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Night of the Comet

Two girls from the Valley wake up to find that a passing comet has eradicated their world and left behind a mysterious red-dust and a pack of cannibal mutants. With the help of a friendly truck driver, the girls save the earth from a villainous “think tank,” karate chop their way through flesh-eating zombies, and, of course, find time to go to the mall.

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Waxwork

Waxwork

80sReviews April 23, 2016 0

Wax museums have been ample fodder for the horror genre for some time. Notable examples are 1933’s Mystery of the Wax Museum and its 1953 remake House of Wax, which stars Vincent Price. A lesser known, but no less lovable entry in this subgenre is Anthony Hickox’s 1988 horror-comedy Waxwork.

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From Beyond!

From Beyond!

80sReviews April 22, 2016 0

“Humans are Such Easy Prey!”

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The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad

80sReviews April 16, 2016 0

There are classics and then there are cult classics. Films held so dear by genre nuts that it’s hard to write a traditional review of them. If you grew up in the ’80’s and ’90’s, Fred Dekker’s The Monster Squad was such a film. A sort of holy grail for monster fanatics, the movie features almost all of the classic monsters, updated lovingly for the 1980’s. Absent only is the Invisible Man, but I think that can be forgiven.

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C.H.U.D.

C.H.U.D.

80sReviews February 9, 2016 0

The Eighties was a great time for a latchkey kid with access to your dad’s video club card. No-one gave a toss about ID, and the shelves of video rental stores were bulging with trashy horror flicks, with lurid poster art which was often far better than the movie inside. I always wanted to rent C.H.U.D, but was too chicken – it looked really scary to me, with a horrible deformed creature above the Manhattan skyline, and a steaming manhole cover in the foreground.

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Poltergeist (1982)

Poltergeist (1982)

80sReviews September 13, 2015 0

Poltergeist is like a funfair ghost train, whisking the viewer from one jabbering to the next, hardly allowing them time to catch their breath. Produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg and directed by Texas Chainsaw Massacre helmer Tobe Hooper, the true authorship of the film remains subject of enduring debate.

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