Monthly Archives: May 2009

30 Years of Fangoria

Fangoria magazine reached a major milestone this month when issue 284 hit stands. It’s been thirty years since Fango’s first issue, sporting Godzilla as cover monster of the month, was unleashed on horror fans. Fangoria is officially the longest running … Continue reading

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Boogeyman 2 (1983) Review

Sequels by their very nature are comprised of recycled elements of a previous success, but there have been occasions when they have surpassed fan’s expectations  by matching the original in both style and popularity

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Terror Train (1980) Review

With the huge success of Halloween and Prom Night, Jamie Lee Curtis had slowly become one of the biggest stars of the genre, with her appearances in a variety of popular horror flicks earning her the moniker ‘scream queen.’ Her … Continue reading

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The Exterminator (1980)

If Friday the 13th borrowed extensively from Halloween then The Exterminator stole excessively from Death Wish, Michael Winner’s 1974 vigilante thriller that made a star out of Charles Bronson

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April Fool’s Day (1986) Publicity Gallery

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The Funhouse (1981)

Despite winning major acclaim for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, director Tobe Hooper had followed the success with a string of inferior and disappointing flops, most notably 1976’s Eaten Alive which starred future Freddy Krueger Robert Englund

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He Knows You’re Alone (1980)

Within months of Friday the 13th‘s conquering of the box office filmmakers were exploiting every possible holiday and anniversary in the hope of capitalising on its success. By the end of the year audiences had also been subjected to Prom … Continue reading

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Cutting Class (1989)

In much the same way that He Knows You’re Alone will always be associated with the first screen appearance of Tom Hanks, it is impossible to discuss the 1989 straight-to-video slasher Cutting Class without referencing the involvement of a young … Continue reading

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Code Red Alert: Exploitation Double Features

These Code Red titles flew so low they even missed my “Red Radar” – this past week saw the release of two EXPLOITATION DOUBLE FEATURES. And while the special features have been paired-down to accommodate two films on one disc, … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel: South Texas Blues

SOUTH TEXAS BLUES was a long-mentioned film project recreating in a fictional fashion the making of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE. I guess that’s still hoped to happen at some point, but not content to let it become a … Continue reading

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