New Year’s Evil Fails On Its Resolution To Be a Decent 80s Slasher

Black Christmas and Halloween didn’t just kick off the slasher subgenre – they turned filmmakers on to holiday-themed horror movies. Following on the heels of Halloween, Friday the 13th, My Bloody Valentine, April Fool’s Day, Graduation Day, and Uncle Sam all capitalized on the calendar. Despite the extent to which it’s celebrated, New Year’s Eve […]

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On the Eleventh Day – Don’t Open Till Christmas a Yuletide Horror Movie You’ll Likely Want To Exchange

With just more sleep until Christmas, our 12 Days of Christmas digs up another obscure little Christmas horror movie. Like Silent Night, Deadly Night, British slasher Don’t Open Till Christmas saw a limited theatrical release. It’s also a slice of B-movie exploitation horror filmed on a shoestring budget. Unlike the Christmas horror classic, this British […]

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On the Ninth Day – The Dorm That Dripped Blood Just Barely Earns a Passing Grade

During the ‘Golden Era’ of 80s slashers there were the recognizable A-listers – Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Child’s Play. And then there were the B-list slashers that gain deserved cult status like The Burning or My Bloody Valentine. Last but not least, the subgenre produced more than a handful of […]

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On The Fifth Day – To All A Good Night Can’t Find the Christmas Spirit In Its Killer Santa Premise

Horror fans know Silent Night, Deadly Night. And even non-horror fans would recognize its laughably bad sequel courtesy of the ‘Garbage Day‘ meme. Then there’s older diehard horror fans who may recognize the early pseudo-slasher, Christmas Evil. But even hardcore horror fans may not be familiar with To All A Good Night. This Killer Santa […]

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American Gothic a Late 80s Slasher Best Left Forgotten in the Past

As the slasher – and horror by default – slowly lost steam by the latter half of the 1980s, plenty of horror titles saw either limited theatrical releases or went straight to video. One of those movies, American Gothic, had the kind of VHS cover art that should have embedded itself on horror fans’ brains. […]

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Sissy a Social Media Horror Movie Worth Clicking on ‘Like and Subscribe’

Social media horror has totally been trending over the last few years. For horror filmmakers interesting in a bit of social commentary with their jumps, several recent movies have taken aim at influencer subculture and the social media obsession with followers and ‘likes’. Some of these movies have used social media or influencers simply propel […]

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Haunted Trail Offers Nothing New to the Haunted Attraction Horror Subgenre

October is just around the corner now, so cue the haunted attractions-based horror movie for this Halloween season. Over the last several years, the genre has treated horror fans to deadly escape rooms (Escape Room), killer haunted attractions (Haunt, Hell House LLC, The Houses October Built), and chilling fun houses (The Fun House, The Fun […]

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The Mutilator Carves Out a Bit of Cult Status From Its B-Movie Kills

Even if it was the ‘Golden Era’ of the slasher, not every slasher title released in the 1980s found an audience. Before the slasher franchise cycles kicked into effect and a Friday the 13th or Elm Street sequel released every year, micro-budgeted slashers still snuck into theaters. By the late 80s, the direct-to-video market offered […]

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