Author Archives: Drew Beard

Film Review: Neon Maniacs (1986)


SYNOPSIS: A group of teenagers in San Francisco discover a nest of homicidal monsters living in a tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, but when they try to tell authorities, no one believes them. REVIEW: Once upon a time, back in the 1980s, the Return of the Living Dead-type horror-comedy experienced a moderate revival, although the Abbott and Costello Meet… films of the 1940s and 50s had previously combined horror conventions and vaudeville comedy. Of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Forever Evil (1987)


SYNOPSIS: The sole survivor of a backwoods massacre investigates the incident with the help of a photographer and a police officer. Soon, it becomes clear that they’re up against nothing less than an ancient god! REVIEW: Forever Evil has one of those unintentionally honest titles that pretty much sums up everything that’s right and wrong with a movie. Sure, there’s evil on hand and then some, but the “forever” is also apt because this one … Continue reading

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Film Review: One Dark Night (1983)


SYNOPSIS: As part of an initiation into a club called the Sisters, a young girl must spend the night in a mausoleum. REVIEW: At a quick glance, One Dark Night might be mistakenly lumped in with Phantasm (1979) as more evil funeral home fun. Given its general premise, it could also be assumed that this is another low budget slasher knock-off. Again, that would be a mistake. One Dark Night is truly one of those … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Demons of Ludlow (1983)


SYNOPSIS: A murderous demon lurks inside an antique piano in a picturesque coastal town. REVIEW: I had never heard of The Demons of Ludlow before writing this review and having seen it, I’m not surprised at all. This was one bad movie; if I did things on a five-star system, this would get one star and that’s only because one might wring joy from this thing provided they are well stocked with alcohol or other … Continue reading

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Film Review: Invitation to Hell (1984)


SYNOPSIS: A family moves to a suburban town only to be coerced into joining a suspicious club. REVIEW: Less than five minutes into Invitation to Hell, we see a distracted limousine driver cruising through the parking lot of a posh country club where he accidentally runs over a glamorously attired and dramatically coiffed woman. Has she been killed? Hardly. Director Wes Craven (yes, that Wes Craven) isn’t going to kill off his Special Guest Star … Continue reading

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