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Early 80’s Vs. Late 80’s Slashers

Let’s face it, every slasher freak knows that the 1980’s was the decade of the Slasher film. However, a decade is ten years, and ten years is a long time. Taking a look back over those years, a steady progression of evolving (perhaps for the worst) plot lines and stories can be seen. Continue reading

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Slasher-Hybrids & Urban Legends: Aids Mary

The Legend: A traveling business man meets a beautiful blond in a night club and invites her to his room for an evening of carnal delights. When the man awakes the next morning he discovers his overnight companion has vanished but … Continue reading

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June is Slasher-Hybrid Month at Retro Slashers!

Not to be confused with quasi-slashers, which are movies with vague slasher elements (in which case, I’m pretty sure every single horror movie and serial killer thriller would be valid), slasher-hybrids are films that specifically combine the slasher film with … Continue reading

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Under The Knife: Dissecting The Slashers

Written by David Boyle. As a horror fan I’m grateful for the long line of films that have drawn me to the most unyielding sectors of reality— and my imagination.  Every time I go to see a scary movie, I … Continue reading

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Tourist Trap Screening This Week at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse

Although DVD and Blu-ray have unearthed so many long-lost classics, horror fans rarely get the chance to see their favourite films on the big screen. David Schmoeller’s underrated 1979 thriller Tourist Trap is set to receive a rare 35mm screening … Continue reading

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Dark Night of The Scarecrow Coming to Blu-Ray

The greatest TV Movie ever Dark Night of The Scarecrow (1981) is already availible on DVD but we just learned that, incredibly, a 30th anniversary edition is coming to Blu-Ray. Writer of the teleplay J.D. Feigelson passed the following details … Continue reading

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Humongous, Incubus And More Lurch Onto DVD

Between September 2011 & March 2012 Scorpion Releasing will bring out a mix of sought-after first-time-on-DVD slashers and new re-releases of beloved titles: American Nightmare (1983), the grimey, sleaze-coated kin of Maniac and Nightmare, The Carpenter (1988) starring Wings Hauser … Continue reading

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Code Red Bring Savage Streets Back to DVD

The unclassy – okay, trashy revenger Savage Streets (1984) starring Linda Blair and Linnea Quigley is headed back to DVD via Code Red. Back? You may remember BCI previously released it, with extras produced by Code Red. But CR have … Continue reading

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Severin Pick Up Sledgehammer (Updated: VHS?!)

UPDATE MAY 9: Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is pleased to announce a partnership with Intervision Picture Corporation to release 1983’s SLEDGEHAMMER on VHS. SLEDGEHAMMER, the first shot-on-tape slasher movie for the home video market, … Continue reading

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Slaughter High & The Funhouse Special Editions

Arrow Films have become Britain’s equivalent to Blue Underground, having released must-have special editions of many Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci movies, as well as such classics as Dawn of the Dead and Bay of Blood. Two of their latest … Continue reading

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