Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas Comes Early: Lost Santa Slasher Unearthed

Our Christmas present to you last year was Thomas Ellison’s investigation of the uncompleted early 80’s slasher Jack M. Sell’s Black Christmas (featured in skit movie Outtakes). We now have a present from Retro Slashers‘ reader Wesley Skelly who after reading … Continue reading

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Goodbye Mr. Hammond: Leslie Nielsen Leaves Us

Man, I hate celebrity obituaries. They seem overly superficial and obligatory, summarizing a man’s life with a hit-and-run of his Wikipedia entry. So there’s nothing I can contribute of any depth in mourning the passing of Leslie Nielsen except to … Continue reading

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Retro Jukebox: April Fool’s Day

[audio:http://www.retroslashers.net/aprilfoolsday.mp3] April Fool’s Day Main Theme – Charles Bernstein

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Website Updates (November)

Just because we live in the 80’s, doesn’t mean our functionality has to. We’ve sorted out a number of things. First off, the comments system has gotten an overhaul. No more waiting for post approval – instant gratification is the … Continue reading

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VHS Cover: Home Sweet Home

Media Home Entertainment had the best video covers for early 80’s slashers – so good they managed to filter down to Australia intact whereas the region would usually get an altered style or campaign. Home Sweet Home is as good … Continue reading

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Boo Hoo: No Code Red On Black Friday

With Code Red’s DVDs being some of the more expensive discs out there – which is well in line with with other smaller distributors who don’t get the subsidies the big studios do – I was looking forward to Amazon’s … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home In 8 Minutes

Living in Australia I have no idea what Thanksgiving is, and prefer to remain clueless, filling the American minutia knowledge part of my brain with the history of Twinkies instead. But at Retro Slashers, Thanksgiving is still very special to … Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp IV Details And Poster

A pretty substantial update one of my retro projects: Fangoria have posted an article exclusively unveiling the Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor official poster art, plus copious quotage from me that’ll give you the comprehensive skinny on the lost slasher.

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Retro Jukebox: Chopping Mall

[audio:http://www.retroslashers.net/choppingmall.mp3] Chopping Mall Theme – Chuck Cirino

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Maniac Poster By Stephen Romano Bleeds Down Your Wall

Holy hannah, will you take a look at this? Right now? Maniac (1980) scores a new poster in celebration of its return theatrical run via Grindhouse Releasing and Blue Underground. Sure, there was nothing wrong at all with the original … Continue reading

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