Perhaps it is because it conceals the killer’s true identity (although this would be redundant with Halloween and the Friday the 13th sequels), or maybe it just … Continue reading

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Maniac Cop (1988)

While Maniac Cop cannot be considered a straight slasher, it certainly borrows enough from the genre for it to share enough similarities with various slice ‘n’ dice classics. Directed by William Lustig, the man responsible for the disturbing 1980 chiller … Continue reading

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New Stepfather 2 DVD From Synapse

Fangoria’s ace writer Michael Gingold spoke to Don May Jr. of Synapse Films: “We’re releasing STEPFATHER 2 on September 29 to tie in with the remake of the original scheduled for October,” May tells us, “so we’re putting that one … Continue reading

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