Category Archives: Reviews

Review: Die Sister, Die! (1972)

With a remake now in pre-production it became necessary to review the original for those not yet acquainted with this elegant masterpiece. Originally intended for late night television, this little gem found wider success at midnight showings, double features and … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Death Merchant (1988)

Joe Spinell cannot die. Yet he has been dead for almost fourteen years. The sweaty, pock-marked Maniac is a beloved figure in retro slasher history, but he did several movies that were essentially variations of the same figure. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Review: Horror House (1969)

Studio tampering is a time (dis)honored tradition in the slasher genre. Horror House, A.K.A. The Haunted House of Horror, a forgotten little British chiller, is an early example of a studio destroying a film by radically changing storylines with unnecessary … Continue reading

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Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Makes its audience feel dirty for watching a woman being brutalized, and then for cheering her (or her surrogates) on as she seeks revenge. Continue reading

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Review: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Since its initial release in 1983, Sleepaway Camp has developed a cult reputation, in part due to the film’s final reel twist, and in part due to its lead, Felissa Rose. 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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Viva VHS: Body Count (1987)

During the heyday of slashers in the early 1980’s, countries around the world were eager to cash in on the boom. International production companies did everything within their power (and budget) to disguise their film’s country of origin, sometimes actually … 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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The Basement (1989) Big-Box Review Part 2: Video Violence

Camp Motion Pictures new release The Basement includes Video Violence and Video Violence 2, two sov slashers I love more than I should.  Having both films on one disc is great since tracking down the films on vhs is a damn difficult task.  The first Video Violence, which tells the … Continue reading

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