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Key Genre Films 1980s

How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production …

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John Carpenter Interview Details Master Of Horror’s Past And Future Projects At Mutantville

Mutantville Productions, an independent film company near Charlotte, North Carolina that focuses on creating horror movies, is announcing the upcoming screening of “Scarecrow at Midnight” on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 at the Third Annual Myers House Halloween Bash. Set to bring the chills this Halloween, Scarecrow at Midnight was filmed at the legendary Myers House in North Carolina. It is …

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Key Genre Films 1970s

With The Andromeda Strain (1971) director Robert Wise proved that he was still as adept with science fiction themes as he was with the supernatural. A well constructed thriller, it tells of a group of scientists trying to analyse a strange alien spore which comes to earth. Stanley Kubrick, having explored the sterile depths of space in 2001: A Space …

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Film Review: The Fog (1980)

SYNOPSIS: “One hundred years ago, on April 21st, the wealthy leper Blake bought the vessel Elizabeth Dane and moved with his friend from a leper colony to California to build a town for them to live with more comfort. However, while crossing a fog in Spivey Point, they were misguided by a campfire onshore, steering the course of the vessel …

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Film Review: Halloween II (1981)

SYNOPSIS: This bloodier sequel picks up where the original ended. An injured Jamie Lee Curtis recuperates in the hospital not knowing that murderous Michael Myers is licking his wounds in a nearby room. The hospital setting makes for spooky sequences with Myers’ slow footsteps echoing loudly on the tile floor. The diagnosis for impressionable viewers: long nights of insomnia. REVIEW: …

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