Monthly Archives: December 2010

Review: My Name Is Kris Kringle (2010, Short)

Fangoria‘s online arm gave visitors a ‘Christmas gift’ this year, an exclusive short movie produced by Robert Galluzzo (The Psycho Legacy) and written/directed by Drew Daywalt (didn’t know his work until this). What drew me to My Name Is Kris … Continue reading

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A Retro Slasher Salute to Bob Clark

There’s a story circulating among slasher fans that goes a little something like this:  Bob Clark took this young guy named John Carpenter under his wing to help show him how to direct feature films.  While serving as an apprentice, Carpenter learned Clark … Continue reading

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Slasher Winter Wonderland

It’s that time of year again. The weather outside is frightful and… well… you get the drill. It’s all chilly out there and since I just moved across the country, I am having my very first white Christmas. What can … Continue reading

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Future Kill Composer Robert Renfrow Passes Away

I have been informed by a close friend of Future Kill composer and true Texan Robert Renfrow that he passed away on December 9th 2010 after a short illness. He was only 49. It feels like a major blow to … Continue reading

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Interview With Dreamaniac Director David DeCoteau

1986’s Dreamaniac was a product of the times – made during the genre’s infatuation with Freddy Krueger, it was a Faustian tale that reversed the mainstay gender roles – the main character is a male, a rock musician who makes a deal … Continue reading

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Assorted VHS Covers

From the Retro Slashers archives, donated by Richard Mogg.

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Black Devil Doll From Hell DVD Delay Explained

In August it was announced that Chester Turner’s mid-80’s blaxploitation killer puppet pic Black Devil Doll From Hell was coming to DVD with extensive extras, like Turner’s whole other film, Tales From The Quandead Zone. The plan was for an October … Continue reading

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Gourmet Race

Why take crack when you can watch this video and get whacked out of your head?! This is what I imagine Texas Chainsaw Massacre as a Japanese supermarket commercial would look like. The music is from a Nintendo Kirby game. Yes, … Continue reading

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Vote Retro Slashers For Splatcademy Award

Retro Slashers has been nominated in the category Best Horror Blog or Website for the 4th Annual Splatcademy Awards presented by’s Splattercast podcast. We’re running with four respected peers in the genre community, and voting runs to February 15th.

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EXCLUSIVE: Code Red Signs A Deal With VCX To Release Their Catalog Titles

More longed-for rarities and hidden treasures are on the way to DVD next year! Code Red has inked an exclusive deal with VCX to release their back catalog titles of horror films. Here is the official press release, exclusive to Retro … Continue reading

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