Film Review: Prom Night (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of kids playing a very strange game leads to the accidental death of a little girl. Years later when the group is in high school and looking forward to attending their prom someone decides to make them pay for their actions that caused the little girl to die by killing them one-by-one. Will Kim and the school principal be able to figure out who is behind the murders and stop them before … Continue reading

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Earn Your Diploma In Horror When ‘Graduation Day’ Comes To Blu-ray

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Ah the 80’s. Gotta love some of the slasher flicks that graced the video store shelves back in the day. Some VHS cover’s just screamed out to be rented – such was 1981’s ‘Graduation Day’. I still remember walking into the video store and seeing that cover on the shelf. It’s good to see that CAV Distributing stuck with the iconic imagery for this upcoming Blu-ray release. So, you’ve probably guessed by now – ‘Graduation … Continue reading

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This Fall ‘Prom Night’ Comes To Blu-ray

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1980 was a huge year for Jamie Lee Curtis. It’s the year she starred in three genre classics. ‘The Fog’, ‘Terror Train’ and of course, ‘Prom Night’. While “Halloween certainly thrust her into the “Scream Queen” arena it was the release of those three films in 1980 that cemented her crown. On Sept. 9th Synapse Films will release the later of those three – ‘Prom Night’. If you’ve never seen this masterpiece of 80’s horror … Continue reading

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Film Review: Final Exam (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: A killer goes on a killing spree at a small college in North Carolina during finals week. By the time he is done hacking and slashing his way across campus will there be any students left alive to actually take their final exams? REVIEW: I know a lot of people who don’t like Final Exam, and I just think that it is a shame because I really like it a lot. Yes, it is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host’s house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and … Continue reading

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Frolic Pictures Takes Us Back To The Eighties With TEACHER’S DAY

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All right all you fans of Indie horror and 80’s grue, I’ve got a nice little flick to let you know about It’s called TEACHER’S DAY and it is definitely a throw back to the good old days of hack and slash cinema. Coming to us from director Jared Masters is this, in his words “my cinematic love letter to 80s slasher horror films” Here’s the trailer:

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Interract with a “SLASHER”

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A silent figure stalks a teenage girl. The weapon in their hand promises to do untold damage if it manages to catch the innocent victim. How can she get away? Does she go right or left? Does she pick up the hammer or picture frame to use as a weapon? Only you can decide. Slasher uses Alternetreality.com’s Patent Pending “Breaks” platform to deliver Live, Real-Time interaction between the actors on the screen and the viewers. … Continue reading

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Serial Killer Movies A-E

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A serial killer is defined as an individual who has murdered three or more people over a period of more than a month, usually with a cooling-off period between murders, and whose motivation for killing is usually based on psychological gratification. Serial killers are not the same as mass murderers nor spree killers, who usually commit murders in two or more locations with virtually no break in between. There is often a sexual element involved … Continue reading

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Film Review: Unhinged (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: After three female friends are involved in a car accident in the middle of nowhere they are rescued by the oddball Penrose family who live in a creepy old mansion miles away from civilization. The family takes them in and allows them to stay with them until the only friend who was seriously hurt in the accident is well enough to leave. It is pretty obvious from the start that there is something not … Continue reading

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Halloween in November? It happens on all-new “Midnight Hour”

Before you wash off the greasepaint, fold up your costume and eat all your candy, prepare for one last Halloween shiver with November’s all-new “Midnight Hour” episode, “Doomsday’s Fury.” This violent entry tells the story of a George (James Caudill) who brings his daughter Amelia (Gabrielle Phillips) home from trick-or-treating only to find ex-wife Lydia (Sherri Semine) has just called the cops to report that George has violated her restraining order. Faster than you can … Continue reading

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“Midnight Hour” spins tale of workforce violence in October’s “Black Friday”

