★★ out of ★★★★★ At Rob Zombie’s darkened dirtbag core is a full and unfiltered embrace of the age-old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Slow motion. Hyperbolic acting (or in some cases no acting). Closeups so close you can count individual pores Captain Spaulding’s grease-paint soaked forehead. Weirdly rare and off-putting selection of non-Joe Walsh James Gang tracks. If you’ve seen House of a Thousand Corpses and Devil’s Rejects then you’ve been thoroughly exposed to Mr. Zombie’s cinema trickery.
Tag Archive for ‘1980s horror’
Mike’s Review: Mausoleum (1983)
★★1/2 out of ★★★★★ 1983 just called. Your VHS tape is overdue!
Mike’s Review: Tenebre (1982)
🔪🔪🔪🔪1/2 out of 🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪 The rules surrounding Giallo have been firmly established. Beginning somewhere around 1964 with Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace and continuing to the present with such color-soaked homosexual freakouts as 2019’s Knife+Heart, Giallo has been around the block.
Mike’s Review: House on Sorority Row (1983)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ College isn’t for everyone. There’s peer pressure, there’s social acclimatization, there’s the freshman 15, there’s the daily grind of keeping one’s grades in check to maintain that almighty scholarship, and then there’s the relationships. The social bond that’s created can be a lasting and spiritually satisfying affinity, but the bond can go so deep that it’ll eventually turn collegiate relations sour and crazy.
Mike’s Review: Friday the 13th Part VIII (1989)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Is this really too good to be true? Too bad to be believed? So ridiculous we all laugh with it? Or so horrible we curl up in a cringe-worthy ball of shame? Answer: All of ‘em.
Mike’s Review: Demons 2 (1986)
👿👿👿 out of 👿👿👿👿👿
This film doesn’t make a damn bit of sense, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad film. Au contraire.
Mike’s Review: Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
★★★.5 out of ★★★★★
You’ve seen the VHS tape. You’ve seen the poster. Hell, you’ve probably even seen the trailer for this 1980s slice of brilliance, BUT have you actually seen the movie?
Mike’s Review: Puppet Master (1989)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ Written by Charles Band and directed by David Schmoeller There’s some things in life that you […]
Movie Posters We Love: New Year’s Evil (1980)
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S Scariest Things Podcast fans!!! Hoping 2019 will be just as terrifying at 2018! 🔪🎥💀👻🧛♂️🧟♀️⚰️ P.S. Don’t watch […]
Mike’s Review: Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)
★★★★.5 out of ★★★★★ This ain’t no Charlie Brown Christmas. Directed by Charles Sellier, Jr. There’s some of those […]
Mike’s Review: Poltergeist II (1986)
★★ out of ★★★★★ Hear me out…Craig T. Nelson really is a solid actor. No really. For that matter so […]
Mike’s Review: City of the Living Dead (1980)
★★.5 out of ★★★★★ Christopher George fights grizzly bears (Grizzly). He fights masked killers (Graduation Day). He fights a jigsaw killer […]
Mike’s Review: Slice (2018)
★★★ out of ★★★★★ When your film’s foundation is ensconced in werewolves, witches, ghosts, lots of present day political allegory, […]
Movie Posters We Love: Nightmares (1983)
Seems simple enough. Just shut your eyes…and scream. According to the brain trust over at IMDB this little chiller was […]
Mike’s Review: Graduation Day (1981)
★★out of ★★★★★
The class of 81 is going out in style and they’re having the time of their life…
Mike’s Review: Incubus (1982)
★★★ out of ★★★★★
You know what’s cool about 1980s horror films?
Movie Posters We Love: The Video Dead (1987)
Just save your pennies and you might get a new TV too. But beware, there might be something living inside […]
Movie Posters We Love: Mother’s Day (1980)
“I’m So proud of my boys they never forget their mama.” Kinda says it all…doesn’t it. Happy Mother’s Day from […]
Movie Posters We Love: Frightmare (1983)
Wow. Just wow. Haven’t seen this flic, but the posters is a whole bag of cool. I try not to […]
Movie Posters We Love: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Scary movie, scary film, and SUPER-scary soundtrack! Technically this is not a post about a poster, but more about the […]
Movie Posters We Love: Happy Birthday to me (1981)
That’s OK…I’m not a huge fan of shish kebab.
Mike’s Fav’ Horror Guilty Pleasures!
Boozy, trashy, low-budget, junk, ill-conceived, poor, without merit, repugnant, the worst of the worst….BUT OH SO SATISFYING! Going through decades […]
The Scariest Things Podcast Episode XIV: The best PG and PG-13 Horror Flicks
ids. Tweens. Teens. Neighbors. Co-workers. Scaredy cats. Squeamish about horror and don’t know where to start? Want to fully indoctrinate your kids in to the unforgiving world of horror? Need something to chat about around the workplace water-cooler — besides Stormy Daniels?
movie posters we love: Night of the Creeps (1986)
Die Nacht Der Creeps! There’s something about the Night of the Creeps in German that just makes it pinch creepier. […]