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Film Review: Stigma (1980)

SYNOPSIS: The death of Sebastian’s father engenders in him pathological fears and hallucinations. His death wishes seem to cause horrible accidents, which he is unable to control. When his older brother dies, he feels that he has caused it. He undergoes hypnosis, but his apparent supernatural powers continue. As his own life nears its end, he becomes even more violent …

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The Horror Happens Radio Show Announces Their 4th Annual “Women in Horror” Guest Lineup

With well over a 1000 guests and conversations in more than 200 episodes, THE HORROR HAPPENS RADIO SHOW (http://horrorhappens.com) ushers in their 4th Annual “Women in Horror” Guests Conversations Series running for 7 weeks on http://hgrnj.org / HomeGrownRadioNJ. Over thirty diverse women of horror within film, writing, acting and more…. Join the show on the HomeGrownRadioNJ website or vis the TuneIn App …

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Film Review: Fade to Black (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A socially awkward young man who is also a film addict, jumps into his favorite past time and uses his favorite Hollywood characters to cope with life and exact revenge on those who have wronged him. REVIEW: This film begins in the home of the main character, Eric Binford, portrayed by Dennis Christopher (chariots of fire, Stephen King’s IT). …

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Film Review: Zombi Holocaust (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A series of corpse mutilations in hospitals around New York City prompt an anthropologist and her doctor colleague to investigate. The trail leads them to an Indonesian archipelago, where they rendezvous with Dr Obrero, who works there helping the natives. Not only do they encounter groups of roaming cannibals in their search, but it becomes apparent that the island …

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Film Review: Harlequin (aka Dark Forces) (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A modern-day politician is faced with an incomprehensible in this mystical-fantasy. Senator Rast is a very powerful man. But his is nothing compared to the extraordinary power of the enigmatic stranger who mysteriously comes to “visit” him. Possessing uncanny magical prowess and miraculous psychic abilities, the peculiar, but seemingly benevolent, visitor quickly gains a spell-binding hold over the senator …

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Film Review: Phobia (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A psychiatrist uses a different method of treatment to help his patients overcome their phobias. Things seem to be going well until members of the group start getting killed off one-by-one by a mysterious person. REVIEW: I wasn’t very familiar with Phobia before I watched it but I thought that it sounded like it could be pretty interesting. I …

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Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue …

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Film Review: Cardiac Arrest (1980)

SYNOPSIS: A homicide detective (with his share of personal problems) investigates a series of grisly murders that involve the victims having their hearts surgically removed. REVIEW: When I first saw the poster art for Cardiac Arrest (which features a sinister-looking surgeon holding a bloody heart) I thought to myself Cool! This is going to be an awesome little slasher flick …

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Film Review: The Fiendish Plot Of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “Fu Manchu’s 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu’s age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an …

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Film Review: Superman II (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “A group of terrorists seize the Eiffel Tower and threaten Paris with a hydrogen bomb if the French government does not meet their demands. Superman immediately heads to Paris, where he launches the elevator carrying the bomb into outer space before it can detonate. Unfortunately, when the bomb explodes, it disintegrates the ‘Phantom Zone’, where three Kryptonian criminals had …

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