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Ghosthouse (1988)

I actually have no idea if Ghosthouse is a movie people love or hate (or simply have no opinion of), but if there is a “I liked it a lot” camp somewhere I’ll have to defer to them, if only … Continue reading

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Review: Mirage (1990)

Mirage was a rather late entry into both the “car killer” and slasher realm, and it definitely reflects both roadster and stalker elements. Continue reading

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Small Screen Slashers: Isn’t It Shocking? (1973)

Before John Badham became the iconic director behind Saturday Night Fever (1977) and War Games (1982), he cut his teeth on the small screen. Badham worked mostly in episodic television and Isn’t it Shocking? was his 2nd made for TV … Continue reading

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Swinger’s Massacre (aka Inside Amy, 1975)

If I am ever able to go back in time to 1975, the first place I’m heading to is Filthy McNasty’s. Yes, I am. It is quite possibly the coolest and creepiest club I have ever seen. This is where … Continue reading

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Small Screen Slashers: Fantasies (1982)

Soap Operas and horror movies have a lot more in common than one would think. Both have rabid and loyal fanbases, chock-full of completists who either have to see every movie or every episode of their favorite genre. As we … Continue reading

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The House on Sorority Row (1983) Review

There is something so sumptuous and lush about Mark Rosman’s directorial debut, The House on Sorority Row. If you’ve ever heard the phrase “classy slashers”, they must have been referring to this beautiful horror film. From the music to the … Continue reading

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When Push Comes to Shove: Slaughter High & Bullying

For anyone who has ever been pushed around (and haven’t we all at one point), Slaughter High is a revenge seeker’s wet dream. Marty (Simon Scuddamore) is probably the nerdiest nerd this side of Kenny Hampson (Terror Train). But he’s … Continue reading

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David F. Friedman 1923 – 2011

It is with extreme sadness that we report the passing of David F. Friedman at the age of 87. Friedman had his hands in all kinds of exploitation movies through the sixties and seventies and beyond, but it was his … Continue reading

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My Bloody Valentine’s Blue Collar Machismo

Blue Collar is hot. It’s also so 70s and 80s. Let’s face it, when was the last time you saw men who looked like men working jobs that people really had? Yeah, it’s sad, ain’t it? My Bloody Valentine would … Continue reading

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Juan Piquer Simon (1935 – 2011)

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I write about the passing of Juan Piquer Simon. His classic over the top slasher masterpiece Pieces (masterPieces?) is a one of a kind sort of film. The straight faced cast delivers … Continue reading

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