Film Review: Psycho II (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude… but the specters of his crimes — and his mother — continue to haunt him. REVIEW: “Goodnight, Mary.” The original film (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960) was essentially the first slasher film and, in turn, initiated a new avenue of horror that has, by now, become passĂ© (though, nonetheless, commercially successful). The manipulative nature of Hitchcock’s first … Continue reading

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Film Review: One Dark Night (1983)

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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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