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Synapse Films Nabs “Curtains”

Synapse Films dropped hints on their Facebook page earlier Wednesday that they have obtained the rights for Richard Ciupka’s 1983 Canuck slasher classic Curtains. After receiving several comments, they stated that they are indeed working on a release.

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Scalps: The 30th Anniversary Retrospective

In 1983 a sleazy little slasher film hit screens titled Scalps. It’s the story of a group of college students who set out for the desert in (illegal) search of Indian artifacts. However, they awaken a vengeful Indian spirit who … Continue reading

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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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My Silent Night Deadly Night Christmas Marathon

I had a plan. T’was a fine plan – watch Silent Night Deadly Night parts 1-5 over the Christmas holidays. How hard could that be? They even had numbers on them so I wouldn’t lose my way. Except it didn’t … Continue reading

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VHS Forever: The Return Of Shot-On-Video Horror

In the mid 80’s when the VHS boom was taking off, several SOV (shot-on-vhs) horror titles started popping up on the shelves. With the cheaper accessibility to VCR’s came cheaper home camcorders. Nearly anyone who “shot” a feature length horror film in the 80’s could have it pieced together and distributed. Continue reading

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The 7 Best Slasher Movie Party Scenes

Parties play a major role in many slasher films. Sometimes the party sets off the killer (My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler) and sometimes people pick the wrong place to have a good time (Killer Party, Hell Night, House on Sorority … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: Why Lost Slashers Matter

Never finished or released movies like Maniac 2: Mr Robbie – a whole new level of “forgotten horror”. Continue reading

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The Slasher Witch Hunt 6: The Slasher Law

Harpool claimed the law was designed to keep children under 17 from renting or buying any video that included graphic materials. Continue reading

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Lost Slashers: Pitchfork Massacre (1984)

The film played for one week then vanished. It has never been mentioned since… until now. Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

We’re “soft launching” a Retro Slashers DVD label with lost sequel Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, released in finished form for the first time ever next week after 20 years of uphill battle. The spine serial number is RS001 – … Continue reading

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