80s, Games, Kids Film, Movies

The Wizard (1989)

The Wizard is about a kid named Jimmy and his brother. Jimmy is a child with problems. What they are is never clearly explained, but it is implied that he has some sort of mental disorder, most likely autism. All Jimmy wants to do is go to California, but his constant efforts to run away and do so land him in an institution. Wanting to give his brother what he wants, older brother Cory breaks him out…

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Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Supernatural

The Innocents (1961)

The Innocents, based on Henry James’s short story The Turn of the Screw and with a screenplay written by Truman Capote, tells the story of Miss Giddens, a woman who is charged with the responsibility of taking care of two young children, Miles and Flora. The children’s uncle, busy in London and seemingly detached and […]

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*shrugs*, 80s, Dance Dance Dance, Movies

Heavenly Bodies (1984)

I’m pretty sure there’s not an official DVD. I just liked thiscover better than the one for the VHS. So I was watching TCM at o’dark-thirty in the morning one night, when it tricked me. At the time, they typically liked to show strange horror/sci-fi shows in that particular time slot. So when I saw […]

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*shrugs*, Child Killers, Horror, Movies, Slasher

Flesh Eating Mothers (1989)

A quiet suburban neighborhood is turned upside down one day when all the nice, normal mothers suddenly start inexplicably deciding that everyone around them looks deliciously yummy. It’s up to a renegade cop, a suspiciously short medical examiner and the all the murderous mothers’ teenage offspring (at least the ones who were smart enough to […]

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80s, Horror, Movies, Occult, Supernatural

Evilspeak (1981)

In 15th Century Spain, a monk named Estaban and his followers are excommunicated from the church for being devil worshipers. As a final epic FU to the inquisitors, he sacrifices some poor, nameless lass on a beach. Cut to present day and we’re introduced to poor social outcast Stanley Coopersmith. Stanley is not only unpopular […]

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70's, Child Killers, Horror, Movies, Slasher, Thriller

Alice, Sweet Alice (1976)

Catherine Spages is preparing for the first communion of her young, popular daughter, Karen, while simultaneously trying to fend off the jealousy the event is causing in her older daughter, Alice. Alice, it turns out, is anything but sweet. She’s an outcast, sullen, has problems at school and is prone to tantrums. So when Karen […]

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Shadows Run Black (1984)

Originally posted on Movie Reviews by a Mook:
Kevin Costner is in this movie as a main character, but he wasn’t even listed in the credits. Seriously, he’s completely left out. They remembered Ambulance Driver #1 but not him. Shadows Run Black is a “crime thriller” which is really just a slasher film that doesn’t…

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80s, Dead Things, Horror, Movies, Zombies

Nightmare City (1980)

AKA City of the Walking Dead AKA INCUBO Sulla Citta Contaminata Television reporter Dean Miller is sent to the airport to interview a scientist about a recent nuclear disaster. But when he and his cameraman get there the airport is in the middle of an emergency situation. An unmarked, and seemingly unmanned military aircraft is […]

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*shrugs*, 70's, Horror, Monsters, Movies

Blood Freak (1971)

Motorcycle riding Herschel helps a stranded motorist, Angel, on the road. She takes him to her place, only to find her sister, Anne, having some kind of drug party in the living room with all her ‘friends.’ Angel and Anne are clearly rivals and opposites in every way. Angel is the conservative bible thumper and […]

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80s, Movies, Slasher, Thriller

Dressed to Kill (1980)

Kate Miller seems to have a good life. She’s got a handsome husband and is a loving mother to a kind, brilliant, highly motivated teenage son. Yet she’s also a sexually frustrated housewife who yearns for more passion in her life (don’t we all). After a talk with her therapist, Kate decides to take a […]

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