Posts Tagged "slasher"

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 […]

Madhouse (1981)

There was a time in my early 20s when I discovered the video nasties. These were films banned in the U.K. in the early 80’s for being too extreme. In some cases the films were merely banned because of the box art, not because of the film itself. In all there were 74 films that […]

Murderlust (1986)

Intervision Picture Corp. is an interesting company. Somehow tagentially related to the well regarded Severin Films, Intervision picks up all the obscure detritus hiding under rocks. They’ve released such films as the low-fi Canadian head scratcher Things, the equally lo-fi Canadian gem Phobe,  the early German gorefest Burning Moon, final film from Bruno Mattel Zombies: […]

Slasher Films (2003)

Slasher films are as integral to the history of horror as peanut butter is on a PB & J. As horror fans we’ve all seen a boat load and would probably watch a tanker full. They are a bridge that leads from gialli and nasty drive-in fare to the supernatural special effects spectaculars that dominated […]

The Mutilator (1984)

Arrow has been spewing out fantastic movies at a breakneck speed ever since they crossed the pond to dispense goodness with us colonists. It’s astounding how many titles they’ve churned out in such a short time, all stacked with extras and restored from the ground up. The Mutilator is one such title that they’ve give […]

Pieces (1982)

When I was a kid roaming the aisles of my local mom & pop video store I used to always look at Pieces. It had some very provocative cover art that suggested it was gory, filled with nudity, and the box proclaimed You don’t have to go to Texas to have a Chainsaw Massacre! Talk […]

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

The second film in the deluxe boxed Black Cat set from Arrow Films is a giallo with a most wonderful title. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972), might just be the longest title of a giallo that has ever existed. I’m not a scholar on the subject but […]

Cub (2015)

Deformed Killer in the Woods. It’s a genre that has endured for decades within the horror world and has never fully gone away. There’s something primal about something or someone hunting you in the wilderness. It’s a good trope that has more often than not been treated terribly. We’ve all watched far too many films […]

Giallo Meltdown (2015)

It’s been awhile since I’ve watched any giallo films in earnest. For a while, I couldn’t get enough but after seeing a few misfires in a row I suppose I moved on to other interests. Author Richard Glenn Schmidt did not. His obsession with gialli is like an ever burning flame and that flame can […]

555

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s there was a huge demand for new content that video stores could purchase and put on their shelves, filling their store with all sorts of wonderful films for customers to enjoy. The trouble was, tapes in those days were incredibly expensive. Little mom & pop shops didn’t have […]