Posts Tagged "horror"

It Came From the Video Aisle (2017)

I remember when I was a kid I caught Puppetmaster on Tv on a Saturday afternoon while my mom took a nap. I had to keep it quiet so it didn’t wake her up and so I huddled close to the TV and had the crap scared out of me. It was such a unique […]

Down (2001)

Recently I covered the Dutch horror flick, The Lift about a killer elevator. The film was made in 1983 and in 2001 director Dick Maas had the opportunity to remake his hit in the U.S. with a bigger budget, set in New York. Why have you never heard of this flick before? Well, it premiered […]

The Lift (1988)

When it comes to countries known for their impressive horror output, the Netherlands doesn’t usually spring to mind. Eurohorror is a genre unto itself, with it’s own conventions, expectations, and focus, all of which can be very different from American genre films (and different within each European country of course). The Lift is a small […]

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The Witch Who Came From the Sea (1976)

Another film in the American Film Project released by Arrow Video, The Witch Who Came From the Sea was designated as a video nasty in the U.K. in the early 80’s. Close to fifteen years ago, I went through the video nasty list and watched every title i could get my hands on, including The […]

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The Premonition (1976)

A while back I received the American Horror Project, released by Arrow Video. The set includes three American horror films from the 70’s that were largely ignored upon release or had suffered from poor distribution on home video. The idea was that these were unique horror films that didn’t play by the traditional horror rules. […]

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The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Every now and then I get an itch that can only be relieved by a giallo. For the uninitiated, giallo films were murder mysteries made in Italy predominantly in the early to mid 70’s. They were often very stylish with bombastic soundtracks, lurid murder scenes, beautiful women, and impressive cinematography. They were often more about […]

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Effects (1980)

About five years ago I rented Effects on dvd, released by Synapse. I saw that it starred Joe Pilato (Day of the Dead), Tom Savini, and oddly John Harrison (score, Creepshow) and was filmed outside Pittsburgh. It’s a Romero film without Romero at the helm, made by alums of his films. I watched it and […]

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The Ghoul (2017)

Rare is the film that Arrow puts out that hasn’t been released somewhere else before. Arrow is almost exclusively a label dedicated to re-releasing cult gems from around the world but they have released a few new releases as well. The Ghoul is one such film that is getting it’s premiere on the label. Not […]

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Phenomena (1985)

  About 15 years ago I discovered Dario Argento. I remember I was hanging out at my girlfriend’s house (she’s now my wife), and I was watching one of her cable channels I didn’t have. It was a horror marathon hosted by Tom Savini. He was showing Suspiria and had interviews with Argento and trivia […]

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The Slayer (1982)

  In my journeys through horror I have come across praise for The Slayer in some far flung corners. Never attributed as being one of the best horror flicks of the 80’s nor a hidden gem, still it has garnered some accolades though quiet enough that I can’t remember where or when. One of the […]

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