Most adults can tell horror stories about jobs they’ve held at one time or another, but in October the cult TV series “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour” takes workforce treachery to the next level in its latest installment, “Black Friday.” TRAILER: http://youtu.be/m3EumvizzFc This all-new episode tells the story of Griffith (Phil Elam), a security guard at a sprawling industrial complex, whose face is not-so-accidentally crushed by a forklift triggered by one of his co-workers; but … Continue reading

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Tiffany Shepis and Robert Pralgo Headline Thriller “The Morningside Monster”

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Independent film company Blue Dusk Productions announces the September production of the horror-thriller feature film “The Morningside Monster,” to be lensed in the greater Atlanta area and Macon, GA. Director Chris Ethridge and writer Jayson Palmer, the dynamic team behind the 2011 award-winning adaptation of Stephen King’s classic short story “Survivor Type”, have returned with a powerful original tale of brotherhood, right versus wrong and the true roots of evil. “The Morningside Monster” stars indie … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night School (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is killing off the female students who are taking night classes at a local college. Each victim is decapitated and has her head thrown into the nearest body of water for some unknown reason. The detectives working the case discover a connection between the victims and a certain professor at the college, which makes him their prime suspect in the slayings. Is the professor really responsible for the murders or is someone else … Continue reading

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“Midnight Hour” sets off its own fireworks in July

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Thriller-genre television shows may be on hiatus for the summer with one exception as July ushers in the latest entry of the cult TV series, “Lee Martin’s The Midnight Hour.” “Bad Boys Go to Hell” tells the offbeat story of young Tracey (Amerie Novosad), a high school misfit who is bullied by day and ostracized by her own family at night (with one unfortunate exception). Little do her hateful classmates suspect that Tracey is in … Continue reading

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Rock and Shock Recap!

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What do you call a three day weekend chock full of music, madness and mayhem all devoted to the undying spirit of HORROR? Rock and Shock, that’s what! Indeed, promoter Massconcerts and the city of Worcester did a great job as always hosting this annual event, this year presented at the city’s DCU and Palladium venues. Between all of the bands playing the Palladium’s two stages, the epic horror convention at the DCU Center and … Continue reading

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Serial Killer Movies P-Z

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The following article is the third and final part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fan’ films, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, and I thank both Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database for assisting … Continue reading

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Serial Killer Movies F-O

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The following article is the second part of a three-part list of films featuring serial killers. I’ve deliberately avoided movies concerning ‘spree killers’, ‘obsessed fans’, and movies that contain supernatural elements. It is not intended to be a complete list nor terribly insightful, but a simple rundown of the best, worst and most interesting serial killer titles to be found, and I thank both Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database for assisting my research. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: Nail Gun Massacre (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: After a group of construction workers rape a young woman a crazed killer wearing a motorcycle helmet starts killing them off with a nail gun. Is the killer the woman seeking revenge on those who wronged her, someone connected to her, or someone completely unrelated? REVIEW: What do you get when you cross The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (use of a power tool), I Spit on Your Grave (someone seeking revenge for someone being raped), … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: After accidentally killing her daughter, the already mentally unstable Evelyn (who runs an old rundown motel in the middle of nowhere) goes completely nuts and decides to kill off all of the guests who are staying at her motel. REVIEW: My cousin Dana told me about this movie when I was about 11 or 12 and after hearing her talk about how much ass it kicked I couldn’t wait to see it. I have … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destroyer (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Sadistic murderer and rapist Ivan Moser was sentenced to die in the electric chair but during his execution a riot breaks out and the power cuts off, leaving his fate a mystery. Almost two years later a film crew arrives at the now abandoned prison to shoot a women in prison film. Unfortunately someone starts killing off the cast and crew once filming begins and he is determined not to stop until everyone has … Continue reading

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Film Review: Night Ripper (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Someone is going around brutally murdering young female models. The only connection between the victims seems to be that they have all had pictures taken by the same photographer at the same photo studio. As the dead bodies continue to pile up the police can’t help but wonder if someone who works at the studio is responsible for the murders. Is it the guy that owns the studio, his weird business partner, the angry … Continue reading

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