80s, Horror

After Midnight (1989)

A group of college students take a course on fear with a very unconventional professor. This is merely a convenient plot device to frame a horror anthology as several of the students share urban legends. The first is about a stranded couple who try to seek help from someone in the creepy old house nearby. […]

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80s, Bugs, Dead Things, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Mutants, Uncategorized

Slugs (1988)

The toxic history of a small, rural town comes back to literally bite the current inhabitants when a swarm of large, black slugs mutate due to an improperly secured toxic waste site and develope a ravenous craving for human flesh. Several people die before anyone realizes what’s going on, but all of the city officials […]

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80s, Horror, Monsters, Occult, Supernatural

Mystics in Bali (1981)

Cathy, a young American author, has traveled to Bali to do research on the Leák, a cult of black magic practitioners feared by the locals. Her Balinese boyfriend, Mahendra, manages to secure her an introduction with the Leák Queen, and Cathy is taken on as the woman’s apprentice in the dark arts. This involves transfiguration, a suspicious amount of laughing and an inexplicable need to walk like an Egyptian.

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80s, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Uncategorized

The Stuff (1985)

Ex FBI agent David “Mo” Rutherford had taken up a new calling as corporate saboteur. His new job: Working for a loosely collected ice-cream conglomerate to investigate The Stuff, a new dessert craze that is sweeping the nation. People just can’t seem to be able to get enough of this innocuous looking white ‘dessert.’ The […]

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80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

New Year’s Evil (1980)

So not too long ago I stayed up extra late (or really early depending on how you look at it) to watch one of TCM’s late night/early morning showings. I’ve noticed on Fridays that after the Underground is over they usually show another movie very similar to the first. So after catching the end of […]

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80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

You Better Watch Out (1980)

(AKA Christmas Evil, AKA Terror in Toyland) The story opens on a young boy named Harry on Christmas Eve. After Harry tells his younger brother about Santa (via a very heart warming ‘memory sequence’), his brother tells him he doesn’t believe in Santa, so Harry goes downstairs (to prove him wrong I guess) and sees […]

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